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Matter Cannon

ModApplied Energistics 2

The Matter Cannon is an item added by Applied Energistics 2. It is a portable railgun which can shoot small projectiles, causing damage based on its ammo. Since it is a powered weapon, it requires charging in the Charger. Ammunition can be refilled in a ME Chest, ME Drive, or ME IO Port as it functions as a single item Storage Cell, similar to the 1k ME Storage Cell. Only one type of ammo can be put in at a time.

The battery can hold up to 200k AE and consumes 1600 AE per item fired.

Matter Cannon can be upgraded in the Cell Workbench using the folowing upgrades:


List of Ammo

All ammo, except for Paint Ball, penetrate block, the more damaging the ammo, the more it penetrate and the harder the block it can penetrate. Paint Ball doesn't penetrate block, however it leaves a stain on the block it hit, which can be cleaned with the Color Applicator.

Ammo Damage
Paint Ball 0
Matter Ball 2 (Heart.svg)
Iron Nugget 3 (Heart.svgHalf Heart.svg)
Gold Nugget 10 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg)
Aluminum Nugget 2 (Heart.svg)
Copper Nugget 4 (Heart.svgHeart.svg)
Electrum Nugget 8 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg)
Invar Nugget 3 (Heart.svgHalf Heart.svg)
Iridium Nugget 10 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg)
Lead Nugget 11 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHalf Heart.svg)
Nickel Nugget 3 (Heart.svgHalf Heart.svg)
Platinum Nugget 10 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg)
Silver Nugget 6 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg)
Tin Nugget 6 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg)
Zinc Nugget 4 (Heart.svgHeart.svg)