Ion beamer (Wasteland 2)
|For the Ion beamer in Wasteland, see Ion beamer.|
Description[edit | edit source]
The Ion Blaster's big brother, it projects twice as many beams, twice as fast. Melts twice as many faces.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
Energy weapons cannot jam or inflict Critical Hits, but deal bonus damage to targets with Conductive Armor.
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The weapon alerts enemies (generates noise) in a 20 unit radius.
The favourite energy weapon of the late-game's Children of the Citadel pulse gunners, the Ion Beamer is, in fact, quite subpar despite being listed as tier-6. It has a burst mode, sure, but doing only 40-50 damage per shot to targets with at least 7 armor along with high AP cost makes this weapon unemployable in real combat. Let it remain in your enemy's hands - and thank goodness they aren't carrying as many death rays instead.