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Guardian Plasma Charger (Class 3)

Fixed-mount plasma weapon, based on researched Guardian technology. There is a limit of 4 experimental modules per vessel.

— In-Game Description

The Guardian Plasma Charger is a plasma-based weapon that utilizes Guardian technology. It can be unlocked through a Technology Broker.


Different modes and classes of the Guardian Plasma Charger can be permanently unlocked for purchase by providing the following Materials to a Guardian Technology Broker:


Plasma Launchers are a hybrid Human-Guardian technology, capable of a more controlled release of plasma than standard accelerators, allowing users to easily regulate the power of the shot. The longer the trigger is held, the greater the shot's damage. Releasing the trigger at any point will automatically fire the round. This weapon is effective against human and alien vessels.

— Additional In-Game Description

Guardian Plasma Chargers are weapons made with Guardian technology. Nominally similar to the Plasma Accelerator, Guardian Plasma Chargers deal less damage and cannot be engineered. However, they offer some benefits, such as reduced heat generation, greater ammo count, and higher projectile speed, in addition to greater effectiveness against Thargoid Interceptors and Thargoid Scouts than human weapons.


Class Rating Mass
Integrity Power
Damage Armour
ROF Damage
Clip Size
1 D 2.00 34 1.40 Fixed Absolute 1.7 65 5 17 4.2 15 200
1 F 2.00 34 1.60 Turret Absolute 1.1 65 5 17 5.0 15 200 484,050
2 B 4.00 42 2.13 Fixed Absolute 2.7 80 5 17 5.2 15 200 498,210
2 E 4.00 42 2.01 Turret Absolute 2.2 80 5 17 5.8 15 200 1,659,200
3 C 8.00 51 3.10 Fixed Absolute 3.9 95 5 17 6.2 15 200 1,248,946
3 D 8.00 51 2.53 Turret Absolute 3.3 95 5 17 6.4 15 200 5,495,200

Engineer Modifications

There are currently no Engineer modification options for the Guardian Plasma Charger.

Purchase Locations

The Guardian Plasma Charger is available for purchase at all stations where a Guardian Technology Broker is present after the module has been unlocked.

Class Rating Weapon Mode System Station
All All All Shinrarta Dezhra Jameson Memorial
All All All Brestla i Sola Prospect
All All All HIP 108158 Alexeyev Terminal
All All All Zandu Vaucanson Hub
All All All Rotanev Ride Ring

Modified Plasma Charger

Pre-Engineered Class 1 and Class 2 Guardian Plasma Chargers with Focused and Overcharged named "Modified Plasma Charger" can be purchased from the Guardian Technology Broker at Bright Sentinel and Prospect's Deep in Mbooni. Unlike unlocking most other Technology Broker items, which makes them permanently available for purchase with credits at station outfitting services, unlocking a Modified Plasma Charger immediately places one module in local storage at no additional cost. The module must also be unlocked repeatedly in order to obtain multiple copies. Note that although the included modifications can be removed, Engineers cannot re-apply them or apply any other modifications to these modules.

Unlocking the Class 1 version requires the following Materials and Commodities:

Unlocking the Class 2 version requires the following Materials and Commodities: