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|Item Cost||Not Purchasable|
|Ammunition||Oxygen Tank, Welding Fuel Tank|
|Materials||2 Steel Bars, Fulgurite Bar|
The Ancient Weapon is a powerful weapon of alien design that can be very rarely found within the Alien Ruins. It takes up both hands when equipped. It is the best handheld weapon in Barotrauma in terms of sheer damage output and destructive capability.
Function[edit | edit source]
When activated, the weapon will fire a long range beam. The beam itself does low damage, but the fact that it is constantly applying said damage makes it rapidly build up to massive damage in seconds, decimating humans, creatures and submarine hulls alike. This makes it a far superior weapon to the commonplace Harpoon Gun, but due to its rarity not many even know that the weapon exists.
Damage Values[edit | edit source]
As Railgun Ammunition[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- While Oxygen Tanks can serve as fuel for it, the superior Oxygenite Shards cannot. This would imply the aliens could not operate their own weapon, but it is most likely a development oversight.
- Internally, the Ancient Weapon is not a weapon at all, but rather a Tool that does damage to structures instead of repairing them as a Welding Tool would. Due to this, it is essentially an upgraded version of the Plasma Cutter.
Gallery[edit | edit source]