AP Driver   AP Driver Turret

AP Driver Turret   Boosted AP Driver Turret

The AP Driver Turret (Armor Piercing) wouldn't be possible without improvements in structural engineering. Each shot can punch though many ships.
  — In-Game Description 


AP Driver Turret I
DPS 30 Pr 52 Pr 91 Pr
Mass 492 t 860 t 1,504 t
Range 4,500-9,250 m
Projectile Range 10,630 m
Speed 2,000 m/s
Piercing 6
Firing Cycle C: 4.0 / F: 1.0 / R: 0.2 / N: 2
Module XP 6,244 XP 10,185 XP 16,150 XP
BLUEPRINT CompleteBlueprint
Farming Tier VSec Tier II VSec Tier II/III VSec Tier III/IV
Pieces 4 5 6
Arms Lab Required VI VIII X
EQUIP ModuleRefit
Time Time 56m 20s 8h 27m 1d 1h 21m
Mineral Ore MineralOre 962,470 4,157,000 13,266,309
Antimatter Antimatter 106,941 1,039,250 4,422,103


The AP Driver Turret is the base version of the AP Driver, commonly seen inside medium-level bases.

It fires two brilliant blue projectiles in sequence, unlike the ship version which only fires one.

Strategy and Setup


AP Driver Turrets have a very high range that exceeds that of the Gladius Driver Turret, providing extensive coverage against destroyers.

AP Driver Turrets have fast projectiles on par with those of the Gladius Driver Turret, resulting in a rather high accuracy when paired with Iridium Arrays.

They can also pierce multiple ships in a line; this is most useful when combined with Terminus Mines that force enemies into a single file when blitzing.


AP Driver Turrets lack proximity detonation unlike the Gladius Driver Turret, so they are not as reliable at long range. They also have less firepower and are hence less effective at taking down sniper decoys.

While AP Driver Turrets have a smaller minimum range, it is still quite large, making them weak to rush attacks.