Red Lasers

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Description: Initial combat laser technology. Very fast and accurate, but has a low damage output.
Research Category: Energy Weapons
Research Cost: No Research Points
Required Technology: None (Starting technology)
Races Allowed: Hiver, Human, Liir, Morrigi, Tarka, Zuul
Effect: Allows red lasers to be mounted on turrets.
May be mounted in Point Defense turrets.
They have a noticeably reduced chance (-100%) of ricocheting off of ship armor.
Notes: All players in all games start with this technology already researched.
Red lasers have among the lowest damage output of any weapon in the game. It is rather difficult to actually kill a ship with these. You can use them for point defense if you don't have anything else, as their accuracy and rate of fire is pretty good.
Version: This information valid for Version 1.7.1 ANY-icon.png
New Technologies Available
Technology Research
Chance of Availability
Hiver Human Liir Morrigi Tarka Zuul
Green Lasers 5,000 100 100 100 100 100 100
Light Emitter 15,000 30 60 90 55 40 20
Particle Beam 18,000 100 100 100 100 100 100
Plasma Cannon 10,000 100 100 100 100 100 100
UV Lasers 22,000 20 30 90 90 30 10
Weapon Statistics
(per mount)
HP Bonus
(per bank)
Recharge Time
(in seconds)
Laser 100 Small 0 3 5,000 0 0
Range Band Range Targeting
Damage Duration
Ship to Ship Ship to Planet
Point Blank 200 0.5° 15 n/a
Effective 400 1.5° 15 n/a
Maximum 725 1,075 2.5° 12 n/a
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