Sins of a Solar Empire
Beam Defense Platform

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Cost: Credits250 Metal75 Crystal35
Build Time: 55 seconds.
Uses: 1 slot(s).
Hull: 3000
Repair: 2
Regeneration: 2.5
Max Mitigation: 60%
Experience value: 50
Weapon Damage Per Second Per Bank
(front / back / left / right)
20 / 0 / 0 / 0
Range: 7500
Weapon Banks: 1 / 0 / 0 / 0
An array of Beam Weapons defend nearby structures and the planet from hostile ships.
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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.


In Entrenchment, their new Synergy ability increases their damage by 13% and shielding them by 250 when placed nearby each. Synergy does stack.


A pair of Beam Defense Platforms with Synergy.

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.

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