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Laser Cannon is one of the oldest weapons in the Chicken Invaders series, appearing in every game since The Next Wave. It made its first appearance in The Next Wave and received a visual update in Revenge of the Yolk. This page describes the version seen in Revenge of the Yolk onwards.

Strategy

It fires lightning-fast bolts of focused energy, which will kill anything in their path. Range is sufficiently long, but not unlimited. Its main disadvantages are its minimal spread and quick overheating. To minimize this, fire it manually.

It's always available from the first chapter.

In Universe, it's unlocked from Tier ?.

Pros

  • Instantly hits enemies.
  • Strong and focused damage.
  • Low weight.

Cons

  • The range becomes limited if your ship is facing left or right.
  • Not recommended for asteroid waves and those with lots of enemies.
  • Overheats quickly.

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

Weakness of:

Strength of:

Item

Like other weapons, the Laser Cannon exists as an item that can be bought either in the galactic shop or at Heroware stores. Its price in the galactic shop is 218 Key, and upgrades cost 58 Key, with the total expenditure being 682 Key. Without upgrading, it weighs 160kg and uses up 300 KW of energy. After fully upgrading, it weighs 370kg and uses up 365 KW of energy.

Power Levels

This weapon has 12 power levels.

Image Name Description
LaserCannonLV1
Level 0 (⚡0)
The power level you start with.

Projectiles: One Weak from the tip
Base damage per volley: 100 (1x100)
Firerate (max/automatic): 6.5/s / 2.85/s

LaserCannonLV2
Level 1 (⚡1)
Projectiles: One Medium Weak from the tip

Base damage per volley: 200 (1x200)
Firerate (max/automatic): 6.5/s / 2.85/s

LaserCannonLV3
Level 2 (⚡2)
Projectiles: One Medium Strong from the tip

Base damage per volley: 300 (1x300)
Firerate (max/automatic): 6.5/s / 2.85/s

LaserCannonLV4
Level 3 (⚡3)
Projectiles: One Strong from the tip

Base damage per volley: 400 (1x400)
Firerate (max/automatic): 6.5/s / 2.85/s

LaserCannonLV5
Level 4 (⚡4)
The lasers from the front weapon pods are fired 1.875 degrees outward.

Projectiles: One Strong from the tip and two Weak from the front weapon pods
Base damage per volley: 600 (1x400 + 2x100)
Firerate (max/automatic): 6.5/s / 2.85/s

LaserCannonLV6
Level 5 (⚡5)
Projectiles: One Strong from the tip and two Medium Weak from the front weapon pods

Base damage per volley: 800 (1x400 + 2x200)
Firerate (max/automatic): 6.5/s / 2.85/s

LaserCannonLV7
Level 6 (⚡6)
Projectiles: One Strong from the tip and two Medium Strong from the front weapon pods

Base damage per volley: 1000 (1x400 + 2x300)
Firerate (max/automatic): 6.5/s / 2.85/s

LaserCannonLV8
Level 7 (⚡7)
Projectiles: Three Strong from the tip and the front weapon pods

Base damage per volley: 1200 (3x400)
Firerate (max/automatic): 6.5/s / 2.85/s

LaserCannonLV9
Level 8 (⚡8)
The lasers from the rear weapon pods are fired 3.75 degrees outward.

Projectiles: Three Strong from the tip and the front weapon pods and two Weak from the rear weapon pods
Base damage per volley: 1400 (3x400 + 2x100)
Firerate (max/automatic): 6.5/s / 2.85/s

LaserCannonLV10
Level 9 (⚡9)
Projectiles: Three Strong from the tip and the front weapon pods and two Medium Weak from the rear weapon pods

Base damage per volley: 1600 (3x400 + 2x200)
Firerate (max/automatic): 6.5/s / 2.85/s

LaserCannonLV11
Level 10 (⚡10)
Projectiles: Three Strong from the tip and the front weapon pods and two Medium Strong from the rear weapon pods

Base damage per volley: 1800 (3x400 + 2x300)
Firerate (max/automatic): 6.5/s / 2.85/s

LaserCannonLV12
Level 11 (⚡20)
Projectiles: Five Strong from the tip and the weapon pods

Base damage per volley: 2000 (5x400)
Firerate (max/automatic): 6.5/s / 2.85/s

Projectiles

This weapon has four types of projectiles.

Image Name Damage Description
LaserCannonWeak
Weak
100
Used in: power levels 0, 4 and 8

Behavior: instant hit; can go straight up or slightly to the sides

LaserCannonMediumWeak
Medium Weak
200
Used in: power levels 1, 5 and 9

Behavior: instant hit; can go straight up or slightly to the sides

LaserCannonMediumStrong
Medium Strong
300
Used in: power levels 2, 6 and 10

Behavior: instant hit; can go straight up or slightly to the sides

LaserCannonStrong
Strong
400
Used in: most power levels from 3rd

Behavior: instant hit; can go straight up or slightly to the sides

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