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Stellaris: Best Weapons and Defenses Tier List

There are a handful of weapons and defenses in Stellaris, but only a few of them can be truly called the best among the best. Let’s have a look at what the top tiers are in this regard.




As mentioned, you can find tons of weapons and defenses in Stellaris when designing your ship. However, if you really want to maximize your ship’s defenses and firepower, you’ll want to go for only the best in their respective category.

Best Weapons and Defenses Tier List in Stellaris

Below, we’re going to take a look at the top tier when it comes to weapons and defenses for your ship. Let’s start with the weapons first.

S-Tier Weapons

I won’t be beating around the bush here and would instantly go to the S tier among weapons. First, we have the Giga Cannon which is no doubt the best weapon in the game as far as breaking through enemy shields goes.

Specifically, the Giga Cannon comes with a +50% bonus to shield damage as well as a +25% bonus to hull damage. Though its damage is comparably weaker to the Tachyon Lance, you have to keep in mind that Giga Cannon focuses on shield damage whereas Tachyon Lance focuses on armor damage.

From an economic standpoint, Giga Cannon is the better choice considering what it can be paired with. Since armor is twice as expensive as shields, if your target equips his ship with extra armor just to counter Giga Cannon, that means he’ll have to spend even more just to do so.

Besides, Giga Cannon as an X-slot weapon pairs well with another S-tier weapon which is the Neutron Launchers. Basically,  this weapon is an L-slot weapon, and just like any other weapon, it deals reduced damage against shield but has very massive damage against hulls and armor.

If we combine this weapon with the Giga Cannon, you got a killer combination that’s capable of dealing with both enemy shields and armor with ease.

S-Tier Defenses

As far as defenses go, you have three options to choose from. First is the Crystal-Forged Plating which you can obtain by destroying the massive crystal fortress which you can find in a specific system. It offers a lot of hull health which can make your ship a lot tankier.

Next is the Psionic Shields which provide far more shield health than Dark Matter Reflectors. As far as shield technologies go, this one is definitely a cut above the rest.

Also, if you pair these two with Auxilliary Fire-control, you can gain +5 to your accuracy which essentially increases the damage potential of your weapons that have accuracy below 100.

The last defense on this list is the Artillery Combat Computer which is arguably the best combat computer in the game. The reason is for the simple fact that this combat computer adds extra range to your weapons and even increases their fire rate by 10% as well.

Since there are various ways to increase your weapons’ accuracy, you can do without the Line Computer and install this one instead.

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Total War Three Kingdoms: Court Guide

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Alexis Ongsansoy



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Going to war and managing your troops in the heat of battle has always been the core gameplay of Total War, either that or deliberately heading straight into battle outgunned or outnumbered in order to test the mettle of your troops. But with the Three Kingdoms things can get mighty confusing when you’re not out fighting. You’d be surprised how something as simple as choosing who to put on councils can take up your time when you’re not quite sure of your decisions. That will all go away as we show you the way of heaven’s will in this guide and lead your kingdom to prosperity!

Court Guide | Total War Three Kingdoms

Now the court is made up of your faction leaders, heirs, and your administrators. You manage your dynasty here as you unlock more positions when you progress. Let’s go further into detail below and see how you can manage your people better.

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While you’re in the in-game map click on the Court button or press 2 to bring up the rest of your family tree. What you can do here first is to hover over everyone’s portraits to see the positive and negative benefits they can offer if they’re to be assigned to a certain position.

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Next thing that you should be on the lookout for is the character’s Background. You can find this by hovering over the general’s name, there’s plenty of generals each with their own unique background so be careful who you choose! For this example, Liu Bei is a Virtuous Idealist. That helps you with public order and upkeep but gives you 25% less income due to their poor background.

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Another interesting thing to keep in mind are the basic Traits. You will have to keep a close eye on this as it influences character relations throughout the campaign. Same with the Background, there are numerous Traits in the game and your character can earn more as you progress with them.

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Of course besides the individual Traits and Backgrounds you also would want to know more about navigating the Court itself. Each individual position in the court will have its own explanation and allows you to see the rank required in order to unlock it.

You can choose good old fashioned nepotism and assign a post to a family member or a general who’s done actual work with their own hands. Each character will offer various bonuses depending on the position they’re assigned to.

Remember – not all your characters need to be out in the field as some of them are more proficient with administrative affairs. The pen is mightier than the sword, and all of that.

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Now that you’ve assigned a post to the members of your Court the next thing you need to do is to make sure everyone is satisfied. You wouldn’t want someone in a position of power to complain and suddenly decide it would be in their best interest to rebel! That gets in the way of prosperity and no one wants that.

In order to view a character’s Satisfaction go and hover over their character panel or check the characters list on your campaign screen. If you choose the character panel check to the right of their age in order to see their opinion about you.

Some of the things you can do to make sure they don’t look elsewhere is to make sure that the post you assigned to them is compatible with their class. For example if your character’s class is Sentinel then you would want to make that character into an Administrator.

Lastly, it’s recommended that you assign a post that complements their level. Give them a post that’s too out of reach for them and their satisfaction will suffer just as much. Now that’s good work ethic!

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And that is how you manage internal affairs in Total War: Three Kingdoms. Now that you know the intricacies of the court you can be your very own Sun Tzu and lead by example!

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