|Atomic Driver||Blight Atomic Driver|
|“||The Atomic Driver fires a slow, large single payload with a large Kinetic AoE impact.||”|
|— In-Game Description|
Stats[edit | edit source]
|Mass||2,602 t||3,222 t||3,585 t||5,249 t|
|Projectile Range||5,980 m|
|AoE Radius||450 m|
|Firing Cycle||C: 0.0 / F: 0.0 / R: 2.6 / N: 1|
|Restricted to||Altairians, Umbra, Pharmakon|
|Hull XP||17,600 XP||20,217 XP||24,890 XP||28,591 XP|
|Arms Lab Required||XI||XII||XII||N/A|
|Arms Lab Required||N/A||N/A||N/A||XII|
|Time||6h 15m||9h 15m||13h 30m||1d 0h|
General[edit | edit source]
Strategy and Setup[edit | edit source]
Advantages[edit | edit source]
Much like most of the projectile weapons before it, the Atomic Driver has a long range, and with its large area of effect radius as well, this makes the weapon very effective against clustered groups of slow moving targets or base modules.
The weapon can be further boosted with specials that increase its projectile speed such as Iridium Magnets, allowing it to travel much faster and hit its targets with much better accuracy. It is also suspected that the Atomic Driver has Ablative bypass, although that is yet to be confirmed.
Disadvantages[edit | edit source]
The Atomic Driver's firing cycle makes it ill suited against killing squadrons, and it still has a relatively low projectile speed as compared to weapons like the Eclipse Driver, making it relatively easy for most ships to dodge it, thus relagating its role to more of basing than fvf combat.
The Atomic Driver also has a large minimum range, necessitating the need for other weapons in order to ensure that enemy ships do not take advantage of its blind spot. It is also restricted to Umbra Hulls as well.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The weapon originally had a cooldown time of 5.0 s, that has been drastically reduced to better synergize with the Medusa Destroyer's Gorgon Gaze.
- This weapon was retroactively unlocked to the Altairians in the first January 2019 update.
Gallery[edit | edit source]