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.
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.
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.
Terraria: How to Find Every New Critter in 1.4.4 Update
The 1.4.4 update for Terraria introduces a handful of new critters into the game that you can find in various locations.
There have been quite a few additions to the 1.4.4 update of Terraria. One of these additions is the new critters that you can find in various locations throughout the game.
In this guide, we’ll have a look at what those critters are and how you can find them.
How to Find Every New Critter in 1.4.4 Update in Terraria
There are around four new critters that were added to the game in the 1.4.4 update. They’re as follows:
The Stinkbug is a tiny, flying critter that can spawn in the Forest biome. It’s quite easy to catch using a bug net, and you can use it as bait with a 10% Bait Power. Apart from that, you can also combine it with a Platinum Broadsword in order to create the Flymeal sword at a Honey pool.
The second critter is the Toucan which is a bird that can spawn on the surface, particularly in the Jungle biome. It has very little HP and zero defense, so if you want to catch it, you need to use a bug net. If you’re not careful, you can easily kill this bird due to its low health.
You can keep it inside a Toucan Cage (combine it with a Terrarium) and use it as decoration. However, do keep in mind that the Toucan will no longer be able to get outside of the cage after that.
Cockatiels come in gray and yellow variants, and you can normally find them in the Jungle biome, the same as the Toucan. Also, they have very little health with no defense, so using a bug net to capture them is a must.
As with the Toucan, you can use them as decoration by creating a Cockatiel Cage by combining your captured Cockatiel with a Terrarium.
Lastly, we have the Macaws which share the same spawning point as the previous two birds. They also have the same stats and can be placed inside the Macaw Cage to serve as decoration.