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Plasma Cannon
Plasma cannon turret base
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General Information
Mount Large, Energy
Primary Role Assault
Ordnance points 30
DPS 750
Damage type Energy
Range 700
Flux/sec 1125
Accuracy Perfect
Turn rate Slow
Shots/min 45
Damage 1000x3
Usually found mounted on large capital ships. Produces a ruinous amount of damage that cannot be withstood by ships' defenses for long.

A Plasma Cannon is a large, arcane weapon which is difficult to manufacture and maintain. Those captains who can afford to do so are rewarded with one of the most devastating weapons platforms employed in the Sector.

Plasma Cannons are related to Graviton and Phase Beams, in that they use the properties of brane physics to deliver their payloads. A plasma cannon shell is a microfusion bomb which uses gravitic and baryonic lens to focus its energy inward. The resulting explosion creates plasma which is contained by a temporary mini-universe anomaly, while magnetic drivers mounted on the forward pylons accelerate it toward the target. The containment field lasts only a couple of seconds, which is usually enough for the anomaly to reach a target. If the convex hull of the field is not breached by ordinary matter/energy delivering least 9 kN, the higher brane will absorb the destructive plasma, and it will vanish from our dimension forever.

–In-Game Description

The Plasma Cannon is a large energy weapon. It is the weapon with the highest OP cost in the game (now that Tachyon Lance has had its OP cost reduced from 32 to 25 in patch 0.7.2a).

NotesEdit

The Plasma Cannon is a Heavy Blaster writ large: a highly damaging weapon with an exorbitant flux cost, ideal for use against large, heavily armored targets, particularly capital ships. Make your shots count: at 4500 flux per volley, even the huge flux reserves of the ships that can mount one of these will be filled up rather quickly during sustained combat. Since it generates hard flux, it can be used against shields if necessary, although this is quite flux-expensive.

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