ARC-3 Arc Thrower

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Projects an arc of lightning at close range. Charges up to project bolts, and may discharge through multiple targets.

— Ship Management Terminal

The ARC-3 Arc Thrower is a support weapon that projects an arc of lightning at close range. These lightning bolts can chain between up to three targets.

Stratagem Statistics

  • Call-in Time: 3 sec (7 sec in-game)
  • Uses: Unlimited
  • Cooldown: 480 seconds (8 minutes)

Detailed Weapon Statistics

ARC-3 Arc Thrower
Fire Rate 60 rpm
Cooldown 480 sec
Call-in Time 3 s
Arc Thrower Arc
Arc Thrower
Arc Range 35 m
Arc Velocity 300 m/s
Arc Aim Angle 3 °
Element Arc
Standard 250
vs. Durable 50
Direct Armor AP7 Icon.png Heavy III
Slight Angle Armor AP7 Icon.png Heavy III
Large Angle Armor AP7 Icon.png Heavy III
Extreme Angle Armor AP0 Icon.png Unarmored
Special Effects
Demolition Force 20
Stagger Force 35
Push Force 10

Tactical Information

  • How to increase chances of hitting the target:
    • Get to the high ground. Shoot from above,
    • Aim a bit above the target,
    • Avoid shooting enemies moving from left to right, or from right to left from you,
    • Avoid situations when there are barriers between you and the target. For example, piles of corpses, mines, and/or structures.
  • Due to the randomness of the arc, hitting specific parts is almost impossible.
  • Staggers hit enemies for a significant duration; rapid strikes will stunlock enemies.

Known Issues

  • Behaves inconsistently and may sometimes misfire. That's a bug confirmed by developers


Target Hits Notes
Scavanger 1
Pouncer 1
Bile Spitter 1
Warrior 2
Hive Guard 2
Hunter 1-2
Brood Commander ? Head
Stalker ? Head
Shrieker 1 Any body part,

but most likely you'll never reach them

Bile Spewer
Charger 7 head
A lot Any other part,

better aim for head

Behemoth Charger 7+ Head,

Takes much more than a usual charger

Bile Titan A lot Don't


Target Hits Notes
Trooper 1
Scout Strider 2-3
Devastator 1 Head
3-6 Body
Berserker 1 Head
3-6 Body
Hulk 1 Head
3-6+ Body


Target Hits Notes
Helldiver 1 Armor Class doesn't matter
Helldiver with Armor Passive
Hellpod the destructable part of a hellpod, which contains supplies or a support weapon/backpack

Applicable Ship Modules

The following Ship Modules affect the ARC-3 Arc Thrower:

Department Ship Module Effect

Administration Center

Streamlined Request Process Stratagem cooldown reduced from 8:00 to 7:10
Bridge Morale Augmentation Reduces cooldown time for all stratagems by 5%.


Circuit Expansion Lightning arcs, fired from weapons and turrets, jump to one additional enemy.
Streamlined Launch Process Removes call-in time to deploy the Arc Thrower.


Tutorial Video Demonstrating Use of the ARC-3 Arc Thrower

Change History




  • Reduced distance from 50m to 35m.
  • Increased stagger force.


  • Fixed charging inconsistencies; It will now always take 1 second to charge a shot.



  • Game no longer freezes when firing arcs from the Arc Thrower.



  • Shots now count towards "Shots fired" and "Shots hit" stats.