Ion Pulse Generator
A weapon usually found on corvettes or frigate-sized ships.
In addition to being effective against shields, the Ion Pulse Generator's projectiles give a violent ion burst on reach maximum range. This can have an effect on ships engines, often causing a reduction in speed.
An interesting weapon due to its effect, which makes it less useless than the other corvette level weapons: It can briefly reduce the speed of a target ship upon impact, allowing a potentially slower craft to keep up. Add to this the fact that it deals minimal hull damage, and it becomes a useful weapon for capturing fighters and somewhat restricting more mobile opponents. It is, however, made less useful by its high energy drain and low refire rate, meaning every shot counts. A good weapon for OOS patrols (often combined with CIGs to compensate for lower hull DPS), can also be an effective frigate weapon for ships capable of mounting/powering them.
The weapon's high energy drain makes it restrictive to use on ships that have poor weapon recharge rates, and the fighter-grade Ion Disruptor makes a better candidate to be installed in numbers.
Known Compatible Ships
Available at Known Docks
Kingdom End Boron Equipment Dock
Rolk's Fate Boron Equipment Dock Ion Pulse Generator Forge Alpha