The Rail Cannon is a Cannon in Kid Icarus: Uprising. It has the longest range of any other weapon in its class and the shots it fires move quickly. However, it has little homing abilities and its heavy weight can slow the wielder down.
The Rail Cannon fires small rounds at high speeds with the greatest range of any cannon, and it has continuous fire that unleashes projectiles in very tight clusters. It's a solid choice for those accurate enough to pick off enemies from afar.
Weapon data is for weapons with zero ranged and melee stars with no mods to them. Distance refers to the maximum range a shot can travel, measured with non-homing shots. Damage (near) refers to the damage done when the target is as close as possible. Damage (far) refers to the damage given at maximum range. The symbol "—" means the corresponding stat is not applicable to that specific attack.
|Melee hit 1||—||58.8||—||—|
|Melee hit 2||—||29.4||—||—|
|Melee hit 3||—||84.0||—||—|
* Explosions deal less damage farther from the center.
|Attack||Distance||Damage (near)||Damage (far)||Explosion||Shots|
|Melee hit 1||—||14.4||—||—||—|
|Melee hit 2||—||7.2||—||—||—|
|Melee hit 3||—||22.7||—||—||—|
|Melee dash finisher||—||28.8||—||—||1|
This weapon follows standard weapon fusion rules, with the following exceptions:
- Ogre Club + Rail Cannon = Dark Pit Staff (rather than Arlon Orbitars)
- Stealth Claws + Violet Palm = Rail Cannon (rather than Bomber Arm)
- The Rail Cannon is inspired by the railgun, which is a specially designed weapon that uses electromagnetic "rails" to fire projectiles at high speed.