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Drakgoon
DEDrakgoon
Statistics
Weapon Slot Primary
Weapon Type Shotgun
Trigger Type Charge
Utility
Projectile Speed 75 m/s[1] & 20 m/s[2]
Firing Rate 3.5 rounds/sec
Accuracy 1.4
Magazine Size 7 rounds/mag
Max Ammo 120 rounds
Reload Time 2.3s
Normal Attacks
Impact w Impact 16.0
Puncture w Puncture 16.0
Slash w Slash 128.0
Crit Damage 200%
Charge Attacks
Impact w Impact 25.0
Puncture w Puncture 25.0
Slash w Slash 200.0
Charge Time 0.8 sec/charge
Crit Damage 200%
Miscellaneous
Polarities None
Introduced Update 11.6
The Drakgoon Flak Cannon sends volleys of intensely hot shrapnel ricocheting around the room. Can be fired in wide or concentrated bursts.

The Drakgoon is a powerful Grineer 'flak cannon', that has a distinct charge mechanic. The longer the weapon is charged, the tighter the spread of the pellets fired. Furthermore, a fully charged shot has innate target punch-through, allowing for high amounts of crowd damage. This gives the Drakgoon extreme versatility at any range, as well as massive crowd damage. Additionally, the flak from the Drakgoon has the unique mechanic of bouncing off of surfaces once, allowing for a volley to hit more than once if positioned correctly.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64 ‍7,500.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64
30,000
Morphics64
5
AlloyPlate64
950
NanoSpores64
5,500
Circuits64
1,100
Time: 24 hr
Rush: Platinum64 40
Market Price: Platinum64 225 Blueprint Price: Credits64 30,000

CharacteristicsEdit

This weapon deals primarily Slash b Slash damage, making it most effective against Infested and flesh.

Advantages:

  • Third highest damage of all shotguns using the regular attack and highest damage if using the charge attack.
  • No damage fall-off, unlike other shotguns.
  • High ammo efficiency.
  • Shots ricochet once.
    • This allows one to fire at a wall and kill an enemy behind cover, albeit with some difficulty.
  • Innate 2m Punch Through on full charge.
  • Effective over multiple ranges due to charge/spread mechanic;
    • Can tightly focus blast into a roughly man-sized target over longer ranges for high single-target damage.
    • Can fire wide-dispersal shots to soften up multiple enemies at mid/long range, or quickly hit a single target at short range.
    • The charge need not be completed to focus it into a more manageable spread: Charging it half way yields a spread that is less dispersed than the spam, but less concentrated than the full charge.
    • Shorter punch through distance can be achieved depending on how powerful a charge is. For example, if the Drakgoon is half-charged, the Punch Through power is half of its base which is 1m.

Disadvantages:

  • Shrapnel projectiles have travel time and travel at an arc.
    • Shrapnel projectiles slow down by a great margin after ricocheting.
  • Extremely inaccurate when fired uncharged.
  • Second lowest critical hit chance and lowest status proc chance of all shotguns.

Weapon LoadoutsEdit

Main article: Category:Drakgoon Build

See the user build section for builds using this weapon.

NotesEdit

  • The projectiles fired from this gun will not break reinforced glass.
  • The projectiles will ricochet off of surfaces once, disappearing on the second contact.
  • The "Flak" from the weapon works with Mag's Bullet Attractor and can headshot if it enters the field at a high enough point.
  • Compared to the other shotguns, it has the highest Physical damage and Slash damage per shot.
  • Drakgoon fires 3.5 rounds per second at rapid-fire and has a 0.8 second charge time, making it much faster than the listed fire-rate would imply.
  • The listed damage is actually a combination of all the pellets' damage values. The actual damage per pellet is 1.6 impact, 1.6 puncture, and 12.8 slash when uncharged. For charged shots, it's 2.5 impact, 2.5 puncture, and 20 slash.

TipsEdit

  • Shrapnel spread upon fire will narrow as the charge is held. Using Accelerated Blast and Shotgun Spazz will decrease the charge time.
  • Rolling will cause the charge to be deactivated and must be done again.
  • If a melee attack is performed while holding down the charge, it will fire and immediately melee.
  • Charge can be held while sprinting, sliding, wall running, and wall clinging, allowing for mobility and closing in on enemy targets.
  • Like the Tigris, the Drakgoon excels against the Infested thanks to its Slash-focused damage. There are a few ways to increase its effectiveness;
  • The pellets will ricochet off the environments only once. If well handled, these pellets can clear a tight, empty room as every pellet has a second opportunity to hit a target if they missed the first time.
  • Firing an uncharged shot at a low angle into the ground will cause the ricocheted projectiles to form into a horizontal line with significantly lower spread.  This is useful for quickly taking out groups of charging infested at medium range without having to charge.
  • Increasing slash damage is always more effective, even against enemies resistant against slash damage.
  • Equipping Tainted Shell makes this weapon an extremely accurate long-distance weapon when fully charged.

BugsEdit

  • The Drakgoon's charging animation is not affected by mods. This is purely visual however.

TriviaEdit

  • Concept art of it was first seen in Livestream 17.
    • When it was first showcased, the Drakgoon was envisioned as a Corpus-built weapon. In the game proper, it appears to be Grineer-built instead.
  • This weapon was introduced on January 8, 2014.
  • "Drakgoon" may be a combination of Flak and Dragoon.
    • Flak is derived from the German Flugzeugabwehrkanone (literally "air defense cannon"). This is any cannon used primarily for anti aircraft fire, but the term is often used to refer to an anti aircraft cannon that fires a shell that bursts in the air, sending a spray of shrapnel towards the target: the idea being that a spread of shrapnel will have a greater chance of hitting a moving target by covering a large area, as opposed to a single shell, which can only cover its impact point.
    • Dragoon refers to mounted infantry trained to deliver tremendous damage against a squad of unmounted infantry, thus relating the weapon's capability of spreading massive damage against a crowd of enemies.
  • There is Grineer text on both sides of the Drakgoon with the first line saying "FLAK". The second line reads "1.8".
  • This is the first shotgun to gain a Charge feature.
  • The Drakgoon is the third weapon to bear similarities to a weapon in the Unreal Tournament series (in this case, the Flak Cannon ). The first two weapons were the Stug (which is based on the Bio Rifle ) and the Miter (which is based on the Ripper) .
  • Prior to Hotfix 11.6.1, the Drakgoon used Rifle Ammunition instead of Shotgun Ammunition.
  • This is the third shotgun to have a non-static model, following the Boar Prime and the Sobek.
  • The colored cap on the top of the mid portion of the Drakgoon is what appears to be the magazine. This magazine is awkwardly small if it contains ammunition but the Drakgoon appears to instead use energy projectiles, suggesting this is a battery or energy capsule.
  • Black energy on Drakgoon will make projectiles nearly invisible and remove the lights inside the funnels, allowing the weapon to look and feel a bit more like a shotgun.

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See alsoEdit

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Start a Discussion Discussions about Drakgoon

  • Drakgoon or Paris?

    3 messages
    • Paris Drakgoon is fun, but i'd say the Paris is quite alot better.
    • paris because you can use a crit build (like every other bow)
  • drakgoon, the new bow

    9 messages
    • 80.167.143.3 wrote:9. Does not have an arc 10. Shots bounces 11. Low accuracy on non-charge And it isn't new. the shots fly in an arc >.>
    • Zappy96 wrote:80.167.143.3 wrote:9. Does not have an arc 10. Shots bounces 11. Low accuracy on non-charge And it isn't new. the shots fly in...

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