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Polaron Ray   Graviton Ray Turret

Polaron Ray   Repeating Polaron Ray


The Polaron Ray is an unconventional Energy weapon with improved range and moderate damage.
  — In-game Description 
Polaron Ray I II III IV V
Mass 90 135 205 310 465
DPS 11 14 18 23 29
DPV 24.2 36.4 36 55.2 110.2
Range 0-3,500 m
Projectile Speed 3,000 m/s
Firing Cycle C: 0.0 / F: 0.8 / R: See below / N: 5
Reload Time 1.4 s 1.8 s 1.2 s 1.6 s 3.0 s
Sound Effect
Mech laser 01
Research
Arms Lab Required VII VIII IX X X
Prerequisites Disruptor
Ray
I
Disruptor
Ray II
Disruptor
Ray III
Disruptor
Ray IV
Disruptor
Ray V
Time 9m 18m 1h 04m 4h 56m 21h 50m
Helium-3 10,600 52,700 263,910 1,276,560 5,471,960
Antimatter 0 0 13,890 141,840 965,640
Build
Time 2m 00s 3m 00s 6m 00s 16m 00s 54m 30s
Helium-3 2,170 10,630 52,934 255,528 1,094,698
Antimatter 0 0 2,786 28,392 193,182
Newpolaronray

Polaron Ray I, II, III, IV, and V Respectively

General

The Polaron ray is an energy based weapon with a longer range in comparison to that of Pulse ray and Disruptor ray as well as significantly lower firepower. It fires lasers rapidly in never missing bursts.

Strategy and Setup 

Advantages:

The Polaron Ray has a very high amount of range, when equipped with Focused Optics V it will outrange very long ranged weapons like the Gladius Driver. The allows your ships to outrange those types of hulls when facing against them and it also has no minimum range.

Due to its high range and decent DPS, it is best paired with battleships. Use Focused Optics V and as many Polaron's as you can hold while balancing shield and armor and you will be able to do early game kiting without weapons like the Vector Torpedo.

Disadvantages:

The Polaron however does very poorly against rush fleets or against other kiting fleets which doesn't have Polaron Ray. Do to this other hulls should rarely ever use this weapon as higher DPS weapons are much better suited for them.

Weapons like the ECHO Ray and Vector Torpedo are much better mid game weapons in replacement for the Polaron. Builds revolving around the Polaron usually don't have stasis either, this makes it do very poorly against Taipan Cutter fleets.

Setup:

Always equip Focused Optics V with your Polaron Ray and use IV or V due to its light weight. Battleships like the Venom Battleship or even Rancor Battleship can hold it because of this.

When fighting an enemy always stay at maximum range and fly away straight when your enemy gets too close. This is battleship kiting and is very effective against cruisers, non-marked frigates or cutters, and Specialist classes.

Variants

The Repeating Polaron Ray is a more powerful variant of the Polaron ray. Its range and damage output remains unchanged, however, it chains to other targets like the ECHO ray or the Reverb ray. While both the aforementioned chaining energy weapons possess more raw firepower, Repeating Polaron ray is more lighter and have better mass to damage per second ratio.

Gallery

Trivia

  • The Polaron ray, unlike Disruptor Ray and Pulse Ray, makes a unique sound effect and has a unique beam texture when firing.
  • There was an update that changed the way the weapon fired. Before, it was a single, powerful beam that slowly recharged. Now, it fires 5 shots in quick succession at lower damage for each hit, and charges much quicker than before.
  • Voyager Corvettes can equip a single Polaron ray I with 0 tons left.



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