Dustcasters are a kind of secondary-PD/Anti-shield weapon. The Ghendari are currently the only faction known to possess this kind of weapon. The weapon is hard to dodge, as it focuses its damage into a cone rather than a point.
General InformationEditDustcasters are weapons based on railgun technology. Instead of firing a single projectile, they fire a dust cloud at speeds somewhat higher than that of a railgun shell. They are an effective secondary PD weapon and are very effective vs. shields, but not against hulls. They can also clog hostile armament and RCS with dust on occasion. Focusers can make Dustcasters more effective at a range and against armor, due to a decreased cone effect.
Handheld versions, called "Dusterguns," can vaporize unarmored organics at short range.