|Minotaur Heavy Cannon Specs|
|Direct Damage:||90 Piercing (18 per projectile)|
|Burst Damage:||225 Shatter (45 per projectile)|
|Burst Radius:||0 meters|
|Effective Vs:||Armor, Guns, Engines|
|Rate of Fire:||0.33 bullets/s|
|Reload Time:||10 seconds|
|Projectile Speed:||550 m/s|
|Shell Drop:||0 m/s²|
|Spread at Max Range:||110 meters|
|Movement and Arcs|
|Horizontal Angles:||30 deg Left; 30 deg Right|
|Vertical Angles:||30 deg Up; 30 deg Down|
|Horizontal Turn:||20 deg/s|
|Vertical Turn:||20 deg/s|
Each buckshot causes knockback (for 200,000 N of force, both on direct and AoE hit - for a total of 400,000 N per buckshot). The farther a shot hits a ship from its center of mass, the more spin is added to that ship.
|“||A specialized support weapon that knocks back enemy ships. The farther you shoot from a ship's center of mass, the more spin it will add to push a ship off its gun arcs.||”|
Support weapon that knocks back enemy ships. Used to help friendly airships by keeping enemy airships out of gun arc. Can also be used to prevent rams although Kerosene and Moonshine prevent most ships from turning, due to increased angular drag effect. The Minotaur fires similar to a Carronade with the addition of each buckshot causing knockback.
The farther it hits from a ship's center of mass, the more spin it will add to that ship. Raw damage does not affect strength of knockback, so for example Charged Rounds and buffed gun don't increase push effect.
With its Shatter damage, the Minotaur can be effectively used to snipe components like guns and engines with Heavy Clip. Maximum damage output is achieved with Greased Rounds but only recommended at short range because of the spread of each buckshot.
The farther away from center of mass, and the lower the mass stat of the targeted ship is - the more effective the hit will be force-wise.
Common Tactics Edit
The Minotaur Heavy Cannon is a support gun. It can be used either defensively, by turning enemies out of arc or pushing them away, or offensively, by disabling weapons and pushing opponents into terrain.
It is commonly found combined with other complementary weapon combinations, like Hades Light Cannon and Echidna Light Flak Cannon or Hades and Typhon Heavy Flak Cannon. Therefore, it is rarely seen on Goldfishes and usually exclusively equipped on Spires and Galleons.
Kerosene and Moonshine negate the turn effect completely on most ships (except Mobula and Galleon, in which the sheer distances from the center of mass allow for powerful hits force-wise.) - making the usage of those helm tools during incoming Minotaur hits very effective for the gun to have negligible impact. When fighting against Minotaurs, the player on the helm can count hits, and time between shots to perfectly time stabilization effects while not over-burning the engines. Also the slow projectile speed without visible tracer makes it very hard to use the gun at longer ranges.
Commonly Used Ammunition Edit
- Maximum effective range due to decreased jitter, allowing for more accurate applications of force in tactical positions. In addition, sniping of components is possible at longer ranges.
- Lower DPS.
- Decreased rate of fire to 0.26 bullets/s.
- Maximized DPS, and force applied per sec.
- Clip size increased to 5 shots.