The Particle Beam Turret is useful aganist a wide variety of droids, weak and strong. It is unique to other turrets in that it deals increasingly more damage the longer it targets an enemy. The enemy will also take damage after it moves out of range of the turret. With a considerably high rate of fire, Rank 3 Particle Beam Turrets are especially useful against AATs early in the game where players do not have access to more powerful turrets such as the Deactivator or ARC Trooper Bunker. However it is not suggested to use this turret aganist large groups of incoming droids, for multi-hitting turrets such as the Thermal Grenade Turret work better in those situations.
When upgraded to Rank 3 it is equipped with a second firing arm and does significantly more damage. When at Rank 5 it is very powerful, with the ability of being able to take down a B1 Commander Battle Droid in a very few seconds.
The Partical Beam Turret is best when used to attack slow and strong enemies. It would be better though to use the Turbo Blaster Turret instead. This is due to the fact that the Turbo Blaster Turret deals more damage then Partical Beam Turret and fires at around the same speed.
A Rank 3 Particle Beam turret is also seen defending the Ryloth base.
- Rank 1 - 175
- Rank 2 - 250
- Rank 3 - 375
- Rank 4 - 650
- Rank 5 - 1100
Concerned that enemy forces are moving in on your turf? They won't want to come close with these Particle Beam Turrets watching over your home
On August 26, 2011, full-scale Particle Beam Turrets were introduced in the form of furniture. There are six different variations of the Particle Beam Turret, each following the color schemes of the ranks.