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Skyguard
Skyguard
The Skyguard fires 40mm flak rounds that are highly effective against enemy aircraft.
Costs
Cert Cost: 875 Icon resource certpoints 25x25
DC Cost: 599 Icon Daybreak Cash
General Info
Empire: Icon NS
Can Use: Icon Lightning
Fire Rate: 480 RPM
Muzzle Velocity: 400m/s
Effective Range: Long
Fire Modes: Automatic
Damage
Max Damage: 200 before 100m
Min Damage: 150 after 300m
Max Indirect Damage: 60 before 6m
Min Indirect Damage: 1 after 8m
Damage Type: Heavy Machine Gun,
Flak Explosion
Reload Speed
Short Reload: 3s
Long Reload: 3s
Ammunition
Magazine Size: 70
Ammunition Pool: 1050
Accuracy?
Minimum Cone of fire: 1.25

The Skyguard is a Nanite Systems anti-aircraft primary weapon available to the Lightning. The Skyguard fires 40mm flak rounds that explode upon coming into close proximity or direct contact with enemy aircraft, dealing a high amount of damage.

The Skyguard is an extremely effective aircraft deterrent when used on its own, able to destroy ESFs that underestimate its damage potential. It can also heavily damage Valkyries and Liberators, and provides enough damage output towards Galaxies that they are generally unable to sustain themselves. Skyguards become significantly more effective when used in groups of 2 or more.

For every additional Lightning equipped with a Skyguard, the ability for the group to destroy enemy aircraft becomes even more potent, with just 2 Skyguards being able to destroy even an enemy Liberator before it can escape. Not only are Skyguards more effective than MAXes at air deterrence, due to the Lightning's added resilience and damage potential, they are also 100 Nanites cheaper than MAXes, with a cost of 350, which can be further reduced by the bonus provided by locking Esamir. As such, a Skyguard Lightning is extremely cost efficient and effective method of providing a mobile area of denial for your allied force.

A Skyguard has a glaring weakness compared to the other cannons, however. It loses almost all potential at dealing damage to ground vehicles and infantry, leaving it extremely exposed to attacks from non-aircraft.

Unlike the Lightning's other primary weapons, the Skyguard has a large magazine of 70 rounds. Also unlike the other primaries, the Skyguard has a high elevation range, giving it the ability to look directly above itself, however at the sacrifice of having the inability to look as far down as the other cannons.

Attachments Edit

Available attachments
Optics
Zoom Optics (1.5x)
Zoom Optics
Unlocks the 1.5x Zoom attachment.
1Icon resource certpoints 25x25 1Icon Daybreak Cash
Zoom Optics (2x)
Zoom Optics
Unlocks the 2x Zoom attachment.
50Icon resource certpoints 25x25 40Icon Daybreak Cash
Zoom Optics (2.5x)
Zoom Optics
Unlocks the 2.5x Zoom attachment.
150Icon resource certpoints 25x25 100Icon Daybreak Cash
Zoom Optics (3x)
Zoom Optics
Unlocks the 3x Zoom attachment.
500Icon resource certpoints 25x25 200Icon Daybreak Cash
Night Vision Optics
Night Vision Optics
Illuminates low light levels up to 1000 meters in a green monochrome display.
50Icon resource certpoints 25x25 40Icon Daybreak Cash
Thermal Optics
Thermal Optics
Uses thermal optics to expose heat sources in low light conditions up to a range of 180 meters.
200Icon resource certpoints 25x25 100Icon Daybreak Cash
Utility
Reload Speed
Magazine Size
Reload Speed 1 Decreases the time taken to reload weapon by 0.1 seconds.
150Icon resource certpoints 25x25
Reload Speed 2 Decreases the time taken to reload weapon by 0.2 seconds.
200Icon resource certpoints 25x25
Reload Speed 3 Decreases the time taken to reload weapon by 0.3 seconds.
400Icon resource certpoints 25x25
Reload Speed 4 Decreases the time taken to reload weapon by 0.4 seconds.
500Icon resource certpoints 25x25
Reload Speed 5 Decreases the time taken to reload weapon by 0.5 seconds.
1000Icon resource certpoints 25x25
Ammo
Maximum Ammo Capacity
Ammo Capacity
Maximum Ammo Capacity 1 Increases the maximum ammo capacity of the weapon by 70 rounds.
1Icon resource certpoints 25x25
Maximum Ammo Capacity 2 Increases the maximum ammo capacity of the weapon by 140 rounds.
10Icon resource certpoints 25x25
Maximum Ammo Capacity 3 Increases the maximum ammo capacity of the weapon by 210 rounds.
30Icon resource certpoints 25x25
Maximum Ammo Capacity 4 Increases the maximum ammo capacity of the weapon by 280 rounds.
50Icon resource certpoints 25x25
Maximum Ammo Capacity 5 Increases the maximum ammo capacity of the weapon by 350 rounds.
100Icon resource certpoints 25x25
Maximum Ammo Capacity 6 Increases the maximum ammo capacity of the weapon by 420 rounds.
150Icon resource certpoints 25x25
Maximum Ammo Capacity 7 Increases the maximum ammo capacity of the weapon by 490 rounds.
200Icon resource certpoints 25x25
Maximum Ammo Capacity 8 Increases the maximum ammo capacity of the weapon by 560 rounds.
400Icon resource certpoints 25x25
Maximum Ammo Capacity 9 Increases the maximum ammo capacity of the weapon by 630 rounds.
500Icon resource certpoints 25x25
Maximum Ammo Capacity 10 Increases the maximum ammo capacity of the weapon by 700 rounds.
1000Icon resource certpoints 25x25

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