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Gladius Driver   Gladius Driver Turret


The Gladius Driver Turret is an experimental VEGA base Projectile weapon that includes a proximity-triggered detonation.
  — In-Game Description 

Stats

Gladius Driver Turret I
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II
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III
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SPECIFICATIONS Notepad
DPS 33 Pr 59 Pr 96 Pr
Mass 530 t 945 t 1,530 t
Range 5,000-9,000 m
Projectile Range 10,350 m
Speed 2,000 m/s
AoE Radius 280 m
Firing Cycle C: 5.0 / F: 1.6 / R: 0.2 / N: 2
Traits Proximity Trigger
Module XP 2,539 XP 3,827 XP 5,300 XP
BLUEPRINT CompleteBlueprint
Farming Tier VSec Tier I VSec Tier I VSec Tier II
Pieces 4 5 6
Prerequisites Coil Driver
Turret
IV
Kinetic Driver
Turret
II
Kinetic Driver
Turret IV
EQUIP ModuleRefit
Time Time 38m 50s 3h 14m 00s 9h 42m 00s
Mineral Ore MineralOre 645,507 2,898,594 9,445,426
Antimatter Antimatter 71,723 724,649 3,148,475


General

The Gladius Driver Turret is a Gladius Driver suited for base defense. It is a popular long-range defense amongst medium-level players.

It fires a blocky white slug that is very similar to the ship version.

Strategy and Setup

Advantages

Gladius Driver Turrets are excellent against sniper fleets. While they have a shorter range than Kinetic Driver Turrets, their projectile speed and proximity detonation makes them much more reliable at hitting targets.

Gladius Driver Turrets are also fairly lightweight, allowing your Combat Modules to hold more armor and shields.

They have quite low XP compared to the other VEGA Mining Base Weapons, restricting the range of enemy fleets that can attack your base.

Disadvantages

Like most Projectile turrets, they are vulnerable to blitz attacks due to their large minimum range and lack of firepower. Their projectile speed is not enough to reliably hit targets at maximum range without adding Iridium Arrays.

It is recommended to put these turrets next to short range turrets such as Tachyon Beam Turrets so that they complement each other's weaknesses, allowing your base to defend well against both types of base attacks.

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