Weapons technology

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Arc[edit | edit source]

This branch uses the Damage Arc.pngArc damage channel and is used by the Assembly faction Assembly, Syndicate faction Syndicate and (unrecognized string “fac oathbound” for Template:Icon) Oathbound factions.

Technology Tier Group Prerequisites Interface Knowledge.png Unlocks Description
MilitaryResearch Arc MagneticEnergyStorage.png Magnetic Energy Storage 1 Arc 100
  • Static Buildup Module
  • Arc Discharge
“Arc weapons allow us to disrupt the electrical signals naturally occurring in neural and mechanical control systems. What you see as drooling paralysis is really just the body running without any direct communication with the mind.”
– Claudius Proton, Assembly Researcher
MilitaryResearch Arc Electron.png Electron Impact 2 Arc MilitaryResearch Arc MagneticEnergyStorage.png Magnetic Energy Storage 150
  • Arc Retaliation Defense
  • Arc Manifold
“One of my regulars, a scientist developing Arc weaponry, said that I was his inspiration. My android systems were specialized to avoid static build up. Something about friction. Rub up against enough people and it creates sparks.”
– Emma III, E:bot, in a Patent Dispute Lawsuit
MilitaryResearch Arc IonicDetachment.png Ionic Detachment 4 Arc MilitaryResearch Arc Electron.png Electron Impact 520
  • Arc Impact Module
  • Aeon Flux Charge
“Arc weapons can be neutralized using dissipation channels. If you can create a conductive circuit around the target, all that energy passes harmlessly around the protected structure—a lightning rod for an individual.”
– Claudius Proton, Assembly Researcher
MilitaryResearch Arc NeuroElectricDisruptors.png Neuro-electric Disruptors 6 Arc MilitaryResearch Arc IonicDetachment.png Ionic Detachment 1200
  • Stun Module
  • Pulse Disruption Lance
“Most carbon-based lifeforms make poor conductors of electricity. Flood the body with enough electrons and the results are quite literally stunning.”
– Professor R. Lin’l Bunson, Neural-electric Testing
MilitaryResearch Arc PositronTechnology.png Positron Technology 8 Arc MilitaryResearch Arc NeuroElectricDisruptors.png Neuro-electric Disruptors 2200
  • Positron Arc Storm Projector
  • Positron Discharge Shield
  • Positron Converter
“Positronic technologies employ high-energy antimatter in Arc weapons. Anti-electrons collapse electrons into high-energy gamma radiation. Like all antimatter, if not properly applied, catastrophic explosions ensue. We’re sure we’ve worked that part out.”
– Dr. Dewy Dollis, Paragon High-Energy Labs

Biochemical[edit | edit source]

This branch uses primarily the Damage Bio.pngBiochemical damage channel and is used by the Kir'ko factionKir'ko and Amazon factionAmazon factions.

Technology Tier Group Prerequisites Interface Knowledge.png Unlocks Description
MilitaryResearch Biochemical BiochemicalApplications.png Biochemical Applications 1 Biochemical 100
  • Acidic Composite
  • Biochemical Maceration
“Life is delicate. Evolved over ages of perfected trial and error, one doesn’t gain superpowers by adding an extra helix to the elegant double helix of DNA. It’s lethal. No surprise that this weapon, originally an attempt to enhance life, is better suited for destroying it.”
– Dr. Eva Montinga, Terratech Researcher
MilitaryResearch Biochemical VolatileAfflictions.png Volatile Afflictions 2 Biochemical MilitaryResearch Biochemical BiochemicalApplications.png Biochemical Applications 150
  • Corrosive Detonator
“Of course, our military-grade corrosive chemicals will eat away your hand if you touch it regardless of whether you’re innocent or nefarious. It’s a weapon. The innocent don’t play with weapons. Slap another warning label on it and ship it.”
– Shela Kilgraves, CEO Alchemicorp
MilitaryResearch Biochemical Corrosion.png Specialized Strains 4 Biochemical MilitaryResearch Biochemical VolatileAfflictions.png Volatile Afflictions 520
  • Viscous Strain
  • Cerebral Strain
“Our latest batch of corrosive weapons was inspired by industrial cleaning agents. Nothing cleans the battlefield better than our undiluted hyper-reactive infusions, now with the fresh scent of pine.”
– Shela Kilgraves, CEO Alchemicorp
MilitaryResearch Biochemical AdvancedInfections.png Advanced Infections 6 Biochemical MilitaryResearch Biochemical Corrosion.png Specialized Strains 1200
  • Blight Infection
  • Virulent Canister
“We’ve pioneered many biochemical weapons. This time we’ve added a little twist: the terminally infected explode. We have a dispersion mechanism and the antiviral agent. We decide who lives, who profits and who... explodes.”
– Trask Palin, CTO, Viralica Pharmaceutical, Weaponry Division
MilitaryResearch Biochemical BlightPlague.png Advanced Infections 8 Biochemical MilitaryResearch Biochemical AdvancedInfections.png Advanced Infections 2200
  • Blight Bringer
  • Acid Rain
“To survive, we must unleash the misery we’ve endured on everyone. When the skies rain poison, and the earth crawls with plague, then they will understand us. Only then will they let us live in peace.”
– Tikay Tikk’t, Kir’Ko Liberation Front

