Ancient Weapon

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Ancient Weapon
Ancient Weapon.png
Stats
Type Weapon
Ammunition Oxygen Tank, Welding Fuel Tank
Ammo Capacity 1
Raw materials
Constructible? No
Deconstructible? Yes
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.

It can also be used as ammunition for the Railgun, although due to the extreme rarity of the weapon this is unadvisable unless you're facing an enemy submarine.

Damage Values[edit | edit source]

Item Attack Damage
Structure Damage
AncientBeam.png
Beam
2
5
Item
AncientBeam.png
Beam
Attack Damage 2
Structure Damage 5
Cooldown {{{cooldown}}}|}}

As Railgun Ammunition[edit | edit source]

Main article: Railgun#Damage Values


Item Attack Damage
Bleeding Damage
Structure Damage
Damage Type
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Ancient Weapon
1,000
10
500
Blunt
Item
Ancient Weapon.png
Ancient Weapon
Attack Damage 1,000
Bleeding Damage 10
Structure Damage 500
Damage Type Blunt
Cooldown {{{cooldown}}}|}}


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]


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