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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 got a visual update starting from Revenge of the Yolk and beyond. This page describes the version seen in The Next Wave.

Strategy

It fires lightning-fast bolts of focused energy, which will kill anything in their path. Range is infinite. Its main disadvantage is that it has no spread, which makes a bad choice for asteroid waves.

Pros

  • Instantly hits enemies.
  • Focused damage.
  • Very fast firerate.

Cons

  • It has no spread, making it a bad choice for asteroid waves.
  • It's the weakest weapon up until ⚡20.

Power Levels

This weapon has 11 power levels.

Image Name Description
LaserCannonCI2LV1
Level 0 (⚡0)
The power level you start with.

Projectiles: One Weak A from the tip
Base damage per volley: 80 (1x80)
Firerate (max/automatic): 8/s / 3.875/s

LaserCannonCI2LV2
Level 1 (⚡1)
Projectiles: Two Weak A from the rear weapon pods

Base damage per volley: 160 (2x80)
Firerate (max/automatic): 8/s / 3.875/s

LaserCannonCI2LV3
Level 2 (⚡2)
Projectiles: Three Weak A from the tip and the rear weapon pods

Base damage per volley: 240 (3x80)
Firerate (max/automatic): 8/s / 3.875/s

LaserCannonCI2LV4
Level 3 (⚡3)
Projectiles: One Medium from the tip and two Weak A from the rear weapon pods

Base damage per volley: 320 (1x160 + 2x80)
Firerate (max/automatic): 8/s / 3.875/s

LaserCannonCI2LV5
Level 4 (⚡4)
Projectiles: One Weak A from the tip and two Medium from the rear weapon pods

Base damage per volley: 400 (2x160 + 1x80)
Firerate (max/automatic): 8/s / 3.875/s

LaserCannonCI2LV6
Level 5 (⚡5)
Projectiles: Three Medium from the tip and the rear weapon pods

Base damage per volley: 480 (3x160)
Firerate (max/automatic): 8/s / 3.875/s

LaserCannonCI2LV7
Level 6 (⚡6)
Projectiles: One Strong A from the tip and two Weak B from the rear weapon pods

Base damage per volley: 560 (1x320 + 2x120)
Firerate (max/automatic): 8/s / 3.875/s

LaserCannonCI2LV8
Level 7 (⚡7)
Projectiles: Two Strong A from the rear weapon pods

Base damage per volley: 640 (2x320)
Firerate (max/automatic): 8/s / 3.875/s

LaserCannonCI2LV9
Level 8 (⚡8)
Projectiles: One Weak A from the tip and two Strong A from the rear weapon pods

Base damage per volley: 720 (2x320 + 1x80)
Firerate (max/automatic): 8/s / 3.875/s

LaserCannonCI2LV10
Level 9 (⚡9)
Projectiles: One Medium from the tip and two Strong A from the rear weapon pods

Base damage per volley: 800 (2x320 + 1x160)
Firerate (max/automatic): 8/s / 3.875/s

LaserCannonCI2LV11
Level 10 (⚡20)
Projectiles: Three Strong B from the tip and the rear weapon pods

Base damage per volley: 1920 (3x640)
Firerate (max/automatic): 8/s / 3.875/s

Projectiles

This weapon has three types of projectiles and five subtypes.

Image Name Damage Description
LaserCannonCI2Medium
Weak
80
(Type A)
120
(Type B)
Used in: power levels 0-4 and 8 (subtype A); power level 6 (subtype B)

Behavior: instant hit; can only go forward

LaserCannonCI2Weak
Medium
160
Used in: power levels 3-5 and 9

Behavior: instant hit; can only go forward

LaserCannonCI2Strong
Strong
320
(Type A)
640
(Type B)
Used in: power levels 6-9 (subtype A); power level 10 (subtype B)

Behavior: instant hit; can only go forward

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