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Guardian Shard Cannon (Class 2)

Fixed-mount short-range weapon based on Guardian technology. There is a limit of 4 experimental modules per vessel.

— In-Game Description

The Guardian Shard Cannon is a weapon that utilizes Guardian technology. It functions similarly to a Fragment Cannon. In order to purchase the Guardian Shard Cannon, it must first be unlocked through a Technology Broker.


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


Class Rating Mass
Integrity Power
Damage Armour
ROF DPS Thermal
Clip Size
1 D 2.00 34 0.87 Fixed Thermal 2.0 30 1.7 40.0 0.7 5 180
1 F 2.00 34 0.72 Turret Thermal 1.1 30 1.7 22.2
2 A 4.00 42 1.21 Fixed Thermal 3.7 45 1.7 74.5 1.2 5 180 445,560
2 A 4.00 42 1.16 Turret Thermal 2.4 45 1.7 47.7 1.1 5 180 1,722,825
3 C 8.00 51 1.68 Fixed Thermal 5.2 60 1.7 104.5 2.2 5 180 1,282,335
3 D 8.00 51 1.39 Turret Thermal 3.4 60 1.7 68.2 5 180

Engineer Modifications

There are currently no Engineer modification options for the Guardian Shard Cannon.

Purchase Locations

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

Class Rating System Station Weapon Mode
2, 3 A, C Shinrarta Dezhra Jameson Memorial Fixed, Turret
2, 3 A, C Diaguandri Ray Gateway Fixed, Turret
2, 3 A, C Ix Scully-Power Station Fixed, Turret

Modified Shard Cannon

Unique Class 1 and Class 2 Guardian Shard Cannons with Focused, Long Range, and Penetrator Munitions named "Modified Shard Cannon" 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 Shard Cannon 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: