Weapon for ships and other military installations.
This weapon has the vorpal ability on it starting at level 5 improvement. This makes it among the strongest beam weapon in the game.
The vorpal ability does extra damage besides the normal damage the weapon do. And it is a LOT of extra damage.
Strategy against this weapon:
I noticed in my games that the Energy absorption armor, even at a high level of 65% or more absorption was close to useless against this weapon. A cruiser armed with this weapon lvl5 can one-shot any cruiser with the energy absorption armor. You are better off with shields and best armor you have to reduce damage, like Duranium armor. After i equipped my ships with this, i stopped being one-shotted by the crystal guys.
Still, they continue doing big damage but at least some of your ships can survive and fight back.