Shivan Super Laser

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The Shivan Super Laser (also occasionally called a Flux Cannon) is an anti-ship weapon used by the Shivans during The Great War. Two of these serve as the signature forward weapons of the SD Lucifer. The Shivan Super Laser was used by the Lucifer to destroy the GTD Galatea, and it is heavily implied that this weapon was used to bombard Vasuda Prime and render it uninhabitable.


Name Shivan Super Laser
Rate of fire 0.1 s-1
Velocity 1000 ms-1
Damage 15 000
Armor damage 15 000
Shield damage 15 000
Subsystem damage 15 000

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Capable of taking down anything in its path in one or two hits, this is what made the Lucifer so dangerous. This is described as a "Flux Cannon" in the Lucifer's tech description.

THE gun, the meanest, most destructive weapon in FreeSpace 1, period. It outdamages anything and everything.

The FreeSpace Port made this into a beam weapon, but in retail FS1/2 it's actually a turret munition with an invisible head and a very long tail. In other words, it's a laser shot hacked to look like a beam.

It kills anything below a cruiser in one shot, anything above cruiser in three. It also has absolutely INSANE kinetic power, because whenever you shoot a fighter or bomber with it, the destroyed ship is propelled by 200 m/s before exploding, and its debris goes even faster.