Vlad would be proud. – Launches Corrosive homing spikes when damaged with bullets, and deals Corrosive spike damage to melee attackers.
Usage & Description
Against melee attackers, the Impaler operates as a standard corrosive-element Spike Shield.
When struck by a bullet, however, the Impaler launches a homing spike, which will initially aim at the attacker.
The spike has a low projectile velocity, a broad turning radius, and travels initially in a slight arc directly toward the target.
If the target is too close, the spike may fail to track the target, traveling fruitlessly in a broad circle until it exhausts its range. Hard cover in front of the target will also block the spike.
If a closer target presents itself during the spike's arc, the spike may change course to track that alternate target instead.
Kills made by launched spikes don't count towards the "Game of Thorns" challenge.
The Impaler can spawn with a Maliwan capacitor, granting the "Alkaline" prefix and corrosive immunity to its wearer. It cannot spawn with resistance against any other element.
Flavor text and effect refer to Vlad Tepes (literally "the Spiker" or "the Impaler") aka Vlad Dracula, who was famous for torturing his enemies by impaling them on spikes.
The launched spikes are identical to the ones launched by a Necrophage.