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The ZINC is a TORUS back part that appears in Armored Core: For Answer.

Part Description[]

A vertical-launch Kojima missile. Tracks enemies from above.

ACFA part review:

A vertical large kojima missile. Like other large missiles, it can be jousted, meaning if you fire it while quickboosting, the missile will travel at the same speed you were at when you fired it. This can make it extremely fast, and being a vertical missile adds another dimension to how it works.

Compared to the BISMUTH, the other Kojima missile launcher, the ZINC has an additional benefit in that being vertically launched, it is less likely to be shot down near the player when fired. However this also means the player needs to be wary of what's above them, as the missiles climb high before homing in in the target.

Despite being a large missile, it is surprisingly fast and very agile; most NPC NEXTs are unable to dodge it, and it's massive damage on impact and decent ammo capacity make it an excellent choice against most NEXTs as a result (provided they lack flares). Equipping one in each back slot basically guarantees one or two NEXT kills on a mission.

Since it is be obtained by beating "Defeat Unknown Next + No Count" on hard difficulty with any mission rating, this gives the player a potent anti-NEXT weapon for the rest of the game, especially making the ending missions to chapter 2 much easier as they are NEXT fights and new players may not have as much skill or good parts yet. Of course, beating "Defeat Unknown NEXT + No Count" on hard can be difficult too, due to it being the player (and their support) against 3 NEXTs, but once that hurdle is over with, the ZINC makes any NEXT fight much less of a headache.

Just be wary if the missile fails to hit its target, it will fall to the ground and cause Kojima contamination, rapidly eroding your Primal Armor if you're nearby.

Part Statistics[]

Armored Core: For Answer - 1.4 Regulations[]

  • Part Type: V Kojima Missile
  • Manufacturer: TORUS
  • Price: 300000c
  • Weight: 1710
  • EN Cost: 1002
  • Attack Power (EN): 16826
  • PA Attenuation: 8856
  • PA Penetration: 3500
  • Impact Force: 1300
  • Blast Radius: 90
  • Acceleration: 8
  • Flight Time: 300
  • Missile Agility: 21
  • Fire Rate: 345
  • Projectile Count: 1
  • Continuous Fire Count: 1
  • Magazine Capacity: 10
  • Cost Per Round: 8000