Exocraft Mining Laser

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The subject of this article is from the Visions update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 13 August, 2019.
Exocraft Mining Laser
Exocraft Mining Laser
Category Vehicle
Type Exocraft Mining Attachment
Recharged with Carbon, Condensed Carbon, Oxygen
Release Visions

The Exocraft Mining Laser is an exocraft upgrade.

Summary[edit | edit source]

The Exocraft Mining Laser is a weapon which can be mounted on any Exocraft, but comes pre-installed on the Colossus. It can be fired continuously without ever overheating, dealing damage at an apparent tick rate of 5 ticks per second until its energy is depleted, at which point it must be recharged with Carbon (0.5%/unit), Condensed Carbon (1.5%/unit) or Oxygen (1%/unit).

Game description[edit | edit source]

A mining laser too cumbersome for handheld operation, they are found only installed on Exocraft.

Mining properties[edit | edit source]

The Exocraft Mining Laser initially behaves similarly to a Mining Beam without the Advanced Mining Laser upgrade, dealing 98 damage per apparent tick to minerals and Flora. Additionally, it can be used to harvest Resource Deposits, though its large mining radius makes it very inefficient at the task compared to the Terrain Manipulator.

With the best possible upgrades installed for mining beam and this laser are compared, the beam does around 100 damage per tick while the exocraft laser can do around 170 damage per tick, making this laser very useful for mining expeditions.

Combat properties[edit | edit source]

The Exocraft Mining Laser is mediocre at harvesting Fauna and fighting Sentinels, dealing 98 damage per apparent tick to these targets. However, the weapon's laser properties make it much easier to use at long range than the Exocraft Mounted Cannon.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Exocraft Mining Laser can be built using a blueprint and the following ingredients:

Exocraft Mining Laser can be dismantled after construction, returning the following ingredients:

Additional information[edit | edit source]

  • The weapon actually deals damage 10 times per second, but pairs of damage ticks are automatically added together to reduce clutter for the purposes of damage number display.
  • This technology has one blueprint upgrade, Exocraft Mining Laser Upgrade Sigma, and a dedicated Upgrade Module type, Exocraft Laser Module.

Version history[edit | edit source]

  • Pathfinder - Added to the game
  • NEXT - formula changed, formerly used Carite Sheet and Armadium
  • NEXT 1.63 - Mining power and damage rebalanced:
    • Base mining power per apparent tick increased from 80 to 98.
    • Combat damage per apparent tick is now equal to mining power against fauna and Sentinels (formerly 400/apparent tick against fauna and 121-242/apparent tick against Sentinels).
  • Abyss - It has the same icon as Tethys Beam.

Gallery[edit | edit source]