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

Dread is a deadly hunting bow that fires 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  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:

Disadvantages:

  • Low Impact b Impact and Puncture b Puncture damage – less effective against shields and armor.
  • Arrows have 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

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, as 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.
  • The Dread's arms don't move when an arrow is pulled back; only the string does.
  • 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

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