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AM Detonators replace the conventional detonators used by Explosive weapons, increasing the explosive radius.
  — In-Game Description 
Antimatter Detonators I II III IV V
Weight (% Weapon Mass) 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
AoE Radius Increase +50m +100m +150m +200m +250m
Research
Tech Lab Required VI VIII IX X X
Time 9h 05m 1d 22h 56m 40s 3d 18h 35m
Mineral Ore 5,558,334 23,060,624
Antimatter 292,544 4,069,522
Build
Time 1h 48m 20s 2h 31m 40s 9h 23m 20s 18h 6m 40s 1d 10h 56m 40s
Mineral Ore 115,785 231,587 692,609 3,164,167 9,761,481
Antimatter 0 0 0 351,574 2,440,370
Repair
Time 0s 0s 0s 0s 0s
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General

Antimatter Detonators are a booster to explosive weapons. They are the counterpart of Antimatter warheads for ship weaponry. They increase the area of effect of explosive turret weaponry thus making it quite popular.

Strategy and Setup

Advantages:

Antimatter Detonators increase the AoE of an explosive turret. This allows it to hit multiple ships or modules at once and gives it the ability to hit a ship if the explosive projectile misses its target making it very effective.

When coupled with high AoE weapons like SICO Missile Turrets or Creeper Torpedo Turrets these turrets will have absurdly large AoE, coupled with the lack of base specials its very popular.

Disadvantages:

However, increased AoE is usually not very necessary in many fights and when coupled with its mass increase it may be better to not equip it for replacement of a more armor, shielding, or just a better turret.

Other than that, it is pretty useful with no real downsides due to the lack of actually decent explosive base specials.

Setup:

Usually it is recommended to use AM Detonators when you have left over mass you have on explosive turrets, since really explosive turrets don't have many specials.

SICO Missile Turrets benefit IMMENSELY with Detonators as it allows it to do even more AoE while still bursting missiles at the opponent. Though still, any explosive turret can benefit.

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Trivia

  • AM Detonators is its ingame name but the AM actually stands for Antimatter, just like AM Warheads.
  • Despite being called "Antimatter Detonators" its AoE would be much bigger if actual Antimatter was used.



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