Description EditReds, with only their Anti-Missile Laser being cheaper. While cost effective at close range, it is bested at knife-fighting distance by the Quantum Doom Beam and Proton Sword.
The blaster has a very good DPS for P, turreted mount, and has decent range to boot. Enemies with close range weapons should be held in the upper range of this turret to avoid significant damage to your hull. Relative to the Anti-Missile Laser, the Blaster has terrible turnrate, damage that will overkill most projectiles, and has a large energy consumption, making it poor for point defense.