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Dread is the calling card of the Stalker. It fires arrows that can decapitate.

Dread is a deadly hunting bow firing bladed arrows, serving as the Stalker's signature weapon. This bow sports a large amount of Slash b Slash damage, the highest critical chance stat matched only by the Lenz, and high status chance, causing many shots to inflict highly damaging bleed procs.

This weapon can be sold for Credits647,500.


Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64
15,000
Morphics64
6
Circuits64
900
PolymerBundle64
750
Plastids64
900
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 45
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 N/A Blueprint2 Blueprints Price:N/A

The Dread's blueprint is dropped by the Stalker. It is also included in the What Stalker? bundle for Platinum64800 in the market.

CharacteristicsEdit

This weapon deals primarily Slash b Slash damage.

Advantages:

  • High Slash b Slash damage – effective against health.
    • Only bow in the game that primarily focuses on Slash b Slash damage.
  • Tied with Lenz for the highest critical chance of all weapons and all bows.
  • High status chance.
  • Silent.
  • Charged shots have innate 2.5 meter Punch Through.
  • Pinpoint accuracy when aiming down sights.
  • On kill, bodies will follow the arrow that killed them, damaging anyone in their path and pinning the corpse to walls.
  • Can use the bow-exclusive Thunderbolt mod.

Disadvantages:

  • Low Impact b Impact and Puncture b Puncture damage – less effective against shields and armor.
  • Arrows have a travel time with slight arcing.
  • Draws from the rare sniper ammo pool.

Weapon LoadoutsEdit

NotesEdit

  • All "charge weapons" (guns) are capable of holding their charge during a sprint. As long as the user starts the charge, they are able to finish the charge while they are still sprinting. This allows more mobility for the user.  An example of this is charging the weapon from behind cover, then running into a room firing the bow as soon as an enemy is sighted.
    • Using elevators and opening co-op doors does not cancel the charge, however hacking consoles and opening lockers will. 
    • Sliding when you are about to hit the ground (from any height) is very useful for keeping your charge instead of losing it by rolling
    • While wall running will not cancel the charge, edge grabbing will.
  • A maxed out Point Strike increases the Dread's critical chance to 125%, guaranteeing normal criticals and as of Update 13.5, a 25% chance to proc Orange criticals, approximately doubling the critical damage.
  • In Conclave, Dread will apply a 2-second Slash b Slash proc to the target, each damage tick dealing 3 damage.

TipsEdit

  • Hunter Munitions excels on this weapon thanks to it being Slash b Slash focused and its very high critical chance.
  • Fire rate increases charge rate, so Speed Trigger helps immensely. Alternatives are Shred or Vile Acceleration, and they all will allow you to charge your bow rapidly.
  • Dread can stagger Ancients on every hit, even with uncharged shots,this is quite helpful on long Infested/Void missions, where high level Ancients become a challenge to deal with.
  • Thunderbolt and Multishot  can add a devastating (albeit weaker against higher level enemies) AoE effect for fighting multiple targets.

TriviaEdit

  • The Dread is unique in that its 'string' glows. Light runs along the string towards the draw point.
    • This light glows reddish when it is drawn.
  • Unlike the other bows, the Dread, utilising primarily Slash b Slash damage, uses arrows with a curved blade for a tip, as opposed to the pointed head of Puncture b Puncture-based Paris (Prime), or the blunted mace-like head of the Impact b Impact-based Cernos (Prime).
    • When drawing the bow, the arrow's blade rotates from a horizontal to a vertical position, meaning that fully charged shots are fired with their blades vertically. This clashes with the Codex description, which describes decapitating arrows, also a horizontal blade is better suited to decapitation.
  • The Dread has a cylindrical object installed near the grip. While its purpose is unknown; it is possibly a laser sight, rangefinder, or other form of optical assist.
  • Despite the Dread being referred to as the Stalker's calling card, it is strangely available for purchase with Darvo's  rotationing stock. It is never explained where he obtained this stock of the Stalker's weapons, or where the Dread, Despair and Hate are produced.
  • When the Dread is being made in the Foundry, it has a chance to show the Mire as the floating silhouette that appears upon approaching the Foundry in the Orbiter.

MediaEdit

  • Dread in the Codex.
  • Banshee w/ white Dread
  • Colour Customization of Dread
  • Default Colour
  • 700k red CRIT with dread. Not invisible. No forma.

Dread Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 22.12
  • Mastery Rank increased from 0 to 5
  • Charge speed increased from 1 to 0.5 seconds

Update 8.0

  • Introduced
Last update: Hotfix 22.16.3

See alsoEdit

WeaponsDamageCompare AllCosmetics

Start a Discussion Discussions about Dread

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    • 24.89.39.142 wrote:207.74.168.66 wrote:You guys are all going to hate me for this... I got a Dread BP and I've never even seen Stalker...
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    • With the new changes (Paris Prime now does 60 more damage than Dread) what is the truly the best weapon now? With the Slash procs, I know ...
    • Dread is better. It has a high critical chance and damage of all bows and status chance. Slash procs ignore resistances such as armor and w...