Nova Cannon

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The Nova Cannon is an upgraded design from the Nova Ray. Offering a more powerful Energy power source, that explodes into a star formation on impact.
  — In-Game Description 

Stats[edit | edit source]

Nova Cannon I
DPS 254 Energy 318 Energy 381 Energy
Mass 1,795 t 2,099 t 2,509 t
Range 0-3,300 m
Speed 4,000 m/s
Firing Cycle C: 0.0 / F: 1.0 / R: 2.0 / N: 3
Traits HomingSplit
Restricted to Cruisers
Restricted to AltairiansUmbraPharmakon
Hull XP 17,600 XP 23,223 XP 28,591 XP
BLUEPRINT CompleteBlueprint.png
Farming Tier Umbra Carnage Cargo Umbra Carnage Cargo N/A
Pieces 8 8 N/A
Arms Lab Required XI XII N/A
REUSABLE ITEM ReusableItem.png
Arms Lab Required N/A N/A XII
CRAFT Crafting.png
Fragments Fragment.png 150
EQUIP ModuleRefit.png
Time Time.png 8h 00m 16h 00m 1d 0h
Helium-3 Helium3.png 9,763,250 13,668,550 17,573,850
Antimatter Antimatter.png 3,486,875 4,881,625 6,276,375

General[edit | edit source]

The Nova Cannon is the successor to the Nova Ray, and is a Umbra Energy weapon restricted to the Wraith Cruiser.

Unlike the Nova Ray, it explodes into 5 secondary shots each 72 degrees apart, which travel for 1,200 m at a speed of 4,000 m/s, whereas the Nova Ray explodes into 4 secondary shots each 90 degrees apart, which travel for 1,150 m at a speed of 4,000 m/s. They can pierce up to two ships (and hit the third).

Strategy and Setup[edit | edit source]

Advantages[edit | edit source]

Like its predecessor, the Nova Cannon is capable of dealing splash damage especially to tightly grouped targets, due to its ability to split its fire whenever the primary shot impacts its target. The Nova Cannon's range exceeds that of the Epsilon ECHO Cannon, outperforming it in that aspect.

The Nova Cannon's ability to split its fire makes it effective against squadrons as well.

Disadvantages[edit | edit source]

The Nova Cannon's DPS can be reduced if the opponents have Energy resistance. The Nova Cannon is also restricted to Umbra and to cruisers only, making the Wraith Cruiser the only ship capable of using this weapon.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Nova Cannon's primary and secondary projectiles deal a total of 100% and 40% DPS respectively, meaning that it can potentially do up to 140% DPS.
  • The Nova Cannon is the first T7.5 Energy Weapon, and the first Umbra weapon to appear for the season.
  • This weapon was retroactively unlocked to the Altairians in the first January 2019 update.

Gallery[edit | edit source]