Shion963 Posted July 14, 2014 Share Posted July 14, 2014 Note: Parts of this will be very similar to an old weapon concept of mine, the RELIC since it's basically a rework of the thing. It's practically Relic2.0 https://forums.warframe.com/index.php?/topic/32603-weapon-concept-relic-long-gun-an-orokin-era-combatbattle-rifle/ And now, without further ado: ======================================================================================== The Weapon Picture courtesy of HandsOfnArtist's rifle concept drawing https://forums.warframe.com/index.php?/topic/156126-tenno-rifle-concept-drawing/, used with the artist's permission "The CALAMUS employs a variable firing mechanism well suited for precision shots or a sustained burst of fire." Type: Marksman Rifle (Sniper Ammo) Base Damage: 120 Impact: 44 Puncture: 56 Slash: 20 Base Firing Rate: 7.4 semi-auto, holding down trigger switches to full automatic after a very short wind-up Accuracy: 36 (?) (accurate, but factor in recoil when full auto) Base Magazine Size: 22 Base Ammo Size: 72 (1 full magazine + 3-odd reloads) (maxed Ammo Drum gives 22, another mag) Base Reload Speed: 2.2s Base Critical Chance: 20% Base Critical Damage: 130% Base Status Chance: 15% Polarities: 1 - (Dash) Other features: SEER-like zoom while aiming. no full scope. The Calamus was designed to be a versatile weapon that can be used in both long and medium range encounters, with close-range effectiveness depending on the user's ability. Its deep, non-scope zoom is meant to convey the fact that it is a marksman weapon, neither a sniper or an assault rifle. The sniper-class damage stat is countered by its uncommon ammunition pool; careless use will deplete your reserves quick. A sidearm, ammo mutation, or scavenger aura is recommended for extended firefights. The dash/tactical (-) polarity slot further emphasises its tactical nature, providing a cheaper means in increasing ammunition reserves, or adding a primary elemental mod early on. Depending on how it's modded, it can be used like an accurate arrow from afar, or the short, controlled pen strokes of a signing banker. ======================================================================================== The Concept As my previous concept thread stated: I am a very big fan of accurate rifles. The Mattock from ME2 and Covenant Carbine of Halo 2 were my go-to weapons during the games, and the Latron (and Prime) are somewhat my choice for Warframe. But here's the kicker: I fell in love with Mk-1 Braton when I went back to finish levelling it. And now I wanna make Mk-1 and Latron kiss and have babies. Accurate, strong, reasonably good looking babies. My original concept was a Rifle-type weapon, but there were worries that it was too good with no downsides, so it was shifted to a Sniper-type weapon to better fit its high-power, low ammo economy stance. You can still use this as a full-auto rifle all the time, provided you have easy access to loads of sniper ammunition. Or, y'know, make your shots count. ======================================================================================== The Conclusion As a side note: I'm not intimately familiar with the endgame meta, or what constitutes an "endgame-worthy" weapon, but I would like for the Calamus to at least be viable for it. Feel free to theorycraft possible mod loadouts for it, dissect its strong and weak points, and point out what needs to be increased/lowered/tweaked. Personally I'd just build it with Multishot (15), Serration (10), Sniper Ammo Mutation (7), Point Strike (9), Critical Delay (- polarity, 9/2=5), Shred (10) = 55 points from a catalysed, un-forma'd Calamus. Comments and constructive criticism are welcome. \o/ Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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