Explosive[edit | edit source]

This branch uses primarily the Damage Kinetic.pngKinetic damage channel and is used by the Dvar factionDvar faction.

Technology Tier Group Prerequisites Interface Knowledge.png Unlocks Description
MilitaryResearch Explosive EnhancedPayloads.png Enhanced Payloads 1 Explosive 100
  • Flash Payload
  • Advanced Munitions Provision
“Bombs are too predictable. All they do is blow stuff up, which I admit is great, but what if they were more surprising?”
– Sir Dunkle Tog, Red Dvar Bomb Company
MilitaryResearch Explosive Thermodynamics.png Thermodynamics 2 Explosive MilitaryResearch Explosive EnhancedPayloads.png Enhanced Payloads

MilitaryResearch Kinetic SubjugationOrdnance.png Subjugation Ordnance

150
  • Time on Target
“Using successive bombing runs and successively larger explosive ordnance, even if the first bomb misses, subsequent bombs will eventually eliminate the intended target.”
– Ava “Boomer” Goyavic, Dvar Bomb Runner
MilitaryResearch Explosive AdvancedLaunchers.png Advanced Launchers 4 Explosive MilitaryResearch Explosive Thermodynamics.png Thermodynamics

MilitaryResearch Kinetic ElectromagneticApplications.png Electromagnetic Utilization

520
  • Guided Delivery Mechanisms
  • Creeping Barrage
“Military contractors love to sell bombs without targeting systems. Every bomb wasted is money in their pockets. By deploying the new targeting upgrades, we’ve already saved our colony a heap of treasure.”
– Dwerg D’vor, Financial Auditor, Municipal Munitions Account
MilitaryResearch Explosive AugmentedPayloads.png Augmented Payloads 6 Explosive MilitaryResearch Explosive AdvancedLaunchers.png Advanced Launchers

MilitaryResearch Kinetic KineticForceManipulation.png Kinetic Force Manipulation

1500
  • Smart Payload
“Our latest bombs are more dangerous and have top-of-the-line, smart-sense technology. Judging by the way many artificial intelligences are becoming sentient, it’s only a matter of time before our smart bombs will form a labor union.”
– Sir Yurghie Malovik, Blue Dvar Bomb Company
MilitaryResearch Explosive NuclearSolution.png Nuclear Solution 8 Explosive MilitaryResearch Explosive AugmentedPayloads.png Augmented Payloads

MilitaryResearch Kinetic ExplosivePayloads.png Explosive Payloads

2200
  • Micro Nuclear Payload
  • Tactical Nuclear Strike
“Now that we’ve developed a weapon that can destroy us all, we can finally rest in peace.”
– Zhanna Tserber, Adamant Council member

Firearms[edit | edit source]

This branch primarily uses the Damage Kinetic.pngKinetic damage channel and is used by the Assembly factionAssembly, Dvar factionDvar and Vanguard factionVanguard factions.

