THERMAL KINETIC & EXPLOSIVE WEAPONS
Covering Thermal Kinetic and Explosive weapons, their applications and uses. This site is meant to be a quick guide, for detailed information you’ll find a page on each weapon followed by a link out to the Elite Dangerous Wiki to provide you with detailed data, numbers and more info.
Thermal-Kinetic Weapons require ammunition to fire, generate a large amount of heat, and consume a large amount of energy. However, they deal very high damage and are equally effective against Shields and Hull.
Explosive Weapons require ammunition to fire. Most explosive weapons can be fired with insufficient energy in the weapons capacitor, but do so at the cost of extreme heat generation that is quite capable of reaching critical heat levels that may cause heat damage to your own modules and/or hull. Explosive Weapons are extremely ineffective against shields, but do greatly increased damage to hull.
See the ‘OTHER’ section for info on Pack-Hounds, Shock Mines, Enzyme Missiles and Point Defence.