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"Prototype weapon that fires bolts of energy."

Ship Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Number Available 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Icon Abbreviation Size PowerPowerIcon.png Consumption Stat Enhancement AI Category
PlasmaIcon.png PAD 3x2 0-2 WeaponWeapon.png Laser Room
Volley System Damage Shield Damage Crew Damage Projectile Speed
1 1 0.5 1 24 Pixels/s
Level Reload Time Ship Level Required
1 6s 1


The Particle Discharger is a 3x2 Weapon room obtained when the player buys the Fashionably Late (Supporter Pack). The Particle Discharger can also be obtained if the player pledged 32 AUD (25$) or more at the Pixel Starships Kickstarter found here


In Combat

The Particle Discharger is basically a level 1 Mineral Mining Laser, the only difference being projectile speed. As such, the Particle Discharger is treated more or less the same as the Mineral Mining Laser. It's best used when paired with other weaponry, and Armor is a must due to the Particle Discharger's two maximum power.

When To Use

The Particle Discharger is quite uncommon to see, due to the paywall needed to unlock it. Most players that have the Particle Discharger usually use it if they are running a gunship strategy. The Particle Discharger can offer a bit of extra DPS, making it a nice addition if there is leftover space.


AI for rooms like the Particle Discharger is relatively straightforward. As long as the Particle Discharger's AI is targeting the same rooms in conjunction with the other weapons on a player’s ship, it should be fine.

Crew Interactions

The Particle Discharger is buffed with the Weapon Weapon.png stat on Crew. The reload reduction formula applied when the Particle Discharger is buffed can be found here.


  • The Particle Discharger used to be called the Phaser.
  • The Particle Discharger used to have a hidden "breach" stat. This stat wasn't programmed to do anything, but it did override the normal damage when it activated. This is why the Particle Discharger used to deal no damage with seemingly no explanation.
  • In the game files, the Particle Discharger is referred to as "Special Laser Room".
  • The Particle Discharger uses the Mineral Mining Laser's destroyed sprite


Powered Rooms

Weapon Rooms

Weapon Rooms: Mineral Mining LaserBolterKias PhaserK BlasterMinigunPhoton PhaserPlasma DischargerParticle DischargerLaser BlasterRailgunPhoton DisruptorEMP CannonIon Cannon

Consumable/Platform Rooms: Missile LauncherMulti Missile LauncherHangarTeleportSmall Weapons PlatformMedium Weapons Platform

Defense Rooms

Defends Via Damage: Anti Craft LaserSecurity GateSmall Gas TrapZaki Tentacle GardenDisintegrator Gate

Defends Via Support: Shield GeneratorShield BatteryMed BayToiletFlower GardensAndroid StudioVisiri MechbayZongzi FactoryRadar

Defends Via Dodge: EngineFusion Drive EngineCloak Generator

Support Rooms

Supports Via Healing: Med BayToiletFlower Gardens

Reactors: Small ReactorFusion ReactorCoal ReactorPower CapacitorLarge ReactorBackup Capacitor