ION

Zap the Reds with the Ion Energy Cannon

The little brother of Zeus has arrived in the medium-class laser-shooting Ion.

Ion

 

Specs: Weapons Class: Medium

Combat Type(s): Medium Range

Maximum Range: 600m

Clip Size: 1 Pulse

Full Reload Time: 5 seconds

Rate of Fire: 1 second

Damage Type: Plasma/Energy

Required Account Level: 5

Purchase Cost: 10,000 Ion Components

Game Description:

Energy weapon. It produces a powerful charge and deals considerable damage in seconds.

The mighty heavy hardpoint Zeus has finally received a medium-class little brother in the form of Ion. Ion shoots an electric arc that fries enemy Reds with lock-on targeting and Energy damage, bypassing Ancile and Energy Shields.

Sharing the Zeus’ 600m range, the Ion at Level 12 Ion packs 12,650 damage at Mk1 and a scintillating 15,180 damage at Mk2. Dragoon is another heavy hardpoint weapon that deals serious damage in pairs with Ion. Smart setups for Ion and its brisk 5-second reload time are on the Spectre in a quad setup and in pairs or trios on the Dash bots Kumiho, Haechi, Bulgasari and of course the spider bot Fujin.

Due to its reload and range, best practices for Ion are medium-long range combat situations. Pilots who are veterans of the Carnage plus dual Zeus setup can apply similar strategies here with Ion.

Ion

Upgrading (1st Cycle)

Level Cost (Ag) Damage Per Particle Damage Per Full Clip Upgrade Time
1 10,000 Comp 4,480 4,480
2 18,000 4,920 4,920 45 minutes
3 36,000 5,410 5,410 1 hour, 30 minutes
4 72,000 5,940 5,940 5 hours
5 360,000 6,530 6,530 20 hours
6 720,000 7,180 7,180 1 day, 6 hours
7 1,440,000 7,890 7,890 1 day, 16 hours
8 2,760,000 8,670 8,670 2 days, 2 hours
9 5,400,000 9,530 9,530 2 days, 18 hours
10 9,000,000 10,470 10,470 3 days, 12 hours
11 14,400,000 11,510 11,510 4 days
12 23,400,000 12,650 12,650 4 days, 16 hours

Total Silver: 57,606,000

Total Time: 23 days and 15 minutes

Upgrading (MK2)

Level Cost (Ag) Damage Per Particle Damage Per Full Clip Upgrade Time
1 500 (Au) 5,376 5,376
2 18,000 5,904 5,904 45 minutes
3 36,000 6,492 6,492 1 hour, 30 minutes
4 72,000 7,128 7,128 5 hours
5 360,000 7,836 7,836 20 hours
6 720,000 8,616 8,616 1 day, 6 hours
7 1,440,000 9,468 9,468 1 day, 16 hours
8 2,760,000 10,404 10,404 2 days, 2 hours
9 5,400,000 11,436 11,436 2 days, 18 hours
10 9,000,000 12,564 12,564 3 days, 12 hours
11 14,400,000 13,812 13,812 4 days
12 23,400,000 15,180 15,180 4 days, 16 hours

 Total Silver: 57,606,000

Total Time: 23 days and 15 minutes

MK2 Levels 1-12 cost the same in terms of time and currency. A 20% damage bonus is added per missile/plasma blast depending on the weapon along with “added durability.”

Recommended Weapon Setups: Quad Ion Spectre, dual Ion Rogatka/Kumiho, trips Ion Bulgasari, Haechi, Fujin

Ion

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