AI War:Orbital Mass Drivers

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What Are Orbital Mass Drivers?

A: Orbital Mass Drivers are a type of ion cannon that was introduced in the expansion The Zenith Remnant. These giant cannons pose little threat to smaller fleet ships, but really hit hard against larger structures such as golems and starships. Best to send in a smaller fleet of ships first to take out the mass driver, and then bring in the bigger ships. These mass drivers are one of the few main impediments to certain player golems rampaging too freely across the AI landscape; there tends to be one or more of these on the AI homeworlds and nearby planets, amongst other various locations.

Alternatively they can be captured and used against enemy starships, guardians, and other large targets. They're too expensive to build from the Zenith Trader, and not worth enough to scrap.