Storm Driver

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The Storm Driver is a standard-issue military weapon, fielded by the VEGA Demon Corps. It fires short, controlled bursts of Kinetic ammunition.
  — In-Game Description 

Stats[edit | edit source]

Storm Driver I
DPS 32 Kinetic 38 Kinetic 45 Kinetic
Mass 370 t 530 t 720 t
Range 1,500-4,000 m
Projectile Range 4,600 m
Speed 2,500 m/s
Spread 3 deg
Firing Cycle C: 0.0 / F: 0.4 / R: 1.6 / N: 3
Restricted to Demon Corps
Hull XP 2,527 XP 3,335 XP 4,105 XP
BLUEPRINT CompleteBlueprint.png
Arms Lab Required VII VIII IX
EQUIP ModuleRefit.png
Time Time.png 27m 00s 1h 21m 00s 2h 57m 30s
Helium-3 Helium3.png 503,622 1,597,248 3,445,058
Antimatter Antimatter.png 55,958 399,312 1,148,353

General[edit | edit source]

We have analysed the combat parameters of the enemy projectile weapon. An extremely high projectile velocity was observed, though it has a short range similar to the Rail Driver. I suspect its damage output is quite high, given the velocity.
  — Keres VII 

The Storm Driver is a medium-range Kinetic weapon that is locked to Demon Corps Hulls.

It fires three rounds of fast projectiles in quick succession with a slight spread, taking little time to reload.

Strategy and Setup[edit | edit source]

Advantages[edit | edit source]

Storm Driver rounds in combat

Storm Drivers have relatively high damage as a Kinetic weapon. They have superior projectile speed and some spread, making them almost impossible to dodge when equipped with Iridium Magnets.

Their small minimum range is very difficult to exploit, so the weapon is still viable in close combat.

Storm Drivers are often paired with Phased Magnets or better yet, Reinforced Rails. This enables them to ignore a portion of enemy shields and inflict direct armor damage, guaranteeing a long repair time.

On frigates, the use of Electric Rails with this weapon is common because its fire rate can make up for the special's short stasis duration, allowing them to continuously impede enemy ships.

Disadvantages[edit | edit source]

Storm Drivers lack the range of typical Kinetic weapons, slow ships that are equipped with this weapon often find themselves kited by battleships.

Storm Drivers also lack firepower relative to other medium-ranged weapons, in particular the Reverb Ray, which deals more damage in 2 bounces and weighs less despite having Focused Optics equipped.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This weapon was one of the few weapons to have been mentioned in the lore, the other being the Bayonet Missile.

Gallery[edit | edit source]