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Revision as of 08:48, 12 June 2019

The main weapon of the ship are the guns mounted in the mobile turrets (stationary for the bow ones).

  • On the Interceptors 2 guns are installed.
  • On the Fighters 4 guns are installed.
  • On the Frigates 4 guns are installed (with the exception of Long-Range Frigates - 6 guns and Object NY18 - 8 guns).
  • On the Destroyers 12 guns are installed (shoot maximum 8).

Depending on the type of damage, the weapons are:

  • Kinetic. Do kinetic damage. Especially dangerous for the hull of the ship.
  • Electromagnetic. EM damage is dealt. Especially dangerous for the shield of the ship.
  • Thermal. Causes thermal damage. They damage equally well the shield and the hull of the ship. Many thermal weapons are lasers - they do not require advance when shooting.

Each gun of the ship shoots independently. Thus, the maximum cumulative damage inflicted by the weapons of a ship is obtained by multiplying the damage of a single gun by the total number of guns of the ship.

If the weapon fires from each gun consistently, then the damage per second and the rate of fire will vary in proportion to the number of firing guns, and the damage per shot of such weapon will not depend on their number.

If the weapon shoots all the guns at the same time, then the damage per second and per shot will depend on the number of guns, and their rate of fire will not affect.


The player performs aiming with a sight marker, which moves around the screen with the mouse. Since any ship has several guns, they all aim at one point, called the “aiming point”. The distance from the ship to the aiming point is determined as follows:

  • If there are no objects under the gun, then the aiming point is at a great distance.
  • If at the sight there is any object of the scene (ship, asteroid, etc.), then the aiming point is placed on the surface of the object.
  • If the object of the scene is not at gunpoint, but near, then the aiming point is placed next to this object.


Shooting is carried out by pressing the appropriate button. When shooting, the shot hits not the aiming point, but in some area around it - there is a scatter. The magnitude of the spread is set as the maximum angle of deflection of the shot from the axis of aiming. The probability of hitting a shot at a specific point within the spread region is determined by the normal distribution.

The fire does not consume the energy stored in the capacitor of the ship (except for some unique guns). The firing time is limited by the parameter Overheating, the time from overheating to the possibility of resuming firing is indicated by the parameter Cooling.

List of weapons

Common weapons are available for installation on all ships of the appropriate class and role. Brief information about some common weapons you can read here:

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Interceptor weapons

Pulse Laser

The Pulse Laser is a short range instant hit thermal weapon. Unlike other lasers, the Pulse Laser is not very accurate, and has significant spread.

Shrapnel Cannon

The Shrapnel Cannon is a shotgun-like kinetic weapon. If all of the projectiles hit, it does tremendous burst damage, but it suffers from high spread, especially if fired several times in succession.

Rapid Fire Blaster

The RF Blaster is a short range, fast firing EM weapon.

Plasma Cannon

The Plasma Cannon is the longest range interceptor weapon, but is still only medium range when compared with weapons as a whole. Its main distinguishing feature is that unlike other weapons, it becomes more accurate the longer the fire button is held down, rather than less.

Kinetic Supercharger

The Kinetic Supercharger is a gun that fires small kinetic projectiles to medium range that detonate in a small explosion. It can only be equipped by ECM interceptors.

Phase Suppressor

The Phase Suppressor is a thermal weapon that reduces the target's hull and shield regeneration.

Scatter Gun

A short-ranged EM weapon that fires a burst of plasma that homes in on the nearest target aimed at. Recon use only.

Fighter weapons

Assault Railgun

The Assault Railgun is a fast firing, medium range, medium damage kinetic weapon. It is a suitable weapon against most targets, though it doesn't excel in any particular situation.

Gauss Cannon

The Gauss Cannon is a long range, slow firing kinetic weapon with fast projectile speed. Its long range makes it a good sniping weapon, and its fast projectile speed makes it effective against interceptors, but its low overall damage will leave it struggling to take down heavily tanked ships like frigates.

Singularity Cannon

The Singularity Cannon is the opposite of the Gauss Cannon. It fires very slow EM projectiles with a short-to-medium range that do high damage, making it effective against frigates and other slow ships, but difficult to use against speedier opponents. Singularity Cannon blasts are rather large and travel through ships, allowing a degree of area effect damage.

Ion Emitter

The Ion Emitter is an instant-hit laser-like thermal weapon. It lowers the damage resistance of its target while you keep it trained on them. The resistance debuff makes this weapon very deadly against frigates, especially guard frigates.


The Gravi-beam is an instant-hit laser-like thermal weapon that can only be used by Tacklers. It lowers the max speed of its target while you keep it trained on them.


A long-range EM weapon that launches a single Plasma bubble that can follows the player's crosshair.


A duel-firing EM weapon. Pressing the fire button will launch a fast EM charge with a quick reload. Holding the fire button will launch a more damaging, slower-flying energy sphere that takes longer to reload. Hitting a slow sphere with a fast charge causes a large explosion. Command use only.

Frigate weapons

Beam Cannon

The Beam Cannon is a medium-to-long range instant hit thermal laser. It is easy to use and effective against most opponents, but its damage is not very high.

Coil Mortar

The Coil Mortar is a medium range gun that fires kinetic explosives. The explosives' projectile speed is low, but they do area effect damage. Note that this means the coil mortar will damage the user if used against a target at point blank range.

