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The Tempest Driver is a powerful Kinetic weapon designed for close-range combat. It fires unguided ammunition in an arc, ripping into unsuspecting targets.
  — In-Game Description 

Stats

Tempest Driver I
TempestDriver1
II
TempestDriver2
III
TempestDriver3
SPECIFICATIONS Notepad
DPS 40 Pr 56 Pr 76 Pr
Mass 366 t 525 t 713 t
Range 1,000-3,000 m
Projectile Range 3,450 m
Speed 2,500 m/s
Spread 5 deg
Piercing 2
Firing Cycle C: 0.0 / F: 0.0 / R: 3.6 / N: 1
Restricted to Demon Corps
Hull XP 8,614 XP 10,637 XP 12,343 XP
BLUEPRINT CompleteBlueprint
Arms Lab Required VII VIII IX
EQUIP ModuleRefit
Time Time 26m 00s 1h 19m 2h 54m
Helium-3 Helium3 483,354 1,549,336 3,372,390
Antimatter Antimatter 53,706 387,334 1,124,130


General

The Tempest Driver is a unique Kinetic weapon that specializes in point-blank combat. It is restricted to Demon Corps Hulls.

It fires five blue projectiles in an arc which can pierce one target and hit another behind it. It functions very similar to the Burst Ray and could be considered as its Kinetic version.

Strategy and Setup

Advantages

Tempest 1-0

Tempest Drivers conical firing pattern

Tempest Drivers deal massive damage at close range and are hence often used on cutters. They can also deal double damage against enemies that are lined up due to their piercing ability.

Tempest Drivers have a very small minimum range that is impossible to exploit without the use of small ships such as corvettes and Harrier Frigates. Ships equipped with this weapon can face-hug most enemies and still be able to fire.

Disadvantages

Tempest Drivers have horrible maximum range and are easily kited. They do not benefit from Iridium Magnets due to the already-high projectile speed and the fact that the weapon is fired at close proximity.

Tempest Drivers deal reduced damage to enemies that are further away due to its spread, missing most of its shots.

Trivia

  • The icon for the Tempest Driver appears very similar to that of the Storm Driver.

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