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Terran Slashing Beam is a beam used by the Terrans in the Freespace 2


Weapon Comparison Table, FS 1


Weapon Comparison Table, FS 2


Terran slashing anti-capital ship beam weapon



Range 4000 m
Recharge Time 10 s
Beam Lifetime 2 s
Type: Slashing
Shots 1
Damage per second 1 925
Damage per second (sustained) 3 850
Damage per pulse {{{8}}}


Veteran Comments

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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.