Energy Weapons are weapons include numerous kinds of lasers, mundane conventional weapons like Flamers, and more exotic weapons like PPCs. Energy weapons differ from Ballistic and Missile weapons in that energy weapons do not utilize a solid projectile, but instead utilize amplified light, concentrated blasts of ions or protons, or a combusting fuel.
One advantage of all Energy weapons is that they do not need ammunition, which enables longer effective operating times in many circumstances. Main downside of energy weapons is the increased heat buildup that threatens the well-being of heat sinks and the asset itself.
Note that laser damage displayed in the table below is the maximum damage possible. This assumes that the laser in question has been focused on a target for the full length of its beam duration. Also note that firing Pulse Lasers (but not X-Pulse Lasers) will occasionally fire an extra pulse. This is a known feature.
- Very Accurate
- No ammo concerns
- Can transfer heat to enemy units
- High heat
- Not as much damage as Ballistic Weapons
- Shorter Range
Energy Weapons in MWLL