A deuterium-eight (D-8) charge is a type of terran demolition device. Unstable, D-8 charges were historically used in controlled civil demolitions. When they became optional requisitions for reaper squads, chaos ensued. High civilian casualty rates, destruction of allied installations, and death of key personnel led the Dominion Armed Forces to stop issuing these charges to the Reaper Corps. That hasn't put an end to illegal acquisitions however, and rumors abound of heavily modified versions of the base explosive in the hands of renegade units.
D-8's can be thrown a short distance, and will detonate after a short delay. However, utilizing them is a skill that few reapers live long enough to master.
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The reaper throws a demolition charge on the ground; two seconds later, it detonates, damaging friendly and hostile ground units and buildings in the vicinity. A red timer bar shows how long until it detonates.
The mines deal 30 damage + 30 against armored units and buildings. Mine explosions do not detonate other mines and do not deal damage to burrowed units unless the player can detect them.
The mines are very small but visible. They can be hidden by units moving past them.