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Energy Net
Energy Net Icon
Available To: Royal Navy Flag FlintPirateFlag Procyon Expanse Rectangular Flag Ironclad Flag
Weapon Type: Medium
Cost: 7 Victory Points
Damage
Damage:
Wood: 0
Reinforced Wood: 0
Iron: 0
Cloth: 0
Stone: 1
Dragon: 0.5
Energy Dissipated: 55%
Critical Chance:
Wood: 0%
Reinforced Wood: 0%
Iron: 0%
Cloth: 0%
Stone: 100%
Dragon: 50%
Duration: 35 seconds
Fire
Strength:
Wood: 1
Reinforced Wood: 1
Iron: 1
Cloth: 1
Stone: 1
Dragon: 0.5
Chance:
Wood: 0%
Reinforced Wood: 0%
Iron: 0%
Cloth: 0%
Stone: 100%
Dragon: 50%
Ballistics
Range:
Effective: 50 metres
Long: 90 metres
Maximum: 150 metres
Velocity: 35
Inaccuracy:
Effective: 0.034907
Long: 0.05236
Maximum: 0.087266
Fire Rate
Reload Time: 15 seconds
Burst Quantity: 1 shot
Burst Interval: N/A

The Energy Net Launcher is a medium weight, utility weapon, that instead of dealing damage, slows enemy ships down.

OverviewEdit

Energy Nets will significantly reduce the energy of any sail powered ships that you hit. This means that if you use it against an Ironclad with a dark matter generator, or a ship that already has all its sails destroyed, it isn't effective. However, if you do use it against a sails ship then it will reduce their energy by an astonishing 55% for 35 seconds. This has many tactical uses. The most common example is to slow down ships, especially faster or smaller ones, in order to make them an easier target to hit, thus making all your other weapons more efficient. Another use is when using a boarding ship against a faster ship, allowing you to more easily match their speed and board them reliably. It can also be used to make a target easier to ram, prevent ships from kiting you and even allow you to escape yourself. It is best to use this in a single medium weapon slot, as multiple energy nets do not stack, and therefore it is most efficient thusly.

SummaryEdit

ProsEdit

  • Slows ship movement and rate of weapons fire.
  • Never ricochets.

ConsEdit

  • No damage.
  • Low velocity.
  • Short range.
  • Long reload time.

Armed ShipsEdit

ImperialEdit

Heavy Escort Icon Heavy Escort

PirateEdit

Fast Attack Icon Fast Attack Boat
Pirate Assault Cutter Icon Assault Cutter

ProcyonEdit

Procyon Man-o-War Icon Man-o-War

MiscellaneousEdit

Imperial Weapon Barge Icon Development Weapon Barge

HistoryEdit

This "weapon" doesn't cause damage to a ship, but veteran spacers fear it just the same. An Energy Net leeches energy from the solar sails that power most systems, leaving the targeted ship a sitting duck vulnerable to subsequent attack. A captain expecting to face smaller more manoeuvrable ships will wisely load a couple of these launchers.

TriviaEdit

  • Contrary to popular belief, the Energy Net is capable of dealing damage, although only to stone and dragons.