Which is better Time bomb vs Plastique? In which situations would you use them? I think people use dynamite outside of combat. It is good to open doors. However if another NPC sees you planting it, they become hostile. Of course using prowl+dynamite remedies that. An alterntive is Time bomb and Plastique. NPCs wont notice you planting them. But both has proand cons. Time Bomb Pro, it is easier to make. You need high mechanical (use tech manuals). Also if you plant it NPCs cant pick it up. However it is big, 6 slots. Thats a big con. Plastique Starting with con: you need more discipline to make plastique and detonator (electrical, mechanical, chemistry and explosives). Thus intial starting cost (manuals) is expensive. Another con, NPCs can pick it up. Pro - thats a big one - it takes less space than Time bomb. (One space). I havent tried to use plastique for assassinating hostile NPC (throw and detonate at distance, will NPC react?). Also i haven't tried to detonate multiple plastique yet. So considering this what do you prefer? What will you use them for, except opening door and chest? Also if you have prowl and dynamite or lock picking, would you still use time bomb or plastique?