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The Cyber-Assimilation O/S Upgrade allows the player to extract a Diagnostic/Repair Module from a destroyed robot. When used, the module heals the player by 15 hit points.


This would probably only be useful to non-Psi character builds on higher difficulties. On lower difficulties, there are more drops of Medical Hypos, Medical Kits, and Annelid Healing Glands, and replicator costs of healing items are much lower. Thus, there's not often a shortage of healing items. Psi characters on higher difficulties generally make use of Molecular Transmutation to convert less-useful common items into nanites to fund the purchase of more healing items. Even then, most levels in the game have Surgical Units and Quantum Bio-Reconstruction Machines fairly readily available.

On Hard and Impossible, though, the real advantage of this upgrade is that it is a guaranteed drop on mech enemies. The drop rates are so low at those difficulties that sourcing items at all—whether directly for healing or for conversion to nanites—can become very problematic.

Cyber-Assimilation would probably be completely useless as the last O/S upgrade given no more robots are encountered past that point.


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