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Experimental Weapon

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Experimental Weapons are a type of starship equipment which can be equipped on certain starships that have an Experimental Weapon slot. Most ships do not have an Experimental Weapon slot. Tier 5, Tier 5-U and Tier 6 Raiders and all Tier 5, Tier 5-U and Tier 6 starships with a Tactical Commander seat, 7 weapons, and 1 or fewer Hangar Bays receive a Experimental Weapons Slot and have by default a basic upgradeable Experimental Weapon. There are several types of Experimental Weapon, as shown below.

Unlike standard starship weapons, Experimental Weapon are not affected by weapon firing modes, such as those granted by bridge officer abilities, but can be affected by certain consoles.

Players who have access to a ship with an Experimental Weapon slot may claim an Experimental Hyperexcited Ion Stream Projector from the Reclaim tab of the Dilithium Store (for 0 Dilithium).

Types of Experimental Weapons[edit | edit source]

Experimental Weapon Source
Experimental Hyperexcited Ion Stream Projector icon.png
Very rare icon.png
Experimental Hyperexcited Ion Stream Projector Default / Dilithium Store
Experimental Dual Warhead Launchers icon.png
Very rare icon.png
Experimental Dual Warhead Launchers Miradorn Theta Class Heavy Raider
Experimental Flak Shot Artillery icon.png
Very rare icon.png
Experimental Flak Shot Artillery Competitive Wargames Reputation (Tier III)
Experimental Protomatter-Laced Sheller icon.png
Very rare icon.png
Experimental Protomatter-Laced Sheller Tzenkethi Shuk-din Escort
Experimental Proton Charge icon.png
Very rare icon.png
Experimental Proton Charge Xindi-Reptilian Sistruus Escort
Experimental Railgun icon.png
Very rare icon.png
Experimental Railgun Caitian Shikaris Escort, Ferasan Slithus Escort, Hathos Warbird
Slamshot Magnetic Artillery icon.png
Very rare icon.png
Slamshot Magnetic Artillery Amarie-class Smuggler's Heavy Escort
Voice of the Prophets icon.png
Very rare icon.png
Voice of the Prophets Denorios-class Bajoran Interceptor
Alliance Hypercannon icon.png
Very rare icon.png
Alliance Hypercannon Andorian Pilot Escorts, Dewan Pilot Escorts, Lethean Pilot Escorts
Phlogiston Projector icon.png
Very rare icon.png
Phlogiston Projector Maquis Raider
Field-Distortion Overcharge Pulse icon.png
Very rare icon.png
Field-Distortion Overcharge Pulse Jem'Hadar Vanguard Heavy Raider

Notes[edit | edit source]

Experimental Weapons can be upgraded using the Beam Weapons Tech Upgrades, Cannon Weapons Tech Upgrades or Universal Tech Upgrades. They will receive an additional modifier on successful quality improvement:

Quality
Modifier
Effect
Ultra Rare [CrtX] +2% Critical Chance
+10% Critical Severity
Epic [Ac/Dm] +10 Accuracy Rating
+X Damage