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Photon cannon is a tier 5 energy weapon in Wasteland 2.


Experimental weapon that projects photons through enemies.


Energy weapons cannot jam or inflict Critical Hits, but deal bonus damage to targets with Conductive Armor.

Armor Damage Multipliers
Conductive 2.3x
Non-Conductive 0.6x

The weapon alerts enemies (generates noise) in a 20 unit radius.

Unfortunately, the only thing worth mentioning about this weapon is its diesel-punky appearance. Apart from that, there is absolutelly no reason to choose the Photon Cannon over the stronger, further-reaching and faster-firing neutron projector, plus the latter is much easier to find, too. Even if you do stumble upon this gun before you get yoursef a projector, there's little point to change your pulse rifles and meson cannons for it because of the Photon Cannon's higher armor threshold that isn't balanced by reduced AP cost or higher damage.