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Old June 21 2013, 06:09 AM   #23
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Re: Does it hurt to be shot by phaser?

MacLeod wrote: View Post
Well if you go by the TNG tech manual, I suspect settings 4 thu 6 will sting a little.

From memory in the 24th century

settings 1-3 are the stun settings fromm light to eavy
Settings 4-6 cause thermal damage.
Setting 7 effectively kills
Setting 8 is vaporise

Settings 9-16 are only availble on Type II and Type III rifles

By which time you are getting into melting metals, destroying rock, possible penetration of shields etc...

I was under the impression that 1-8 = stun and 9-16 = kill.
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