AI War:Ion Eye
|This page is up to date for game version 6.010|
|Ion Eyes are enormously powerful ion cannons that must be powered directly from the AI's warp grid. The AI will only devote that much power when player ships gang up on the AI overwhelmingly (more than 2 to 1). The only efficient way to kill the Eye is by destroying all of the non-wormhole guard posts of the AI on this planet, so you'll need to do guerrilla-style raids until it dies automatically with the last such guard post.|
This unit is an Eye and shares some perks with the other types.
|Ammo Type||Armor Type||Immunities||Damage Bonuses|
|Ion Beam||Command-Grade||Fusion Cutters, Minor Electric Ammo, Attack Boosts, Armor Boosts, Gravity Effects, Radar Dampening, Attrition, Tractor Beams, Reclamation, Being Scrapped, Paralysis Attacks, Transport, Swallow, Force Fields, Nuclear Explosions, Being Insta-Killed, EMPs|
|Damage||Attack Range||Reload||Health||Armor||Speed||Engine Health||Single Ship DPS||Abilities|
|16x3,200||123,000||4 sec||400,000,000||2,000||0||Inf||12,800 dmg/sec||Engine Damage 60, Warp Gate (Full - AI ONLY), Insta Kills <= Mark 5|
How to counter when in the AI fleet
N.B. If you are taking over an AI planet anyway, there appears to be an alternative to killing every guard-post on the planet. If one has supply on the planet, they can kill the command station and build their own. The AI Eye will then self-destruct regardless of other guard-posts still living at this time.
Moving some of your fleet into Transports will generally stop the Ion Eye from firing.