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Manticore Heavy Hwacha

Manticore Heavy Hwacha Specs
Gun Statistics
Class: Rocket Launcher
Direct Damage: 15 Explosive
Burst Damage: 50 Shatter
Burst Radius: 5.5 meters
Effective Vs: Hull, Guns, Engines
Rate of Fire: 8.33 bullets/s
Reload Time: 14 seconds
Magazine Size: 20
Projectile Speed: 300 m/s
Range: 1440 meters
Jitter: 4.25 deg
Spread at Max Range: 107 meters
Size: Heavy
Movement and Arcs
Horizontal Angles: 30 deg Left; 30 deg Right
Vertical Angles: 20 deg Up; 20 deg Down
Horizontal Turn: 55 deg/s
Vertical Turn: 35 deg/s
Zoom Level: 1.5x
Additional Info
Fires a blinding barrage of 20 rockets for a powerful area-of-denial effect.

Wilson's Notes

The Manticore Heavy Hwacha is a heavy weapon capable of launching barrages of rockets over a very short duration. Each rocket does light explosive and shatter damage. While the rockets fly far, the Hwacha's high jitter stat makes it more suitable as a method of area denial or scare tactics when used from medium to close range. Using Heavy Clip on this weapon will reduce the spread of the rockets, allowing for more a accurate and devastating volley at longer ranges.

Common Tactics Edit

The Manticore Heavy Hwacha can destroy every single component on a ship with one clip, but ability to hull destroy is on mediocre level approximately as on Banshee Light Rocket Carousle.

This gun can be used very effectively on all ships with heavy gun mounts. It is usually accompanied by armor stripping guns like Whirlwind Light Gatling Gun or disable weapons like Dragon Tongue Light Flamethrower or Hellhound Heavy Twin Carronade (Galleon). Pairing up this gun with piercing weapons allows for kill, while using extra disable weapons allows for continuing to hold control over the enemy in the weapons' long reload time. Disabling the enemy's guns and engines allows for controlling the enemy.

The long reload time of this gun makes wasted shots particularly devastating. Additionally it is very susceptible to disables, both because of its long reload time and because, like all heavy weapons, it has a large hitbox. While weak against Armor the sheer amount of DPC means that it will often find armor breaks, however, it relies on support guns to be an effective kill weapon.

Engineers on ships locked down by a Hwacha can time guns and engines rebuilds to immediately have them available after the Hwacha burst. This will provide around a full Hwacha reload time cycle of about 14 seconds to disable the gun, kill the ship or move into a better position.

Commonly, gun is assigned to the Gunner, but more because of the possibility of using gunners stamina than a wide range of ammunition.

Commonly Used Ammunition Edit

Burst Rounds Edit

  • Very common 'standard' ammunition of gun.
  • Increases AoE shatter radius to 8.25 meters, increases AoE damage, allowing for a greater area of effect to hit components. This effect is especially devastating on larger ships.
  • Rate of fire is reduced to to 7.08 bullets/s, however, due to its quick firing speed and long reload, it is negligible.

Heavy Clip Edit

  • Much less commonly used ammunition for specific situations.
  • Reduces projectile spread, making mid-range volleys more effective.
  • Decreases rate of fire to 6.66 bullets/s.

Update history Edit

2.0.13 Brawler Update Edit

Direct (Explosive) Damage drop to 15 from 24.66, which entailed a significant decrease kill power of gun.

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