LTerSlash

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Light Terran Slashing Beam is a beam used by the Terrans in the FreeSpace 2

Primaries
Secondaries
Turrets

Weapon Comparison Table, FS 1

Primaries
Secondaries
Turrets

Weapon Comparison Table, FS 2


Description

Terran slashing anti-capital ship beam weapon

Performance

Statistics

Range 3 500 m
Recharge Time 10 s
Beam Lifetime 2.2 s
Type: Slashing
Shots 1
Damage per second 825
Damage per second (sustained) 182
Damage per pulse 1 815


Notes

Veteran Comments

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Shares all of the bad qualities of the SGreen and the TerSlash, pretty much capping off the Fenris's problems.


A lousy beam, but with a shorter reload time than all others. Better than the SGreen in a one on one basis, but paired SGreens are better than paired LTerSlash.


The LTerSlash can barely scratch anything that doesn't surround it completely. With such a short slashing sequence that ends so quickly, it can hardly do any damage to anything that isn't really, really HUGE. The LTerSlash is much better than the SGreen, however.


Reloads a lot faster than the SGreen. Ten seconds versus the SGreen's 45 seconds for 1000 points less damage per pulse.


In most situations, much better than a Fusion Mortar for a few reasons: much greater range, accuracy against non-stationary targets, potential to hit multiple targets and subsystems/turrets, and the fact that it can be mounted on a Fenris cruiser, of all things. Though it has a strong tendency to do only a fraction of its potential damage due to very wild slashing patterns, it still gives the Fenris an edge over other light cruisers and gives it a bit of fire-support capability against larger ships. If mounted as a battery weapon, this beam can be surprisingly effective against lighter targets.