Talk:Tholian Tarantula

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Tholian Thalaron Weapon?[edit source]

I was fighting a Tarantula Dreadnought during the final wave in “Fleet Alert”, and I observed it firing what looked like a Tholian version of the thalaron weapon used by Romulan & Reman Scimitar Dreadnoughts. The ship fired this weapon twice before she was destroyed. Can anyone else verify this and determine what exactly this weapon was? Orca19904 21:53, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

That might have been the "Tholian Tetryon Grid". I don't know what it does, but it looks like blue tetryon beams connecting Tholian ships to each other. - Mitchz95 22:10, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
The weapon I described had a golden discharge like the Tholian web attacks used by some of the other ships, and none of the other ships interacted with the Tarantula to perform the attack. Orca19904 01:17, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

I've also observed Tarantulas using an ability similar to the Subspace Snare used by the playable Bortasqu' Command Cruiser; I would be attacking a Tarantula and suddenly find myself transported directly in front of it. Orca19904 09:46, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

I observed a Tarantula using the "golden dischange" ability, but I'm not sure what it does yet. I'll keep investigating. - Mitchz95 17:17, 24 January 2013 (UTC)
More information about this ability: Ships struck by this weapon will become encased in a small Tholian web just barely bigger than their ship and suffer severe damage (over 3/4ths of their hull hitpoints when at max health) with nearly all abilities disabled. Warning signs that a Tarantula is about to use this attack include golden beams emanating from the front of the ship in a conical pattern and the propeller-like panels on the ship spinning rapidly. Orca19904 (talk) 08:39, 7 June 2013 (UTC)