Recommended

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Blackbull (SCMSV’s character) – by Patata-Tan (Blackheart612)

“These are the newest weapons the A.M.F has access too, some are imported from strange worlds.. Best know what you’re getting into handling these-“
The following weapons are recommended due to accessibility (and/or) their strength and utility. Selection includes a series for whatever stage of gear progression you’re currently in. Reviews / descriptions are available for each weapon based on player experience and common sense. Older or harder to obtain weapons can be found on the Honorable Mentions page.

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NA Gearing Progression

NA Recommended Weapons

New table is a work-in-progress.

NA/JP Rifle on-paper values before conditionals (Adjusted some percentages)
NA/JP Launcher on-paper values before conditionals (Added Obliance Fersa)

RarityIconNamePotential [Bracket denotes Plus version]TierNotes
AGILE / KLAUZ SeriesToo long to list here.
Must make both Rifle and Launcher (Gunblade optional) if you want to optimize the power boost on Ranger.
BestExpect heavy bullet management with Rifle.
KLAUZ supports:
Ayer supports:
Fluxio/Rinser SeriesPower +13%. Upon striking with an attack, increase Power by an additional 8%, reduce damage taken by 20%, and increase maximum PP by 100 for 20 seconds. Effect timer regenerates after dealing 1.5m damage.BestFluxio has better consistency, but loses damage in some situations.
Supports:
RIVERLATTE (Rivalate) SeriesIncreases critical hit rate by 20%, increases power by 16% [23%], and decreases PP consumption by 15%.BestWrite-up.
Supports:
Satellite Star MEMES+15% damage. Boosts uncharged Sat Can’s damage by 300%.Bestsolid stat-stick.
shitty gimmick.
Write-up
Supports:
STEEL SeriesToo long to list here.BestMassive grind compared to alternatives.
Supports:
Obliance FersaIncreases damage by 16%. Increases RNG by +600 when under Shifta’s effect.ViableCostly alternative compared to other weapons.
Supports:
ui_item_1080323ui_item_1090321TRAILBLAZER SeriesIncrease power by 10% [17%]. Fully restores PP when dropping below 10% PP, granting an additional +3% power boost for 30s. Cooldown refreshes every 3 minutes.ViableWrite-up.
Supports:
PSO2 Step-by-Step page
/64px-UIItemAtlasDrache64px-UIItemAtlasVolareAtlas Series EXIncrease damage by 10% [18%].
EX Upgrade: 1-time 100% chance to survive a lethal hit; gradually restores HP to 100% when triggered.
ViableWrite-up.
Supports:
Million / CroesusIncreases power by 15% (not listed), and 10% chance to grant a random RNG effect.ViableWrite-up.
Dead-end series but very easy to obtain.
Supports:
Aproth Orb/DuskIncreases power by 13%. Halts Natural PP regen, but gain 5 PP per second.ViableWrite-up.
Supports:
Nova SeriesEasier to link the page itself…ViableSupports:
Blood ReactShifta stick.NicheATK buff that lingers even when swapping off.
Genon SavahIncreases power by 8%, take self-damage when using a PA/Tech, and reduces PP consumption by 45%.God-tierYou only want this rifle as a on-demand PP battery.
Supports:
13Star.png/12StarThis image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 64px-uiitemefbc8astealthweapon.pngAnything not mentionedEntryUse anything at level 50 and below.

