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Storm Driver   Storm Driver Turret


The Storm Driver Turret is a standard-issue military turret, fielded by the VEGA Demon Corps. It fires short, controlled bursts of heavy Kinetic ammunition.
  — In-Game Description 

Stats

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II
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III
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SPECIFICATIONS Notepad
DPS 90 Pr 160 Pr 255 Pr
Mass 424 t 869 t 1,958 t
Range 2,500-8,400 m
Projectile Range 9,660 m
Speed 2,500 m/s
Firing Cycle C: 0.0 / F: 0.4 / R: 1.6 / N: 3
Module XP 108,315 XP 186,613 XP 247,614 XP
BLUEPRINT CompleteBlueprint
Arms Lab Required V VII IX
EQUIP ModuleRefit
Time Time 2h 21m 00s 15h 41m 00s 1d 02m 30s
Mineral Ore MineralOre 788,137 4,824,308 7,343,415
Antimatter Antimatter 139,083 1,608,103 2,447,805


General

The Storm Driver Turret is the base version of the Storm Driver, extremely common in high-level bases.

It fires a set of three projectiles which travel quickly in a small spread, much like the ship version.

Strategy and Setup

Advantages

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Storm Driver Turrets have excellent all-round stats: high range, high damage, high speed.

They have sufficient range to outrange destroyers and thus fend off sniper attacks, while also having a small minimum range that is difficult to exploit. Their damage is very high for a Kinetic weapon, even exceeding that of Energy weapons such as the Aurora Ray Turret and Impulse Beam Turret, making them effective against blitz attacks. They have a superior projectile speed that can be further accelerated by Iridium Arrays, making them extremely difficult to dodge especially in large numbers.

Storm Driver Turrets are excellent defenses against squadrons due to their high accuracy and fire rate.

Disadvantages

Storm Driver Turrets are quite massive; this limits how much armor and shields you can stack on your Combat Modules.

Storm Driver Turrets, while fast, can still miss their targets at maximum range. Exterminator Destroyers and Liberator Destroyers often outstrafe them while simultaneously firing at Combat Modules, though this is also true for just about every other long-ranged base weapon.

They do not have nearly as much range as the truly long-ranged Kinetic base weapons such as the Gemini Driver Turret, limiting their coverage against sniper fleets.

Trivia

  • The Storm Driver Turret used to have 8,100 m range but was reduced to 7,600 m for balancing purposes. Its DPS was also reduced to 90/125/210 from the current values. This sparked huge backlash on the forums, resulting in a DPS reversion and range buff. Ironically, the overall change made this weapon even stronger than its original state.

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