Light Terran Slashing Beam is a beam used by the Terrans in the FreeSpace 2
Terran slashing anti-capital ship beam weapon
||3 500 m
|Damage per second
|Damage per second (sustained)
|Damage per pulse
Shares all of the bad qualities of the SGreen
and the TerSlash
, pretty much capping of the Fenris's
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.