JP Gearing Progression

RarityIconNamePotential [Bracket denotes Plus version]TierNotes
Ayer / Cras SeriesToo long to list here.
Must make both Rifle and Launcher (Gunblade optional) if you want to optimize the power boost on Ranger.
BestExpect heavy bullet management with Rifle.
Cras supports:
Ayer supports:
Fluxio/Rinser SeriesPower +13%. Upon striking with an attack, increase Power by an additional 8%, reduce damage taken by 20%, and increase maximum PP by 100 for 20 seconds. Effect timer regenerates after dealing 1.5m damage.BestFluxio has better consistency, but loses damage in some situations.
Supports:
Stil SeriesToo long to list here.ViableMassive grind compared to alternatives.
Supports:
Liberate SeriesIncreases critical hit rate by 20%, increases power by 16% [23%], and decreases PP consumption by 15%.ViableWrite-up.
Supports:
ui_item_1080323ui_item_1090321Lightstream SeriesIncrease power by 10% [17%]. Fully restores PP when dropping below 10% PP, granting an additional +3% power boost for 30s. Cooldown refreshes every 3 minutes.ViableWrite-up.
Supports:
PSO2 Step-by-Step page
/64px-UIItemAtlasDrache64px-UIItemAtlasVolareAtlas Series (And EX)Increase damage by 10% [18%].
EX Upgrade: 1-time 100% chance to survive a lethal hit; gradually restores HP to 100% when triggered.
ViableWrite-up.
Supports:
Helen BathinaGod-tier all-class mobility tool via Asagiri-Rengan.Niche
/ / Sect Flotz / Blood ReactShifta stick.NicheATK buff that lingers even when swapping off.
Genon RifleIncreases power by 8%, take self-damage when using a PA/Tech, and reduces PP consumption by 45%.God-tierYou only want this rifle as a on-demand PP battery.
Supports:
Dim/Awake seriesAwake series: Increases power against bosses by +20% & recovers 4 PP/s near bosses.
Dim series: Increases power by +12%, damage resistance by +10%.
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Dim supports:
Awake supports:
13Star.png/12StarThis image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 64px-uiitemefbc8astealthweapon.pngAnything not mentionedEntryUse anything at level 50 and below.

Other 13Star ,14Star and 15Starare not worth mentioning, completely trash, usable, or hard to obtain until you can get your hands on better weapons.

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31 thoughts on “Recommended

  1. I’m just curious about those endgame tier 14* weapons and i’d like to listen a bit from your own opinion in this scenario i’m about to give, If ever you had the chance to get a 14* (rifle only) you desired but you can only get 2 as the limit which 2 14*s would you pick and why? thanks in advance i just wanna hear your thoughts 🙂

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  2. Right now I’d pick Shien Rifle and Atra Rifle.
    Shien Rifle for min-maxing damage; Shien series supports S-class abilities, allowing you to increase your damage by an additional 10% for a total of 28% with the right set of abilities.

    Atra Rifle would be for utility/general; Atra Rifle’s S4 ability grants passive immunity to knockback while Standing Snipe is in effect, allowing you to DPS uninterrupted.

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    • Spread Needle is practical in the sense you can maintain the distance required by the potential (roughly 2 dive rolls) to get nigh unmatched PP regen and a 10% damage bonus. It’s additional attack (Antique Shot) can provide extra damage per Dive Roll Shoot, moreso than any other rifle. However, with all this being said the utility that S-Class Abilities provide can be more valuable than SN’s potential, usually without a conditional. With having new SSAs come roughly every update, and the future update to transfer SSAs between weapons, rifles such as Shien, Atra and Lumiere have an edge over SN in terms of “futureproof” capability.

      Is it worth using 500 crests? If you want something else or already have one of the three aforementioned rifles then ehhh not really. Hope this answers your question.

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  3. sorry if this seems somewhat unrelated but what should I do with 14*’s for other classes I don’t play as. Been wondering for a while will there ever be a zieg exchange like how the Slave-NT’s and Nemesis-NT’s are. Ranger and Hunter weapons I plan to keep but everything else despite having lvl’d all of them to at least 80 just seems pointless as I don’t plan to main as any other classes. (Using them for affixes came into my head but Ability IV isn’t exactly all that great compared to what else is out there these days. Would it be crazy of me to desynthesis them?

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  4. Regarding the Sigma Gyler can I reach the Dex needed to equip it through just levelling? I just happened to get so might aswell.

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  5. Asides from the DEX requirement difference between Astral Riser and Yasminokov 7V, is one objectively “better” than the other? I can equip either or and I have the badges to trade, just wanted to see if there was more to it before making my decision

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    • They’re close in power that it doesn’t really matter which you choose, but I’d suggest going for Nemesis/Slave instead as those are currently the stronger weapon.

