The Mortar Cannon is a turret in the mini-game Republic Defender. It is unlocked after completing Deception on Mustafar and costs 200 energy to build. The Mortar Cannon acts much like the Thermal Grenade having the ability to damage multiple enemies with each shot. Compared to the Thermal Grenade, the Mortar Cannon has superior range and damage but a low rate of fire. The Mortar Cannon is effective for clearing out large groups of weaker droids, leaving the more powerful units for single shot turrets, such as the Particle Beam or the Turbolaser Battery.
When upgraded to rank 3, the Mortar Cannon gains a wider blast radius and a great amount of power, making it more suitable for clearing out moderately strong droids such as the Dwarf Spider Droid or the Commander B1 Battle Droid. When upgraded to rank 5, the turret becomes one of the most powerful turrets, having the ability to deal considerable amounts of damage even to vehicles.
Costs (Republic Defender)Edit
- Rank 1 - 200
- Rank 2 - 300
- Rank 3 - 450
- Rank 4 - 800
- Rank 5 - 1250
These long ranged mortar cannons are a must for any defensive installation!
On October 7, 2011, Mortar Cannons were introduced in the form of furniture under the name Mortar Cannon Turrets. There are six different variations of the Mortar Cannon, each following the color schemes of the ranks. Mortar cannons are interactive, the same as the other turrets.
For some reason, Mortars shot out of a mortar cannon furniture piece are fired sideways. The rank 5 Mortar Cannon is the second largest turret in terms of width, first being the rank 5 ARC Trooper Bunker.