A short-range, short-duration beam that causes heavy damage in a burst. Capable against armor, as far as beam weapons go.
This weapon is, at base, simply a laser beam with a tripled sapphire gain medium to ensure the highest possible weaponized wavelengths. The photons are fired through a hyperdimensional filter which outputs an energy beam that exists partially in p-space. The physics of the filter are not properly understood, and in laboratory settings the p-space components of a beam exceeding 6.66 giga-watts will sometimes flicker - as if blocked. Weapon mounts never use such high energy levels to ensure reliability.
The Phase Lance is a beam weapon with a strong alpha strike but relatively short range for a beam. With high burst damage, despite the primary role being described as assault, it is more useful as a strike weapon, able to use its large burst damage to overload shields, or destroy armour.