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Drone cannon Ex-B

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Drone cannon Ex-B
Drone cannon.png
Drone cannon icon.png
Requirements
SkillBig Guns
Attack statistics
Dmg/Attack
40 (55) + 100 (130) ExplosionIcon explosion.png
DPS
466.7 (616.7)
DPS (reload)
85.7 (113.3)
Crit Dmg
50
Crit % Mult
x1
Attacks/Sec
3.3AP30
Projectiles1Spread0.5
Crit Effect
Disintegration on death
Ammo & reloading
Ammo TypeAlien power module
Ammo/Shot
1
Shots/Reload
1
Ammo Cap.1
Reload Time
1.3
Other
Weight18Value1999
Item HP1000
Repair
Drone cannon
QuestsThis Galaxy Ain't Big Enough...
Editor ID?
Base IDxx00a77d
Perk Effects
Perks (dam.)
Xenotech Expert
(+8 +20 ExplosionIcon explosion.png)
Ghoul Ecology
(+5 +5 ExplosionIcon explosion.png)
Bloody Mess
(+2 +5 ExplosionIcon explosion.png)
 
Gametitle-FO3 MZ.png
Gametitle-FO3 MZ.png

The drone cannon Ex-B is a unique weapon in the Fallout 3 add-on Mothership Zeta.

Characteristics

The Ex-B is apparently an alien experiment in equipping the guardian drone model with a cannon that fires energy balls that explode on impact, rather a projectile with elastic collision properties. The Ex-B has a very long range if you manually angle the shot correctly. For example, you can be well outside Evergreen Mills and still hit the trapped super mutant behemoth. The Ex-B can also work underwater.

The drone cannon is an ineffective V.A.T.S. weapon, as the fired projectile will arc towards its target; since the game doesn't compensate for gravity in V.A.T.S., this can leave the projectile several meters away from its intended target.

The Ex-B can fire 417 orbs before breaking, the same amount of orbs needed to break a normal cannon.

Variants

  • Drone cannon Mothership ZetaGametitle-FO3 MZ.png, the standard weapon used by guardian drones.

Comparison

Name Type Dmg/shot DPS Att/sec Crit mult Crit dmg Spread AP cost Ammo Ammo cap Weight Item HP Value Notes
Drone cannon Energy grenade launcher 40 + 100 ExplosionIcon explosion.png 466.7 3.3 x1 50 0.5 30 Alien power module 1 18 1000 1999 Projectiles bounce, then explode
Drone cannon Ex-B Energy grenade launcher 40 + 100 ExplosionIcon explosion.png 466.7 3.3 x1 50 0.5 30 Alien power module 1 18 1000 1999 Projectiles explode on impact

Location

In the Weapons Lab, there is a room where you can spawn brahmin for the drones to kill. Enter the room and kill the drone for the weapon. There is also a second one in the same room that is automatically activated when the first is destroyed.

Bugs

  • PCIcon pc.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png When shot, the projectile will occasionally pass through walls or the floor and do nothing.
  • PCIcon pc.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png When shot the projectile will just disappear as soon as it hits the target, damaging it but not exploding.
  • PCIcon pc.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png In V.A.T.S. mode, the Ex-B seems to aim like a normal drone cannon, landing short of the enemy as if expecting the projectile to bounce.
  • PCIcon pc.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png When shot into deep water, the projectile will disappear, and then reappear and seemingly "float" in place on the surface without exploding.
  • PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png The Pip Boy recognizes the Ex-B as an unobtainable (obtainable only through console commands) weapon, evident in its picture (which is also missing).

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