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Special Weapon Effects
Fun detected. Obliterate. – Drastically increased weapon damage. Consumes 6 ammo per shot. Has a weapon charge-up time. Fires a highly accurate laser.
Usage & Description
The ION CANNON is capable of one of the highest single-shot damage outputs in the game when fully charged. This, along with its pinpoint accuracy, means that this weapon can reliably kill most mob-type enemies in one to two hits, and can be used for sniping during Fight For Your Life. A short charge will increase the ION CANNON's damage by a decent amount, and a full charge takes a relatively short amount of time.
This pairs very well with any character, but especially so with Moze, due to skills like Forge allowing ammo regen of the ION CANNON, and a majority of her Demolition Woman skill tree buffing splash damage output, especially Torgue Cross-Promotion.
The ION CANNON notably synergizes with abilities that use overkill damage. The Enforcer Guardian Rank reward Overkill allows any other gun to become capable of one-shotting regular enemies after a kill, while Amara's Remnant will add overkill damage to her homing orb upon killing an enemy.
- Its skin is similar to a low-rarity Hyperion weapon skin.
- An ION CANNON with the Annexed prefix will consume one more ammo per shot (total 7) instead of doubling it (total 12).
- The Fabricator boss drops an ION CANNON every time it is killed.