|Focused Optics||Focused Apertures|
|“||Focused Optics increase the range of Energy weapons by using an array of lenses.||”|
|— In-Game Description|
|Weight (% Weapon Mass)||8%||16%||24%||32%||40%|
|Range Boost||+250 m||+500 m||+750 m||+1,000 m||+1,250 m|
|Tech Lab Required||IV||VII||IX||X||X|
|Time||1h 14m||16h 21m||2d 14h 59m||5d 2h 07m||6d 20h 23m|
|Time||6m||43m||2h 30m||4h 44m 30s||6h 21m 30s|
Focused optics are a booster for energy weapons. They are the counterpart of focused apertures for base weapons. They increase the range of energy weapons for ship weaponry. They are prevalent across all levels and used by many players. High levels especially use this weapon booster for their battleships and destroyers.
Strategy and Setup
Focused Optics increase the range of any energy weapon. This makes them incredibly useful, because it prevents some types of longer ranged energy weapons like the Thermal Beam and ECHO ray from out ranged, and even upgrades them to match the range of Gladius drivers or AP drivers.
Battleships benefit most from this special as they rely on their range to get out of battles victorious. A common fleet fitting is with Nova Rays with Focused Optics V, which is very powerful.
It adds alot of weight to your hull so very heavy weapons with Focused V can be serious problem if one wishes to have high armor and shields as well on a lower level hull like the Venom Battleship. This is not as big as a problem with higher level hulls but the latest tech on higher tier hulls can also make them too heavy to launch with this special.
Sometimes, other specials are a much better alternative like Volatile Fuel which can be better, an example would be a battleship with Vector Torpedo is mixed in with a couple of Burst Rays to substitute Manifold Missile to help against cutters.
If you wish to use any energy weapon it is a MUST to equip Focused Optics V and then balance your weapons,shielding,specials,armor, and resistance after that. Some weapons will not need Optics like Burst Ray.
- This along with Iridium Arrays V are usually the only rebellion specials used frequently in PvP as their buffs haven't been replaced with a better limitless special making them very attractive.
- Focused Optics was once the most used special in the game when ECHO and Arrestor was the current meta.
- It was once named Lense Optic's instead of Focused Optics