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Unlock Edit

Armor Piercing Gauss Cannons(APG) and their larger brothers are unlocked by Armor Piercing Rounds

Use Notes Edit

APG compete with Gauss Cannons and Sniper Cannons for the very particular genre of Small Ballistic Weapon, which is a role usually only required on Destroyers. Whether its best thought of as a lower range, higher refire rate Sniper or a longer range, lower damage Gauss Cannon is up to personal interpretation. However when the enemy starts fielding Polysilicate Alloys, Gauss Cannons drop out of the equation altogether, and it becomes a choice between close range APGs or long range Snipers.

Upgrades Edit

APGs recieve a 20% rate of fire increase from VRF Technology, 50% more mass and 50% more damage from Neutronium Rounds, and the 20% velocity and 10% damage increase from Accelerator Amplification.

Counters Edit

APGs will ricochet off of ships with one of the four armors, but ricochets will still impart kinetic force. All Sniper Cannon damage will be completely negated by Grav Shields, and Shield Projectors, but shouldn't be affected by Deflectors.

Statistics Edit

Construction Edit

Cost/mount Mount Size HP bonus/bank
70 Small 0

Planetary Bombardment Edit

Base Population Damage Infrastructure Damage Terraforming Damage Range
1.500 250/sec 0.003 0.0005/sec 0 1,175
With VRF 312.5/sec 0.000625/sec

Ship to Ship Edit

Range Band Range Inaccuracy Damage Refire DPS
Point Blank 205 1 degree 25 6 4.16
Effective 420 2 degree
Maximum 555 1 degree
With All Upgrades 40 4.8 8.3

Armor Interactions Edit

Armor Type Armor Ricochet Chance APG Ricochet Resistance % of striking angles which can do damage
Polysilicate Alloys 80% -150% 100%
Magnoceramic Lattices 110% 40%
Quark Resonators 130% 20%
Adamantite Alloys 150% 0%

Final Commentary Edit

When comparing against Gauss Cannons, pay attention to the inaccuracy numbers. Gauss cannons require some form of fire control section or they need to be deployed en masse via a Strafe Command Section against large targets in order to work. The APG can be slapped on any design and make a decent showing.

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