Brain-strikes excite this bioweapon, causing it to rapidly release toxic munitions.
The Dual Toxocyst is a pair of Infested sidearms oriented towards Puncture damage. Successfully achieving a headshot with this weapon temporarily grants it increased fire rate, additional Toxin damage, reduced recoil and unlimited ammo. However, its initial recoil is very high and the buff does not refresh with subsequent headshots.
Upon landing a headshot with the Dual Toxocyst, it temporarily gains a 150% increase in fire rate, a significant reduction in recoil, and doesn't consume ammo while firing for 6 seconds. It also gains a bonus 100% of its base damage as Toxin damage for the duration of the buff.
The fire rate bonus stacks multiplicatively with any fire rate mods equipped.
Headshots made while under the effects of the headshot buff DO NOT increase or reset the duration of the buff. This initial headshot will consume ammo.
The bonus Toxin damage can combine with other elemental mods equipped on the weapon, ex. having Heated Charge or Scorch equipped will make the Dual Toxocyst deal Gas upon activating the buff.
If the bonus is triggered or if it disappears, this weapon makes a noise that will alert nearby enemies. This noise cannot be reduced with Suppress or Hushed Invisibility.
Triggering the buff with the last bullet of a magazine still requires the user to reload the weapon before shooting more bullets.
The headshot buff can completely counter the weapon's low innate fire rate and max ammo capacity.
Peacemaker is affected by the headshot buff, particularly its fire rate increase. Take note that Peacemaker itself will not activate the headshot buff.
Use of the increased zoom module Hawk Eye can make gaining the headshot buff easier, thus significantly increasing the weapon's damage outputs and versatility.
While under the effects of the triggered buff, the fast fire rate and unlimited ammo, combined with the low critical chance and average critical multiplier make rapid fire bodyshots more viable than aimed headshots.
Hydraulic Crosshairs can be triggered at the same time as the buff, though the low base critical chance makes this mod of limited utility.
Installing Steady Hands completely negates recoil while buff is active.