Gauss Cannon
Gauss cannon turret base
General Information
Mount Large, Ballistic
Primary Role Close Support
Ordnance points 25
DPS 350
Damage type Kinetic
Range 1,200
Flux/sec 600
Accuracy Perfect
Turn rate Very Slow
Shots/min 30
Damage 700
A long range weapon designed to overload the target's shields. The heavy kinetic slug it fires is also effective against all but the heaviest armor.

Uses magnetic coils to accelerate a 300mm caseless ultraheavy elemental slug to relativistic speeds. Usually rated at the hundreds of giga-amperes range, rarely exceeding one tera-ampere. Unlike most ballistic weapons, has a very high flux load when fired. Turrets mounted with this system have an extremely poor turn rate.

Very effective weapon whose usefulness is limited by the low reactor power of ships that typically feature large ballistic slots.

–In-Game Description

The Gauss Cannon is a heavy kinetic weapon. Essentially a larger version of the Railgun and Hypervelocity Driver, it is effective at taking down shields and light armor at long range.

Unlike other ballistic kinetic weapons, the Gauss Cannon has a blue projectile trail.


The Gauss Cannon has a high OP cost and among the worst flux:damage ratios in the game; its extreme range and high damage per hit are its only positive traits. Generally limited to niche builds like a kiting Conquest.


Gauss Cannon

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