“…Run. Run like a lamplighter. Should I reach you, you will know what true pain is.…” – in-game description
This energy weapon is essentially a large mid-range taser, locking onto a target and firing an electrical arc that sticks to them and does continuous damage as long as you remain locked-on. It has to empty its clip in order to reload, meaning this weapon must be fully discharged while locked onto a target before reloading.
The Scourge has the special ability to inflict more damage the closer it is to the target. Due to this it can work for both mid and close ranged encounters. It's similar to the Zeus, but with a much longer discharge and a decrease in damage the further away the target is.The below graph compares the Scourge and Taran's DPS (damage per second).Overall the burst and cycle DPS are higher on the Taran within the range of 0 to 350 meters. However, the Scourge has more range, at up to 600 meters.
To purchase the Scourge, you must first acquire 10,000 Scourge components. Then you may trade them in to acquire this weapon from the storage screen, which can be accessed via the Black Market screen.
It can be effectively mounted on many different robots. Particularly on a bot that also has a heavy hardpoint, as the Zeus can then be paired with the Scourge. Both have the same maximum range and the target lock feature, as well as both dealing energy damage.
- Damage dealt at 400 meters to target (100%) unchanged. Max damage (closer than 400 meters) increased from 170% to 250%, min damage (further than 400 meters) decreased from 50% to 25%
- Damage increased by 5%
|Level||Damage||Cost||Time||Burst DPS||Cycle Damage||Cycle DPS|
|2||197 (+10%)||15,000 Ag||8m||1970||19700||1313|
|4||238 (+10%)||60,000||1h 30m||2380||23800||1587|
|7||315 (+10%)||1,200,000||1d 1h||3150||31500||2100|
|8||346 (+10%)||2,300,000||1d 7h||3460||34600||2307|
|9||380 (+10%)||4,500,000||1d 14h||3800||38000||2533|
|10||418 (+10%)||7,500,000||1d 22h||4180||41800||2787|
|11||459 (+10%)||12,000,000||2d 15h||4590||45900||3060|
|12||504 (+10%)||19,500,000||3d 13h||5040||50400||3360|
*Damage is based on a range of 350 meters.