Technology Tier Group Prerequisites Interface Knowledge.png Unlocks Description
MilitaryResearch Kinetic SubjugationOrdnance.png Subjugation Ordnance 1 Firearms 100
  • Ammunition: Flechette
  • Shredder Bomb
“Though primitive, blades have always been lethal. Especially striking a foe flying at supersonic speed.”
- Orindra Reaver, Syndicate Assassin.
MilitaryResearch Kinetic ElectromagneticApplications.png Electromagnetic Utilization 2 Firearms MilitaryResearch Kinetic SubjugationOrdnance.png Subjugation Ordnance 150
  • Rail Accelerators
“I was inspired reading research on a maglev train accident in Star Union Station. The E&M breaking failed, launching the train through three solid barriers before stopping. Naturally, I thought the same powers could be used in a weapon.”
– Clint Sutton, Vanguard High Energy Operations
MilitaryResearch Kinetic KineticForceManipulation.png Kinetic Force Manipulation 4 Firearms MilitaryResearch Kinetic ElectromagneticApplications.png Electromagnetic Utilization 520
  • Kinetic Phase Modulator
  • Kinetic Vectoring Field
“I prefer the elegant clean kill, but when you’re outnumbered, they refuse to surrender, and I have the right weaponry. Well, that’s when it’s time to turn the whole enemy line into something my grandma would call ‘Chunky Salsa.’”
– Enrique Garza, Vanguard Sharpshooter
MilitaryResearch Kinetic ExplosivePayloads.png Explosive Payloads 6 Firearms MilitaryResearch Kinetic KineticForceManipulation.png Kinetic Force Manipulation 1500
  • Ammunition: Fire Burst
  • Cluster Shell
“Bombs aren’t always bad. The universe started with a big bang. Makes you wonder: what do you suppose God was trying to destroy when it went off, and did it work?”
– Varla Prakash, Philosopher
MilitaryResearch Kinetic RelativisticProjectiles.png Relativistic Projectiles 8 Firearms MilitaryResearch Kinetic ExplosivePayloads.png Explosive Payloads 2200
  • Shockwave Infuser
  • Mass-Driver Cannon
“Not only did the target get knocked out, but everyone around him went flying. A natural consequence of an object moving near the speed of light. Now that’s a gun!”
– Kim Jordan, Gun Enthusiast

Laser[edit | edit source]

This branch primarily uses the Damage Thermal.pngThermal damage channel and is used by the Amazon factionAmazon, (unrecognized string “fac shakarn” for Template:Icon)Shakarn and Vanguard factionVanguard factions.

Technology Tier Group Prerequisites Interface Knowledge.png Unlocks Description
MilitaryResearch Laser HeavyLaserDeployment.png Heavy Laser Application 1 Laser 100
  • Incinerator Module
  • Laser Strike
“Lasers are fast, accurate and leave no bloody mess—just the delicious smell of fried bacon.”
– Mark McNash, CEO Laztech
MilitaryResearch Laser PhotonAcceleration.png Photon Acceleration 2 Laser MilitaryResearch Laser HeavyLaserDeployment.png Heavy Laser Application 150
  • Hard Light Module
  • Photonic Countermeasures
“Don’t think too rigidly. The speed of light is not a constant if you change it.”
– Dr. Millicent Rickles, Head Researcher, Lazilite Inc.
MilitaryResearch Laser Non-RefractiveLasers.png Non-Refracting Lasers 4 Laser MilitaryResearch Laser PhotonAcceleration.png Photon Acceleration 520
  • Laser Penetration Module
  • Shield Breaker Module
“The concept is quite simple really. It’s old medical tech applied to the battlefield. Think of yourself as a surgeon and your enemy is a bad tattoo you need to remove.”
– Mark McNash, CEO Laztech
MilitaryResearch Laser CrystallineTechnology.png Crystalline Technology 6 Laser MilitaryResearch Laser Non-RefractiveLasers.png Non-Refracting Lasers 1500
  • Flash Module
  • Laser Ablation
“Even the most advanced and brutal technology eventually evolves into something dazzlingly beautiful.”
– Varla Prakash, Philosopher
MilitaryResearch Laser PlasmaWeaponry.png Plasma Weaponry 8 Laser MilitaryResearch Laser CrystallineTechnology.png Crystalline Technology 2200
  • Plasma Disintegrator Module
  • Starlight Projector
“They say the first lifeforms evolved from primordial stardust. If so, our new weapon is a reset switch. Instead of stardust-life becoming complex life, complex life is reduced to stardust. Just beautiful! The circle of life, I tell ya!”
– Master Gunnery Sergeant Talwar Aag, Vanguard 2nd Landing Division

Psionics[edit | edit source]

This branch primarily uses the Damage Psionic.pngPsionic damage channel and is used by the Kir'ko factionKir'Ko and Syndicate factionSyndicate factions.

