Graviton Wave icon

Icon for Gravitation Wave (far left)

The Gravitation Wave is the unique ability of the Scientist Philosophy. It allows the complete and utter destruction of a planet's civilization without damaging the planet itself or the ecosystem.

Ingame Summary Edit

"Levels cultures and buildings back to the stone age"

Description Edit

Once launched the projectile slowly moves down towards ground, leaving a DNA-like trail behind. Upon impact with the ground, the atmosphere flashes for an instant, and, after one second, the primary explosion takes place. The explosion is formed of white energy waves that intersect with each other. As the wave travels, it destroys all civilizations on the planet.

Actual Effect Edit

Destroys all tribes and cities on the planet.

Note: You can't use this weapon on a star system containing a saved game.

This is probably because the game prohibits you from deleting your own game without using the delete button on the main menu.

Usage Edit

Grav Wave in use

Gravitation Wave being used on a planet.

Power can be used to completely wipe an enemy empire off a planet or to wipe out tribal life on a spice rich planet so you can colonize it. Use of this power breaks the Galactic Code, although the consequences are not as harsh as using the Planet Buster. Space empires will respond if you wipe out tribal life.

Statistics Edit

Ship Tools Tab: Weapons

Energy: None

Cost: No Cost, but must be a Scientist to use or have unlocked all 4 GA Scientist Parts on the Captain

Damage: Destruction of all tribes or cities on a planet

Cooldown: 22 minutes from use

Other Effects: Doesn't harm the T-Score or ecosystem of the planet

Reputation Changes: Use of this weapon breaks the Galactic Code, reducing your reputation with all nearby empires by about 30. Also, if you use it on an opposing empire, they will obviously not be very happy about losing all of the cities on their planet.

Trivia Edit

  • The Gravitation Wave has the slowest projectile speed of all the Galactic Code breakers.
  • It also supplies the lowest reputation boost with the Grox.
  • If one uses a hack to be able to exit the planet while using the Gravitation Wave, one can see that the weapon has a particle effect that covers the entire Solar System.

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