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==Weapons Introduction==
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Weapons are the offensive [[Item type]] available in The Infinite Black.
  
Weapons are the main offensive [[Item type]] available in The Infinite Black.  Obtaining a good weapon is necessary for killing enemies efficiently.  However, in most situations, it would be unwise to sacrifice defensive capabilities for raw offensive power.  Obtaining a balance between weapon, [[armor]], and [[storage]] size is important.
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Finding a good weapon is necessary for killing enemies, however it must be balanced with defense. You can't attack anything when you're dead!
  
Weapons deal damage, plain and simple.  Weapon damage is determined by its rank (size) and [[Rarity]].   The larger and more rare a weapon is, the more damage it deals.
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Try to find a good balance between your weapon, [[armor]] and [[storage]] for the best results. If you're having trouble hunting, it might be because you've not picked the best gear setup!
  
All weapons of the same rank do the same amount of base [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damage_per_second damage per second] (DPS), regardless of their attack speed and rarity. Rarity greatly affects bonuses and should not be ignored.
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==Damage==
* Example: a common Wyrd Screamer X with a 3-second attack time deals as much base DPS as an ultimate Pulverizer X with a 17-second attack time.
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* Weapons deal damage to your enemy!
* Base DPS = Rank + 10
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* Damage output is determined by Rank (size) and [[Rarity]]
** Minimum damage = 2/3 * (Rank + 10) * Weapon Cooldown
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* The larger and more rare a weapon is, the more damage it deals.
** Example 1: Minimum Base Damage for Wyrd Screamer X = 2/3 * 20 * 3 = 40 damage / 3s = 13.33 DPS
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** Example 2: Minimum Base Damage for Pulverizer X = 2/3 * 20 * 17 = 226 damage / 17s = 13.33 DPS
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All weapons of the same rank do the same amount of base [[Damage Per Second]] (DPS) [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damage_per_second damage per second] regardless of their speed and rarity.
Weapon choice largely boils down to personal preference and availability. However, there are some general recommendations:
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* Some players prefer large and slow weapons in [[PvP]] to perform large critical hits against enemy players.
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==Rarity==
* Players with Grappling Hook and Tractor Beam [[Specials]] prefer faster weapons.
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Rarity greatly affects the weapon's [[stats and abilities]], but not the base damage.
* Higher-level players get more benefits from faster weapons due to accumulated +damage bonuses.
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* Faster weapons are more efficient for killing weaker [[NPC]]s, especially in [[Grey sectors]].
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==Picking a Weapon==
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Weapon choice boils down to personal preference and availability. However, there are some recommendations:
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* Some players prefer large and slow weapons in [[PvP]].
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** This makes it easier to kill an enemy before they have a chance to heal.
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** If you don't kill them, however, it will be a while before you shoot again!
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* Players with [[Grappling Hook]] and [[Tractor Beam]] [[Specials]] prefer faster weapons.
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** This triggers their special abilities more often.
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* High-level players get more benefits from faster weapons due to [[Experience and Level Bonus]]
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* Faster weapons are more efficient for killing weaker [[NPC]]s
  
 
There are currently 72 weapons in The Infinite Black.
 
There are currently 72 weapons in The Infinite Black.
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* Each faction has its own themes.
 
* Each faction has its own themes.
  
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==Upgrading a Weapon==
 
Weapons can be upgraded with Item [[Engineering]].
 
Weapons can be upgraded with Item [[Engineering]].
  
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*[http://www.theinfiniteblack.com/Community/TIB/Leaderboards/Items.aspx?t=Weapon&i=Matter Matter Inverter]
 
*[http://www.theinfiniteblack.com/Community/TIB/Leaderboards/Items.aspx?t=Weapon&i=Matter Matter Inverter]
  
Human/Pirate faction weapons have a lot of variety, but primarily specialize in Hit, Crit, and Evasion bonuses. Many human weapons also unlock +Damage% bonuses at higher rarities, making them powerful weapons for advanced players.
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Human/Pirate faction weapons have a lot of variety, but primarily specialize in Hit, Crit, and Evasion bonuses. Many human weapons also unlock +Damage% bonuses at higher rarities, making them powerful weapons for advanced players.
  
 
These items can be obtained through:
 
These items can be obtained through:
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*[http://www.theinfiniteblack.com/Community/TIB/Leaderboards/Items.aspx?t=Weapon&i=Pain     Pain ]
 
*[http://www.theinfiniteblack.com/Community/TIB/Leaderboards/Items.aspx?t=Weapon&i=Pain     Pain ]
  
Heteroclite faction weapons are very unique. These weapons specialize in +Metal Repair bonuses, hull capacity bonuses, and some provide extra resource capacity. Heteroclite weapons can also have +XP% bonuses, and are the only weapons with Stun Resist and Grapple Resist. Heteroclite weapons are designed for players who enjoy playing a support role, but they can also be very useful for solo players.
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Heteroclite faction weapons are very unique. These weapons specialize in +Metal Repair bonuses, hull capacity bonuses, and some provide extra resource capacity. Heteroclite weapons can also have +XP% bonuses, and are the only weapons with Stun Resist and Grapple Resist. Heteroclite weapons are designed for players who enjoy playing a support role, but they can also be very useful for solo players.
  
