|“||The Plasma Torpedo is a long range Explosive weapon with high damage, fueled by volatile charged particles.||”|
|— In-Game Description|
|Range||2,850 - 4,750 m|
|Projectile Speed||750 m/s|
|AoE Radius||500 m|
|Arms Lab Required||VI||VII||VIII||IX||X|
|Other Requirements||HEX Missile I||HEX Missile II||HEX Missile III||HEX Missile IV||HEX Missile V|
|Time||7h 40m||19h 10m||1d 6h 40m||2d 13h 20m|
|Time||14m 30s||49m||2h 34m||4h 54m 30s||6h 5m 30s|
Plasma Torpedoes are the last explosive weapon to be researched. The Plasma Torpedo is a powerful, explosive type weapon particularly suited in attacking bases. It fires a pair of slow moving, missiles at their targets with a small spread but very high splash damage.
They are relatively uncommon to be seen in combat amongst players because of their lack of effectiveness in combat and rarity of players attacking other's bases in mid level ranges.
Strategy and SetupEdit
Plasma Torpedoes have a very high splash damage and range. They are very effective blitz weapons for PvP or PvB alike. Due to its massive missile launch, it can be very hard to dodge and can easily hit multiple modules or hulls.
It has a rather high range, nearly on par with that of the Gladius Driver. Due to this, it can be sorta viable as a sniping weapon on battleships or destroyers which is something not very common with explosive weapons.
Plasma Torpedoes are marred by numerous disadvantages such as an extremely high mass, and cost. Its high cost is on par with much more superior weapons like the Vector Torpedo or the SICO Missile, its weight is also heavily on par with the weapons.
Plasma Torpedoes have a very slow projectile speed, meaning they are very easy to kite with other weapons or to move away, along with this it has a minimum range which is easily exploited by weapons like the Taipan Cutter.
Fury Battleships are the best hull to equip this due to its high mass. Level IV is recommended to balance its high weight, try to equip a Spectral Shield V or Metaphase Shield III, minimal armor, and Rear Thrusters V. Then max out your weapons.
Trident Destroyers do not benefit aswell but still can be used as an annoying PvP build for lower tier levels. Rear Thrusters IV are needed and armor and shield of your choice and equip the maximum amount of weapons.
- Despite the amount of missile barrels increasing in the imagery field for the different levels of plasma torpedoes, the fire rate and payload remain constant, the only thing that changes, among all levels is the damage per shot.
- Early in closed beta, due to complaints about this weapon formerly being overpowered its weapon's range and DPS were severely reduced as well as its tonnage increased, spread was also added.
- Despite the change being fueled by complaints, many had complaints afterwards due to the severity of the change.