Needle gun

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Needle gun

Needle gun

A long-range weapon used by mechanoids. Named after its needle-like projectiles, it fires single shots with great accuracy. While it does less damage than charge weapons, it can reach over very long distances.

Base Stats

Type
EquipmentWeapons
Tech Level
Spacer
Class
Mechanoid
Market Value
1400 Silver
Mass
2.6 kg

Ranged Combat

Mode
Single-Shot
Damage
15 dmg (Bullet)
Armor penetration
35%
Warm-Up
150 ticks (2.5 secs)
Cooldown
126 ticks (2.1 secs)
Range
44.9 tile(s)
Accuracy
60% - 80% - 90% - 85%
Avg. accuracy
78.75%
Velocity
120 (m/s)
Burst Count
1 (per burst)
DPS
3.26 (2.57)
Stopping power
1.5

Melee Combat

Melee Attack 1
Barrel
9 dmg (Blunt)
2.6 seconds cooldown
13% armor penetration
Melee Attack 2 
Barrel
9 dmg (Poke)
2.6 seconds cooldown
13% armor penetration
Melee Average DPS
4.5
Melee Average AP
13%
Technical
weaponTags
MechanoidGunLongRange


The needle gun is an mechanoid-only ranged weapon. It is the main armament of the pikeman.

This weapon cannot be independently obtained in normal play. It is provided here for comparisons sake.

Acquisition

Needle guns spawn on all pikemen, including those gestated by a colony. However, it is not possible to obtain it directly in normal play. Pawns carrying it will not drop it on death, downing, or complete loss of manipulation like other weapons. It can be spawned in by the Debug actions menu but, like all unobtainable weapons, will disappear after being dropped.

Summary

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Analysis

The needle gun essentially takes the low fire rate of the charge lance with the lower single shot damage of the heavy charge blaster. It is relatively harmless, most of the time, able to destroy small unarmored body parts. However, there's a rare chance that it gets a good shot off the brain, especially without headgear.

Quality table

Ranged

  • Quality Dam. AP Accuracy
    (Touch)
    Accuracy
    (Short)
    Accuracy
    (Medium)
    Accuracy
    (Long)
    DPS
    (Optimal)
    DPS
    (Touch)
    DPS
    (Short)
    DPS
    (Medium)
    DPS
    (Long)
    Market
    Value
    Awful Needle gun 13.5 31.5% 48% 64% 72% 68% 2.93 1.41 1.88 2.11 2 700 Silver
    Poor Needle gun 15 35% 54% 72% 81% 77% 3.26 1.76 2.35 2.64 2.51 1050 Silver
    Normal Needle gun 15 35% 60% 80% 90% 85% 3.26 1.96 2.61 2.93 2.77 1400 Silver
    Good Needle gun 15 35% 66% 88% 99% 94% 3.26 2.15 2.87 3.23 3.06 1750 Silver
    Excellent Needle gun 15 35% 72% 96% 100% 100% 3.26 2.35 3.13 3.26 3.26 2100 Silver
    Masterwork Needle gun 18.75 43.75% 81% 100% 100% 100% 4.08 3.3 4.08 4.08 4.08 3400 Silver
    Legendary Needle gun 22.5 52.5% 90% 100% 100% 100% 4.89 4.4 4.89 4.89 4.89 4400 Silver

    For the full effects of qualities, see Quality.

  • Melee

  • Feature Toggle
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    Needle gun Needle gun Barrel (Blunt)Barrel (Poke) HP Value
    Quality
    DPS[1] AP[1] Dam. Cool. AP DPS Chance[2] Dam. Cool. AP DPS Chance[2]
    Awful 2.77 10.4% 7.2 2.6s 10.4% 2.77 50% 7.2 2.6s 10.4% 2.77 50% 100 700 Silver
    Poor 3.12 11.7% 8.1 2.6s 11.7% 3.12 50% 8.1 2.6s 11.7% 3.12 50% 100 1050 Silver
    Normal 3.46 13% 9 2.6s 13% 3.46 50% 9 2.6s 13% 3.46 50% 100 1400 Silver
    Good 3.81 14.3% 9.9 2.6s 14.3% 3.81 50% 9.9 2.6s 14.3% 3.81 50% 100 1750 Silver
    Excellent 4.15 15.6% 10.8 2.6s 15.6% 4.15 50% 10.8 2.6s 15.6% 4.15 50% 100 2100 Silver
    Masterwork 5.02 18.85% 13.05 2.6s 18.85% 5.02 50% 13.05 2.6s 18.85% 5.02 50% 100 3400 Silver
    Legendary 5.71 21.45% 14.85 2.6s 21.45% 5.71 50% 14.85 2.6s 21.45% 5.71 50% 100 4400 Silver

    For the full effects of qualities, see Quality.

    1. 1.0 1.1 Note: This is the actual base average derived from the melee verb system updated in 1.1.2610, it may sometimes disagree with the listed value in the in-game infobox.
      It may also change depending on the stats and the melee verbs available to the wielder
    2. 2.0 2.1 Chance for attack to be selected, assuming only the weapon's attack verbs are considered. It may change depending on the melee verbs available to the wielder


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