Retuned beam laser that sacrifices direct damage for the ability to dump heat into the targets cooling system.
— In-Game Description
For the ability to increase heat in its target, damage over the fixed class 1 beam laser has been reduced. In comparison, it has 50% of the DPS and 130% distributor draw. However, it also has 77% of the thermal load, so one might assume that the missing heat is what is transmitted to the target - an effect which shields cannot prevent. In all other aspects, the Retributor is identical to a small fixed beam laser.
The other drawback to this weapon, other than reduced damage, is that for the heat damage to build sufficiently and cause damage and/or malfunctions in the target, contact with the beam to the target must be maintained. Firing continuously with a beam laser is not always the easiest prospect at the best of times, and it is particularly difficult to keep fixed beam weapons on-target. Finally, larger ships that were not threatened by class 1 weapons are still not very threatened by this one, as their own weapons and subsystems likely generate far more heat than the Retributor's effect would.
This weapon can be purchased once the player has pledged their allegiance to Edmund Mahon for 4 or more weeks and has achieved a rating of rank 3 or higher.
|Power Draw (MW)||0.62|
|Distributor Draw (MW)||2.52|
|Armour Pierce Rating||18|
|Damage Falloff Range (m)||600|
|Maximum Range (m)||3000|