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Replaces the Laser Rifle



The Plasma Rifle is a versatile two-handed weapon that can deal with most battlefield situations. It issues relatively average damage per shot and is accurate even at range, and has both single-fire and burst-fire modes.

Most strike teams should contain at least some soldiers armed with rifles (backed by more specialized weapons), as they are the best all-around weapons in the game.


Technology Required Plasma Weaponry
Manufacture Cost (per unit) $60,000
Manufacture Man Days (per unit) 80
Manufacture Materials required (per unit) 6x Alien Alloys

Weapon Details[]

Base Damage Mitigation Range Mag Size Weight Reaction Modifier Reload AP Cost
70 0 20 12 6 1.0x 25
Fire modes
Fire Mode AP Cost (% of TU) Base Accuracy Shots Fired Suppression (Radius)
Snap 28 45 1 26 (1)
Aimed 40 80 1 26 (1)
Precision 55 130 1 26 (1)
Burst 60 45 3 78 (1.5)