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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
Impact w Impact 0.8
Puncture w Puncture 5.6
Slash w Slash 1.6
Crit Damage 200%
Miscellaneous
Polarities None
Introduced Update 9.0
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 b Puncture instead of Slash b 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 Credits64 ‍5,000.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64
25,000
Fieldron64
3
Circuits64
700
Ferrite64
5,000
Forma64
1
Time: 24 hr
Rush: Platinum64 35
Market Price: N/A Blueprint Price: Credits64 15,000
Energy Lab Research Requirements
Credits64
7,500
FieldronSample64
7
Circuits64
350
PolymerBundle64
350
NanoSpores64
750
Time: 72 hr
Prereq: Dera
Ghost x1   Shadow x3   Storm x10   Mountain x30   Moon x100

Characteristics

This weapon deals mostly Puncture b Puncture damage.

Advantages:

  • Pinpoint accuracy.
  • Puncture damage is good against Grineer.

Disadvantages:

  • Low damage ticks.
    • Lowest base damage of any weapon.
  • Low ammo capacity.
  • Short range (15m).
  • Very poor ammo efficiency.

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.
    • Noted that increasing the fire rate with Lethal Torrent will drastically increase ammo consumption further, however.
  • Using the Pistol Ammo Mutation mod can help regain lost ammo when needed. Alternatively, use Pistol Scavenger Aura or bring along Team Ammo Restore.
  • 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 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.
    • It specializes in puncture damage, which makes it better then the Flux Rifle against the Grineer.
  • Spectra is the plural form of spectrum, which essentially means "range".
    • Ironically, range is something this weapon lacks.
  • 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.
  • Ceasing fire from the Spectra actually retracts the beam.

Media

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

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