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Ion Pulse Generator
|Ion Pulse Generator|
|Hull Damage (dps)||544|
|Shield Damage (dps)||13,000 kJ|
|Rate of Fire||62 shots/minute|
|Projectile Speed||347 m/s|
|Max Weapon Energy||5,000 MJ|
|Energy Cost/Second||475 MJ/sec|
 Encyclopedia Entry
A weapon usually found on corvettes or frigate-sized ships.
In addition to being effective against shields, the Ion Pulse Generator's projectiles give a violent ion burst on reach maximum range. This can have an effect on ships engines, often causing a reduction in speed.
An interesting weapon due to its effect, which makes it less useless than the other corvette level weapons: It can briefly reduce the speed of a target ship upon impact, allowing a potentially slower craft to keep up. Add to this the fact that it deals minimal hull damage, and it becomes a useful weapon for capturing fighters and somewhat restricting more mobile opponents. It is, however, made less useful by its high energy drain and low refire rate, meaning every shot counts. A good weapon for OOS patrols (often combined with CIGs to compensate for lower hull DPS), can also be an effective frigate weapon for ships capable of mounting/powering them.