Like normal space mines, web mines will damage enemy ships that hit a webmine. The chance of hitting a web mine is higher than for hitting a normal mine, and disregards cloaking. Additionally, all ships that start inside a webmine field are drained of 25kT of fuel per web field per turn.
Web mines may be laid in the identity of a foreign player. This can be used to the Crystal's advantage, because of their web mine immunity; however, the foreign player may also travel them safely. They lack the constant passive drain effect, but still deal devastating damage, a forced stop, and fuel drain when triggered.
Webmines deal about 10% of normal damage to starships compared to normal space mines.
Web mines have the very same multipliers than normal mines when they are laid per torpedo.
|Torpedo type||Mine multiplier|
|Mark 1 Photon||1|
|Mark 2 Photon||9|
|Mark 3 Photon||25|
|Mark 4 Photon||36|
|Mark 5 Photon||49|
|Mark 6 Photon||64|
|Mark 7 Photon||81|
|Mark 8 Photon||100|
Beams have a harder time sweeping web mines than they do normal mines.
|Beam class||Sweep multiplier||Normal sweep rate||Web sweep rate|
Default Host Settings for webmines:
Web mine decay rate: 5 %
- Five percent of all webmines plus one additional webmine vanish from each webminefield each turn as a result of natural causes, like flying spacedebris.
Webminefield sweep rate: 3
- One laser type beam on a ship will sweep three spacemines from a webminefield. Higher tech beams sweep more webmines, depending on their type.
Web minefield sweep range: 0
- Webmines can only be swept from within the web.
Colonial fighter can sweep webs: NO
- Because of the special nature of webmines, Colonial fighters can not sweep them as they can normal mines.
Mines destroy enemy webmines: NO
- Minefields laid over webmines won't destroy the webmines (nor the other way around).
Odds of hitting a webmine per LY: 5%
- The chance of hitting a webmine is higher than for normal minefields, at 5% per lightyear travelled. This is independent of the ship's mass, speed or size, or cloaking state.