K3 Boltcaster SMG

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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
undefined
firerate
327
deviation
3
recoil/ctrl
19 / 54
r+e time
2.2 / 0.65

A slow-firing automatic bolt launcher, the K3's tungsten arrows deal high damage at a steady rate.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

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

Disadvantages:

  • Relatively low rate of fire
  • Limited magazine capacity and max ammo

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • 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

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

  • 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