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Spectra
Spectra
Statistics
Weapon Slot Secondary
Weapon Type Pistol
Trigger Type Held
Utility
Firing Rate 10.0 rounds/sec
Accuracy 100.0
Magazine Size 50 rounds/mag
Max Ammo 210 rounds
Reload Time 2.0s
Normal Attacks
0
5
1
Crit Damage 200%
Miscellaneous
Polarities None


CODEX Entry: SpectraCodexbw
While its intended design is for deep space construction, the concentrated laser beam of the Spectra is highly effective against organic and synthetic enemies.

The Spectra is a Corpus pistol unlockable through Energy Lab Research in the dojo. Released in Update 9, it appears to be a handheld cutting laser that (according to its description) is as effective at cutting flesh as it is at cutting metal. It is essentially a sidearm version of the Flux Rifle, with the focus on puncture instead of slash damage.

The Spectra's beam has a maximum length of 15 meters (compared to the Flux Rifle's 25 meters) and approximately five seconds of firing time before the cell runs dry.

This weapon can be sold for Credits 32px ‍5,000.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits 32px
25,000
Fieldron 32px
3
Circuits 32px
700
Ferrite 32px
5,000
Forma 32px
1
Time: 24 hr
Rush: Platinumicon 35
Market Price: N/A Blueprint Price: Credits 32px 15,000
Energy Lab Research Requirements
Credits 32px
7,500
Fieldron Sample
7
Circuits 32px
350
Polymer Bundle 32px
350
Nano Spores 32px
750
Time: 72 hrs
Prereq: Dera
Ghost x1   Shadow x3   Storm x10   Mountain x30   Moon x100

Characteristics

Advantages:

  • Pinpoint accuracy.
  • Decent critical chance and critical damage modifier.
  • High fire rate

Disadvantages:

  • No polarity slots.
  • Low damage ticks.
  • Low ammo capacity.
  • Short range (15m).
  • Very low ammo economy.
  • Very innefficient in conserving ammo.
  • Require Mastery Rank 4 to craft
  • Requires Dojo Research labs to acquire, plus a Forma to build.

Weapon Loadouts

Main article: Category:Spectra Build

See the user build section for builds using this weapon.

Notes

  • Holding down the fire button while using Shade will cloak you if enemies are nearby, letting you potentially deal large amounts of damage without retaliation. 

Tips

  • The Spectra does not have hitscan capability and requires you to use 2 ammo to extend the beam to maximum length. 
  • As with the Flux Rifle, multishot mods (in this case Barrel Diffusion) are essential to maximize output. Lethal Torrent can be used to further increase damage.
  • Using the Pistol Ammo Mutation mod can help regain lost ammo when needed. Alternatively, use Pistol Scavenger Aura or bring along Team Ammo Restore.
  • The beam of the Spectra acts similarly to the Scorpion's grappling hook, as the beam requires some time to reach its maximum range. This expends Spectra's ammunition in the process.
    • Ceasing fire from the Spectra actually retracts the beam.
  • Very useful with Volt as his Electric Shield can give the spectra infinite range, with added electrical damage.
  • Similar building with the Flux Rifle, adding Magnum Force to the Spectra in order to provide inaccurate results can actually be beneficial, as the shooter does not require precise aiming. This will further reduce its medium range effectiveness however. 

Trivia

  • The Spectra is essentially a smaller Flux Rifle -- dealing as much damage as the Flux Rifle did on release, albeit with shorter range and reduced ammo capacity.
  • Spectra is the plural form of spectrum, which essentially means "range".
  • During the final phases of the Arid Fear event, the corpus scouts were equipped with Spectras, which they would use for short durations before attempting to run.

Media

  • Spectra default stats post Update 11 & Damage 2.0
  • Spectra size and looks
  • Used by Corpus scout

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