GTW Shield Breaker
GTW-99 Shield Breaker
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|The GTW-99 Shield Breaker|
Tech Room Data
Developed as an anti-Shivan weapon, the Shield Breaker inflicts massive damage to enemy defensive systems. This weapon causes no structural damage, but coupling it with an anti-hull cannon is very effective against larger Shivan bombers such as the Seraphim.
The anti-subsystem weapon
|Rate of Fire||3.33 shots per second|
Developer note seems to be remnant from a previous weapon as the S-breaker has no subsystem factor.
The Sheild Breaker is 'almost' identical to the Freespace 2 GTW Circe, close enough that most any comments that apply to one apply to the other. The bolts travel at the same 450 mps of the GTW Prometheus. The Sheild Breaker is commonly known as the S-Breaker.
The S-Breaker could be considered a poor man's Banshee. On one hand, it doesn't harm hulls at all, and is pretty much useless once the shields are gone. On the other... it has an excellent rate of fire, doesn't consume that much energy, and can be installed on pretty much any fighter. What's more, is that it damages shields even more than the Banshee does. Coupled with a hull damaging weapon such as the Avenger or Prometheus, this weapon can be devastating.