Merlin personal ion cannon

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Merlin personal ion cannon
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Vital statistics
Type

Energy weapon

Damage

200 + 10 Shock (ion cannon)
400 velocity

Range

100

Mag. size

1 + 30

Rate of fire

0.33 rounds/second

Reload time

2 seconds

MP faction

CNC1 GDI Emblem.png Global Defense Initiative

The Merlin personal ion cannon is a large energy weapon featured in Renegade.

Background[edit | edit source]

A shoulder-mounted, stout-barrel weapon, the Merlin is an attempt by GDI to harness their most destructive weapon and put it in a portable, mobile package. While cumbersome, it is exceedingly powerful. It works by periodically erecting a cylindrical top-mount that collects excited ion particles from the atmosphere, which then are superheated to 6000 degrees Fahrenheit \ 5075 degrees Celsius and magnetically propelled through the thick, stout barrel. The azure stream is extremely destructive, especially when paired with other sophisticated equipment, such as the Prototype Mobius suit.[1]

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The Merlin used exclusively by GDI in both singleplayer and multiplayer. In multiplayer it the primary weapon of Sydney Mobius. With devastating firepower capable of destroying tanks and infantry alike, the Merlin is extremely effective when used against tanks on foot, but can also be used against enemy infantry as well.

Its long reload times renders the user vulnerable if the target is not killed.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Renegade Community - Ion Cannon, Westwood Renegade site mirror.
Renegade weapons