NAVIGATION: Components > Blast Pulser
The Blast Pulser is a burst projectile weapon that saturates a broad arc with weak bullets. It cannot be aimed. Its firing direction is indicated by the red line shown when placing it.
Though it is configured as a left-click weapon by default, It can also be effective when set to point defense. Several firing together can create a nearly impenetrable field of bullets.
It's most obvious weakness is it's inability to fight against single or stationary targets; even at melee range much of the weapon's damage output is wasted.
Because of the sheer volume of fire, it also consumes over 500 energy per second while firing, as much as many factions' capital-class heavy weapons. A ship using several of these will need additional Generators, or use hit-and-run tactics to avoid running out of power.
Finally, the use of only a moderate number of these weapons will quickly lag the game due to the great number of projectiles produced.