ReflexCoil Pants

Item

Image springpants25.jpg
Description Although ReflexCoil technology has been used in cybernetics for years, this would be the first you've heard of them trying to expand it into the non-cybernetic market. The general idea is to absorb and store kinetic energy, letting it be released with computer command or, in this case, the flip of a manual latch.

Unfortunately, fleshy human limbs can't normally stand up to the stresses cybernetics can and physical latches can't hope to match the speed of electronics. After a few publicized incidents during testing, resulting in broken bones and worse, it was never officially released.

However, assuming your legs can stand up to the stress, it should come in handy whenever you have a second to think before a fight.
Type Pants
Effects +2 Melee Defense
+4 Reflexes

Sources

Zack's House of Coins, originally available in season 24 for one unearthly coin.

Notes

After (using enough techniques involving leg motion?), receive this message at the end of combat:

Your ReflexCoils click and tighten, storing the energy from the fight.

With the energy stored 1-3 (?) times, at the start of a combat you trigger via a choice encounter:

You flip the latch on your ReflexCoils, releasing their pent-up energy and sending you hurtling into the fight.

You've gained 1 duration of Unleashed ReflexCoil.

Or, triggering a combat from a choice encounter if you have stored energy 4 (?) or more times without unleashing:

The latch on your ReflexCoils looks like it's about to burst on its own, so you take a deep breath and flip it. The pent-up energy sends you hurtling into the fight.

You've gained 1 duration of Explosive ReflexCoil.

Sometimes, after a fight where you get one of these effects, you can learn the ReflexCoil Kick technique.

If you run away from a fight you can get the following:

You flip the latch on your ReflexCoils, propelling yourself explosively clear of the fight.

You learned a new Technique: ReflexCoil Leap

Presumably, if you wouldn't have normally been able to run away from the fight, ReflexCoil pants will help out with the following result:

You don't think you'll be able to slip out of the fight until you flip the latch on your ReflexCoils, propelling you clear of the fight.

You escape your opponents' pursuit.

You've earned 4 XP in Reflexes

Unequipping the pants removes the stored energy.

Summary

Effect Bonus
Unleashed ReflexCoil +2 Evasion Power
+2 Stealth Power
+2 Reflexes
Explosive ReflexCoil +4 Evasion Power
+4 Stealth Power
Technique Chain Type Dam/Def Notes
ReflexCoil Kick assistedkick.jpg Melee 4 +damage with (charged) pants
ReflexCoil Leap assistedleap.jpg Evade (M,R,F,E*) 2 +defense with (*charged) pants

Uses

Hammer25.jpg This item is not a component for any kind of crafting.
toolbox.jpg This item cannot be salvaged.
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