Terran Slashing Beam is a beam used by the Terrans in the Freespace 2
Terran slashing anti-capital ship beam weapon
|| 4000 m
| Recharge Time
|| 10 s
| Beam Lifetime
|| 2 s
| Damage per second
|| 1 925
| Damage per second (sustained)
|| 3 850
| Damage per pulse
The major trouble with all "slash" type beams, is that they are inconsistent. The Slashers tend to slash past there target, sometimes inflicting more or less damage, whereas solid beams, however statistically inferior, either hits or misses, and usually hits. The TerSlash in particular has negative feelings associated with it, as a symbol of Terran
technological inferiority. Typically the TerSlash is compared to the SRed
, the beam mounted on the SCv Moloch
, as even though the TerSlash does 2.2X the sustained damage, the SRed
is far more accurate.
Any warship using this should have straight-firing beam cannons to compensate for its lack of power over long range.
Only really useful as a broadside weapon side-by-side against another enemy warship, when the slashing effect does not have such a high tendency to go off-target.