The Tesla Grenade is a common area of effect grenade mod manufactured by Vladof. The Tesla Grenade is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source.

Usage & Description

Upon detonating, Tesla Grenades continuously and for a short amount of time shock all creatures in or who enter a visible radius centered on it. These grenades can be used effectively in tight spaces and chokepoints to punish enemy movement, can create a safe area against non-projectile enemies, and work well against stationary or slow moving targets.

Unlike other area-of-effect grenades, Tesla grenades are able to determine friend from foe. After the initial explosion and until the final explosion, lighting bolts will only attack enemy AI. All party members can stand within the white circled border without being targeted.

Notable variants


  • A Tesla grenades' bolts will "shoot down" buzz axes that are thrown through their area of effect.
  • Tesla grenade lighting bolts are able to bypass targets' shields if placed within range, above or below.
  • Tesla grenade lighting bolts will not attack enemies that are cloaked or invisible (Stalker, Hyperion Infiltrator).
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