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


Weapon Comparison Table, FS1


Weapon Comparison Table, FS2


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 their 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.

The TerSlash's problem is that it shuts down when it reaches the end of the target, or runs off the end of it, and so it doesn't always get the full damage output promised by its duration. In fact, it almost never does. A TerSlash can run from one end of an Orion to another horizontally at fairly short range, or across a Sathanas diagonally at medium ranges, and then the damage output approaches its promised totals. Against anything smaller, it's doing a lot less.