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…Super-heavy energy weapon that strikes enemies with an arc of high-energy particles. Damage grows as the distance decreases… – in-game description


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Purchase Information
In-Game Cost  ? Platinum-icon
Real Value Icn info for user popup  ?
Exp Level Icn info for user popup 30
Type
Hardpoint Icn info for user popup Alpha
Cataclysm
Base Statistics Attributes
PilotRankPrivate icon Level 1 Icn damage energy Energy
WeaponDamage Damage 715 per plasmoid Icn aiming lock Lock-on
WeaponRange Range 600m Icn shooting automatic Automatic
WeaponReload Reload 10 seconds Icn reload magazine Magazine
Capacity 220 charges Icn spec close combat Close Combat
Unload 22 seconds


Introduction

The Cataclysm is a mid-range (up to 600 meters) alpha energy weapon.


Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Energy attribute allows it to penetrate energy barriers
  • Lock-on attribute makes it extremely hard to miss
  • Critical damage at close range (300m or less)
  • 600m maximum range allows mid-range combat
  • Extremely good at sustained combat

Cons

  • Ineffective against physical shields
  • Damage is marginally reduced at range
  • Needs to empty entire clip in order to reload
  • Alpha weapon-can only be mounted on Titans

Strategy

Functioning similar to the Spark , Scourge , Calamity , and Cyclone , the Cataclysm deals damage inversely proportional to distance from the target. In other words, less distance between the enemy translates to more damage. The lock-on time serves as the only conceivable downside, other than the inability to penetrate enemy shields and do splash damage.

The Cataclysm's strength comes from its ability to deal damage across a variety of ranges. Although the Retaliator and Vengeance deal more damage at close ranges, the Cataclysm is more effective at medium ranges, where it can properly excel over other weapons thanks to its pinpoint accuracy. It is the only Alpha weapon that can lock-on to enemies, giving it an edge against robots that rely on speed, or mobility-enhancing abilities for their escape, such as StriderRogatka and even the Loki, if not in stealth mode.

However, the Cataclysm's strength, namely lock-on, can prove to be its downfall. Although they are typically mounted on top of Titans, Alpha weapons can still prove to be effective counters against robots that have abilities that allow them to go up into the air in stealth, such as NightingaleSpectre and Ao Jun. Cataclysm cannot perform this task like other weapons (e.g. Vengeance) can do, as it cannot lock-on to the enemies in mid-air.

Statistics

Purchase Information

Level Cost Damage Cycle
Damage
Burst
DPS
Cycle
DPS
1 ? Platinum-icon 715 157300 7150 4916

Upgrade Information

Level Cost Pt Icon Time Damage Cycle
Damage
Burst
DPS
Cycle
DPS
2 20 Instant 717 157740 7170 4929
3 24 Instant 739 162580 7390 5081
4 26 Instant 751 165220 7510 5163
5 28 Instant 763 167860 7630 5246
6 30 Instant 775 170500 7750 5328
7 32 Instant 788 173360 7880 5418
8 34 Instant 801 176220 8010 5507
9 36 Instant 814 179080 8140 5596
10 38 Instant 827 181940 8270 5686
11 40 Instant 841 185020 8410 5782
12 42 Instant 855 188100 8550 5878
13 44 Instant 869 191180 8690 5974
14 46 Instant 883 194260 8830 6071
15 48 Instant 898 197560 8980 6174
16 50 Instant 913 200860 9130 6277
17 52 Instant 928 204160 9280 6380
18 54 Instant 943 207460 9430 6483
19 56 Instant 959 210980 9590 6593
20 58 Instant 975 214500 9750 6703
21 60 Instant 991 218020 9910 6813
22 62 Instant 1007 221540 10070 6923
23 64 Instant 1024 225280 10240 7040
24 66 Instant 1041 229020 10410 7157
25 68 Instant 1058 232760 10580 7274
Cost Time
Totals 1,078 Instant


  • The damage column shows the damage of each individual charge (out of 220 charges)

Defense Mitigation (%)

Defense mitigation is an exclusive weapon attribute (currently only available on alpha and beta weaponry) that allows the weapon's projectiles to bypass a certain % of an enemy robot\titan's overall damage resistance.

Level Defense Mitigation
1 75%
2 77%
3 78%
4 79%
5 80%
6 81%
7 82%
8 83%
9 84%
10 85%
11 86%
12 87%
13 88%
14 89%
15 90%
16 91%
17 92%
18 93%
19 94%
20 95%
21 96%
22 97%
23 98%
24 99%
25 100%

Update History

Version Changes
6.0.0 Weapon was added to the game

Poll

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