 
These items can be obtained through:
 
These items can be obtained through:
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* [http://www.theinfiniteblack.com/Community/TIB/Leaderboards/Items.aspx?t=Weapon&i=Dragon Dragon   ]
 
* [http://www.theinfiniteblack.com/Community/TIB/Leaderboards/Items.aspx?t=Weapon&i=Dragon Dragon   ]
  
Wyrd faction weapons specializes in doing Splash damage, performing critical hits, and doing larger critical hits. Some Wyrd weapons can do stun attacks and grapple attacks. Several Wyrd weapons get +Damage% bonuses at higher rarity. Wyrd weapons are for players who like to see big numbers, and who like to take advantage of the usefulness of Splash damage when fighting groups of players or [[NPCs]].
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Wyrd faction weapons specializes in doing Splash damage, performing critical hits, and doing larger critical hits. Some Wyrd weapons can do stun attacks and grapple attacks. Several Wyrd weapons get +Damage% bonuses at higher rarity. Wyrd weapons are for players who like to see big numbers, and who like to take advantage of the usefulness of Splash damage when fighting groups of players or [[NPCs]].
  
 
These items can be obtained through:
 
These items can be obtained through:
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* [http://www.theinfiniteblack.com/Community/TIB/Leaderboards/Items.aspx?t=Weapon&i=Eradicator Eradicator ]
 
* [http://www.theinfiniteblack.com/Community/TIB/Leaderboards/Items.aspx?t=Weapon&i=Eradicator Eradicator ]
  
Rift Faction weapons specialize in mobility and efficiency. All Rift weapons have a movement speed bonus based on the item's rarity. Some Rift weapons have +1 [[EquipPoints]]. All Rift weapons provide either a Critical Hit chance bonus or Critical Damage bonus. Rift weapons can also have a +Hit bonus or a +Damage% bonus. Many  Rift weapons have a chance to stun.
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Rift Faction weapons specialize in mobility and efficiency. All Rift weapons have a movement speed bonus based on the item's rarity. Some Rift weapons have +1 [[EquipPoints]]. All Rift weapons provide either a Critical Hit chance bonus or Critical Damage bonus. Rift weapons can also have a +Hit bonus or a +Damage% bonus. Many  Rift weapons have a chance to stun.
  
 
These items can be obtained through:
 
These items can be obtained through:

Revision as of 08:49, 5 January 2014

Weapons are the offensive Item type available in The Infinite Black.

Finding a good weapon is necessary for killing enemies, however it must be balanced with defense. You can't attack anything when you're dead!

Try to find a good balance between your weapon, armor and storage for the best results. If you're having trouble hunting, it might be because you've not picked the best gear setup!

Damage

  • Weapons deal damage to your enemy!
  • Damage output is determined by Rank (size) and Rarity
  • The larger and more rare a weapon is, the more damage it deals.

All weapons of the same rank do the same amount of base Damage Per Second (DPS) damage per second regardless of their speed and rarity.

Rarity

Rarity greatly affects the weapon's stats and abilities, but not the base damage.

Picking a Weapon

Weapon choice boils down to personal preference and availability. However, there are some recommendations:

  • Some players prefer large and slow weapons in PvP.
    • This makes it easier to kill an enemy before they have a chance to heal.
    • If you don't kill them, however, it will be a while before you shoot again!
  • Players with Grappling Hook and Tractor Beam Specials prefer faster weapons.
    • This triggers their special abilities more often.
  • High-level players get more benefits from faster weapons due to Experience and Level Bonus
  • Faster weapons are more efficient for killing weaker NPCs

There are currently 72 weapons in The Infinite Black.

  • Each NPC faction has 18 weapons
  • Weapons have 3-20 second attack speeds.
  • There is a wide variety of weapons available, with different secondary stats and abilities.
  • Each faction has its own themes.

Upgrading a Weapon

Weapons can be upgraded with Item Engineering.

A full database of Weapons can be accessed through the Web Tools site.

Human/Pirate Weapons

Human/Pirate faction weapons have a lot of variety, but primarily specialize in Hit, Crit, and Evasion bonuses. Many human weapons also unlock +Damage% bonuses at higher rarities, making them powerful weapons for advanced players.

These items can be obtained through:

Heteroclite Weapons

Heteroclite faction weapons are very unique. These weapons specialize in +Metal Repair bonuses, hull capacity bonuses, and some provide extra resource capacity. Heteroclite weapons can also have +XP% bonuses, and are the only weapons with Stun Resist and Grapple Resist. Heteroclite weapons are designed for players who enjoy playing a support role, but they can also be very useful for solo players.

These items can be obtained through:

Wyrd Weapons

Wyrd faction weapons specializes in doing Splash damage, performing critical hits, and doing larger critical hits. Some Wyrd weapons can do stun attacks and grapple attacks. Several Wyrd weapons get +Damage% bonuses at higher rarity. Wyrd weapons are for players who like to see big numbers, and who like to take advantage of the usefulness of Splash damage when fighting groups of players or NPCs.

These items can be obtained through:

Rift Weapons

Rift Faction weapons specialize in mobility and efficiency. All Rift weapons have a movement speed bonus based on the item's rarity. Some Rift weapons have +1 EquipPoints. All Rift weapons provide either a Critical Hit chance bonus or Critical Damage bonus. Rift weapons can also have a +Hit bonus or a +Damage% bonus. Many Rift weapons have a chance to stun.

These items can be obtained through: