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Pulsewave Assaults are a type of Ground Weapon. Their primary fire method shoots a cone of energy at a target, which can also damage enemies behind the target.
Pulsewave Assaults possess the highest DPS and damage per shot of any basic ground weapon of a given mark and rarity, but unlike every other ranged ground weapon, their damage falls off with distance; they are effectively the "shotguns" of Star Trek Online.
They also have a secondary fire mode that shoots a wide, high-damage cone of energy, which can damage multiple targets in an even larger area of effect than the primary fire and has a good chance to knock back. These shots have a chance of causing a target to become exposed, which can be useful if someone else is armed with an Exploit weapon.
Depending on the type of energy used, these weapons usually come with a 2.5% chance of applying a specific effect to the target, unless otherwise stated.
Rifle Types[edit | edit source]
|Phaser||2.5% chance: +2 Stun and -50% Runspeed|
|Disruptor||2.5% chance: -10 All Damage resistance for 10 sec|
|Plasma||2.5% chance: __ Plasma Damage|
|Polaron||2.5% Chance: Weapons Malfunction for 5 sec|
|Tetryon||2.5% chance: -__ All Shields|
|Antiproton||+20 Critical Severity Bonus|
Special Weapons[edit | edit source]
There are currently 3 special Pulsewave Assaults available.
Modifiers[edit | edit source]
Weapon Rarity[edit | edit source]
As of Season 5, the rarer the weapon, the more base damage it would do, regardless of suffixes.
Modifier Suffix[edit | edit source]
Pulsewave Assaults will have one modifier suffix, will have two and will have three. The same modifiers may appear multiple times (e.g. [Acc]x2, [Cap]x3, etc.).
|[CritD]||+20 Critical Severity|
|[CrtH]||+2% Critical Chance|
|[DoT1]||5% chance: X Radiation Damage over 15 sec|
|[DoT2]||5% chance: X Radiation Damage over 15 sec|
|[DoT3]||Grants Radiation Aura over 15 sec: 5 Radiation Damage|
|[KB1]||5% chance: Knocks back +5 feet|
|[KB2]||10% chance: Knocks back +10 feet|
|[KB3]||10% chance: Knocks back +10 feet|
5% chance: Applies Explosive Impact: Knocks back +5 feet
|[Rch]||-2.5 sec recharge|
|[Run]||Increases run speed by 15%|
|[Borg]||15 Kinetic Damage vs Borg NPCs|
|[Sonic]||7.5 Kinetic Damage vs Tholian NPCs|
|Weapon Proficiency||Increases the base damage of your ground weapons.|
|Weapon Expert||Increases the base damage of your ground weapons.|
|Weapon Criticals||Increases both your chance of landing a Critical Hit, as well as your Critical Severity, for all weapons.|
|Improved Weapon Criticals||Increases both your chance of landing a Critical Hit, as well as your Critical Severity, for all weapons.|
|Weapon Penetration||Increases the damage dealt by your weapons by penetrating your enemies' Resistances.|
|Improved Weapon Penetration||Increases the damage dealt by your weapons by penetrating your enemies' Resistances.|
Personal Armor[edit | edit source]
|Energy Harness Armor||+5% All Energy Damage|
|Recoil Compensating Armor||+40% Critical Severity|
|Integrated Targeting Armor||+5% Critical Chance|
|Physical Augmentation Armor||+10% Physical Damage strength|
|Ground Weapons |
|Standard Weapons and Special Weapons|
|Elite Fleet Ground Weapons (standard + extra proc)|
|Reputation and Lock Box (dual-proc and new proc)|
|Damage Type||Pistol||Rifle||Assault||Set Items|
|See Also||Fleet Ground Weapons • 23rd Century Ground Weapons • Ground Equipment Sets • Special Ground Weapons|