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IonCannon3
"A slow yet powerful charge weapon. Causes devastating damage to target."
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"A slow yet powerful charge weapon. Causes devastating damage to target."



IonCannon1
Level 1
IonCannon2
Level 2
IonCannon3
Level 3

Statistics
Ship Level 1234567891011
Number Available 0000000000 1
Icon Abbreviation Size PowerPower Consumption Stat Enhancement AI Category Cooldown
IonCannonIconION3x30-6WeaponWeaponCannon3s
Level Reload Time Capacity Upgrade Ship Level Required
Storage Queue Cost
Mineral
Time
Clock
121s30302M1w 3d11
217.25s40402.3M1w 5d11
315.5s40402.5M2w11

Summary

The Ion Cannon is a 3x3 Weapon room unlocked at level 11. It's is the most powerful weapon in the game, dealing massive amounts of damage in a short period of time. The Ion Cannon also requires Ion Cores to fire. These affect the Ion Cannon's damage and are built like Missiles.

Usage

In Combat

The Ion Cannon is incredibly powerful by itself, but it can this can be further amplified with the "Ion Rush" Strategy. The strategy involves rushing the Ion Cannon with 2-3 100% Rush Command abilities. With correct timing, a player can deal massive damage in a short period of time. In addition, the Ion Cannon's massive power consumption makes 1-3 Armor blocks sufficient for protection.

When To Use

The Ion Cannon is the bread and butter of level 11 ships. Simply put, there is almost no reason not to use the Ion Cannon. It's the most powerful weapon in the game, allowing for massive damage in short periods of time. The only major drawback is its extraordinary power consumption. However, this can be nullified with further upgrades and AI.

AI

AI for high power rooms like the Ion Cannon can get rather complicated. Due to the massive demand for power in the later levels, having power-efficient AI is very important. One such way to do that is with the below AI command. Every time a room falls under 50% HP, power is taken and redistributed to other rooms. Note, all other rooms must use the same power AI (Increase by 1)


None -> Set Cheapest Items

Friendly Room HP < 50% -> Set Power To 1

None -> Increase Power By 1

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Crew Interactions

The Ion Cannon is buffed with the Weapon Weapon stat on Crew. The reload reduction formula applied when the Ion Cannon is buffed can be found here.

Trivia

  • The Ion Cannon is called the Iron Cannon in game files.
  • The Ion Cannon's ship level requirement once displayed 10 instead of 11. This was only a visual bug, and it was patched out the next day.

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