Soldier:Weapons

Soldiers have many weapon choices available. However, some are far more effective than others. The most popular choices are Assault Rifle, Pistol/Ranged Energy combo, and Pistol/SMG combo. For froob soldiers, pure SMG is also a viable choice.


Assault Rifles[edit]

Illegally Modified Ofab Shark Illegally Modified Ofab Shark - Condemned Subway random mob loot - QL1

Specials: Burst, FullAuto


Excellent Division 9 Plasmaprojector Division 9 Plasmaprojector - Dyna Boss Loot - QL 1-200

Specials: Burst

While only 66% Assault Rifle and 33% Ranged Energy, this is generally the weapon of choice for froob Assault Rifle soldiers. Has a fast Burst cycle, but Burst is its only special. At low levels is to slow to increase range init to make it usable, a faster gun at low levels recommended.

Rebuilt Perennium Blaster Rebuilt Perennium Blaster (Superior) - NODROP, Tradeskill - QL 50-200

Specials: Burst, FullAuto

Arguable the best assault rifle in game. With a fast Burst cycle and a decent Full Auto cycle, it has great special damage. 1/1 attack/recharge speed, 2000 MBS and great min and max damage make this the weapon of choice for assault rifle soldiers. The QL 200 version is Superior. The Rebuilt version requires a Lord of Anger (which drops from The Beast in Pandemonium) and a Perennium Blaster Rebuild Kit.

Requires Shadowlands.

Superior Perennium Blaster Perennium Blaster - Tradeskill - QL 1-200

Specials: Burst, FullAuto

Very popular weapon.

Requires Shadowlands.

Neutrino Flash Neutrino Flash - NODROP - Drops in Steps of Madness - QL 50

Considered an excellent starter weapon with its 1s attack speed and damage 50-160 (75) - Radiation AC. You just need help in getting one.

Specials: Burst

Hellspinner Shock Cannon Hellspinner Shock Cannon (Hellspinner Upgrades) - NODROP) - Drops in Cyborg Barracks - QL 84

Specials: Burst, Full Auto


Hellfury Assault Cannon Hellfury Assault Cannon (Hellfury Upgrades) - NODROP - Drops from Prototype Inferno in Cyborg Barracks - QL 80

Hellfurry has a quicker recharge time 1.5s than Hellpsinner 2.5s.

Specials: Burst

BBI Gyro Top Gun BBI Gyro Gun Rare drop from Dyna Boss - QL 1 - 200

Some prefer it over the Hellfury.

Cooperator Assault Rifle Cooperator (Collaborator) Assault Rifle (Clan) (Tradeskill) - QL 100-300

While the parts for this gun drop in the Shadowlands, no part is NODROP and the finished product does not require Shadowlands. Thus, it is usable by froobs, for whom a QL 200ish version would work well as an endgame weapon. For paying players, there are better choices, as the attack speed of the gun goes up with QL, ending at 6 seconds for a QL 300.

Spastic Assault Rifle Spastic (Spasmodic) Assault Rifle (Omni) (Tradeskill) - QL 100-300

While the parts for this gun drop in the Shadowlands, no part is NODROP and the finished product does not require Shadowlands. Thus, it is usable by froobs, for whom a QL 200ish version would work well as an endgame weapon. For paying players, there are better choices, as the attack speed of the gun goes up with QL, ending at 6 seconds for a QL 300.

Fantastic Inner Circle Strategic Flamer Inner Circle Strategic Flamer (NODROP, Chest Loot) - QL 1 - 200

Considered a good weapon for T3-t4.

Kyr'Ozch Carbine   Kyr'Ozch Carbine - Requires Alien Invasion.
  • If upgraded to Type 13, it gains Fling Shot, Burst, and Full Auto. Comes in QL 1-300.
  • A QL 250+ Type 13 carbine can be Augmented (NODROP) using a Notum Amplification Coil from APF. The downside to this gun is its long Full Auto recharge.
Ofab Shark Mk 6   Ofab Shark (Mk 1-6) - QL 1- 300

Our new Assault Rifle with Lost Eden. If you can reach the ~2300 Full Auto skill needed to cap the FA recharge at 11 seconds, this is the best Assault Rifle option in the game. The Mk 1 is obtained from Victory Points and the upgrade clumps drop from the bosses of the Alien Mothership missions.

Dreadloch Modified Shark   Dreadloch Modified Shark (NODROP, UNIQUE)- Requires Lost Eden - QL 300

Considered a good PvP weapon used by multiple professions. Loot drop from the Dreadlock quests for both Omni and Clan

Pistols[edit]

Jobe Portal Guard Personal Pistol Jobe City Guard Personal Pistol (Jobe Portal Guard Personal Pistol) - Dryads in Adonis Loot - Unique, Soldier Only - QL 140-160

Specials: Full Auto

The only pistol with Full Auto that is profession locked to Soldiers. It has a very fast Full Auto cycle and 1/1 attack/recharge. MBS is slighly low though. Comes in QL 140-160, and the QL 160 is called Jobe Portal Guard Personal Pistol.

