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Revision as of 04:47, 15 January 2020

General Information

Heavy Gauss

The heavy Gauss is cumbersome, but extremely effective. It operates with 3 particle accelerators and is virtually unstoppable. The anti-proton stream is confined inside a Gallium Arsenide shell that implodes on impact releasing the anti-matter.

Source: Terror From The Deep Ufopaedia

Heavy Gauss
(h x w)
3 x 2 Heavy gauss.gif
Weight 18
D. Threshold 20
Grip Two-Handed
TU Cost Accuracy
Auto -% -%
Snapshot 40% 50%
Aimed 80% 90%
Sale Price $61,000
Cost $32,000
Technician Hours 700
Workspace 4
Materials -
Heavy Gauss Clip
(h x w)
1 × 1 Heavy gauss clip.gif
Weight 4
D. Threshold 70
Damage 75 Gauss Beam
Capacity 10
Sale Price $3,220
Cost $4,000
Technician Hours 70
Workspace 4
Materials -

The Heavy Gauss is a slow but powerful cannon that deals Gauss damage. It is Gauss technology's answer to the Gas Cannon with GC-AP rounds.

The Heavy Gauss closely matches the Gas Cannon in performance, although snapshots are less accurate and aimed shots are slower. In return, it has greater stopping power and a slightly larger ammunition supply.

While a formidable weapon in its own right, the Heavy Gauss does not curry much favour amongst many X-COM players for a large number of reasons. Though they are beyond the scope of this article, the most common reason is probably the huge performance disparity of the Heavy Gauss against the Sonic weapons and its predecessor.

To its credit, the Heavy Gauss is easy and relatively cheap to manufacture and does not need exotic materials. It is a necessary stepping stone for the highly profitable craft Gauss Cannon.

Note: Gauss weapons must be manufactured

This weapon appears in Terror from the Deep. For the UFO: Enemy Unknown equivalent, refer to the Heavy Laser.

Key Features
  • Gauss Damage
Pros Cons
  • Moderate Accuracy
  • Moderate Power
  • Heavy
  • Bulky
  • Slow
  • Low Ammo
  • Manufactured



Prior to the Sonic weapons, the Heavy Gauss makes a good early-game replacement for the Gas Cannon's armour piercing role. This leaves the Gas Cannon free to work with high explosive or phosphor rounds.

See Also

TFTD Badge Terror From The Deep: Equipment (TFTD)
Armor Diving SuitPlastic Aqua ArmorIon ArmorMagnetic Ion Armor
Weapons Dart GunJet HarpoonGas CannonHydro-Jet CannonTorpedo LauncherThermal Tazer

Magna-Blast GrenadeParticle Disturbance GrenadeMagna-Pack Explosive
Gauss PistolGauss RifleHeavy Gauss
Sonic PistolSonic-Blasta RifleSonic CannonSonic PulserThermal Shok LauncherDisruptor Pulse Launcher
Vibro BladeThermic LanceHeavy Thermic Lance

Portable Equipment Dye GrenadeParticle Disturbance SensorMedi-KitChemical-flareM.C. DisruptorM.C. ReaderZrbite
SWS Coelacanth/G. CannonCoelacanth/Aqua JetCoelacanth/GaussDisplacer/SonicDisplacer/PWT
Data Weapon Summaries TFTD Item destruction table • SWS/Terror Unit Innate Weapons