The Heavy Shatter Driver is an enhanced Shatter Driver with significantly more firepower.
Strategy and Setup
Heavy Shatter Drivers have the same benefits as the regular version, but deal even more damage and are more mass-efficient.
They also have increased shield bypass, making them useful against regenerating shields and guaranteeing damage against the enemy even in the event of a loss.
Heavy Shatter Drivers are vulnerable in close range combat similar to the normal Shatter Driver. They are just as easily dodged, but each hit counts for a lot more due to the improved damage and shield bypass.
The Heavy Shatter Driver's primary projectile does 2/3rds of the base DPS, while each secondary projectile does 10%.
The Heavy Shatter Driver fails to hit targets at the very edge of maximum range with its primary shot, effectively only doing 50% DPS instead of 66.7%.