The Laser Drill is a tool used to cut through rock and other walls in the game. The player will need to use the Laser Drill on breakable blocks in order to access new areas and secrets. Most destructible blocks are visibly different from unbreakable ones, but some are not. It can be aimed in all 8 directions. Trace must jump and hold down while the Laser Drill is active in order to destroy destructible floor blocks. It is harmful to enemies, but it's power is on-par with most weapons.
In particular, the Armadillo is weak to it, but not other weapons when first encountered.