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"Shoots powerful plasma bolts. Requires gas for use."

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
Level 7 Level 8 Level 9 Level 10

Ship Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Number Available 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 2
Icon Abbreviation Size PowerPowerIcon.png Consumption Stat Enhancement AI Category
PlasmaIcon.png PLA 3x2 0-3 WeaponWeapon.png Laser Room
Volley System Damage Shield Damage Crew Damage Projectile Speed
1 1 0.5 2 20 Pixels/s
Level Reload Time Ammo Upgrade Ship Level Required
Capacity Unit Price
1 6s 40 20 250K 1d 7
2 5.75s 50 25 300K 2d 7
3 5.5s 60 30 375K 2d 8
4 5.25s 70 35 500K 3d 8
5 5s 80 40 625K 4d 9
6 4.75s 90 45 750K 4d 9
7 4.5s 100 50 875K 1w 3d 10
8 4.25s 110 55 1.5M 1w 5d 10
9 4.125s 120 60 2M 2w 11
10 4s 130 65 2.5M 2w 12


The Plasma Discharger is a 3x2 Weapon room unlocked at level seven. It deals more damage to Crew than any laser previously unlocked, but requires Gas Gas.png to fire. It consumes a small amount of Gas every time it fires and can be refilled instantly outside of battle.


In Combat

As long as its Gas ammo is refilled, the Plasma Discharger fires a projectile that deals significant Crew Damage on hit without sacrificing Shield or System Damage.

When To Use

The Plasma Discharger provides a large boost in DPS and Crew-killing capability on all ships and is a crucial component for gunships. The Plasma Discharger is also commonly used to replace Bolters at level 7, to remove the defensive vulnerability of the Bolters without sacrificing much DPS in exchange.


AI for rooms like the Plasma Discharger is relatively straightforward. As long as the Plasma 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 Plasma Discharger is buffed with the Weapon Weapon.png stat on Crew. The reload reduction formula applied when the Plasma Discharger is buffed can be found here.


  • The Plasma Discharger used to be called the Plasma Phaser, and before that, it was called the Plasma Cannon.
  • Originally, the Plasma Discharger dealt 1 Crew Damage.
  • Before July 15th, 2019, the Plasma Discharger’s ship level requirements were 7,7,8,8,8,8,9,9,11.


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