Emitter

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Description: (Random) A high energy medium discharge weapon commonly known as a lightning gun. It damages target ships by inducing an arc of plasma. Damage is low but the plasma arc can often jump to multiple nearby ships, damaging them as well. It is intended for use against massed numbers of small ships.
Research Category: Energy Weapons
Research Cost: 38,000 (Light Emitter) or 25,000 (Electro-Magnetic Pulsar) Research Points
Required Technology: Light Emitter OR Electro-Magnetic Pulsar
Races Allowed: Hiver, Human, Liir, Morrigi, Tarka, Zuul
Effect: Causes extensive damage to organics and can jump from a hit ship to another ship in close proximity, with a maximum of 4 branches per shot. Each additional hit ship takes the same damage per second that the original target takes.
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Version: This information valid for Version 1.7.1 ANY-icon.png
New Technologies Available
Technology Research
Cost
Chance of Availability
Hiver Human Liir Morrigi Tarka Zuul
Heavy Emitter 85,000 20 40 80 70 30 20
Weapon Statistics
Weapon
Type
Cost
(per mount)
Mount
Size
HP Bonus
(per bank)
Recharge
Time
(in seconds)
Population
Damage
Infrastructure
Damage
Terraforming
Damage
Range
vs
Ships
Range
vs
Planets
Damage Duration
Beam 1,000 Medium 80 10 10,000 0.01 n/a 450 850 140/sec 0.75 sec


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