From Worms Knowledge Base
|Keyboard selection:||F4 (x5)|
|Standard effects:||Victim is pushed|
The prod is only useful when the target is standing at the very edge of a cliff, as the distance pushed is minimal. It is only worthwhile prodding a worm off of a cliff when he will end up in the water, or onto Mines, or when a Firepunch or Dragonball will not suffice.
Successfully damaging or killing an enemy worm using the prod is often seen as an attempt to humiliate your opponent. It's generally a good idea to prod only when you're on friendly terms with your opponent. (Unless you plan on using it on yourself.)
Criticisms, Problems and Weaknesses
- The prod is only useful in very specific circumstances when a worm is standing at the very edge of a cliff. As it is very easy to avoid being in this scenario, the weapon is used very little.
- Other weapons will usually suffice in such a scenario, such as the Shotgun, which is normally preferred as it gives the user an additional shot.
- The purpose of the weapon is not serious, and so it is rarely used in serious matches.
- The weapon is close range only, and so using it can leave the user in the same disadvantageous position at the end of a turn.