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Focused Optics   Focused Apertures


Focused Optics increase the range of Energy weapons by using an array of lenses.
  — In-Game Description 

Stats

Focused Optics I
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II
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III
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IV
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V
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STATS
Weapon Mass 8% 16% 24% 32% 40%
Range +250 m +500 m +750 m +1,000 m +1,250 m
Hull XP 577 XP 1,145 XP 1,700 XP 2,181 XP 2,530 XP
Applies to Energy
RESEARCH
Prerequisites Previous level of Focused Optics
Tech Lab Required IV VII IX X X
Time 1h 14m 16h 21m 2d 14h 59m 5d 2h 07m 6d 20h 23m
Helium-3 239,305 3,181,635 10,897,200 21,157,500 28,487,400
Antimatter 12,595 561,465 3,632,400 7,052,500 9,495,800
BUILD
Time 6m 00s 43m 00s 2h 30m 00s 4h 44m 30s 6h 21m 30s
Helium-3 47,994 636,591 2,179,800 4,231,973 5,698,080
Antimatter 2,526 112,340 726,600 1,410,658 1,899,360

General

Focused Optics boost Energy weapons by increasing their maximum range. This special does not affect minimum range.

Strategy and Setup

Advantages

Focused Optics are essential for most Energy weapons because they have short range by default and are easily kited by longer-ranged Explosive and Projectile weapons.

Disadvantages

Focused Optics cost a lot of mass, making Explosive and Projectile weapons more viable in some situations simply because they weigh less and do not require specials to achieve long range.

They are helpful but unnecessary on cutters which rely on their speed to catch up to enemy ships. This also applies to base attack fleets; after all, modules cannot fly away and will eventually get in range of your ships.

Trivia

  • The Focused Optics was once called Lense Optics.

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