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Glaxion
CrpFreezeRayRifle
Statistics
Weapon Slot Primary
Trigger Type Held
Utility
Flight Speed Hit-scan
Noise Level 25.0m
Fire Rate 20.0 rounds/sec
Accuracy 100
Magazine Size 300 rounds/mag
Max Ammo 1,500 rounds
Disposition Disposition5Strong
Normal Attacks
Elemental Type Cold b Cold
Miscellaneous
Polarities None
Introduced Update 14.5
Fires a photon beam that halts molecular vibrations, causing instant and painful freezing.

The Glaxion is a Corpus-designed freeze ray researched from the Energy Lab in the Dojo, which is the first, and currently the only primary weapon to feature Cold b Cold as its main damage type. It was released in Update 14.5.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64‍ 7,500.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64
20,000
Fieldron64
1
Circuits64
550
Cryotic
2,500
Forma64
1
Time: 24 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 35
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64175 Blueprint2 Blueprint Price: Credits6415,000
Energy Lab Research •ClanAffinity643,000
Credits64
5,000
FieldronSample64
5
Circuits64
100
Cryotic
2,500
Gallium64
1
Time: 72 hrs
Prereq: Amprex
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CharacteristicsEdit

This weapon deals Cold b Cold damage.

Advantages:

Disadvantages:

  • Base Cold b Cold damage is less effective against Infested.
  • Limited range of 24 meters.
  • Poor ammo efficiency.
  • Low base damage.

Weapon LoadoutsEdit

NotesEdit

  • The Glaxion is capable of freezing enemies solid with sustained fire if it kills them. Enemies will progressively turn icy blue (spreading from the point of contact), and eventually become completely solid upon death. Frozen enemies can then be shattered by other attacks. This only applies to normal enemies such as Lancers, Crewmen, and MOAs - Ospreys will simply explode upon death.
    • Even if the weapon is modified to have a non-Cold b Cold damage type (such as Blast b Blast damage), the Glaxion will still freeze foes solid if it kills them.
    • Can ironically freeze enemies with Heat b Heat damage effects upon death, this effect is merely visual.
  • When combining elemental mods, the Glaxion's innate Cold b Cold damage is added last.
  • The weapon requires a decent amount of Cryotic to build. Cryotic can be obtained from Excavation missions. This is probably to the fact that the weapon fires an icy beam, possibly Cryotic fuels its ammunition.
  • A fully ranked Ammo Drum will give the Glaxion an additional 450 rounds in reserve, or about 1.5 magazines worth of ammunition.
  • Equipping both Shred and Speed Trigger will increase the Glaxion's fire rate to 38 rounds/second.
    • On top of that, throwing in a Vile Acceleration will increase the Glaxion's fire rate to 56 rounds/second, at the cost of 15 percent damage reduction.
  • Unlike other continuous weapons such as the Synoid Gammacor, Ignis, and Quanta, which deal damage at the rate that they consume ammo (one damage tick per unit used), the Glaxion deals damage once every 20 rounds equal to 3 ticks of the weapon's damage, 1-3 ticks of your weapon's damage if you break contact with the enemy, or 1 tick on contact, supplied the tick kills your target.
    • The display for damage may be broken, and as such, and will only display after one of the previous requirements have been met.
  • Heavy Caliber can cause the beam to be very unpredictable; sometimes the beam will be centered and the next moment it may veer wildly off the reticle. There is no way of knowing where the beam will be next, which requires the user to either be at very close ranges to the enemy, or be forced to aim the weapon in different directions to compensate for the unpredictable beam behavior.
  • The Glaxions low base damage is misleading, like all continuous weapons the Glaxion can deal low or high damage per tick.

TipsEdit

  • Critical Delay and/or Vile Precision can help slow down the firerate of the weapon to allow better ammo efficiency, although the critical chance increase is minimal and the recoil decrease is ineffective as the weapon has little to no recoil.
    • Combining both mods maxed will result in the Glaxion's fire rate being reduced to 5.6 (12.8 fire rate with just Critical Delay) while increasing the critical chance to 7.4%.
  • With all four dual stat mods – Malignant Force, High Voltage, Thermite Rounds, and Rime Rounds – the Glaxion can achieve a status chance of 119% per second.
  • Tainted Mag can be used to increase the Glaxion's already impressive magazine capacity with little penalty due to the weapon's fast reload time; At maxed rank, Tainted Mag increases the weapon's reload time from 1.5s to 2s, while adding 198 additional rounds.
    • When further combined with maxed rank Magazine Warp and Wildfire mods, the Glaxion can have a magazine capacity of 648 rounds.
  • The Glaxion's high fire rate and its low base damage make it highly ammo inefficient, consuming ammo at a fast rate. It is recommended to use a Carrier's Ammo Case, Rifle Ammo MutationRifle Scavenger or Team Ammo Restores to ensure a steady supply of ammo.
  • Metal Auger can improve the Glaxion's ammo inefficiency, allowing it to hit multiple targets and potentially inflicting status effects on them as well.
    • Although Shred can also be used as an alternative, it will increase the Glaxion's already high rate of fire, making it more likely to empty out its ammo reserves sooner.
  • Enemies that are frozen solid will take at least 1 hit of damage from any source to be destroyed regardless on how much damage it is dealt. This can block powerful enemy projectiles such as Napalm and Bombard shots.
    • Frozen corpses remain solid for 3 seconds before deteriorating which takes 5 seconds.
    • Some enemy abilities still remain in effect while deteriorating such as a Nullifier Crewman's bubble, which will start to grow back while deteriorating.

TriviaEdit

  • The Glaxion is the first weapon to deal pure Cold b Cold damage.
  • Concept art for the Glaxion was first seen in Devstream 22 alongside concepts for what would eventually become the Grinlok, Marelok, and Attica.
  • The revolver-style cartridges on the Glaxion's body spin during firing, though the magazine is the small (battery) box behind the trigger
    • Additionally, the Glaxion's barrel telescopes back and forth rapidly during firing, and collapses inward when holstered.
  • Enemies who die by the weapon are frozen solid, much like Frost's Avalanche ability, and shatter when hit by any weapon. This effect persists even if the Glaxion's Cold damage has been changed into another element.
    • If frozen bodies are left alone for five seconds, the ice will thaw into nothingness.
  • Glaxion bears similarity to the French word glaçon, meaning "ice cube" or "icicle".
  • Much like the Flux Rifle , Detron and Amprex , the Glaxion doesn't follow the standard Corpus naming convention (A Latin word with two syllables and ending with an 'a'.)
  • Corpus Targets sometimes use this weapon, along with a Snow Globe shield from Arctic Eximus enemies.

MediaEdit

  • Glaxion in Codex.
  • A Corpus Crewman frozen solid using the Glaxion
  • Default colors for Glaxion's Polar Skin
  • Color customization options for the Glaxion's Polar Skin
  • Color customization options for the Glaxion's Default Skin

 

Glaxion Skins

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