Positron Cannon

The Positron Cannon fires high speed, long range EM projectiles with a low rate of fire. The positron cannon can be charged, making it more accurate and more damaging.

Heavy Blaster

The Heavy Blaster fire a shotgun-like blast of thermal projectiles. Its fire rate and spread increase dramatically the longer the fire button is held down. This allows it to saturate an arc in front of the frigate, but it lacks accuracy while doing so. If the pilot fires in bursts it can track targets better, but its damage will be low.

Eclipse Launcher

The Eclipse Launcher fires projectiles of nanodrones that deal EM damage to enemies they hit and restore hull to friendlies. This weapon can only be equipped on Engineers. Its downside is low damage and quick overheating.


A thermal weapon that damages nearby enemies within 1000m of the target. Guard use only.

Mass Driver

A rapid-fire kinetic weapon. Projectile speed increases with sustained fire.

Weapons being unique and for premium ships of the same role (experimental) can only be installed on certain ships purchased for Currency credits.png, and on all premium ships of the same role of a suitable rank. About them you can read at forum, in patchnotes 1.5.0-1.5.0f and 1.5.2.

Unique weapons can be installed only on the ship for which they were created.

Weapons by 'Ellydium' technologies can be installed on alien ships, and some - on human ships of suitable role.

You can visit Russian Wiki for weapons' characteristics.


Beam Cannon 5 Beam Cannon 8 Beam Cannon 12 Beam Cannon 17

Pulse Laser 7 Pulse Laser 11 Pulse Laser 14 Pulse Laser 17

Ion Emitter 9 Ion Emitter 13 Ion Emitter 17

Heavy Blaster 9 Heavy Blaster 13 Heavy Blaster 17

Phase Suppressor 12 Phase Suppressor 17

Gravi-Beamer 11 Gravi-Beamer 14 Gravi-Beamer 17

Destructor 14 Destructor 17

Meson Cannon 11 Meson Cannon 14 Meson Cannon 17

Thilith Beam gun.png

Breach Laser.jpg

Unique and for premium ships of the same role

Focusing Laser 14

Thi'Es beam.jpg

Thermal energy burner.jpg

Homing laser.jpg

Energy smite.jpg

Guided thermosphere.jpg

Branching laser.jpg

Multiphase laser.jpg


Focusing Laser 6

WL13 Emitter gun.png

Vacuum resonance laser.png

Overheating laser.jpg

Doppler Laser.jpg


Aim-assisted cannon.jpg


Излучатель WL 13-EL.jpg


Assault Railgun 2 Assault Railgun 5 Assault Railgun 8 Assault Railgun 12 Assault Railgun 17

Shrapnel Cannon 8 Shrapnel Cannon 12 Shrapnel Cannon 17

Coil Mortar 8 Coil Mortar 12 Coil Mortar 17

Gauss Cannon 6 Gauss Cannon 9 Gauss Cannon 13 Gauss Cannon 17

Mass Driver 11 Mass Driver 14 Mass Driver 17

Kinetic Supercharger 12 Kinetic Supercharger 17

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Coilgun 11 Coilgun 14 Coilgun 17


Vulcan 6 Vulcan 9 Vulcan 13 Vulcan 17

Unique and for premium ships of the same role


Light coil mortar.jpg

Railgun Heavy Icon.png

Railgun Heavy Icon.png

'Dazzler' railgun.jpg

Railgun Heavy Icon.png

'Draccar' nanobot colony.jpg

Recoil-compensated cannon.jpg

MIRV launcher.jpg


Nailer gun.png

Drone Marker.png

Quantum Railgun.jpg

Thermoactive weapon.png


“Thanatos” railgun.jpg


Tai'thaq mini.jpg

Thar'kth cannon.jpg

Waz'Dum 8 Waz'Dum 12 Waz'Dum 17

Th'ak'Len 9 Th'ak'Len 12 Th'ak'Len 17

"Kai" fission launcher.jpg


Plasma Gun 5 Plasma Gun 8 Plasma Gun 12 Plasma Gun 17

RF Blaster 9 RF Blaster 13 RF Blaster 17

Positron Cannon 7 Positron Cannon 11 Positron Cannon 14 Positron Cannon 17

Singularity Cannon 4 Singularity Cannon 7 Singularity Cannon 11 Singularity Cannon 14 Singularity Cannon 17

Flux Phaser 8 Flux Phaser 12 Flux Phaser 17

Phaser 14 Phaser 17

'Eclipse' Launcher 12 'Eclipse' Launcher 17

Scatter Gun 14 Scatter Gun 17

'Halo' Launcher 11 'Halo' Launcher 14 'Halo' Launcher 17

G'Thar'Du Cannon.png

Dagtnith gun.png

Fuse Blaster.jpg

Unique and for premium ships of the same role

Plasma minigun.jpg


Front blaster.jpg

Bow EM laser.jpg

'Tracer' plasma gun.jpg

Plasma Devastator.jpg

EM Dissolvers.jpg


Overclocked blaster gun.png

Harpoon Plasma Launcher gun.png

Torch launcher gun.png

Torch launcher gun.png

Plasmagun Heavy Icon.png

Compression railgun.jpg

Energy discharger.jpg

‘Ignis’ blaster.jpg

Accelerator Gun.jpg

Disorient gun.jpg

Plasma Discharger.jpg


Thar'Ga'tok launcher.jpg

'T'Har'Ok' beamer.jpg

'Tai'al' launcher.jpg


Plasma burster.jpg