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Medium Weapons Platform   Laser Blaster   Railgun   Photon Disruptor

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"A powerful projectile gun that's capable of penetrating armor. Works by charging matter to hypersonic speeds."
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Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5

Statistics
Ship Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Number Available 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1
Icon Name Size PowerPowerIcon Consumption Stat Enhancement Projectile Speed
MediumsWeaponPlatformWeaponIconRG3x20-3WeaponWeaponIcon200 Pixels/s
Volley System Damage AP Damage Shield Damage Crew Damage Direct Hull Damage
112110
Level Reload Time Upgrade Ship Level Required
Cost
Mineral
Time
110s400K4d8
29.5s700K5d9
39s1.5M6d10
48.75s1.8M1w 1d11
58.5s2.3M1w 3d11

Summary

The Railgun is a 3x2 weapon room that can be built on the Medium Weapons Platform. The Railgun does 1 point of damage to crew, shields, and systems and 2 points of AP damage.

AP damage or Armor Piercing damage, is a separate damage that is added in conjunction with system damage (AP Damage is counted first). What makes AP damage unique is that it ignores all Armor damage debuffs. However, AP Damage cannot do any hull damage once the target room is destroyed.

Usage

In Combat

The Railgun is like a burst fire weapon with its slow projectiles/reload times and its high base damage. The high base damage allows the Railgun to do guaranteed damage to an unarmored 3 power room or a fully armored 2 power room, even if repair crew are present. However, this room is best utilized if the player can follow up that railgun slung with additional firepower to maximize damage to the hull and crew.

When To Use

When to use the Railgun really depends on your playstyle. The Laser Blaster has much better DPS, but when targetting a heavily armored room the Railgun may be the better option. This is especially the case in end-game combat where commonly targeted rooms have 4-8 Armor blocks around them.

AI

There really is no complicated AI for rooms like the Railgun. Just make it sure it targets the room all your other weapon rooms target and you should be fine. The Railgun is also categorized as a "Laser Room" in AI coding.

Crew Interactions

The Railgun is buffed with the Weapon WeaponIcon stat on crew. The formula used with this stat can be found here.



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