Kaon Driver

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Kaon Driver   Plasma Kaon Driver   Void Kaon Driver

A long range ballistic weapon that fires supercharged rounds of unstable matter powered by cosmic radiation. A single round is capable of piercing through multiple hulls.
  — In-Game Description 

Stats[edit | edit source]

Kaon Driver I
DPS 680 Kinetic 750 Kinetic 820 Kinetic
Mass 2,465 t 3,205 t 5,968 t
Range 3,000-8,000 m
Projectile Range 10,000 m
Speed 2,000 m/s
Piercing 6
Spread 2 deg
Firing Cycle C: 0.0 / F: 0.0 / R: 4.0 / N: 1
Traits Predictive Aim
Restricted to Carriers
Restricted to AltairiansUmbraPharmakonSpectre
Hull XP 17,600 XP 23,223 XP 28,591 XP
REUSABLE ITEM ReusableItem.png
Arms Lab Required XI XII XII
CRAFT Crafting.png
Fragments Fragment.png 300
EQUIP ModuleRefit.png
Time Time.png 1d 3h 38m 1d 12h 30m 1d 19h 20m
Helium-3 Helium3.png 29,319,290 37,696,230 46,073,170
Antimatter Antimatter.png 11,276,650 14,498,550 17,720,450

General[edit | edit source]

The Kaon Driver is a long-range Kinetic weapon developed by the Pharmakon for the Plexus Carrier, with the ability to pierce its targets. The Kinetic version can be equipped on any Tier 7 carrier.

Strategy and Setup[edit | edit source]

Advantages[edit | edit source]

The Kaon Driver is particularly useful when enemies form a line: by piercing through all of them, its damage output is effectively multiplied. This is most often encountered when fighting an outpost with many modules - some of them are bound to be lined up perfectly.

The Kaon Driver has a massive damage per shot due to its long reload time, making it even more deadly than the Glance Cannon if it ever connects.

Its Predictive Aim ability enables it to better target enemies moving in a straight line.

Similar to the Hammer Missile, the extra projectile range allow it to reach ships well beyond its maximum range.

Disadvantages[edit | edit source]

The Kaon Driver has an even larger minimum range and slower weapon speed than the Hammer Missile, and are thus unreliable against fleets, even when fitted on the Plexus Carrier.

Kaon Drivers are very heavy, especially the level III version. Players who use it will find themselves having to compensate in other areas such that the carrier, or even the overall fleet, does not exceed its mass capacity.

The weapon is restricted to Carriers only.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Kaon Driver is the first Carrier weapon to deal Kinetic damage.
  • The late October 2020 update unlocked the Kaon Driver to the Spectre faction to complement the release of the Comandante Carrier.

Gallery[edit | edit source]