Gladius Driver Turret

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Gladius Driver   Gladius Driver Turret

The Gladius Driver Turret is an experimental VEGA base Kinetic weapon that includes a proximity-triggered detonation.
  — In-Game Description 

Stats[edit | edit source]

Gladius Driver Turret I
DPS 33 Kinetic 59 Kinetic 96 Kinetic
Mass 530 t 945 t 1,530 t
Range 5,000-9,000 m
Projectile Range 10,350 m
Speed 2,000 m/s
AoE Radius 280 m
Firing Cycle C: 5.0 / F: 1.6 / R: 0.2 / N: 2
Traits Proximity Trigger
Module XP 2,539 XP 3,827 XP 5,300 XP
BLUEPRINT CompleteBlueprint.png
Farming Tier VSec Tier I VSec Tier I VSec Tier II
Pieces 4 5 6
Prerequisites Coil Driver
Kinetic Driver
Kinetic Driver
Turret IV
EQUIP ModuleRefit.png
Time Time.png 19m 25s 1h 37m 4h 51m
Mineral Ore MineralOre.png 645,507 2,898,594 9,445,426
Antimatter Antimatter.png 71,723 724,649 3,148,475

General[edit | edit source]

The Gladius Driver Turret is a Gladius Driver suited for base defense. It is a popular long-range defense amongst medium-level players.

It fires a blocky white slug that is very similar to the ship version.

Strategy and Setup[edit | edit source]

Advantages[edit | edit source]

Gladius Driver Turrets are excellent against sniper fleets. While they have a shorter range than Kinetic Driver Turrets, their projectile speed and proximity detonation makes them much more reliable at hitting targets.

Gladius Driver Turrets are also fairly lightweight, allowing your Combat Modules to hold more armor and shields.

They have quite low XP compared to the other VEGA Mining Base Weapons, restricting the range of enemy fleets that can attack your base.

Disadvantages[edit | edit source]

Like most Kinetic turrets, they are vulnerable to blitz attacks due to their large minimum range and lack of firepower. Their projectile speed is not enough to reliably hit targets at maximum range without adding Iridium Arrays.

It is recommended to put these turrets next to short range turrets such as Tachyon Beam Turrets so that they complement each other's weaknesses, allowing your base to defend well against both types of base attacks.

Gallery[edit | edit source]