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Weapons are used by the primary and secondary weapon systems of ships to launch beams, missiles and projectiles at other ships during combat to deal damage. The equipment slots for weapons are always in the same orientation as the cockpit of the ship. Compared to Turrets the angle of rotation of weapons is limited to an arc in front of the ship however they have a greater damage output at the cost of poorer heat management. Weapons assigned to the primary weapons system will try to automatically follow the selected target while those assigned to the secondary weapons system will try to follow the cursor. Torpedo Launchers can only be mounted on weapon slots.

What ships can equip weapons is determined by their role and size class.

Stats of All Available Weapons

The data of this table is extracted from the Encyclopedia in the version 2.20.

It seems that weapon performance is not affected by whoever built them, e.g., an Argon-built S Bolt Repeater will have the same stats as the Paranid-built and the Teladi-built one.

 NameMkRacexBurst (MW)Sustained (MW)Damage (MW)Max Heat Gain (MW)Eff. Range (km)Bullet Speed (m/s)Fire Rate (/s)
SBeam EmitterMk1G727072273N/AN/A
SBeam EmitterMk2G112109112313N/AN/A
SBolt RepeaterMk1G14141444324001
SBolt RepeaterMk2G31303154324000.99
SIon BlasterMk1A41029850 (410)610219205
SIon BlasterMk2A105677032 (1056)604219204
SMining DrillMk1G11103N/AN/A
SMining DrillMk2G33303N/AN/A
SPlasma CannonMk1G28215128214104503

1.25

SPlasma CannonMk2G550295550140945031
SPulse LaserMk1G45444543341471.75
SPulse LaserMk2G51505130341471.39
SShard BatteryMk1G12590125125228801
SShard BatteryMk2G240174240153234561.25
 NameMkRaceBurst (MW)Sustained (MW)Damage (MW)Max Heat Gain (MW)Eff. Range (km)Bullet Speed (m/s)Fire Rate (/s)
MBeam EmitterMk1G       
MBeam EmitterMk2G       
MBolt RepeaterMk1        
MBolt RepeaterMk2        
MIon BlasterMk1        
MIon BlasterMk2        
MMining DrillMk1        
MMining DrillMk2        
MPlasma CannonMk1        
MPlasma CannonMk2        
MPulse LaserMk1        
MPulse LaserMk2        
MShard BatteryMk1        
MShard BatteryMk2        
 NameMkRaceBurst (MW)Sustained (MW)Damage (MW)Max Heat Gain (MW)Eff. Range (km)Bullet Speed (m/s)Fire Rate (/s)
LBehemoth Main Battery---A       
LPhoenix Main Battery---T       
LOdysseus Main Battery---P       
  1. Some weapons are only offered at shipbuilders of certain races:
    • G: General (all shipbuilders)
    • A: Argon shipbuilders only
    • P: Paranid shipbuilders only
    • T: Teladi shipbuilders only