Arbalest Autocannon
Arbalest turret
General Information
Mount Medium, Ballistic
Primary Role Anti Shield
Ordnance points 8
DPS 150
Damage type Kinetic
Range 700
Flux/sec 120
Accuracy Poor
Turn rate Medium
Shots/min 60
Damage 150
An antiquated weapon design with high per-shot damage for its size. The kinetic shells are especially effective versus enemy shields.

Heavier patrol craft at the time of the Collapse were mostly fitted with the Arbalest Mk I weapons platform; this likely explains why the Arbalest is claimed to be among the most scavenged ship weapon systems in the Sector. The primitive cooling system and a lack of an autoejector hamper rate of fire and reliability.

The only redeeming feature is the ubiquity of blueprints for the arbalest round, which is effective at bringing down enemy shields. The effectiveness of the shells is poorly understood, and is suspected to lie in the unintended electromagnetic properties of the shell jackets.

–In-Game Description

The Arbalest Autocannon is a cheap, common medium ballistic weapon. It has less DPS, flux efficiency and range than its peers the Heavy Autocannon and Heavy Needler, but has a lower OP cost and is more effective versus armor.

Notes Edit

Quite cumbersome to use, the Arbalest is generally only mounted when better kinetic options are not available. It does have the advantage of being purchasable from the open market.


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Large Cyclone Reaper Launcher · Hammer Barrage · Hurricane MIRV Launcher · Locust SRM Launcher · Squall MLRS

Change HistoryEdit


  • Reduced flux cost per shot to 120 (was: 170)

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