Photon cannon

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Photon cannon
T icon W ELauncher1.png
skillEnergy Weapons
damage34-42penetration0
base hit chanceDefaultcritical chanceDoes not crit
fire modesSingle shot (6 AP)
chance to jamDoes not jam
7 AP to unjam
rangeMaximum: 20m-17m
Optimum: 17m-3m
Point blank: 3m or less
ammo usedEnergy cell - ammoammo capacity10
6 AP to reload
value$ 1080weight5.0 lbs.
item idEnergy_Tier_5_1
 
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Photon cannon is a tier 5 energy weapon in Wasteland 2.

Description[edit | edit source]

Experimental weapon that projects photons through enemies.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Energy weapons cannot jam or inflict Critical Hits, but deal bonus damage to targets with Conductive Armor.

Armor Damage Multipliers
Conductive 2.3x
Non-Conductive 0.6x

The weapon alerts enemies (generates noise) in a 20 unit radius.

Unfortunately, the only thing worth mentioning about this weapon is its diesel-punky appearance. Apart from that, there is absolutelly no reason to choose the Photon Cannon over the stronger, further-reaching and faster-firing neutron projector, plus the latter is much easier to find, too. Even if you do stumble upon this gun before you get yoursef a projector, there's little point to change your pulse rifles and meson cannons for it because of the Photon Cannon's higher armor threshold that isn't balanced by reduced AP cost or higher damage.

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