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  6. Would it be worth to get Shooting drive or one of the assault rifles(Astral and Yasminokov)? I am currently still using the Nox weapons while I farm for nemesis. Or are there any other better alternatives before nemesis?

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    • I’d probably upgrade your Launcher first (Shooting Drive, Cannon Revolsio) so you can farm Ultimate Quests easier. Nox Rifle is okay as a placeholder until then, but you’ll probably tickle bosses.

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  7. Question, on the Austere weapon series, it has 3 different potentials. I’m guessing you can only pick one of the three when grinding out the weapon and you don’t get all three potentials at once…. Which would you pick, the one that grants various stats depending on the Mag for maxing your PB gauge, the Nemesis Shield, or the Slave shield?

    I ask because you mention combining the Nemesis and Slave weapons, but don’t mention the Austere weapon in either Recommended or Honorable Mention sections at all for some reason, even though that is what they craft into… Which I found a little odd…..

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    • The austere weapons have been powercreeped out in JP, and there wasn’t really much reason to make a write-up for a unreleased weapon in NA.

      That being said, yes you can only pick one of the three on Austere. The photon blast mag is the best… if you have 5 mags lying around to max the effects, otherwise go with the other two.

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      • Thank you very much. I thought I’d ask because it was mentioned that Nemesis and Slave craft into something but the craft wasn’t mentioned.

        I do happen to have 4 mags on one character (who will normally be used as a ranger), so I guess I’ll need to think about raising a 5th later…. Not sure what stats I’d do on a 5th though, with the other 4 being pure stat mags….

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  8. You say to save your Nemesis and Slave weapons for upgrading to 15* – do you mean to save only Nemesis/Slave Shooter/Cannon, or can I save the TMG Bullet/Soaring Blades/rods? To make the 15* does it need to be the same type of weapon? Where can I get more info about that 15* weapon?

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    • Atlas EX Plus and Stil series beats Liberate in general situations since they offer more damage, but Liberate still offers solid QoL benefits since it can use S4 & S5 slots.

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  9. Hello, I’m pretty new to this game. I need some advice about affix, what affixes you recommended for Atlas Ex (since there’s SSA that’s not in NA yet) ? assuming I have Atlas with 8 slot.
    Also when doing evolve to Atlas Ex do I use Atlas weapon for the base or Lumiere ? and will it carrying Atlas or Lumiere affixes ?
    I kinda want to do it now, so I’m looking for whats BiS affixes currently NA have/

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    • On Atlas? Here’s my canned response:

      At this time of writing (October 7th 2020), aim for:
      S1: Aggressive Will
      S2: Goliathslayer’s Resolve (+35 Mars weapon) or S2: Photon Reduction
      S3: Lucent Strike (There’s very little S3 options so you “could” go with whatever.)
      S4: Mettle of the Rested (Rifle S4, immunity to flinch while stationary) or S4: Photonic Trap (Launcher S4, +20% more PP gained from Tactical Traps)

      As for augments, unless you’re a super whale/been saving up, going for Tir Di Soul/Precision IV/Graceful Precision/Omega Reverie is fine.

      Pick Atlas as the base, as it will transfer the affixes of whichever’s your base (and Lumiere doesn’t have S4).

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  10. I decided to get Atlas Ex for Launcher and Lightstream for Rifle. But would it be better to get Atlas Ex rifle instead of Lightstream and vice versa. Between this 2 series which one’s would be better for rifle and launcher. Also I sometimes like to use the bow, i know it’s not related to Ranger but what bow would you recommend. I can invest on only 1 bow for playing with it sometimes. Your response will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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    • Personally I prefer Atlas Ex on Rifle and Lightstream Launcher; reason being is that Launcher is more PP hungry over Rifle, and having a instant PP-refill in mobbing situations lets you clear mob clusters easily. Atlas EX’s on Rifle lets you upkeep DPS (assuming you’re using the immunity to flinching S4), which is much harder to replace than instant PP refreshes (which Ranger traps can match what Lightstream does).

      I can’t comment on what Bullet Bow wants, sorry!

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