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IonCannon3
"A slow yet powerful charge weapon. Causes devastating damage to target."

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Level 1 Level 2 Level 3

Summary

The Ion Cannon is a very late game level 11 cannon that sends a barrage of shield and hull damaging lasers onto your ship. It has a very long charge rate and consumes an Ion Core for each use. The Ion Cannon's damage depends on how potent the Ion Core is.

Strategy

Attacking

The Ion Cannon is a very powerful weapon at level 11. When the enemy's shield is depleted, it does continuous damage to any room for 3-5 seconds. This does alot of room, hull, and crew damage which is devastating for the enemy. The Ion Cannon really struggles against shields, so get some weapons or boarders to take down the shield fast.

Defending

If your level 11, chances are all the other level 11 people have the Ion Cannon. The AI for the Ion is simply Cannon which means it's classified the same as a Bolter. Make sure you armor and man the Ion Cannon aswell, as it is a big six power target many boarding ships will target. Rushing the Ion Cannon twice will also still give the same amount of damage as a separated charge.

When To Use

There isn't much reason not to use the Ion Cannon at level 11. It does take alot of power but it does a ton of damage that the enemy cannot ignore. Pairing this along with the EMP Cannon can absolutely destroy Hangar and Teleporters. However, if you can't power it, just don't use it.

Statistics

Statistics
Ship Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Number Available 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Icon Name Size Maximum Power Consumption
IonCannonIconION3x36
Level Reload Time Capacity Upgrade Ship Level Required
Storage Queue Cost
Mineral
Time
125s30302M1w 3d10
220s40302.3M2w11
319.5s50302.5M2w11

Weapon Rooms

Mining LaserKias CannonBolterMissile LauncherMulti Missile LauncherPlasma CannonPhaserEMP CannonIon Cannon


Defensive Rooms

Anti Craft LaserShieldEngineFusion Drive EngineMedicalToiletAndroid StudioVisiri MechbaySecurity GateGas TrapCloak


Reactors/Spy Rooms

Small ReactorFusion ReactorCoal ReactorRadar


Win Conditions

HangarTeleport