Gauss Cannons

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The contents of this page were introduced in the original Sword of the Stars.

Description: These ballistic weapons use a magnetic field to hurl dense metallic spheres at very high speeds to a target. The spheres do intense kinetic damage on impact.
Research Category: Ballistic Weapons
Research Cost: No Research Points
Required Technology: None
Races Allowed: Hiver, Human, Liir, Morrigi, Tarka, Zuul
Effect: Allows gauss cannons to be mounted on turrets.
High rate of fire, moderate damage, short range, low accuracy.
May be mounted in Point Defense turrets.
They have a reduced chance (-80%) of ricocheting off of ship armor.
Notes: All players in all games start with this technology already researched.
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
Mass Drivers 10,000 100 100 100 100 100 100
VRF Technology 7,000 100 100 100 100 100 100
Sniper Cannon 15,000 90 70 50 40 85 60
Weapon Statistics
Weapon
Type
Cost
(per mount)
Mount
Size
HP Bonus
(per bank)
Recharge Time
(in seconds)
Population
Damage
Infrastructure
Damage
Terraforming
Damage
Ballistic 50 Small 0 5 3,500 0.005 0
Range Band Range Targeting
Inaccuracy
Damage Duration
Ship to Ship Ship to Planet
Point Blank 125 45 n/a
Effective 320 45 n/a
Maximum 455 1,075 45 n/a
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