Nonlinear Optics (Infra-Knife Accelerator)
|This article is about the Infra-Knife Accelerator technology. For the Photon Cannon technology, see Nonlinear Optics.|
|Category||Starship - Weapons|
|Type||Photon Cannon Upgrade|
|Stats||Total Cannon Count: 3|
Summary[edit | edit source]
Nonlinear Optics (Infra-Knife Accelerator) is a technology that uses the Infra-Knife Accelerator icon and has different crafting recipes, but is otherwise identical in appearance to the Photon Cannon upgrade Nonlinear Optics. It adds a third shot to each volley of Infra-Knife Accelerator, effectively increasing its base damage output by 50%.
Game description[edit | edit source]
Replaces the conventional Photon Cannon optics with an experimental glass array, boosting combat performance.
Significantly improves heat sink capacity.
Crafting[edit | edit source]
Additional information[edit | edit source]
- The third shot added by Nonlinear Optics overlaps one of the two existing shots. Since damage numbers from Infra-Knife Accelerator shots in a volley do not visually combine to show volley damage (rather, damage numbers from individual shots tend to overlap), this makes it very difficult to confirm in-game that the upgrade is working as intended.
- One way to force the shots to have non-overlapping damage numbers is to shoot a fauna in a specific spot near its critical-damage area. If done correctly, only one of the two overlapping shots will land a critical hit (the other two shots will land non-critical hits, either directly or via splash damage), causing all damage numbers to become visually distinct.
Release history[edit | edit source]
- NEXT - Added as a technology.
- Beyond - Blueprint changed, Technology Module was renamed to Wiring Loom.