Lightning Arc

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Lightning Arc

The Lightning Arc, like every god-damned forsaken weapon with the word 'lightning' in its name, is actually not a lightning weapon. So that means it has no relations with Tesla Weapons nor Arc Weaponry.

Rather, it is a weapon that stores solar energy before it is released as a wave of living energy tendrils which envelop targets, probing for any points of weakness. Yes, I know, that sounds dangerously close to a C'Tan, but it functions similarly to an AEonic Orb insofar as both weapons using the energy of a star. However, the way it functions is just...weird.

Fortunately, in terms of actual gameplay, in Battlefleet Gothic: Armada II, the Lightning Arc is one of the primary weapons used by Necron starships. It is by far the most common of these naval weapons and it is a rough analogue of a Macrocannon Battery. Being the Necron's run-of-the-mill starship weapon, Lightning Arcs are found on either side of the ships' hull.

Like all Necron starship weapons, Lightning Arcs essentially bypass all forms of shields including Void shields to get into the soft and juicy bits. However, because of its function, it affects the entirety of the ship as the quasi-living solar energy attacks weak points of the target. This makes the Lightning Arc, like its namesake, quite good at creating attack-chains from one targeted ship to the next nearest one.

Weapons of the Necrons
Ballistics: Tachyon Arrow
Directed-Energy: Enmitic Disintegrator Pistol - Particle Caster - Scouring Eye
Dimensional: Transdimensional Beamer
Basic Weapons:
Directed-Energy: Gauss Flayer - Gauss Reaper - Tesla Carbine
Special Weapons:
Incendiary: Gauntlet of Fire
Other: Synaptic Disintegrator
Heavy Weapons:
Directed-Energy: Gauss Blaster - Gauss Cannon - Gauss Destructor - Heavy Gauss Cannon
Particle Beamer - Enmitic Annihilator - Enmitic Exterminator
Staff Weapons:
Directed-Energy: Eldritch Lance - Entropic Lance - Rod of Covenant
Staff of Light - Staff of the Destroyer - Voltaic Staff
Other: Abyssal Staff - Aeonstave - Empathic Obliterator
Staff of Tomorrow - Tremorstave
Vehicle Weapons:
Directed-Energy: Death Ray - Focused Death Ray - Gauss Exterminator - Gauss Flux Arc
Heat Cannon - Heat Ray - Particle Shredder - Tesla Cannon
Tesseract Singularity Chamber - Thermal Cutting Beam
Dimensional: Exile Cannon
Superheavy Weapons:
Directed-Energy: Annihilator Beam - Doomsday Cannon - Doomsday Blaster - Gauss Annihilator
Gauss Obliterator - Particle Whip - Tesla Destructor - Tesla Sphere - Æonic Orb
Gravitational: Singularity Generator
Dimensional: Transdimensional Projector - Transdimensional Abductor
Other: Synaptic Obliterator - Atomiser Beam Lance
Ship Weapons:
Directed-Energy: Lightning Arc - Particle Whip Launcher
Non-Firearm Weapons:
Melee Weapons: C'tan Phase Weapons - Hyperphase Weapons - Miscellaneous Weapons - Voidblade
Grenades & Explosives: Countertemporal Nanomine - Death Spheres