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Ion Blaster is the oldest weapon in the Chicken Invaders series, appearing in every game. It is the only weapon in Chicken Invaders and the starting weapon in The Next Wave and Revenge of the Yolk. This page describes the version seen in The Next Wave onwards.

Strategy

In the first three episodes, this is the weapon you start with. It fires red bullets that will accelerate. It's a good all-purpose weapon with fast fire rate and accelerating projectiles. By ⚡3, it will also have spread. It will make it more difficult to concentrate your firepower on enemies or bosses, however.

It's always available from the first chapter in the episodes.

In Universe, it's unlocked from Tier ?.

Pros

  • Easy to use.
  • Good spread.
  • Decent focused damage.
  • Low overheat rate with manual fire.
  • Perfect for chapters like Supernova Explosion or the Feather Fields of Yolkon-7 due to its huge spread.
  • Lightweight weapon, doesn't use up much reactor power.

Cons

  • Damage falls off on bosses, unless you get really close.

It's a member of the Hot group, so it has its weaknesses and strengths.

Weakness of:

Strength of:

Item

Like other weapons, the Ion Blaster exists as an item that can be bought either in the galactic store or at Heroware stores. Its price in the galactic shop is 86 Key, and upgrades cost 61 Key, with the total expenditure being 574 Key. Without upgrading, it weighs 180kg and uses up 100 KW of energy. After fully upgrading, it weighs 340kg and uses up 275 KW of energy.

Power Levels

This weapon has 12 power levels.

Image Name Description
IonBlasterLV1
Level 0 (⚡0)
The power level you start with.

Projectiles: One Single from the tip
Base damage per volley: 100 (1x100)
Firerate (max/automatic): 6.5/s / 4/s

IonBlasterLV2
Level 1 (⚡1)
Projectiles: Two Single from the front weapon pods

Base damage per volley: 200 (2x100)
Firerate (max/automatic): 6.5/s / 4/s

IonBlasterLV3
Level 2 (⚡2)
Projectiles: Two Single from the tip and the front weapon pods

Base damage per volley: 300 (3x100)
Firerate (max/automatic): 6.5/s / 4/s

IonBlasterLV4
Level 3 (⚡3)
Identical to the last one, but front weapon pod projectiles are fired 7.5 degrees outward.

Projectiles: Three Single from the tip and the front weapon pods
Base damage per volley: 300 (3x100)
Firerate (max/automatic): 6.5/s / 4/s

IonBlasterLV5
Level 4 (⚡4)
Projectiles: One Double from the tip and two Single from the front weapon pods

Base damage per volley: 400 (1x200 + 2x100)
Firerate (max/automatic): 6.5/s / 4/s

IonBlasterLV6
Level 5 (⚡5)
Rear weapon pod projectiles are fired 15 degrees outward.

Projectiles: Five Single from the tip and the weapon pods
Base damage per volley: 500 (5x100)
Firerate (max/automatic): 6.5/s / 4/s

IonBlasterLV7
Level 6 (⚡6)
Projectiles: One Double from the tip, four Single from the weapon pods

Base damage per volley: 600 (1x200 + 4x100)
Firerate (max/automatic): 6.5/s / 4/s

IonBlasterLV8
Level 7 (⚡7)
Projectiles: Two Double from the front weapon pods, three Single from the tip and the rear weapon pods

Base damage per volley:700 (2x200 + 3x100)
Firerate (max/automatic): 6.5/s / 4/s

IonBlasterLV9
Level 8 (⚡8)
Projectiles: Three Double from the tip and the rear weapon pods, two Single from the front weapon pods

Base damage per volley: 800 (3x200 + 2x100)
Firerate (max/automatic): 6.5/s / 4/s

IonBlasterLV10
Level 9 (⚡9)
Projectiles: One Single from the tip, four Double from the weapon pods

Base damage per volley: 900 (4x200 + 1x100)
Firerate (max/automatic): 6.5/s / 4/s

IonBlasterLV11
Level 10 (⚡10)
Projectiles: Five Double from the tip and the weapon pods

Base damage per volley: 1,000 (5x200)
Firerate (max/automatic): 6.5/s / 4/s

IonBlasterLV12
Level 11 (⚡20)
The added two Double projectiles are fired 30 degrees outward.

Projectiles: Five Double from the tip and the weapon pods, another two Double from the rear weapon pods
Base damage per volley: 1,400 (7x200)
Firerate (max/automatic): 6.5/s / 4/s

Projectiles

This weapon has two types of projectiles.

Image Name Damage Description
IonBlasterSingle
Single
100
Used in: most power levels (except for the last two)

Behavior: once fired, starts accelerating; can go forward or to the sides

IonBlasterDouble
Double
200 (300 at ⚡20 in The Next Wave)
Used in: later power levels (4th and from 6th onward)

Behavior: once fired, starts accelerating; can go forward or to the sides

Trivia

  • Starting from The Next Wave and beyond, the color of the projectiles is red. It was initially green in Chicken Invaders. It was also yellow in Revenge of the Yolk Flash version.
  • The internal name for its shooting sound is "default weapon".
  • Its power levels are slightly different in The Next Wave. Differences include:
    • Power Level 10 does not exist and Power Level 11 takes its place
    • In Power Level 5, instead of the Double projectile, another two Single projectiles are fired 1.25 degrees outward
    • The projectiles fired from the rear weapon pods (except for the last Power Level's additional two) are fired from the front weapon pods instead
    • Power Level 11 is much stronger, the Double projectiles deal 300 damage instead of 200 making it deal 2100 damage per volley
    • Automatic firerate is 3.125/s

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