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Shatter Driver   Shatter Driver Turret

Shatter Driver   Heavy Shatter Driver   Xeno Shatter Driver


The Shatter Driver fires a long range Kinetic, that shatters on impact into an arc of multiple projectiles, hitting any targets behind it.
  — In-Game Description 

Stats

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SPECIFICATIONS Notepad
DPS 71 Pr 86 Pr 100 Pr
Mass 990 t 1,188 t 1,386 t
Range 2,100-5,200 m
Projectile Range 5,140 m
Speed 1,500 m/s
Firing Cycle C: 0.0 / F: 0.0 / R: 4.0 / N: 1
Restricted to Xeno DivisionA.X.I.S.AltairiansUmbra
Traits Split
Hull XP 14,220 XP 16,999 XP 19,302 XP
BLUEPRINT CompleteBlueprint
Arms Lab Required VII VIII IX
EQUIP ModuleRefit
Time Time 4h 30m 6h 00m 9h 00m
Helium-3 Helium3 5,449,220 6,620,802 7,792,385
Antimatter Antimatter 1,556,920 1,891,658 2,226,396


General

The Shatter Driver is a unique long-range Kinetic weapon that splits into more projectiles upon impact. It can only be used on Xeno Division Hulls or better.

Upon impact or reaching projectile range, 5 secondary projectiles are generated in a 45-degree arc. These projectiles travel a further 1,550 m at a speed of 2,250 m/s, hitting additional enemies behind the main target.

Strategy and Setup

Advantages

Shatter Drivers have massive range, allowing destroyers equipped with them to snipe bases outside the range of most turrets. Even if the turrets fire back, they could easily dodge most of the shots at such a distance. Their shatter effect excels against clustered bases by damaging multiple modules at once. The use of Siege Casing further increases the damage dealt to modules.

They are also very useful on battleships as they outrange Arc Missiles significantly, making kiting much easier as well.

The weapon's secondary projectiles travel far beyond maximum range; this can be exploited to damage enemies that are running away or otherwise out of range.

Disadvantages

Shatter Drivers have poor mass efficiency, which is made even worse by the fact that the main projectile only deals partial damage. In addition, they have a modest minimum range that prevents them from firing at nearby ships. Therefore, they are weak to blitz attacks that often use mass-efficient Disintegrator Cannons, Cluster Missiles and Rupture Beams.

Shatter Drivers are quite dodgeable even with the help of Iridium Magnets, and are useless against agile targets such as frigates.

Trivia

  • The Shatter Driver's primary and secondary projectiles do a total of 66.7% and 50% DPS respectively.
  • The Shatter Driver fails to hit targets at the very edge of maximum range with its primary shot, effectively only doing 50% DPS instead of 66.7%.

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