A/ARC-3 Tesla Tower

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A turret which fires electrical charges at targets in close range. To avoid friendly fire, remain prone.

— Ship Management Terminal

The A/ARC-3 Tesla Tower is a Sentry that sends electric arcs toward all entities within 20 meters. The lightning is capable of chaining to nearby units, allowing this structure to clear swathes of enemies quickly and effectively, provided it isn't destroyed.


  • Call-in Time: 3 sec (7 sec in-game)
  • Uses: Unlimited
  • Cooldown Time: 150 Seconds (2 Minutes 30 Seconds)

Detailed Weapon Statistics

A/ARC-3 Tesla Tower
Main Health 600
Main Armor Armor AV1 Icon.png Light I
Cooldown 150 sec
Call-in Time 3 s
Tesla Turret Arc Arc
Tesla Turret Arc
Arc Range 20 m
Arc Velocity 2000 m/s
Arc Aim Angle 180 °
Element Arc
Standard 600
vs. Durable 600
Direct Armor AP4 Icon.png Medium II
Slight Angle Armor AP4 Icon.png Medium II
Large Angle Armor AP4 Icon.png Medium II
Extreme Angle Armor AP0 Icon.png Unarmored
Special Effects
Demolition Force 20
Stagger Force 20
Push Force 10

Tactical Information

  • The A/ARC-3 Tesla Tower takes about 2 seconds to charge up, after which it sends out a devastatingly powerful electrical arc at its target. Lighter enemies like Warriors and Troopers will die to a single hit.
  • Helldivers not wearing armor with the Electrical Conduit passive will die to a single hit.
    • Helldivers wearing said armor can take up to 4 hits until death.
  • The range of the Tower is 20m while the primary target is standing, ?m while the target is crouching and ?m while prone.
  • Arcs can still chain to creatures (including Helldivers) out of range.
  • The SH-32 Shield Generator Pack can take one hit before needing to recharge
  • If it's not destroyed, a single Tesla Tower will remain in place for 3 minutes, firing an infinite number of arcs until it expires.
  • It cannot lock on to targets that are out of its line of sight, but arcs can wrap around cover if there are targets for them to bounce off of.
  • The tower has approximately 600 health, and sports light armor.

Affected By

The following Ship Modules affect the A/ARC-3 Tesla Tower:

Department Ship Module Effect
Engineering Bay Modules Synthetic Supplementation Reduces stratagem cooldown from 2:30 to 2:15.
Advanced Construction Increases the tower's health to 900.
Rapid Launch System As of game version 1.000.200, this Ship Module has no effect.


Tutorial Video Demonstrating Use of the A/ARC-3 Tesla Tower

Change History




  • Increased health by 33%.



  • Game no longer freezes when firing arcs from the Tesla Tower.