While its intended design is for deep space construction, the concentrated laser beam of the Spectra is highly effective against organic and synthetic enemies.

The Spectra is a IconCorpusB.svgCorpus beam pistol unlockable through Energy Lab Research in the dojo. Released in Update 9.0, it appears to be a handheld cutting laser that is as effective at cutting flesh as it is at cutting metal. It is essentially a sidearm version of the CorpusLaserRifle.png Flux Rifle.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64.png5,000.

Manufacturing Requirements
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25,000
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3
Circuits64.png
700
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5,000
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1
Time: 24 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 35
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png N/A Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png15,000
Energy Lab Research ClanAffinity64.png 3,000
Credits64.png
7,500
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7
Circuits64.png
350
NanoSpores64.png
750
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350
Time: 72 hrs
Prereq: Dera
Ghost Clan x1   Shadow Clan x3   Storm Clan x10   Mountain Clan x30   Moon Clan x100

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily Slash b.svg Slash damage.

Advantages:

Disadvantages:

  • No Impact b.svg Impact damage - less effective against shields.
  • Damage ramps up from 25% to 100% over 0.6 seconds when firing. After firing stops for 0.8 seconds, the damage decays back to 25% over 2 seconds.
  • Limited range of 18 meters.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Holding down the fire button while using Shade or a Huras Kubrow will cloak you if enemies are nearby, letting you potentially deal large amounts of damage without retaliation.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Spectra is currently known to be one of the most improved weapons throughout the game's patches, as it was one of the weakest Clan Dojo Research weaponry ever released: It used to deal a total of 8 damage per second.
  • Spectra is the plural form of Spectrum.
  • During the final phases of Operation: Arid Fear, the Corpus Scouts were equipped with Spectras, which they would use for short durations before attempting to run.
  • Ceasing fire from the Spectra actually retracts the beam instead of it disappearing.

Media[edit | edit source]

Spectra Skins Edit

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 22.14

  • Fixed Beam weapons not being able to damage enemies (alive but in a ragdolled state) when being affected by certain ‘crowd control’ Abilities.
  • Damage now ramps up over 0.6 seconds and after moving off target there is a delay of 0.8 seconds before it starts to decay over 2 seconds.
  • All Beam weapons now start their Damage ramp up at 20% (instead of 10%).
  • The Multishot chance should now apply more consistently with Beam weapons.
  • Fixed Beam weapons continuously firing when quick Meleeing.

Hotfix 22.13.4

  • Increased the Beam weapon Damage ramp up time from 0.8 to 1 second.
  • Fixed Beam weapon Damage ramp up not happening per target.

Hotfix 22.13.3

  • Perfect accuracy and high fire rate is balanced by limited range and damage ramping up from 10% to 100% over 0.8 seconds when firing and decays back to 10% over 1 second after stopping.
  • Damage changed from 30 Physical per sec to 18 Physical per tick
  • Physical damage changed from 10% Impact, 70% Puncture and 20% Slash to 0% Impact, 42% Puncture and 58% Slash
  • Fire Rate increased from 5 to 12
  • Status Chance increased from 20% per sec to 22% per tick of damage
  • Critical chance increased from 5% to 14%
  • Reload reduced from 2s to 1.8s
  • Magazine size reduced from 80 to 60
  • Added 0.5 meter Punch Through
  • Range increased from 15m to 18m
  • Ammo consumption decreased from 1.0 to 0.5 per tick of damage
  • Aimed Zoom reduced from 2.23x to 1.6x

Update 9.0

  • Introduced.

See also[edit | edit source]

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