Technology Tier Group Prerequisites Interface Knowledge.png Unlocks Description
MilitaryResearch Psionics DominionOfPurification.png Dominion of Purification 1 Psionics 100
  • Mantra of Clarity
  • Cleansing Pulse
“Clear your mind and listen. Truth speaks with the quietest voice.”
– Hatyl Ur’Uk, Kir’Ko Dream Reader
MilitaryResearch Psionics DominionOfAffliction.png Dominion of Affliction 2 Psionics MilitaryResearch Psionics DominionOfPurification.png Dominion of Purification 520
  • Mind Wipe
“Through assaults, chemical or mental, the mind must remain stalwart. The mind must push beyond any affliction or it risks being wiped out.”
– Malai of House Antares
MilitaryResearch Psionics DominionOfVitality.png Dominion of Vitality 4 Psionics MilitaryResearch Psionics DominionOfAffliction.png Dominion of Affliction 520
  • Mantra of Life
  • Psyonic Bolstering
“The mind requires a body to inhabit. Though it be little more than an animal, it must be kept strong to nourish the whole.”
– Malai of House Antares
MilitaryResearch Psionics DominionOfCommand.png Dominion of Command 6 Psionics MilitaryResearch Psionics DominionOfVitality.png Dominion of Vitality 1500
  • Mantra of Control
  • Psychic Control
“A word is power. Words can be imbued by memory, and fixed by experience. Spoken in command, it is a force to change worlds.”
– Hatyl Ur’Uk, Kir’ko Dream Reader
MilitaryResearch Psionics DominionOfAether.png Dominion of Aether 8 Psionics MilitaryResearch Psionics DominionOfCommand.png Dominion of Command 2200
  • Aether Storm
  • Mass Insanity
“The Aether is a realm of tumultuous thought. Dream-forms become reality. To unleash it in this world breaks all rational thought, scattering them across a storm of contradictions and impossible ideas. Only the strongest mind would dare trespass there.”
– Mordechai of House Antares

Sonic[edit | edit source]

This branch uses simultaneously the Damage Thermal.pngThermal and Damage Kinetic.pngKinetic damage channels and is used by the (unrecognized string “fac shakarn” for Template:Icon)Shakarn faction.

Technology Tier Group Prerequisites Interface Knowledge.png Unlocks Description
MilitaryResearch Sonic DeafeningFrequencies.png Deafening Frequencies 1 Sonic 100
  • Deafening Amplifiers
  • High-Frequency Projection
“From primordial days, vibrations in the rocks warned us of predators. We took in every sound. We craved tiny tremors. Once we trembled and fled, but we evolved. Sound is our weapon now. We bask on warm stones, feeling the vibrations of a dozen tiny heartbeats, waiting patiently for our prey.” – Kha Bra, Huntress of the Fang
MilitaryResearch Sonic SonolysisApplication.png Sonolysis Application 2 Sonic MilitaryResearch Sonic DeafeningFrequencies.png Deafening Frequencies

MilitaryResearch Laser HeavyLaserDeployment.png Heavy Laser Applications

150
  • Focused Sonolysis Module
  • Shield Shattering Frequency
“Weakness reveals itself not by hastily striking. Listen carefully to what shakes a foe. The strongest armor can be rendered brittle. Simply amplify its resonant frequency. They may be strong, but they cannot abide our cunning.” – Ioshees Tone, The Hidden Tactician
MilitaryResearch Sonic SoundAugmentation.png Sound Augmentation 4 Sonic MilitaryResearch Sonic SonolysisApplication.png Sonolysis Application

MilitaryResearch Laser PhotonAcceleration.png Photon Acceleration

520
  • Acute Pitch
  • Cavitation Module
“No sound is so soothing that it cannot be turned into a weapon simply by amplifying its volume to the threshold of pain.” – Skarismanda Skaal, Clutch Mistress
MilitaryResearch Sonic AcceleratedSoundWaves.png Accelerated Sound Waves 6 Sonic MilitaryResearch Sonic SoundAugmentation.png Sound Augmentation

