|Heavy Blaster Turret|
Compound Blaster Turret
|Weapon damage and characteristics|
The Heavy Blaster Turret is the largest version of the famous line of Pyrogenesis Compound Blasters, so big that only a turret mechanism allows it to hit anything at all. This weapon, as with other blasters, is more effective against shields than armor. This leads most space captains to mount other weapons as well, such as fusion pulse weaponry, in order to shred armor once the enemy's shields are gone. The Heavy Blaster is normally only carried by capital ships because of its large size and mass.
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This weapon is only available in the outfitters in two storylines - a legal version in the Federation string and an illegal version in the Rebellion string. It can also be obtained on the Unrelenting in the Pirate string.
The Federation Carrier comes equipped with two of these turrets as standard.
Despite the long range and heavy damage of this weapon, it is actually a poor choice as a primary weapon. Its best use is to supplement railguns, in case an enemy ship manages to get within range of it.