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Is The Gorgon A Good Weapon?


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So I unlocked the gorgon today for my level 20 Saryn. I love the Latron but sometimes it's like bang....bang...bang...bang.

My mastery rank is 2 by the way. I played with another Saryn user and he was using the boltor prime and he put a mod in that made it spray like a female porn star.

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The Gorgon... Leaves a bunch to be desired. It is fun to use for sure but it has below average damage as I recall and it's ammo economy is... bad. I personally enjoyed using it but it is hard to make powerful if you're on a budget. 

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I played with another Saryn user and he was using the boltor prime and he put a mod in that made it spray like a "female porn star."

Gorgon isn't that great, I use Grakata before and it was really great.

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For me the Gorgon was pretty much the most unenjoyable and worst gun in the whole game. It has an awkward low damage and the reloading time is terrible as well. But the last time I've used it was many months ago ( I might have been on Mastery Rank 2 there as well ) and maybe it felt only so worse, because I didn't have any good mods ( and maybe it has been buffed already ). So in your case I suggest you wait a bit until you use it, otherwise it might only be a pain...

 

Regards, Phaedrean!

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I didn't make the Gorgon, but I had the privilege to obtain the Gorgon Wraith from the event. It's fun to use it but I prefer weapons that are more accurate for my fast moving main warframe. I'll switch back to it every once in a while for the lulz and if I ever want a tank build. I'll never sell it though, I'll never sell any of the Wraith weapons or any other event weapons ever.

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I never gave it a fair shot, but if I were you, it would pain me to know that even if you do like it, there's a better, unobtainable better version (Gorgon Wraith) out there.

Gorgon wraith is my go to weapon for high level play, that thing shreds level 50 enemies with no problem.

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Gorgon can be fun to use, however it has many downsides.

It has bad accuracy (with massive spread), damage is not too good as well, and it chews through ammo very quickly. Then there's also the wind up time before it can reach its max firerate.

 

So sadly Gorgon is right now rather "mastery fodder" than a good weapon.

 

On a side note - try out the Karak. It's fairly accurate, has fine damage and fire rate. It's pretty fun to use as well, so if you're looking for a decent weapon as MR2 I'd say go for it.

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There are 2 things I really, really dislike in warframe weapons.  

 

First, I dislike weapons with a spin-up delay.  This includes things like the phage which requires the user to zoom it before use.   If I see an enemy, I want to point my dot at it and fire.  Nothing else.  

 

The second thing I dislike are weapons that fire a sackful of ammo, each round doing like 6 damage but because it spits out 100 / second it s 600 dps, right?   Well, those things run you out of ammo too fast later as mobs get tougher. 

 

The gorgon has the unique characteristic of having both of these horrid features.   It easily takes 30+ rounds to kill one tough enemy, and it takes forever to fire at its full rate. 

 

I give this gun 2 thumbs down. 

 

I tolerate the glaxion even though it is an ammo hog.  It has... other merits that offset the issue.   Its the only ammo hog I will be using of the current selection, though. 

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Good for mastery.

 

This was one of the more painful weapons I've had the displeasure of leveling up. It has a confluence of annoying features that when combined make it a real PitA to deal with (spool up + low accuracy + recoil + lowish damage = frustration). Some of this you can offset with mods, but that ultimately costs you potential damage output.

 

The last nail in the coffin for the Gorgon (for me anyway) was the appearance of the Gorgon Wraith. It fixes most of what made the Gorgon annoying and is a surprisingly effective weapon. The recoil still has to be dealt with, but it's just enough better in every other category to make it a fun weapon, rather than a chore to deal with.

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I liked the Gorgon when I got the BP from daily rewards.

You have to take it for what it is: a bullet sprayer!

Yes accuracy is not that good but it's less punishing for missed shots than the Latron (which I loved btw).

With Saryn, it might work well with Venom Spores.

 

So early game, yes I think it is a good weapon. Especially VS many enemies in tight formation.

To get around the spin-up, you need to either fire before you aim (behind cover for example) or you keep firing short bursts after you reached full throttle.

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Burston is a nice starting weapon that helps in ammo efficiency, although you seriously hinder your killing speed. I reccomend Latron.

I'd recommend the Latron over Burston as well, and with the Latron you can eventually upgrade it into the Tiberon which is burst fire and a straight upgrade to both the Latron and Burston. 

 

As for the Gorgon. I enjoyed it and I enjoy my Wraith version but the sad truth is it has too many shortcomings that need to be modded for (wind up speed, ammo capacity, reload speed). That said if you do like the aesthetics of it it can turn into a real beast with enough upgrading but generally speaking if you want a bullet hose the Grakata or Supra are going to be more user friendly starting out. 

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I 5 forma'd my gorgon about a year and a half ago because it was a good weapon back then and I liked the feel of it even though others hated the mechanics of it. But because of power creep and damage 2.0, the thing is very weak even with the 5 forma on it. There are far better weapons that you can get and you won't even need forma to make it better than the gorgon.

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What about the Burston?

 

Burston is a solid weapon.  It has low crit and status.  It is useful against all factions.  The prime is a very good weapon.  Might be a good choice for a very new character that has low mastery rank.   

 

The new tiberon has more dps but the tib and also lacks both crit and status.   Needs mastery 4. 

 

The sybaris is my favorite of the easy-to-make burst weapons.  If built for crit it can one-shot anything you will see outside of bosses and high level endless mob content.   Needs mastery 5, though.  It runs out of ammo after 5 "shots" --- the only drawback to the gun is the low mag size.  I just slot one mod for reload speed to make up for it, the other mods all damage/crit/etc. 

 

Basically let your mastery rank decide.  Burst if its low, tib if you are stuck at rank 4 and a long way to 5, and sy if you are 5+ 

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Burston is a solid weapon.  It has low crit and status.  It is useful against all factions.  The prime is a very good weapon.  Might be a good choice for a very new character that has low mastery rank.   

 

The new tiberon has more dps but the tib and also lacks both crit and status.   Needs mastery 4. 

 

The sybaris is my favorite of the easy-to-make burst weapons.  If built for crit it can one-shot anything you will see outside of bosses and high level endless mob content.   Needs mastery 5, though.  It runs out of ammo after 5 "shots" --- the only drawback to the gun is the low mag size.  I just slot one mod for reload speed to make up for it, the other mods all damage/crit/etc. 

 

Basically let your mastery rank decide.  Burst if its low, tib if you are stuck at rank 4 and a long way to 5, and sy if you are 5+ 

 

 

I'm only rank 2. I'll be rank 3 tonight though because my dual ethers are beastlys. Is the hind any good or do you strongly recomend the burston

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