Blast Cannon

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Blast Cannon
Blast CannonItem.png
Stats
Slot Red1.png
Cooldown 11.1s
Range 22
Projectile Speed 19.8
Critical Hit Chance 1.0%
Description This mighty cannon deals impressive damage, but takes a while to reload.

Blast Cannon is a point damage weapon with high damage, but low projectile speed. It is a cannon, so it gains bonus damage against burning targets through perks and talents. Compared to similar 1 slot point cannons like Sniper Cannon and Cannon, it has the highest base damage of all 1 slot point cannons, however it has low critical hit chance and receives no increase to critical hit chance through talents.

Before the 4.0 update, Blast Cannon received a majority of its talents from Bhurt.

Perks[edit | edit source]

The following perks are applicable to all cannons:

Cannon Damage
Uncommon +3%
Rare +6%
Epic +8%
Damage to Burning Targets
Uncommon +4.5%
Rare +9%
Epic +12%
Cannon Critical Hit Chance
Uncommon +1.5%
Rare +3%
Epic +4.5%
Cannon Critical Hit Damage
Uncommon +10%
Rare +15%
Epic +20%

The following event perks are applicable to all cannons:

"Speedy" Cannon Damage
Uncommon +3% more damage, +?% projectile speed
Rare +6% more damage, +7.5% projectile speed
Epic +8% more damage, +10% projectile speed
Legendary +8% more damage, +13% projectile speed
Event Introduced In Team Deathmatch - May 24 - 28, 2018
"Chill" Cannon Damage
Uncommon +3% more damage, +10% chance to freeze the target
Rare +6% more damage, +?% chance to freeze the target
Epic +8% more damage, +20% chance to freeze the target
Legendary +8% more damage, +25% chance to freeze the target
Event Introduced In Boosted TDM - June 8 - 11, 2018
"Reach" Cannon Damage
Uncommon +3% more damage, +?% more range
Rare +6% more damage, +?% more range
Epic +8% more damage, +?% more range
Legendary +8% more damage, +12% more range
Event Introduced In Capture the Flag - July 26 - 29, 2018
"Strike" Cannon Critical Hit Damage
Uncommon +1.5% chance to critically strike, +?% more damage
Rare +3% chance to critically strike, +5% more damage
Epic +4.5% chance to critically strike, +?% more damage
Legendary +4.5% chance to critically strike, +8% more damage
Event Introduced In Capture the Flag - August 3 - 6, 2018
"Scorch" Cannon Cooldown
Uncommon -?% to cooldown, +?% more damage to burning enemies
Rare -6% to cooldown, +6% more damage to burning enemies
Epic -?% to cooldown, +?% more damage to burning enemies
Legendary -8% to cooldown, +10% more damage to burning enemies
Event Introduced In Crazy Cannons - April 22 (13:00 UTC) - 24 (17:00 UTC), 2019

The following event perk is exclusive to Blast Cannon:

"Reach" Fire Damage
Uncommon +?% more damage to burning enemies, +?% more range
Rare +?% more damage to burning enemies, +?% more range
Epic +?% more damage to burning enemies, +?% more range
Legendary +12% more damage to burning enemies, +12% more range
Event Introduced In Blast Monday - December 24 - 26, 2018

Strategies[edit | edit source]

It is advisable to either have all damage against burning perks or all critical hit chance perks. Perking with all epic critical hit chance on an epic Blast Cannon gives 19% chance to land a critical hit, even though the damage over entire games isn't as high as perking with epic damage against burning targets, it works well with providing spike damage for hit and run tactics, and frees up a red slot that doesn't have to be dedicated to Flare Gun. Perking with all epic damage against burning targets gives an additional +48% damage increase to burning targets, this combines with Bhurt's talents (combined give +40%) to potentially give +88% damage against burning targets. This overall provides a flat increase in damage output from the Blast Cannon, though the talents against burning targets are very late in the tree and lower MK ships won't have the slots to fully facilitate this tactic.

It is recommended not to use the Blast Cannon on a ship with only one red slot. It is outclassed in both DPS and range by the Cannon. A ship with multiple red slots can use other weapons while the Blast Cannon reloads to fully utilize its high damage-per-shot.

The small range of Blast Cannon means it is a close range weapon, but it also has a noticeable cooldown. These two factors limit it to be mainly used by Speeders or Enforcers in a hit and run tactic, but it can also be seen on close brawling Shooters and Defenders.

One good strategy with the Blast Cannon, especially the uncommon rarity, is to have it on tier II or higher. Then equip perks on damage and/or burning targets. The burn damage perks, however, should only be used if you have a Flare Gun, Napalm Launcher, or Fire Bomb.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Blast Cannon's old design can still be seen in the background of the screen that shows the player's inventory.