GTW Shield Breaker

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GTW-99 Shield Breaker


Weapon Comparison Table, FS1


Weapon Comparison Table, FS2

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.

Developer Notes

The anti-subsystem weapon



Range 1600 m
Rate of Fire 3.33 shots per second
Velocity 400 ms-1
Base Damage 40
Armor Damage None 0
Shield Damage Full 40
Subsystem Damage None 0


Veteran Comments

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Developer note seems to be remnant from a previous weapon as the S-breaker has no subsystem factor. (Identical to Disruptor comment, actually.)

The Shield 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 Shield 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 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.

Please also note its extraordinarily long range.

Does surprisingly more damage then its Freespace 2 replacement, the Circe, while draining less energy.