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Medium Weapons Platform   Laser Blaster   Railgun   Photon Disruptor

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

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Level 4 Level 5 Level 6

Ship Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Number Available 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1
Icon Abbreviation Size Power Power.png Consumption Stat Enhancement AI Category
MediumsWeaponPlatformWeaponIcon.png RG 3x2 0-3 Weapon Weapon.png Laser Room
Volley System Damage AP Damage Shield Damage Crew Damage Projectile Speed
1 1 2 1 1 200 Pixels/s
Level Reload Time Ammo Upgrade Ship Level Required
Per Second Capacity Cost
1 10s 0.025 60 400K 2d 8
2 9.5s 0.0265 64 700K 3d 9
3 9s 0.02835 68 1.5M 4d 10
4 8.75s 0.03 72 1.8M 6d 11
5 8.5s 0.03125 75 2.3M 1w 1d 11
6 8.25s 0.03225 77 3M 1w 1d 12


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. It also consumes ammo that recharges over time.


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

Ammo Statistics

Level Capacity Clock.png To Reach
1 60 40m
2 64 ~40m 15s
3 68 ~40m
4 72 40m
5 75 40m
6 77 ~39m 48s


  • The Railgun'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.


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