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Manticore Heavy Hwacha

Manticore Heavy Hwacha Specs
Gun Statistics
Class: Rocket Launcher
Direct Damage: 25 Explosive
Burst Damage: 45 Shatter
Burst Radius: 7 meters
Effective Vs: Hull, Guns, Engines
Rate of Fire: 8.33 bullets/s
Reload Time: 14 seconds
Magazine Size: 20
Projectile Speed: 250 m/s
Range: 1200 meters
Jitter: 4 deg
Spread at Max Range: 84 meters
Size: heavy
Movement and Arcs
Horizontal Angles: 30 deg Left; 30 deg Right
Vertical Angles: 20 deg Up; 20 deg Down
Horizontal Turn: 55 deg/s
Vertical Turn: 35 deg/s
Zoom Level: 1.5x
Additional Info
Fires a blinding barrage of 20 rockets for a powerful area-of-denial effect.

Wilson's Notes

The Manticore Heavy Hwacha is a heavy weapon capable of launching barrages of rockets over a very short duration. Each rocket does light explosive and shatter damage. While the rockets fly far, the Hwacha's high jitter stat makes it more suitable as a method of area denial or scare tactics when used from medium range. Using Heavy Clip on this weapon will reduce the spread of the rockets, allowing for more a accurate and devastating volley at longer ranges.

Common Tactics Edit

The Manticore Heavy Hwacha can destroy every single component on a ship with one clip. A perfectly timed Hwacha barrage can destroy most ships with one clip into the unarmored hull.

This gun can be used very effectively on all ships with heavy gun mounts. It is usually accompanied by armor stripping guns like Whirlwind Light Gatling Gun or disable weapons like Dragon Tongue Light Flamethrower or Hellhound Heavy Twin Carronade (Galleon). Pairing up this gun with piercing weapons allows for quick kill times, while using extra disable weapons allows for continuing to hold control over the enemy in the weapons' long reload time. Disabling the enemy's guns and engines allows for controlling the enemy. With an added function to use Heavy Clip for more precise mid-range disabling possibility.

The long reload time of this gun makes it particularly weak to disables (still a long load time after gun rebuild, eventually getting destroyed again before reload finishes) and missed shots and as all Heavy Guns it is easy to disable. Weak against Armor, relies on support guns for an armor break.

Engineers on ships locked down by a Hwacha can time guns and engines rebuilds to immediately have them available after the Hwacha burst. This will provide around a full Hwacha reload time cycle of about 14 seconds - to disable the gun, kill the ship or move the ship into a better position.

Commonly Used Ammunition Edit

Burst Rounds Edit

  • Maximizes DPS and DPC, increases AoE shatter radius.
  • Clip size increased to 24.
  • AoE radius increased to 10.5 meters, allowing for a greater area of effect to hit components. This effect is especially devastating on larger ships.
  • Rate of fire is reduced, however, due to its quick firing speed and long reload, it is negligible.

Heavy Clip Edit

  • Reduces projectile spread, making mid-range volleys more effective.
  • Decreases rate of fire to 6.66 bullets/s.

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