Ammo starts to regenerate after 5 seconds of not firing the weapon when the magazine is empty and 2.5 seconds otherwise. This regeneration delay is affected by reload speed mods like Quickdraw and Stunning Speed. The regeneration rate is 20 Ammo/Second.
The reload speed can also be increased passively with Mesa, by using a Toxin-based Elemental Ward or being under the effect of Speed.
The Cycron's beam has a maximum range of 20 meters.
The Cycron is guaranteed to inflict the Heat status effect on enemies regardless of its actual status chance. It also retains this ability even if the weapon's actual damage type has been changed through elemental damage mods.
This makes the Cycron an excellent weapon for multiple elemental builds as its innate Heat status and a high status chance for other elemental procs allow it to take down enemies quickly with procs alone.
Even if equipped with Eject Magazine, the Cycron will not bypass its 5 seconds regeneration delay when holstered. Instead, the mod will simply accelerate the rate at which ammo is regenerated when holstered, once the delay is over.
The time it takes to reload can be decreased further with Mesa as her passive reduces the reload in single pistols, and/or a Chroma with a Toxic Elemental Ward with high power strength. Although due to how reload mods work, it will not feel significantly faster with either.
With the new dual wielding feature from Update 21, the Cycron pairs significantly well with a Condition OverloadGlaive weapon. Being capable of triggering much more status effects with 2 weapons in hand and the convenience of reloading the Cycron while attacking with your melee.
Currently, the Cycron can use the Fatal Acceleration mod, despite not being a projectile-firing weapon.
Equipping pistol ammo mods or Riven mods that effect ammo pool on the Cycron will instead effect the Primary's ammo pool, as the Cycron has no ammo to increase (or decrease). Players can use mods like Trick Mag (90% Ammo) to increase their Primary's ammo pool, versus using Carrier or Rifle ammo mods, which each give significantly less.