The Beam Defense Platform is the Advent's defense platform.
Official Description: Four powerful beam emitters in a single structure defend your planet and nearby structures from enemy ships. What they lack in armor they make up in firepower.
While very limited the general use for Beam Defense Platforms is merely for early colonization. Should you colonize small planetoids such as a moon or asteroid by means of Missionary Vessel you should place down a Beam Platform in front of the Militias Siege Frigate. This will force the Siege Frigate to move and eventually it will die to the Beam Platform. Once you get near towards using up all your Tactical Slots you can place down a few of these in a starbase defense as well.
Fighting the Beam Defense Platform
The Beam Defense Platform can deal significant damage especially with Synergy in effect. Thus directly engaging them is not recommended, however they are unable to target Strike Craft and Anti-Structure Cruisers outrange them, making it possible to destroy them from a distance.
|Logistics:||Metal Extractor • Crystal Extractor • Frigate Factory • Capital Ship Factory • Military Lab • Civics Lab • Trade Port • Broadcast Center • Orbital Refinery|
|Tactical:||Gauss Defense Platform • Hangar Defense • Repair Platform • Phase Jump Inhibitor • Shield Generator • Novalith Cannon • Proximity Mine Field • Titan Foundry|
|Logistics:||Metal Extractor • Crystal Extractor • Frigate Factory • Capital Ship Factory • Temple of Hostility • Temple of Harmony • Trade Port • Temple of Communion|
|Tactical:||Beam Defense Platform • Hangar Defense • Repair Platform • Phase Jump Inhibitor • Temple of Renewal • Deliverance Engine • Titan Foundry|
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|Tactical:||Missile Platform • Hangar Defense • Regeneration Bay • Phase Jump Inhibitor • Nano Weapon Jammer • Phase Stabilizer • Kostura Cannon • Titan Foundry|