|“||The Nova Ray is a powerful energy weapon that explodes into a star formation, hitting enemies adjacent to the target.||”|
|— In-Game Description|
|Range||0 - 3,200 m|
|Unlocking (Only obtainable in event Alien Decimation and Vendetta)|
|Arms Lab Required||VII||VIII||IX|
|Time||1h 59m||4h 1m 30s||5h 42m 30s|
The Nova Ray is an energy weapon developed by Demon Corps. It was available in Alien Decimation. It fires energy lasers similar to Aurora rays, upon impacting a target, it explodes into a star shape, damaging nearby ships.
Strategy and Setup
An energy weapon similar to the Aurora ray, it has lethal amounts of firepower, with the level I variant being nearly as powerful as Aurora ray III. It surpasses almost every other energy weapon, with the exception of the infernal Gatling ray. It has fairly decent range, and with focused optics it can be equipped on a battleship as a substitute for the Aurora ray. Its splash effect allows it to deal heavy damage to grouped targets. The Nova ray has also been observed to be very effective against squadrons, as seen in event fleets.
The Nova Ray is extremely heavy, especially at level II and III, meaning it cannot go on ships without much mass, especially tier III or IV ships like the Revelation cruiser. Even so, level I and II possess a formidable amount of firepower.
Its range, while decent, is more less than that of the Aurora ray.Making the Aurora ray better in some instances where range is key, examples would be battleships vs cruisers.
Iron Star ships using Skirmish armor are able to reduce the damage from this weapon, enabling them to survive substantially longer against Nova rays.
- This weapon appeared first in event fleets before its name was revealed. Many players thought that the splash effect was the result of a special and not an actual characteristic of the weapon.
- The Nova Ray was to appear in the first Alien Decimation but wasn't for unknown reasons