The Quanta is a Corpus mining laser cutter used by Corpus Quanta Rangers and is the basis of the Infested and weapons, although they share little in common aside from basic appearances and similarly functioning Alternate Fires. It features high damage with perfect accuracy and an Alternate Fire mode which launches explosive energy cubes that detonate on contact with enemies and weapons fire or after a short period of time.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
This weapon deals damage on its Primary Fire and damage on its Alternate Fire.
- Primary Fire shoots two concentrated continuous beams.
- Innate damage – effective against Machinery and Robotics.
- Good critical chance.
- Above average critical multiplier.
- High overall status chance.
- Innate multishot of 2 beams.
- Pinpoint accuracy.
- Tied with the for the longest reach of all range-limited weapons, 50 meters.
- Consumes 0.5 ammo per tick of damage.
- Alternate Fire lobs a small cube. It explodes in 6 meter radius from contact, being shot at, or being left alone after 8 seconds.
- Above average critical multiplier.
- Innate polarity.
- Primary Fire:
- Innate damage – less effective against Alloy Armor.
- Damage ramps up from 30% to 100% over 0.6 seconds when firing. After firing stops for 0.8 seconds, the damage decays back to 30% over 2 seconds.
- Alternate Fire:
- Quanta, compared to Quanta Vandal:
- Lower base damage (20 vs. 26)
- Lower primary critical chance (16% vs. 22%)
- Lower primary critical multiplier (2.2x vs. 2.4x)
- Lower primary status chance (24% vs. 45%)
- Smaller magazine (60 rounds vs. 80 rounds)
- Smaller max ammo capacity (540 rounds vs. 560 rounds)
- Slower reload speed (2 s vs. 1.8 s)
- Different polarities ( vs. )
- Lower Mastery Rank required (4 vs. 10)
- Higher disposition (1.4 vs. 1.35)
- Quanta, compared to Mutalist Quanta:
- Lower base damage (20 vs. 25)
- Higher secondary attack damage (600 vs. 20)
- Higher secondary mode critical chance (5% vs. 0%)
- Higher secondary mode critical multiplier (1.5x vs. 0x)
- Lower secondary mode status chance (26% vs. 100%)
- Higher primary critical chance (16% vs. 2.5%)
- Higher primary critical multiplier (2.2x vs. 1.5x)
- Higher primary status chance (24% vs. 15%)
- Higher fire rate (12 rounds/sec vs. 10 rounds/sec)
- Faster reload speed (2 s vs. 3 s)
- Higher Mastery Rank required (4 vs. 2)
- Lower disposition (1.4 vs. 1.5)
Acquisition[edit | edit source]
|Time: 24 hrs|
|Market Price: 150||Blueprints Price:15,000|
|Energy Lab Research 3,000|
|Time: 72 hrs|
|x1 x3 x10 x30 x100|
This weapon can be sold for 7,500.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- The Quanta is only available from clan research in the Energy lab.
- When combining elements, the Quanta's element is added last. This means if, for example, and damage mods were added, the elemental damage results would be and .
- Additional cubes generated by Split Chamber will follow a similar trajectory, however once they move far enough apart, they will likely collide with each other and bounce off in opposite directions. This effect can be avoided using at a high enough rank.
- Heavy Caliber will not affect the accuracy of the primary fire as badly as it does on other continuous weapons, but multishot will affect the secondary fire by launching the cubes at noticeably different angles.
- The Quanta has a secondary fire mode that lets it shoot cubes that travel up to 15 meters before stopping in mid-air.
- Cube explosion deals .
- Cubes automatically explode 8 seconds after stopping in mid-air.
- Cubes can bounce off environmental objects but will explode upon impact with enemies.
- Cubes can be detonated by being fired upon by any weapon.
- Cubes detonated this way deal bonus damage.
- Unlike the Mutalist Quanta, there is no limit to how many cubes can be fired at any given time, being only limited by the amount of ammo in the magazine.
- If an element is combined with the Quanta's base damage, the additional element can proc by itself during a cube explosion, ex. adding to form can result in the Cube dealing proc. This happens because when the default element is combined with other element to get a combined element, the combined element only works on the primary fire, but not on the explosion on the secondary fire.
- Punch Through mods modify the behavior of cubes. Instead of detonating on impact with an enemy, the cubes will pass through that enemy while still dealing its usual damage.
- Cubes can also pass through any object without bouncing, with the distance penetrated dependent upon the punch-through distance of the current mod. In both cases, the cube will lose its punch-through behavior after it has traveled its slated punch-through distance through enemies or objects, regaining its ability to bounce off walls and detonate upon enemy contact.
- The cube's damage element is retained even if additional elements are installed unto the weapon, giving it a chance to proc on explosions.
- will increase the flight speed of the cubes and the distance they travel before coming to a complete stop.
- Fire rate mods shorten the time between firing a cube.
Tips[edit | edit source]
- The Quanta's cubes will detonate if exposed to weapons fire, including explosions from other nearby cubes. This can be used to create a chain detonation by launching multiple cubes within explosion range of each other, then shooting one of them to detonate all the cubes.
- Cubes will immediately explode when impacting Blunts, Bulwarks, s, s and Ramparts, allowing players instantly deal high amounts of damage.
- The innate polarity matches .
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Unlike the , the weapon's arms do not rotate when firing, and instead both ends are used to emit two laser beams that meet together at the reticle.
- As it was originally intended as a mining tool, it is likely that the laser emitters would not have aimed at the same point, but instead cut around a location, with the arms rotating to cut out mineral hotspots in the shape of a cone. As a weapon, however, there would be little use for this level of articulation. Aiming the lasers at a single point alone would be enough for a weapon. As such, the rotation would not be needed.
- The Quanta fires two beams at once. If a Riven Mod with more than -50% multishot is installed, the bottom beam stops firing.
- This is the only weapon that can equip both and .
- Despite the Quanta being the original Corpus version of the weapon, it was introduced into the game after the Mutalist Quanta.
- Its default colors are the same as the Mutalist version, although only the Primary, Secondary and Energy affect its colors.
- The Quanta is used by Quanta Rangers in Corpus Archwing missions.
Media[edit | edit source]
Patch History[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
- , the Vandal variant of this weapon.
- , the hybrid Infested version of this weapon.
- , the fully Infested version of this weapon.
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