Graviton Beam
Graviton beam turret base.png
General Information
Mount Medium, Energy
Primary Role Close Support
Ordnance points 9
DPS 100
Damage type Kinetic (Beam)
Range 1,000
Flux/sec 75
Accuracy Perfect
Turn rate Medium
An atypical beam weapon which is highly effective versus shields. Excellent range, but the damage per second ratio vs armor is sub-par.

The core of this weapon is a brane rift generator which follows a 500nm tracer beam. The beam prepares local space-time for the rift in addition to providing targeting feedback to manual operators.

Once the rift is open, higher-brane gravitons enter local space time en masse and persist up to 100 centiseconds. Damage to the target is caused by the resulting intense gravimetric shear. These higher-brane gravitons easily overwhelm standard energy fields.

–In-Game Description

The Graviton Beam is a medium beam weapon. It is the only energy weapon that does kinetic damage.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • An anti-shield beam weapon may sound like an oxymoron, but the Graviton Beam does perform fairly well at suppressing the enemy's shield and preventing them from passively venting flux effectively, and has a fair range to do it with. Bring along a weapon effective against armor so that the target can't simply drop shields and ignore the pitiful anti-armor DPS.
  • Graviton Beams can cause fighters to spin out of control and make them easy to hit.

Animation[edit | edit source]

Graviton Laser.gif
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