Weapon Analysis

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This section is intended as a place to collate articles or discussions where the merits of the various weapons are gauged or compared.

The scope of the articles can span between UFO and TFTD and can cover any weapons in either game. This includes craft/UFO weapons, hand held weapons or tank turrets/terror unit weapons.

Weapon Analysis Disclaimer

Though Ufopaedia.org attempts to be factual in its core articles (note that some artistic license may be taken in the non-essential descriptions), the cases presented on this page are strictly the opinion of the respective author(s).

Care has been taken to provide facts and statistics where appropriate but it is up to the reader to decide how to use make use of this information.

Weapon Debates


Best Starting Weapons (EU)
Skipping Laser Weapons
Skipping Plasma Weapons
Heavy Cannon vs Auto Cannon
•Rifle Comparisons
Rifle vs Pistol
Rifle vs Laser Pistol
Laser Pistol vs All Predecessors
•Laser Rifle comparisons
Laser Rifle vs All Predecessors
Laser Rifle vs Laser Pistol
Laser Rifle vs Heavy Plasma
•Heavy Laser Comparisons
Heavy Laser vs Heavy Plasma
Heavy Laser vs Heavy Cannon


See also: Weapon Effectiveness (TFTD)

Best Starting Weapons (TFTD)
Skipping Gauss Weapons
Skipping Sonic Weapons
Sonic Cannon vs Displacer/Sonic
•Gas Cannon comparisons
Gas Cannon vs Torpedo Launcher
Gas Cannon vs Heavy Gauss
•Sonic Pistol comparisons
Sonic Pistol vs Heavy Gauss
Sonic Pistol vs. Gauss Rifle
Sonic Pistol vs. Gauss Pistol
Sonic Pistol vs Sonic Blasta Rifle
Sonic Pistol vs Sonic Cannon


General Discussions

Recommended Weapon Research Order
Weapons by Role
Weapons by Role (TFTD)
HE vs single target weapons
Tanks vs Troops

Cross Game Discussions

Stun Rod vs Thermal Tazer
High Explosive vs Magna-Pack Explosive
Pistol vs Dart Gun
Rifle vs Jet Harpoon
Heavy Cannon vs Gas Cannon
Auto Cannon vs Hydro-Jet Cannon
Rocket Launcher vs Torpedo Launcher
Laser Pistol vs Gauss Pistol
Laser Rifle vs Gauss Rifle
Heavy Laser vs Heavy Gauss
Plasma Pistol vs Sonic Pistol
Plasma Rifle vs Sonic Blasta Rifle
Heavy Plasma vs Sonic Cannon
Small Launcher vs Thermal Shok Launcher

Quantitative Analysis



Other Discussions