Small Weapons Platform   Minigun   Photon Phaser

"Those pesky shields getting in the way of victory? Worry no more with this special shield buster weapon."

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
Level 7 Level 8

Ship Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Number Available 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Icon Abbreviation Size PowerPower.png Consumption Stat Enhancement AI Category
MediumsWeaponPlatformWeaponIcon.png PP 2x2 0-2 ScienceScience.png Laser Room
Volley System Damage Shield Damage EMP Length Projectile Speed
1 0.3 2 1s Instant
Level Reload Time Ammo Upgrade Ship Level Required
Per Second Capacity Cost
1 6s 0.025 60 50K 8h 5
2 5.75s 0.02708 65 100K 16h 6
3 5.5s 0.02915 70 200K 2d 7
4 5.25s 0.03125 75 450K 4d 8
5 5s 0.0335 80 900K 5d 9
6 4.75s 0.0375 85 1.5M 6d 10
7 4.5s 0.039015 90 2.3M 1w 11
8 4.25s 0.04015 95 3.1M 1w 12


The Photon Phaser is a 2x2 Weapon room that can be built on the Small Weapons Platform. The Photon Phaser is like a mini Photon Disruptor with its high Shield damage and abysmal stats elsewhere. It also consumes ammo that recharges over time.


In Combat

The Photon Phaser is essentially a miniature Photon Disruptor, with high Shield Damage and lacking stats elsewhere. Its 1s EMP is sadly not enough to impact a room's reload time severely. Instead, the EMP is best suited towards disabling Sprinklers and Landmines, but this is really its only use outside of Shield Damage.

When To Use

The Photon Phaser is one of the two options for the Small Weapons Platform, the other on being the Minigun. The Photon Phaser is obviously meant to deal with shields, so players who struggle against shields should consider using the Photon Phaser over the Minigun. In addition, some players simply use the Photon Phaser to bring down the enemy shield as fast as possible.


Since some players may not find the Photon Phaser useful outside of Shield Damage, AI that depowers it once the enemy shield down can save power. Note that using the "Enemy Ship has Shield" AI command can be risky because it can power and depower the Photon Phaser before it can even fire. This is because most of the time, another weapon room would have already taken down the shield.

Enemy Shield Room HP > 0% -> Increase Power By 1 OR Enemy Ship has Shield -> Increase Power By 1

None -> Set Zero Power

Crew Interactions

The Photon Phaser is buffed with the Science Science.png stat on Crew. The reload reduction formula applied when the Photon Phaser is buffed can be found here.

Ammo Statistics

Level Capacity Clock.png To Reach
1 60 40m
2 65 40m
3 70 40m 1s
4 75 40m
5 80 39m 48s
6 85 37m 47s
7 90 38m 27s
8 95 39m 5s


  • The Photon Phaser's ammo was officially added on July 16th, 2019. Before that, it was implemented and removed multiple times due to bugs or accidents during production.
  • The Photon Phaser's abbreviation is PP (lol).


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