comes standard on the Thunderforge
|Weapon damage and characteristics|
Goes through shields
The Auroran Thunderforge is the pinnacle of current Auroran science. It combines many diverse elements with a distinctive Auroran flavour, and nothing typifies this more than the Triphammer. Thanks largely to Vell-os intervention, the Triphammer combines Vell-os energy principles with typical Auroran brutish technology. The cannon fires a cadmium telluride pellet which vaporizes during its flight. The particles left in its wake create a conduit for the real action to follow. The particle trail is a perfect channel to conduct an obscene amount of metaphasic energy, which arcs into the target with predictably devastating results. The Thunderforge itself was built as a suitable weapons platform for these mighty guns, and would be immeasurably weakened by their removal; they form an integral part of the ship's structure.
Triphammers add 100 armor, 10 acceleration, and 0.5 turn rate.
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Do not sell Triphammers, even if you do not use them, since they add stats for no space or cost. Also, Triphammers ignore shields and go directly for armor, being one of three in the game to do that. They will nearly instantly kill Vell-os ships and are effective against the Federation and Polaris ships.