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What is your weapon preference?

Discussion in 'Starbound Discussion' started by Lavender Aces, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. Mirroruniverse

    Mirroruniverse Master Chief

    I have several favourite weapons. For melee, a sword / spear with Blink Explosion (always a spear for my Floran!). Blink Explosion does incredible damage and also renders you invulnerable for a moment, two in one! For range, a Portal staff with Healing Zone, and a nice assault rifle with grenade launcher. For ancient vault bosses, I use Tesla's Staff. I really dislike its main attack, but its secondary attack absolutely destroys bosses, even lightning ones!

    Other weapons I like: The Doomcannon is very powerful against heavily armoured targets, mostly humanoids. One of my characters carries around two supernova fists to just punch Peblits and Crustoises with left - right combos to stop them from charging / hiding. Actually, come to think of it, my human carries at least five weapons all the time because of this bucket list... Prepared for everything.

    For fun I like to carry around a gnome gun. :nurutease:
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  2. Lavender Aces

    Lavender Aces Space Spelunker

    That gnome gun is seriously the best thing about this game.
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  3. LilyV3

    LilyV3 Spaceman Spiff

    grenades, missile launchers and the blade with the rift. Rest then makes it a cakewalk. But I also like those summoning staffs that constantly spawn projectiles they make many bosses supereasy.

    I went through many gnome biomes and didn't had any luck finding it, it's like the only superrarest weapon for me atm. But kinda sad the gnome lost his mini gun.
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2017
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  4. DraikNova

    DraikNova Void-Bound Voyager

    I usually carry around at least one of everything, except shotguns and assault rifles. One pair of one-handed guns, one pair of daggers (for dealing with flyers, which can be hard to hit with slower weapons), one rocket spear (if I find a higher level spear, I wield that one, but keep the rocket spear for flying around low-gravity areas), one healing special staff, the Kluex staff if I can get it (which, since I have a boss drop mod, is always the case) for destroying bosses within a single chargeup, and a pair of grenade launchers and a rocket launcher with the guided missile special for delicate aiming. I'm now also trying out the Doomcannon, and seeing how it synchronizes with my pistols, and I'm thinking of trying fist weapons since I just realized that, if I calculated correctly, they have the highest DPS of anything in the game (seriously, the Supernova gauntlet inflicts 10.5 base damage 3 times in a cycle, and one time 35 base damage, with the whole cycle being 0.3*3+0.2=1.1 seconds long? That's 67.5/1.1=61+ DPS).
  5. Lambientan

    Lambientan Seal Broken

    I tend to adapt to the weapon that causes the greatest amount of damage. Some times it's a sniper, a sword, bazookas, shotguns, any other thing or a combination of all of them. The only thing that I neglect are hammers because they are very close distance and are very slow.
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2017
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  6. Sir_Djak

    Sir_Djak Star Wrangler

    I used to only use a giant hammer,

    But i'm now using a glaive (polearm version, not the tiny sword)
    and when i sometimes shoot stuff i use the Tesla's Wrath

    And i keep a lot of energy javelins, we never know when you encounter some big monstrosities :viking:
  7. Axl4325

    Axl4325 Orbital Explorer

    Primary I use an assault rifle (with rocklets if I find a weapon with them) or a shotgun and secondary I normally use a longsword/hammer to fight without energy
  8. DraikNova

    DraikNova Void-Bound Voyager

    I have now decided to start using Tier 8 weaponry, since the wiki mentioned how to get them (hint: a fully-upgraded ship is Tier 8). A Tier 8 rocket launcher is ridiculous, as is my pair of Tier 8 machine pistols, but it's still nowhere near as ridiculously powerful in terms of DPS as my Tier 8 axes. Together, they do I think 90 DPS without factoring in my armor bonus. And I've got an autoswinging axes/hammers mod installed, so yeah, they're my main melee weapons now.

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