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The Mercury Beam is an extremely powerful Energy weapon that relies on the massive power reserves of a carrier class ship.
  — In-Game Description 

Stats

Mercury Beam I
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II
MercuryBeam2
III
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SPECIFICATIONS Notepad
DPS 26 En 46 En 82 En
Mass 264 t 475 t 950 t
Range 0-4,000 m
Speed 3,000 m/s
Firing Cycle C: 2.0 / F: 4.0 / R: 1.0 / N: Infinite
Traits Beam
Restricted to Carriers
Restricted to Demon Corps
Hull XP 3,271 XP 5,641 XP 9,752 XP
BLUEPRINT CompleteBlueprint
Arms Lab Required VII VIII IX
EQUIP ModuleRefit
Time Time 10m 30s 58m 00s 4h 35m 30s
Helium-3 Helium3 143,897 1,178,440 5,402,370
Antimatter Antimatter 7,574 207,960 1,800,790


General

The Mercury Beam is a conventional Energy weapon for and only for the Dominion Carrier. Unlike other ship weapons, it is equipped on the hangar slot and cannot be improved by weapon boosts.

It charges up for a brief moment before firing a thin golden beam at its target.

Strategy and Setup

Advantages

Mercury Beams have very high DPS relative to other Energy weapons. They cannot be diminished by enemy fire unlike squadrons, making them very reliable against enemies that get close and have adequate protection against squadrons.

Mercury Beams, however ineffective, can assist in destroying enemy squadrons, this can make a difference when both fleets are down to their carriers.

Mercury Beams do not display any firing arc, this can be used to trick the enemy into thinking that the carrier is undefended.

Disadvantages

Mercury Beams have low range and damage compared to squadrons and thus not useful in a full-fledged carrier battle. They are also readily outranged by battleships and destroyers.

Mercury Beams are weak against squadrons as they require a few seconds to charge up before being able to deal damage.

Trivia

  • The Mercury Beam is the first conventional weapon for carriers.
  • The Mercury Beam is the longest-range Energy ship weapon obtainable by players.
  • The Mercury Beam originally was supposed to be a ship squadron according to game files, hence its design.

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