Ability: Photonic Shock Wave
Overview[edit | edit source]
Photonic Shock Wave – System: Emitter. The Photonic Shock Wave ability emits a blast of a 3 km radius around your ship, knocking back enemy ships, inflicting kinetic damage as well as disabling enemy ships for a couple of seconds. Shields drastically reduce the effect of kinetic damage.
A key component of this ability is to disable ships for a couple of seconds, outright stopping them and even interrupting some abilities. Some of these abilities include bridge officer abilities like Tractor Beam , Extend Shields and Tachyon Beam , captain abilities like Scattering Field or console powers. Generally it can interrupt all abilites, that have to be maintained by its source.
Detailed Information[edit | edit source]
- Used by: Science Bridge Officers
- Target: Foe
- System: Deflector Dish
- Ability Type: DoT
- Activation: 0.5 sec
- Range: 3km sphere
- Shares cooldown with:
- Starts cooldown on:
- Duplicate ability cooldown:
- 30 seconds
- Modified by:
- Psychological Warfare - Improves repel distance and disable duration by 20%.
- Starship Trait
- Trait: Delphic shockwave Photonic Shockwave creates Radiation hazards
- Pilfered Power - Enemy Weapon and Auxiliary Power Levels are drained to enhance your own power levels. + Weapon Firing Speed.
- Duty Officer
- Photonic Studies Scientist Regular flavour
- Photonic Studies Scientist (Fleet Support Duty Officer Pack)
- Chance to trigger a Photonic Aftershock when Photonic Shockwave is used, making the target (enemy) to become itself a source for a photonic shockwave.
- Gravimetric Scientist
- Improved Repel for Photonic Shockwave but removes Disable component
- Trained by:
- Rank I & II - Bridge Officer Trainer
- Rank III - Captain Training
Ability Ranks[edit | edit source]
|Ability/User Rank||CD||Ability Effects|
|Rank I: Lt. Commander||45 sec||
|Rank II: Commander||45 sec||
|Rank III: Commander||45 sec||
Values displayed for 100 points in Control Expertise and 408 Exotic Particle Generator Points on a T5 Science Vessel
Notes/References[edit | edit source]
- Numbers for ability power are base values taken from tooltips and are heavily modified by skills.
- The only effect that Auxiliary power has on this ability is to increase the repel, which, while not as much as that from Ability: Tractor Beam Repulsors may or may not be useful depending on the situation.
- Its duration on a target can be cut down by skilling into Skill: Starship Control Expertise. Having Auxiliary to Dampers or Attack Pattern Omega active makes its target completely immune against this ability.
- After expiration of its disable, a lockout called Emergency Dampeners is granted to the target, making it immune against any additional disables caused by other shockwaves for a timespan of 10 seconds.
- Formula for Duration (@Level 60):
- Rank I: Duration = Skill*0.0076 + 1.26
- Rank II: Duration = Skill*0.0115 + 1.84
- Rank III: Duration = Skill*0.0115 + 2.84
- Formula for Damage (@Level 60):
- Damage = (9.9*skill + 2698)*(Rank + 3)/4