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The Shock Roach is a bio-weapon in Sven Co-op. It appears as a bug-like organism that generates pulses of electricity which can be controlled. Similar to the Hivehand both in its operation and usage, the Shock Roach is the choice weapon used by Shock Troopers, giving rise to their names.

After a Shock Trooper is killed, the Shock Roach it was wielding will leave its host and, being unable to use its electrical powers, it will jump to attack players in a manner similar to the Headcrab. However the damage is minimal and will quickly die without a host. The shock roach must be picked up before it dies to be able to wield it as a weapon.

Function

Shock Roach View.png

As a weapon, it does electrical damage to enemies, secondary fire allows it to emit an intense lightning ray, that has the added bonus of charging armor of other players. Like the minigun, it is a disposable weapon that disables switching to other weapons in the loadout and must be dropped to be able to do so. 

Caution is to be used when wielding this weapon: if the weapon reaches 30 ammo it will become unstable, the weapon must be dropped before it discharges all of its remaining energy in an explosion, which will damage the user. If fired underwater, it will instantly kill the user.

Weapons
Handguns Pistol Icon.png 9mm Pistol · Revolver Icon.png Revolver · Uzi Icon.png Uzi · Desert Eagle Icon.png Desert Eagle
Light arms MP5 Icon.png Submachine Gun · Shotgun Icon.png Shotgun · M16 Icon.png Assault Rifle ·

SAW Icon.png Chain Gun · Sniper Rifle Icon.png Sniper Rifle

Special weapons Crossbow Icon.png Crossbow · Rocket Launcher Icon.png Rocket Launcher · Minigun Icon.png Minigun ·

Tau Cannon Icon.png Tau Cannon · Gluon Gun Icon.png Gluon Gun · Displacer Cannon Icon.png Displacer Cannon

Alien weapons Hivehand Icon.png Hivehand · Shock Roach Icon.png Shock Roach · Spore Launcher Icon.png Spore Launcher ·

Barnacle Icon.png Barnacle Grapple · Snark Icon.png Snark

Explosives Hand Grenade Icon.png Hand Grenade · Tripmine Icon.png Laser Tripmine · C4 Icon.png Satchel Charge
Tools Medkit Icon.png Medkit · Crowbar Icon.png Crowbar · Pipe Wrench Icon.png Pipe Wrench · Knife Icon.png Knife
NPCs
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HECU Grunt · Engineer · Medic · Sergeant
Black Ops Female Assassin · Male Assassin · Bodyguard
Aliens Alien Controller · Alien Grunt · Alien Slave ·

Baby Gargantua · Baby Headcrab · Baby Voltigore · Barnacle · Bullsquid · Chumtoad · Gargantua · Gene Worm · Gonarch · Gonome · Headcrab · Houndeye · Ichthyosaur · Kingpin · Leech · Nihilanth · Panthereye · Pit Drone · Pit Worm · Shock Roach · Shock Trooper · Snark · Stukabat · Tentacle · Voltigore · Xen Commander · Zombie

Machines Large Mounted Turret · Small Mounted Turret · Sentry Turret · Robot Grunt
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