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…Energy weapon, which hits enemies with one powerful charge and reloads quickly. Most effective at medium range… – in-game description


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Introduction

The Ion is a mid-range (up to 600 meters) medium energy weapon.

Strategy

This energy weapon is usually used along with its heavy counterpart the Zeus, as well as with the Gekko, and Scourge. Being an energy weapon with a range of 600 meters, it can bypass built-in or mounted Ancile shields, making those robots prime targets.

Dealing 12,650 damage at max level by itself, this weapon is used most effectively with other mid-range energy weapons. Players are advised to use this weapon in a support role, providing cover fire for teammates attempting to capture beacons, or involved in brawls. Robots usually considered as relatively easy targets for mid-ranged energy builds equipped with the Zeus, Dragoon, or Ion are light robots (due to their low health) and robots with in-built energy shields, such as the Haechi.

This weapon is usually mounted on robots such as the Spectre, Doc, Kumiho, Haechi, Bulgasari and the Fujin, as all of these robots have 2-4 medium weapon slots. The primary role of builds using the Ion is as a mid-range sniper providing support fire for allies. This weapon should not be used for brawling as it is outgunned by purpose-built close range setups such as the Magnum/Orkan (Hellfire) Rhino. A Spectre with quadruple Ions can deal serious damage towards other bots, and that's why a Spectre with quadruple Ions appeared in one of the Hangar X slots.


Mark I Statistics

For equipment purchased before Update 4.0, upgrade times can be found here.

Purchase Information

Purchase
Level
Purchase
Cost
Damage Cycle
Damage
Cycle
DPS
1 10,000 Components/
5,000 Ag
4920 4920 820

Upgrade Information

Level Cost(Ag) Time Damage Cycle
Damage
Cycle
DPS
2 100,000 1 hour 30 minutes 5410 5410 902
3 200,000 2 hours 30 minutes 5950 5950 992
4 400,000 6 hours 6550 6550 1092
5 2,000,000 12 hours 7210 7210 1202
6 3,000,000 20 hours 7930 7930 1322
7 4,000,000 1 day 12 hours 8720 8720 1453
8 8,000,000 2 days 12 hours 9590 9590 1598
9 13,000,000 3 days 10550 10550 1758
10 25,000,000 3 days 8 hours 11610 11610 1935
11 35,000,000 3 days 18 hours 12770 12770 2128
12 45,000,000 4 days 14050 14050 2342
Cost Time
Totals 135,700,000 19 days 20 hours


Mark II Statistics

Purchase Information

Purchase
Level
Purchase
Cost
Damage Cycle
Damage
Cycle
DPS
1 500 Au 5900 5900 983

Note: Level 12 Mark I is required to upgrade (purchase) to Mark II.

Upgrade Information

Level Cost(Ag) Time Damage Cycle
Damage
Cycle
DPS
2 100,000 1 hour 30 minutes 6490 6490 1082
3 200,000 2 hours 30 minutes 7140 7140 1190
4 400,000 6 hours 7860 7860 1310
5 2,000,000 12 hours 8650 8650 1442
6 3,000,000 20 hours 9520 9520 1587
7 4,000,000 1 day 12 hours 10460 10460 1743
8 8,000,000 2 days 12 hours 11510 11510 1918
9 13,000,000 3 days 12660 12660 2110
10 25,000,000 3 days 8 hours 13930 13930 2322
11 35,000,000 3 days 18 hours 15320 15320 2553
12 45,000,000 4 days 16860 16860 2810
Cost Time
Totals 135,700,000 19 days 20 hours


Update History

Version Changes
5.0 Damage increased by 3%
4.8.0 Total Upgrade Time: 24 days 22 hours 45 minutes⟶19 days 20 hours
4.7.0 Damage increased by 7.5%
Total Upgrade Time: 29 days 15 hours 30 minutes⟶24 days 22 hours 45 minutes
4.5 Economy Changes:
Total Upgrade Time: 45 days 17 hours⟶29 days 15 hours 30 minutes
Now available for 5,000 gold (can still be produced via Workshop 2.0)
4.0 Economy Changes (July 5):
Total Upgrade Cost: 57,626,000 Ag⟶135,700,000 Ag
Total Upgrade Time: 21 days 1 hour 15 minutes⟶45 days 17 hours
3.7.0 Weapon was added to the game


Poll

What balance change does the Ion need after the 5.0 balance update?
 
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The poll was created at 05:19 on April 25, 2019, and so far 26 people voted.


Trivia

  • Its shape and design strongly resembles a Zeus.
  • An Ion is a charged particle created when an atom of inert gas (usually Xenon) becomes electrically charged.
  • Click here for 3D model of this weapon
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