BEAM LASER

Beam Lasers are high-damage thermic- damage weapons that operate solely on energy. Once fired, a laser beam exits the weapon mount and causes immediate damage to any vessel surface it collides with, especially at effective range. Maximum range is 3000m, but Damage Falloff begins after just 600m.

Beam lasers are known for their high DPS compared to other lasers, at the cost of thermal waste and distributor draw.

Damage type is thermic, and so shields have a resistance penalty against them. Armour piercing capability is rather low, making them less effective against hulls – but not ineffective. These traits are common to almost all laser weapons.

Modifications 

The following modifications can be applied to this module:

Experimental Effects

After applying at least Grade 1 modification, one of the following experimental effects can be chosen:

Recommended Configuration

When fitting Beam Lasers, there is a lot of choice. If your goal is to exploit their high DPS as fast as possible to strip shields, then the Thermal Shock experimental effect is a no-brainer. With bigger, more variant ship builds other choices become viable; while Overcharged/Oversized is always a good choice, with Beams you’ll want to keep an eye on overall power usage and adjust accordingly. For the small slots you can use non-stacking effects, and of course if power is an issue you can switch to Burst or Pulse as an alternative given the benefits of constant DPS. In conclusion any Beam Laser build really requires attention to power management to ensure you can fire them enough to garner the benefits.