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Light Plasma Rifle
XEU Light Plasma Rifle
Specifications
Type Rifle
Class Assault or Support
Cost §125
Ammo Reloadable
Base Damage 4 - 6
Critical Damage 8 - 10
Critical Chance 10%
Terrain Damage 125
Effective Range Medium
Other Notes +10 Aim

The Light Plasma Rifle is a weapon in XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

In-Game DescriptionEdit

This lightweight rifle functions on the same principle as our other plasma weapon concepts - a jet of ionized gas discharged through a focused magnetic field. The lightweight frame greatly improves the overall accuracy of the weapon.

AvailabilityEdit

The Light Plasma Rifle becomes available for production in Engineering after completing the Light Plasma Rifle research. Additionally, after the research, the soldiers can use Light Plasma Rifles acquired by capturing live aliens, in particular Thin Men, Floaters, and Outsiders. Mutons will use these weapons during the first month they are encountered (afterwards they will use Plasma Rifles).

Production Cost:

XCOM: Enemy Unknown, all difficulties: XCOM: Enemy Within, Classic & Impossible difficulties:

SpecificationsEdit

  • Effective Range: Medium
  • Base Damage: 4-6
  • Critical Chance: 10%
  • Critical Damage: 8-10
  • Aim Bonus: +10

Tactical InfoEdit

▪  A lower damage variant of the Plasma Rifle
▪  Carries a +10 Aim bonus
– Tactical Info, XCOM: Enemy Unknown

NotesEdit

  • Does the same amount of damage as a Laser Rifle.
  • When combined with a S.C.O.P.E., this weapon can be fantastic for a build focused on concentrated fire.
  • By mid-game, this is probably the best weapon to arm your Rookies with as the Aim bonus is very helpful. Even in the hands of your veteran troopers, the Aim bonus essentially gives them a free S.C.O.P.E. without equipping it, and gives even more bonus if they have one.
  • The lower damage isn't as important against weaker enemies, and having a majority of troops equipped with it gives a higher chance of eradicating more trivial enemies.

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