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…Deadly at close range. Fires bursts of bolts of high-temperature plasma, accelerated to enormous speeds. High accuracy… – in-game description



Introduction

The Taran is a close-range (up to 350 meters) medium energy weapon.

Strategy

This plasma weapon fires eight bursts of four plasmoids per clip. In each burst, four plasmoids are fired within a second, it reloads after the eighth burst is fired.

The Taran is ideal for doing high damage at close range quickly, largely due to its quick reload time and above average damage. It can also be used very effectively against robots with either built-in or mounted Ancile shields.

It is best when combined with other close range weapons, such as the Magnum, Redeemer, Thunder, Pinata and Punisher.

Mounting Options

Although it has high damage, its short range makes it useless beyond 350 meters. To maximize its effectiveness, in the lower leagues it can be mounted fast robots like the Cossack, Gareth, or Rogatka. A Galahad with a pair of Magnums and a Taran can be commonly seen as in the middle leagues. In mid to high leagues the Lancelot, Inquisitor, Griffin and to lesser degree the Rhino, can be seen with Tarans combined with either Magnums, Redeemers, or Embers, depending on the robot's available hardpoints. Dual Tarans may be mounted on a Doc for supportive ambushes.


Mark I Statistics

Purchase Information

Purchase
Level
Purchase
Cost
Damage Cycle
Damage
Burst
DPS
Cycle
DPS
1 5650 WP 910 29120 2883 1954

Upgrade Information

Level Cost (Ag) Time Damage Cycle
Damage
Burst
DPS
Cycle
DPS
2 70,000 3 hours 30 minutes 1000 32000 3168 2148
3 100,000 6 hours 1100 35200 3485 2362
4 200,000 12 hours 1210 38720 3834 2599
5 750,000 18 hours 1330 42560 4214 2856
6 1,000,000 1 day 1460 46720 4626 3136
7 2,000,000 2 days 1600 51200 5069 3436
8 4,500,000 3 days 1760 56320 5576 3780
9 8,500,000 4 days 1930 61760 6115 4145
10 18,000,000 5 days 2120 67840 6717 4553
11 26,000,000 6 days 2330 74560 7382 5004
12 35,000,000 7 days 2560 81920 8111 5498
Cost Time
Totals 96,120,000 29 days 15 hours 30 minutes
For equipment purchased before Update 4.0, upgrade times can be found here .
  • This table shows the damage of each individual plasmoid.

Mark II Statistics

Purchase Information

Purchase
Level
Purchase
Cost
Damage Cycle
Damage
Burst
DPS
Cycle
DPS
1 500 Au 1092 34944 3460 2345

Upgrade Information

Level Cost (Ag) Time Damage Cycle
Damage
Burst
DPS
Cycle
DPS
2 70,000 3 hours 30 minutes 1200 38400 3802 2577
3 100,000 6 hours 1320 42240 4182 2835
4 200,000 12 hours 1452 46464 4600 3118
5 750,000 18 hours 1596 51072 5057 3428
6 1,000,000 1 day 1752 56064 5551 3763
7 2,000,000 2 days 1920 61440 6083 4123
8 4,500,000 3 days 2112 67584 6691 4536
9 8,500,000 4 days 2316 74112 7338 4974
10 18,000,000 5 days 2544 81408 8060 5464
11 26,000,000 6 days 2796 89472 8859 6005
12 35,000,000 7 days 3072 98304 9733 6598
Cost Time
Totals 96,120,000 29 days 15 hours 30 minutes
For equipment purchased before Update 4.0, upgrade times can be found here .
  • This table shows the damage of each individual plasmoid.


Update History

Version Changes
4.0 Economy Changes (July 5):
Total Upgrade Cost: 48,005,000 Ag⟶96,120,000 Ag
Total Upgrade Time: 12 days 21 hours 23 minutes⟶29 days 15 hours 30 minutes
2.9.3 Damage increased by 15%
1.1 Firing rate reduced
1.0 Weapon was added to the game


Trivia

  • The term “Taran” refers to Ramming in Russian, referencing the brutal amounts of damage several Tarans can deal when combined with itself or other close ranged weapons.
  • In addition “Taran” also means thunder in Gaelic.
  • As each burst of plasma is fired, one of the red charges visible at the back of weapon disappears. During reload, each the dots reappear one by one.
  • Before in the early days of the Taran, when it fired, its large plasma barrel appeared to recoil along with clean, vertical recoil. In the current game, no horizontal recoil is present.
  • The player needs 2,453,910 Silver and 11 days in order to gather enough WP to buy a Taran (using all six WP slots and no Gold to buy WP).
  • Taran was originally named "E-SG Taran". This name was changed in the 2.5 update (January 26, 2017 update on IOS, January 19, 2017 on Android) to avoid confusion.
  • Taran means "Ram" in Polish