Piercing NET Torpedo

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NET Torpedo   Piercing NET Torpedo

The [Piercing] NET Torpedo (Null Engine Thrust) is a VSec Explosive weapon designed for what is politely known as "non-lethal" engagements.
  — In-Game Description 

Stats[edit | edit source]

Piercing NET Torpedo I
DPS 13 Explosive 16 Explosive 20 Explosive
Mass 625 t 1,015 t 1,525 t
Range 2,500-4,250 m
Projectile Range 4,250 m
Speed 1,100 m/s
AoE Radius 500 m
Spread 20 deg
Stasis Duration 3.8 s
Stasis Potency 30% 50% 70%
Piercing 4
Firing Cycle C: 0.0 / F: 0.0 / R: 6.0 / N: 1
Traits Proximity TriggerTrace Detonation
Hull XP 632 XP 834 XP 1,026 XP
REUSABLE ITEM ReusableItem.png
Prerequisites None
EQUIP ModuleRefit.png
Time Time.png 2h 34m 00s 4h 54m 30s 6h 05m 30s
Helium-3 Helium3.png 2,971,800 5,778,383 7,086,630
Antimatter Antimatter.png 990,600 1,926,128 2,362,210

General[edit | edit source]

The Piercing NET Torpedo is a modified NET Torpedo that can pierce through multiple ships.

Strategy and Setup[edit | edit source]

Advantages[edit | edit source]

Piercing NET Torpedoes have much greater slowing potential thanks to their piercing ability, allowing them to easily slow down multiple ships in a line even if they are not clustered together. They are an automatic substitute to normal NET Torpedoes as they do not cost any additional mass or resources.

Piercing NET Torpedoes can also surprisingly pack a punch, especially when equipped with AM Warheads etc., with each pierce causing an explosion that damages multiple ships within its area of effect.

Disadvantages[edit | edit source]

Piercing NET Torpedoes have poor accuracy absent the use of Volatile Fuel, similar to the regular version. They are also unable to slow down fleeing ships and are strictly a kiting weapon.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Piercing NET Torpedo looks identical to NET Torpedo I-III.
  • The Piercing NET Torpedo was actually slated for a release along with the Brutal ECHO Ray as indicated here: [1], but its release was cancelled, most likely because the former would probably be too overpowered.
  • The level II version was finally released to the public as part of the catch-up campaigns on July 11th, 2019. In particular, Run 3 of Training Simulation: High Mercenaries rewarded players with three Heretic Cruisers, each equipped with one of this weapon.

Gallery[edit | edit source]