PD Laser
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General Information
Mount Small, Energy
Primary Role Point Defense
Ordnance points 4
DPS 75
Damage type Energy (Beam)
Range 400
Flux/sec 40
Accuracy Perfect
Turn rate Excellent
Small laser designed for missile and fighter defense, with great tracking capability, decent damage and very short range.

Simplicity, reliability and low flux costs characterize this ubiquitous point-defense weapon. The laser is built around a carbon dioxide gain medium combined with a short range marker beam. A simple one stage lens assembly with no moving parts permits the weapon to operate for extended periods without maintenance procedures. Low damage has prompted the creation of the "Pray [it's a] Dud" Laser backronym.

–In-Game Description

The PD Laser is a small point defense beam weapon.

Notes[edit | edit source]

This is a bread-and-butter point defense solution for midline and high-tech ships. Bear in mind that its limited DPS means it can be overwhelmed by large numbers of missiles, or high-HP missiles such as Reaper-class Torpedos.

It has the same DPS as the Tactical Laser and can be used to attack other ships in a knife fight, although its short range makes it unwieldy for that purpose.

Animation[edit | edit source]

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Ballistic Small Light Assault Gun · Light Autocannon · Light Dual Autocannon · Light Dual Machine Gun · Light Machine Gun · Light Mortar · Light Needler · Railgun · Standard Bomb Bay · Vulcan Cannon
Medium Arbalest Autocannon · Assault Chaingun · Dual Flak Cannon · Flak Cannon · Heavy Autocannon · Heavy Machine Gun · Heavy Mauler · Heavy Mortar · Heavy Needler · Hypervelocity Driver · Thumper
Large Devastator Cannon · Gauss Cannon · Hellbore Cannon · Hephaestus Assault Gun · Mark IX Autocannon · Mjolnir Cannon · Storm Needler
Energy Small Antimatter Blaster · Burst PD Laser · Ion Cannon · IR Pulse Laser · LR PD Laser · Mining Laser · PD Laser · Tactical Laser
Medium Graviton Beam · Heavy Blaster · Heavy Burst Laser · Ion Beam · Ion Pulser · Mining Blaster · Phase Lance · Pulse Laser
Large Autopulse Laser · High Intensity Laser · Paladin PD System · Plasma Cannon · Tachyon Lance · Thermal Pulse Cannon
Missile Small Annihilator Rocket Launcher · Atropos-class Torpedo (Single) · Atropos-class Torpedo Rack · Hammer-class Torpedo · Harpoon MRM · Harpoon MRM (Single) · Reaper-class Torpedo · Sabot SRM · Sabot SRM (Single) · Salamander MRM · Swarmer SRM Launcher
Medium Annihilator Rocket Pod · Harpoon MRM Pod · Pilum LRM Launcher · Proximity Charge Launcher · Sabot SRM Pod · Salamander MRM Pod · Typhoon Reaper Launcher
Large Cyclone Reaper Launcher · Hammer Barrage · Hurricane MIRV Launcher · Locust SRM Launcher · Squall MLRS

Change History[edit | edit source]


  • Energy per second cost reduced from 50 to 40 (Flux per second reduced from 50 to 40)

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