MilitaryResearch Laser Non-RefractiveLasers.png Non-Refracting Lasers

1200
  • Reverbing Shields
  • Rapid Cavitation
“Reduce the pressure in water rapidly enough and it creates bubbles, boiling though the temperature never increased. As the spontaneous bubbles collapse, a powerful shockwave is produced, damaging the liquid’s container. This force is called cavitation. How is it relevant? Since most lifeforms are little more than sacks of water, it doesn’t require expertise in fluid dynamics to appreciate its destructive strength.” – Skenniss Tumaal, Deep-sea Assimilator
MilitaryResearch Sonic PerfectResonance.png Perfect Resonance 8 Sonic MilitaryResearch Sonic AcceleratedSoundWaves.png Accelerated Sound Waves

MilitaryResearch Laser CrystallineTechnology.png Crystalline Technology

2200
  • Sono-Interference Module
  • Field-Wide Resonant Frequencies
“Reality is a string vibrating in perfect tones. Match these chords and you’ll discover the explosive resonance that started the universe.” – Geckion Glassfang, Sacred Singer

Entropy[edit | edit source]

This branch uses the Entropy damage channel and is used by the (unrecognized string “fac oathbound” for Template:Icon)Oathbound faction.

Technology Tier Group Prerequisites Interface Knowledge.png Unlocks Description
MilitaryResearch Entropy EntropicFoundations.png Entropic Foundations 1 Entropy 100
  • SedatingDecayComponent.png Sedating Decay Component (mod)
  • LocalizedDecay.png Localized Decay (tactical op)
“There’s only one power that binds chaos. Intelligence. Intelligence is expressed in the word. The word is power with purpose. Plan the word. See the word. Say the word. Feel the word. Free the word. When chaos has purpose, it rises from the noise.”
—Gavin Crenshaw, Chaos Handler
MilitaryResearch Entropy EntropyInhibition.png Entropy Inhibition 2 Entropy MilitaryResearch Entropy EntropicFoundations.pngEntropic Foundations

MilitaryResearch Arc MagneticEnergyStorage.png Magnetic Energy Storage

150
  • Entropic decomposer.png Entropic Decomposer (mod)
  • Isomer stabilization.png Isomer Stabilization (tactical op)
“Entropy must be controlled or it will consume you. Before you unleash all hell, first ensure you can bottle it.”
– Tilda Apos, Entropic Overseer, Chaos Handler
MilitaryResearch Entropy DecayChains.png Decay Chains 4 Entropy MilitaryResearch Entropy EntropyInhibition.png Entropy Inhibition

MilitaryResearch Arc Electron.png Electron Impact

520
  • Entropic radiation emitter.png Entropic Radiation Emitter (mod)
  • Atrophy Spread.png Atrophy Spread (tactical op)
“Ever felt like your whole life was ruined? You just can’t keep up because everything is falling apart? Sure, you might need to listen to happy songs, gaze at rainbows and set more realistic goals, but more often than not it’s because there’s an entropic radiation leak in the decay chains.”
– Raden Orespark, Emitter Technician
MilitaryResearch Entropy ProbabilisticNature.png Probabilistic Nature 6 Entropy MilitaryResearch Entropy DecayChains.png Decay Chains

MilitaryResearch Arc IonicDetachment.png Ionic Detachment

1200
  • Entropic Retaliation Component.png Entropic Retaliation Component (mod)
  • Atomic Collapse.png Atomic Collapse (tactical op)
“Nothing lasts forever. Even stars breakdown over time. Entropy will eventually bring the heat-death of all things. Whether we live to next year or a million more, our time is limited. For our time to matter, we must use these forces. Let those who ignore their purpose embrace their inevitable ruin as we accelerate atomic collapse on oath breakers.”
– Otter Tankrue, Philosopher Champion
MilitaryResearch Entropy ExponentialDecay.png Exponential Decay 8 Entropy MilitaryResearch Entropy ProbabilisticNature.png Probabilistic Nature

MilitaryResearch Arc NeuroElectricDisruptors.png Neuro-Electic Disruptors

2200
  • MaxwellsPuzzleBox.png Maxwell's Puzzle Box
  • StructuralIntegrityDiminisher.png Structural Integrity Diminisher
  • DivideHalfLife.png Divide Half-Life
“Our latest entropic decay weapons trigger instability in the atomic composition of all matter. The very atoms of your enemies are your weapon. Marvel as your enemies disintegrate, bleeding not blood, but the very nuclei of the atoms from their bodies.”
—Rutledge McMillan, Paladin Labs