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Medium Weapons Platform   Laser Blaster   Railgun   Photon Disruptor

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"A powerful projectile gun that's capable of penetrating armor. Works by charging matter to hypersonic speeds."

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Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5

Statistics
Ship Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Number Available 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1
Icon Abbreviation Size PowerPowerIcon Consumption Stat Enhancement AI Category
MediumsWeaponPlatformWeaponIconRG3x20-3WeaponWeaponIconLaser Room
Volley System Damage AP Damage Shield Damage Crew Damage Projectile Speed
11211200 Pixels/s
Level Reload Time Upgrade Ship Level Required
Cost
Mineral
Time
110s400K4d8
29.5s700K5d9
39s1.5M6d10
48.75s1.8M1w 1d11
58.5s2.3M1w 3d11

Summary

The Railgun is a 3x2 weapon room that can be built on the Medium Weapons Platform. The Railgun takes quite a bit of time to reload, but the payoff is a massive burst of damage capable of instantly destroying rooms like the Shield Battery.

Usage

In Combat

The Railgun is a burst fire weapon, with long reloads and high damage. With the highest damage out of the three Medium Weapon rooms, the Railgun can be useful when attacking heavily Armored rooms, especially with its 2 AP Damage. However, it does struggle to deal hull damage once a room is destroyed due to its low System Damage.

When To Use

When to use the Railgun really depends on individual playstyle. The Laser Blaster has much better overall DPS, but when targetting a heavily armored room, the Railgun can be the better option. This becomes more are more apparent near the end-game, where commonly targeted rooms have 4-8 Armor blocks around them.

AI

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

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Weapon Rooms

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Ballistic Rooms: BolterMinigunRailgun

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


Defensive Rooms

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

Defends Via Support: Shield GeneratorShield BatteryMed BayToiletAndroid StudioVisiri MechbayRadar

Defends Via Dodge: EngineFusion Drive EngineCloak Generator


Reactors

Small ReactorFusion ReactorCoal Reactor