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Shoots powerful plasma bolts. Requires gas for use.

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Level 6 Level 7 Level 8 Level 9

Ship Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Number Available 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2
Icon Abbreviation Size PowerPowerIcon.png Consumption Stat Enhancement AI Category
PlasmaIcon.png PLA 3x2 0-3 WeaponWeaponIcon.png Laser Room
Volley System Damage Shield Damage Crew Damage Projectile Speed
1 1 0.5 2 20 Pixels/s
Level Reload Time Ammo Upgrade Ship Level Required
Capacity Unit Price
1 6s 40 20 250K 1d 7
2 5.75s 50 25 300K 3d 7
3 5.5s 60 30 375K 5d 8
4 5.25s 70 35 500K 6d 8
5 5s 80 40 625K 1w 8
6 4.75s 90 45 750K 1w 1d 8
7 4.5s 100 50 875K 1w 3d 9
8 4.25s 110 55 1.5M 1w 5d 9
9 4.125s 120 60 2M 2w 11


The Plasma Discharger is a 3x2 weapon room unlocked at level seven. The Plasma Discharger deals extra damage to Crew and requires ammo to fire. The Plasma Discharger's ammo is used everytime the Plasma Discharger fires and can be refilled instantly with Gas Gas.png outside of battles.


In Combat

The Plasma Discharger can deal significant Crew Damage without sacrificing other damage components. Because of this, the Plasma Discharger can also be used to damage rooms. In addition, make sure to refill its ammo after every fight.

When To Use

The Plasma Discharger is a must have for gunships. That's not to say it doesn't serve a purpose for other ships though. Many players use the Plasma Discharger for extra DPS, regardless if they're a gunship or not. Additionally, some players use the Plasma Discharger just to replace their Bolters at ship level 7.


AI for rooms like the Plasma Discharger is relatively straightforward. As long as the Plasma Discharger's AI is targeting the same rooms in conjunction with the other weapons on a player’s ship, it should be fine.

Crew Interactions

The Plasma Discharger is buffed with the Weapon WeaponIcon.png stat on crew. The reload reduction formula applied when the Plasma Discharger is buffed can be found here.


  • The Plasma Discharger used to be called the Plasma Phaser, and before that, it was called the Plasma Cannon.
  • The Plasma Discharger uses the Particle Discharger's destroyed sprite.
  • Originally, the Plasma Discharger did 1 Crew Damage.


Powered Rooms

Weapon Rooms

Laser Rooms: Mineral Mining LaserKias PhaserK BlasterPhoton PhaserPlasma DischargerParticle DischargerLaser BlasterPhoton DisruptorEMP CannonIon Cannon

Ballistic Rooms: BolterMinigunRailgun

Missile/DOA Rooms: Missile LauncherMulti Missile LauncherHangarTeleportSmall Weapons PlatformMedium Weapons Platform

Defensive Rooms

Defends Via Damage: Anti Craft LaserSecurity GateGas TrapZaki Tentacle GardenDisintegrator Gate

Defends Via Support: Shield GeneratorShield BatteryMed BayToiletAndroid StudioVisiri MechbayRadar

Defends Via Dodge: EngineFusion Drive EngineCloak Generator


Small ReactorFusion ReactorCoal Reactor