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The Neutron Driver is a powerful projectile weapon that fires a dense cluster of neutrons with a gravimetric shockwave.
  — In-Game Description 

Stats

Neutron Driver I
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II
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III
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STATS
DPS 25 Pr 38 Pr 50 Pr
Mass 541 t 867 t 1,386 t
Range 3,400-4,600 m
Speed 1,200 m/s
AoE Radius 500 m
Firing Cycle C: 0.0 / F: 0.0 / R: 6.0 / N: 1
Restricted to Destroyers
Hull XP 7,275 XP 9,094 XP 10,638 XP
BLUEPRINT
Arms Lab Required VII VIII IX
BUILD
Time 1h 26m 00s 4h 05m 30s 5h 54m 30s
Helium-3 1,704,872 4,808,423 6,908,760
Antimatter 426,218 1,602,808 2,302,920

General

The Neutron Driver is a unique Projectile weapon with large area of effect, but is exclusive to destroyers.

It fires a large dome-shaped projectile that causes a large explosion upon impact or reaching maximum range.

Strategy and Setup

Advantages

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Neutron Drivers have large splash damage

Neutron Drivers have decent mass efficiency as a Projectile weapon and can wreak havoc on clustered ships and modules with their splash ability. They can be considered a poor man's version of the Shatter Driver when fighting tightly-packed Alien Outposts, effective only at the lower levels.

Disadvantages

Neutron Drivers have a very narrow range band: they are significantly outranged by Siege Drivers and hence less preferable in most base attacks, while the massive minimum range makes them useless against rush fleets.

Neutron Drivers have a relatively slow projectile speed, making them rather easy to dodge even when boosted with Iridium Magnets V.

Trivia

  • The Neutron Driver closely resembles a crossbow, ironically more so than the Archer Beam.

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