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Security Gate   Small Gas Trap

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"A defensive security gate to prevent enemies from passing through your ship. Requires power to operate."

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

Statistics
Ship Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Number Available 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2
Icon Size PowerPower.png Consumption Stat Enhancement AI Category
SecurityGateIcon.png 1x2 0-1 None Security Room
Level Reload Time Crew Damage Innate Armor Cost
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Ship Level Required
1 2s 4 50 1.5K 3
2 2s 5 50 10K 4
3 2s 7 50 25K 4
4 2s 8 50 50K 5
5 1.875s 8 100 100K 6
6 1.875s 9 100 250K 7
7 1.75s 9 100 750K 8
8 1.75s 10 100 1.4M 9

Summary

The Security Gate is a 1x2 Trap room unlocked at level three. It's a decent counter to the Teleport, with each full charge dealing rather high amounts of Crew Damage to any enemy Crew unlucky enough to pass through it.

Usage

In Combat

The Security Gate truly shines when placed near commonly boarded targets; examples include the Small Reactor and Teleport. Placing it next to Lifts can also be just as deadly. Armor, although not necessary due to innate Armor, is still recommended due to the Security Gate's small size and low power consumption.

When To Use

The Security Gate is a great way to kill boarders in the early-game. However, it becomes less and less useful near mid-game, as more effective anti-boarder tactics are needed. Its damage is rather weak and cannot kill strong boarders. Even worse, the Security Gate is a massive target due to its small Crew capacity and low power.

AI

The below AI command depowers the Security Gate whenever the enemy Teleport is destroyed or missing. However, due to the limits of Python 1.0, the AI command may continue to send power even if there are no enemy boarders left, or worse, power off when there are still enemy boarders onboard.


Enemy Teleport HP > 0% -> Increase Power By 1

None -> Set Zero Power



After Python 3.x is researched, a much more effective AI command is available. Do note that there is a small window of time an enemy boarder is able to walk through the Security Gate due to its reload time.


Friendly Room Has Enemy -> Increase Power By 1

None -> Set Zero Power


Crew Interactions

The Security Gate cannot be buffed with Crew.

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