Requires Shadowlands.

Customized IMI Desert Reet 1000 Customized IMI Desert Reet 1000 - Director in Biomare/Notum Soldier Loot - QL 80

Specials: Fling Shot, Burst

If for some reason you decide to use pistols at a low level, this is what you would use alongside a Jobe City/Portal Guard Personal Pistol (or double-wield as a free player). It drops from the end boss of Biomare (Foremans). This dungeon is level locked to people 100 or lower. If you above 100, this pistol also drops from Notum Soldier.

113994.gif The Dog of War - Wardog in The Reck Loot - QL 100

Specials: Fling Shot, Burst

More powerful that Customized Desert Reet and it's ProjectileAC damage can additionally benefit from rings dropped in ToTW and Inner Sanctum.

Ranged Energy[edit]

Stanton Stunner IV - 405 Stanton Stunner IV - 405 - shops - QL 1-300

Specials: Fling Shot, Burst

An interesting froob choice due to it's 1% chance to stun the fighting target for 4 seconds on every hit. Upgradeable by tradeskilling to C05 version for improved damage.

33145.gif Skawt's Compact Plasma Emitter - Warchief Skawt in The Reck Loot - QL 100

Specials: Burst

Dual wieldable, this is a good mid-game choice if you plan to use the non-compact version (that also required Ranged Energy skill) end-game.

33171.gif Skawt's Plasma Emitter - Warchief Skawt in The Reck Loot - QL 200

Specials: Burst, FullAuto

Viable as a froob endgame weapon.

Kyr'Ozch Energy Carbine Kyr'Ozch Energy Carbine (Type 3, Type 5) - Alien Loot - QL 1-300

Specials:

Type 3 Fling Shot, Aim Shot
Type 5 Fling Shot, Burst

Type 3 has Aimed Shot and Fling Shot, and Type 5 has Burst and Fling Shot. Type 3 is used for PvP, and Type 5 for PvM. Comes in QL 1-300. The type 3 is often the PvP weapon of choice for Soldiers.

Requires Alien Invasion

MG/SMG[edit]

Blackbird Blackbird (Blinded) - Crypt of Home - QL 100-105

Specials: Burst

Drops from the Crypt of Home. Comes in QL 100 to 105, the 105 having the prefix "Blinded". Froobs can look to dual-wielded Blinded Blackbirds from endgame weapons. For paying players, Blackbirds may be used if you decide to use a pistol/SMG combo early on when paired with a Jobe City/Portal Guard Personal Pistol. Blinded Blackbird is also known as BBB.

Kyr'Ozch Machine Pistol Kyr'Ozch Machine Pistol (Type 4, Type 5) - Alien Loot - QL 1-300

Type 5 is recommended over Type 4.

Similar to the Energy Pistol, the gain from using SMG instead is because it deals energy damage, just like the Jobe City/Portal Guard Personal Pistol, resulting in more gain from Bracelets of Arul Saba. Also, the SMG Mastery perkline provides devastating specials as well as damage boosts.

Requires Alien Invasion

Buff Weapons[edit]

Hotswapping: all weapons can be hotswapped, which means the buff that the weapon being unequipped provides will apply towards satisfying the requirements of the weapon being equipped.

Assault Rifle[edit]

MTI G-70 Zaman MTI G-70 Zaman QL 20-64

+5 Assault Rifle regardless of QL, so QL 20 is the easiest to use due to the lowest requirements.

Sito-Tech Model 00 Sito-Tech Model 00 QL 36-139

+10 Assault Rifle regardless of QL.

MTI G-70 Nibong Kula MTI G-70 Nibong Kula QL 75-124

+15 Assault Rifle regardless of QL.

Vektor V.21.30 Flechette Rifle Vektor V.21.30 Flechette Rifle QL 80-124

+15 Assault Rifle regardless of QL.

Vektor V.21.31 Flechette Rifle Vektor V.21.31 Flechette Rifle QL 125

+20 Assault Rifle.

Sito-Tech Model 00 Chigwell Sito-Tech Model 00 Chigwell QL 140

+22 Assault Rifle.

Burst[edit]

BigBurger Inc. Chapman BigBurger Inc. Chapman QL 100-199

Burst +30, or +60 in dual-wield (hotswappable) regardless of QL.

BigBurger Inc. Chapman Max BigBurger Inc. Chapman Max QL 200

Burst +40, or +80 in dual-wield (hotswappable)

External Sources[edit]