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The Ion Cannon

The Ion Cannon is an energy weapon found in The Empire's tech tree that outperforms most C type weapon because of their long range, high DPS and extreme fast projectile speed. A good all-around weapon that fires blue energy ammunition in a straight line and ignore Point-Defense System, but somewhat inaccurate.

Variant Edit

Ion Cannon

The Ion Cannon takes up six C weapon slots in a 2x3 rectangle.

Damage 5 (Energy)
Energy Consumption 3
Reload Time 0.25 (seconds)
Range 30
Velocity 100
Impulse (Recoil and force exerted on target) 5
Weight 300

Heavy Ion Cannon

The Heavy Ion Cannon

The Heavy Ion Cannon takes up eight C weapon slots in a 2x4 rectangle. It fires red lighting bolt and explode upon hit, dealing AoE damage. Slightly more accurate, but the Energy Shield is immune to Heavy Ion Cannon.

Damage 20 (Energy)
Energy Consumption 6
Reload Time 0.5 (seconds)
Range(AoE) 35(4)
Velocity 100
Impulse (Recoil and force exerted on target) 20
Weight 400

Ion Cannon M2

Ion Cannon M2

Currently the Ion Cannon M2 is an AI-only weapon, it takes up six C weapon slots in a 2x3 rectangle. It is similar to Ion Cannon but has twice as much of damage, improved range and much more accurate.

Damage 10 (Energy)
Energy Consumption 3
Reload Time 0.25 (seconds)
Range 40
Velocity 100
Impulse (Recoil and force exerted on target) 5
Weight 300

Heavy Ion Cannon M2

Heavy Ion Cannon M2

Currently the Heavy Ion Cannon M2 is an AI-only weapon, it takes up eight C weapon slots in a 2x4 rectangle. It is similar to Heavy Ion Cannon but has twice as much of damage, improved range and AoE and much more accurate. The Energy Shield is immune to Heavy Ion Cannon M2.

Damage 40 (Energy)
Energy Consumption 6
Reload Time 0.5 (seconds)
Range(AoE) 40(6)
Velocity 100
Impulse (Recoil and force exerted on target) 20
Weight 400

Uses Edit

The Ion Cannon is a good all-around weapon. Due to its inaccuracy, its more effective against closer or bigger target.

Pros and ConsEdit

Pros Cons
High DPS Inaccurate
Extremely high velocity Completely vulnerable to energy shields(Heavy)
Long range Somewhat low damage per shot
Ignore Point-Defense System -
Low recoil -
AoE makes Heavy IC very useful against drone carriers and missile skirmishers -

Trivia Edit

Ion Cannon projectiles don't come out exactly from ship's weapon mounts, but from a bit ahead.

Equipping a targeting unit does not reduce its spread

The Heavy Ion Cannon sprite is an Ion Cannon without its side spheres, suggesting that the sprites for the two weapons may have been switched during development.