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K3 Boltcaster SMG
K3-Auto-Boltcaster.png
12 / 100
Auto
An automatic bolt launcher that shoots arrows at a quick pace.
damage
0.55x
heat / cool
0.75x / 1.00x
firerate
344
deviation
3
recoil / ctrl
19 / 54
R/E time
2.40s / 0.65s
perks
  • 10% Double Shot Chance
  • The K3 Boltcaster SMG is a special SMG that fires tungsten bolts. It suffers from low damage output, small magazine size (for an SMG) and slow reload time. It has a small chance to shoot 2 arrows.

    In Arena, it can be purchased for Assassin as a Series 4 weapon.

    The abbreviation for this weapon is 'BC.'

    Characteristics[]

    Advantages:

    • Fairly powerful per-hit
    • If acquired, shock arrows inflict short-duration stuns on enemies, which can be stacked to increase duration
      • As a result, the weapon is capable of stunlocking almost every enemy type in the game
    • Low heat

    Disadvantages:

    • Limited magazine capacity and max ammo

    Ammo[]

    • Pickup: 50
    • Ballisticap.png Ballistic Armor-Piercing Ammunition
      • Tungsten Arrow
    • Compatible Ammo
      • Poison Arrow (Poison/Acid)
      • Shock Arrow (Soft Point)

    Perks[]

    • 10% Double Shot Chance
      • 10% chance to shoot 2 arrows instead of 1

    Notes/Tips[]

    • The duration of a stun is indicated by the visibility of a blue glow around the stunned enemy (more visible = longer duration)
    • Bosses are stunned for shorter durations; stuns will interrupt their attacks and inflict slow instead
    • Counts as both an SMG and a Marksman rifle
    • Acquire Shock Arrows as soon as possible through soft point ammo sources (playing as a level 5+ Riot Guard is the easiest, since you start with soft point ammo)
      • Increase the duration of stuns by using the Weapons Master module on Guardian classes or recycling the Tsunami Talisman item
    • The Hyper Accelerator attachment will allow multiple enemies to be stunned at once through piercing

    Trivia[]

    • Prior to Update 17, Tungsten Arrows were guaranteed to stun and came as default ammo, which allowed the Boltcaster to outperform a vast majority of the game's weapons at base level due to its potential to stunlock enemies and accessibility as a common rarity weapon
    • This weapon was formerly named K3 Auto Boltcaster
    • This weapon's design is based off of the Magpul PDR
    • In 25.2 the weapon had a bug where the firerate is randomized constantly.
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