Mass Effect (Shadowrun 4th ed)
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Designed for asari resistance, the Acolyte’s barrels fire advanced ammunition similar to that of an impact-triggered resonant warp bomb, which has a devastating effect on shields and biotic barriers. The specialized nature of the warp field means it does not pierce armor as effectively, but the shooter’s biotics are expected to make up for this shortcoming.
An innovation of Admiral Daro’Xen, the Arc Pistol is a scaled-down Arc Projector that only requires thermal clips, to solve its power problems. The Arc Pistol uses a nonvisible laser to ionize the air and create a path for a high-ampere electric shock. For a more damaging blast, it can be charged up. – For the “charging up” function : treat it as having two MODES. A light Semi automatic mode and a heavily charged single shot mode. “Charged” shots produce 4 times as much heat (use 4 shots). It is considered a light pistol.
|4P (E) or 7P (E)||—||SS or SA||2||18||Availability||cost|
Executioner Invented by Blood Pack weapons experts, the first Executioner was improvised using spare parts and scrap metal during an Omega territory dispute. The result was a hand-held cannon able to fire high-impact armor-piercing slugs, although only one at a time due to its limited heatsink. Many Blood Pack mercs carry an Executioner as backup in case they get pinned down, but some enthusiasts prefer it as their primary gun, sticking to the one-shot-one-kill approach. Not generally for sale, sometimes they can be found on the black market or constructed by someone who has found the schematics. (due to a lack of hard data, these stats are pure conjecture.
First seen : ME2 and ME3 (looks similar to the standard ME1 pistol)
Manufactured by Elanus Risk Control, the Predator is valued as a powerful, deadly, and relatively inexpensive weapon. While it is not generally deployed in the military, due to commonality of kinetic barriers, it’s still very popular in the Terminus Systems where these defenses are less common.It is considered a light pistol in SR4 terms.
The M5 Phalanx is the product of the Alliance’s Offensive Handgun Project that developed a close-in weapon to be used on armored or shielded targets with no loss of stopping power in comparison to the soldier’s assault rifle. The Phalanx enjoys a ballistics advantage even over most “hand cannons” and features an integral laser sight which is highly visible even in bright lighting conditions. Civilian variants are often purchased by colonists on planets that have particularly dangerous big game animals.
The Carnifex is a favored sidearm of mercenary leaders and Eclipse mercenary tech specialists. An expensive but powerful weapon. Its marketing materials feature a charging krogan with the slogan, “Don’t you wish Carnifex was at your side?” The Carnifex uses heavy pistol ranges.
The Paladin is a reliable, durable weapon developed by law enforcement looking for a high-powered but easily concealed sidearm for undercover agents. Surprisingly small for its hitting power, the Paladin is a variant on the Carnifex pistol. While it has a smaller clip than the Carnifex, its shots are unquestionably more powerful.
The Paladin uses heavy pistol ranges
The Talon is a close-range pistol favored by Cerberus Guardians. Firing heavy-gauge shotgun pellets, it delivers massive trauma to unarmored targets. Its waste heat is sufficiently excessive that it carries six separate ammunition blocks, rotating like a twentieth-century revolver to prevent shaver jam or misfire due to premature melting of the shot.
ME3 redesign the already impressive Phalanx pistol.
When the Alliance’s Offensive Handgun Project received funding to update one of its designs, its engineers chose to redesign the already impressive Phalanx pistol. Like its predecessor, the Eagle is a compact, fully automatic pistol that delivers unprecedented accuracy and punch with a rapid firing rate.
First seen onscreen in ME3 but it probably existed in the hands of STG agents much earlier.
Originally issued to the salarian STG to allow small units to contain much larger enemy forces, the Scorpion pistol now sees service galaxy-wide. It fires low-velocity, squash-head projectiles with a dual use. The high-explosive filler within the projectiles contains an adhesive that secures the projectile to the target on impact. When fired into a surface, it turns into a proximity mine.