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Anti-armour base defense
Medium (75% Cannon, 50% Rocket, 100% Grenade, 25% Gun, 1% Sniper)
700 (2100 when upgrade) (Cannon) with 50% scalar against infantry, 200% scalar against civilian buildings
3.9 seconds (3.4 seconds when upgrade)
Splash radius: 5
The photon cannon is a Scrin heavy anti-armour base defense, rivalling GDI Guardian cannons and Nod laser turrets. Despite their name, they appear to use plasma discs as a main weapon. They can be upgraded with Tiberium shard launchers, increasing their damage per second output by nearly 140%.
Upgrades[edit | edit source]
|Shard launcher||While the plasma disks on a Photon Cannon are fairly lethal to vehicles, upgrading them to fast-moving Shard Launchers provides a potent increase in damage (Ctrl+S).||Purchasable at any Technology Assembler for $2500 and taakes 1:15 to research.|