The Q-Beam is a prototype directed energy weapon. A stream of volatile quasiparticles causes rapidly cascading excitations in energetic systems of matter to the point of rupture.
The weapon can be found in the Hardware Labs' Beams and Waves Lab. It's hooked up to a machine for testing. Use the nearby terminal to access it. Later it can also be found in Cargo Bay B at the Security Command Post where Sarah and the survivors are.
While the Q-Beam does not do damage in the conventional sense it turns a portion of the targets health bar green starting from the left at a prodigious rate. When the entire bar is green the target will die. The entirety of the indicator does not have to be filled, only what is left of the bar; the effect stacks with regular damage. Users must be careful to ensure they have enough ammo and a clear shot, as the effect of the beam will slowly wear off, wasting time and the beam's rare ammunition. Despite this, the beam has high DPS when used effectively, making it ideal for taking out tougher enemies that require you to be far away to be safe such as the Telepath, Technopath, Weaver and Nightmare.
Dismantle Results: 3 Spare Parts
The Q-Beam is a "non-standard tech weapon" and therefore requires Lab Tech I and II to fully upgrade.
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