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MiningLaser14
"Multi-purpose mining laser with limited offensive capacity."

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Summary

The Mining Laser is the first weapon you obtain in Pixel Starships and the only one able to produce a resource. It is great for mass farming as it doesn't have ammo nor a long charge time. Its low energy count makes it very efficient, but also a big target making Armor a must.

Strategy

Attacking

The Mining Laser does exactly one damage to an unarmored room. This makes it have a hard time chewing through armored or 3+ power rooms. If you find your opponent has a one power room, make sure the lasers fire no higher apart than 0.7 seconds to do guaranteed damage. The Laser also does massive crew damage to your, however make sure your own crew isn't caught in the blast as they can still be hurt by it.

Defending

Make sure your Mining Laser has a ton of armor and crew around it, it only has two power which makes it a BIG target. The room to target when editing the Laser's AI can also be a dilemma. The Shield is usually your safest bet, it has only three power but it usually has alot of armor and crew around it. Reactors have too much collective power to ever do real hull damage, so don't set it to target reactors.

When To Use

Boarding Strat

Generally, it's not very effective when used on defense. This is because your boarders can get killed by the laser while attacking rooms. If you manage to make your AI avoid this, you won't be able to focus fire rooms anymore. However if your attacking and know what you're doing, It's a great support weapon.

Hangar Spam Strat

For Anti-Boarders, Missile Launcher would be much better in this situation as they bypass shields and can either EMP or Murder all Teleporters that might over run your ship. The Lasers would have to shoot down a tedious Shield and then have to overpower the many crew in the Teleport. When it comes to the Anti Craft Laser though, the Mining Lasers help immensely in locking down the room.

Penetrator Missiles

This is honestly your choice as the Mining Laser and Penetrator don't combo very well. The Mining Laser will probably get blocked by the enemy shield, and since Penetrators bypass shields and don't do any damage, they won't help your lasers.

Statistics

Statistics
Ship Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Number Available 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Icon Name Size Damage Minerals per Second Maximum Power Consumption
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Level Reload Time Capacity
Mineral
Upgrade Ship Level Required
Cost
Mineral
Time
16s10010010s1
25.875s2002505m1
35.75s3001K22m 30s2
45.625s4004K1h3
55.5s50012.5K3h4
65.375s60025K6h5
75.25s70050K12h6
85.125s800100K1d7
95s900200K1d 12h8
104.875s1K400K2d8
114.75s1K800K5d9
124.625s1K1.6M6d10
134.5s1K1.8M1w10
144.375s1K2.1M1w 1d11
154.25s1K2.3M1w 2d11

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