The Suckerpunch distortion cannon is a weapon designed by Joker Engineering.
|“||Distortion cannons are different than regular lasers and other weapons in that they are intended to target the pipes of a ship, rather than the actual equipment on a ship. So, they reduce energy flow or increase heat, or what have you. In this case, these are energy reduction weapons.||”|
–Rob Irving on December 13, 2013
Note that while the weapon does do energy damage currently, it is unconfirmed if the distortion mechanic has been implemented yet. It does however do "Distortion" damage, which is different from physical and energy damage.