Cyclotron Beam

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Cyclotron Beam   Void Cyclotron Beam

The Cyclotron Beam is a powerful particle accelerator that increases its output over time, maximizing Energy (Alien) damage dealt to locked on targets.
  — In-Game Description 

Stats[edit | edit source]

Cyclotron Beam I II III
DPS 600 662 722
Mass 2,393 t 3,112 t 5,793 t
Range 0-8,000 m
Speed 3,000 m/s
Firing Cycle C: 3.0 / F: 5.0 / R: 2.0 / N: 25
Overcharge Amount +25% DPS
Overcharge Delay 5 s
Overcharge Max +50% DPS
Overcharge Duration 10 s
Traits BeamPass Through
Restricted to Carriers
Restricted to AltairiansUmbraPharmakonSpectre
Hull XP 20,217 XP 26,677 XP 32,843 XP
Prerequisites None
Fragments 300
Time 1d 3h 38m 1d 12h 30m 1d 19h 20m
Helium-3 25,740,400 33,728,800 41,717,200
Antimatter 11,583,180 15,177,960 18,772,740

Note: Xeno Cyclotron Beam is only available to the Altairian faction.

General[edit | edit source]

The Cyclotron Beam is the successor to the Mercury Beam, with Overcharge abilities similar to the Surge Beam. It can only be equipped on carriers such as: the Sovereign Carrier, the Gargoyle Carrier and the Plexus Carrier. The Xeno version can only be equipped on the Sovereign Carrier.

Strategy and Setup[edit | edit source]

Advantages[edit | edit source]

Like the Mercury Beam, the Cyclotron Beam has very high DPS relative to other Energy and Alien weapons.

Plus, it has tremendous range, on par with Squadrons like the Yellowjacket Drone.

Its DPS increases the longer it locks on to its target due to the Overcharge ability, thus increasing its destructive power over time.

Disadvantages[edit | edit source]

Being a Beam Weapon, Cyclotron Beams are very ineffective against Squadrons.

This weapon is highly vulnerable to Weapon Disruption, and, as such, is weak against the Gargoyle Carrier and Monolith Carrier.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Cyclotron Beam is the first conventional weapon for carriers in a long time, since the Mercury Beam.
  • The Cyclotron Beam is the longest-range ship weapon obtainable by players.
  • The update of early August 2018 removed the Antimatter cost of Cyclotron Beam fragment crafting.
  • The late October 2020 update unlocked the Cyclotron Beam to the Spectre faction to complement the release of the Comandante Carrier.

Gallery[edit | edit source]