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Weapon Slot Primary
Weapon Type Rifle
Trigger Type Auto
Projectile Speed Hit-Scan
Noise Level 45.0m
Firing Rate 12.5 rounds/sec
Accuracy 8.3
Magazine Size 90 rounds/mag
Max Ammo 540 rounds
Reload Time 4.2s
Normal Attacks
Impact wImpact 18.75
Puncture wPuncture 3.75
Slash wSlash 2.5
Crit Chance 10.0%
Crit Multiplier 1.5x
Polarities None
Introduced Vanilla
The Gorgon sports a large clip that allows it to provide suppressing fire and sustain a high damage rate over a long time. Its high fire rate is only achieved following a short wind-up cycle.

The Gorgon is a powerful Grineer heavy machine gun with a rapid fire rate and a huge magazine, used by Lieutenant Lech Kril and Grineer Heavy Gunners. It has a small spool-up period during which it fires slowly, before reaching maximum fire-rate. Due to the massive magazine and high fire-rate, the Gorgon is capable of high sustained damage, offset only by the long reload time in between.

This weapon was removed from the market in Update 10.3.0. The blueprint is only available from Login Rewards tier 2 and 3.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64‍ 7,500.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hr
Rush: Platinum64 50
Market Price: Platinum64 N/A Blueprint Price: Credits64 N/A


This weapon deals primarily Impact b Impact damage.


  • High Impact b Impact damage, making it most effective against Shielded enemies.
  • High damage per second once fully spooled.
  • High sustainable rate of fire.
  • Large magazine size.


  • Requires a short period of time to reach optimal firing rate.
  • Inefficient beyond medium range.
  • Inefficient ammo economy.
  • Slow reload speed.
  • Relatively low Slash b Slash and Puncture b Puncture damage.


  • Gorgon, compared to Gorgon Wraith:
    • Lower base damage (25.0 vs. 27.0).
      • Lower Impact b Impact damage (18.75 vs. 23.0).
      • Slightly higher Puncture b Puncture damage (3.75 vs. 2.7).
      • Slightly higher Slash b Slash damage (2.5 vs. 1.3).
    • Lower fire rate (12.5 rounds/s vs. 13.3 rounds/s).
    • Lower status chance (5.0% vs. 15.0%).
    • Lower accuracy (8.3 vs. 10.5).
    • Longer reload time (4.2s vs. 3.0s).
  • Gorgon, compared to Prisma Gorgon:
    • Lower critical chance (10.0% vs 15.0%)
    • Lower critical damage (1.5x vs 2.0x)
    • Smaller magazine (90 rounds vs 120 rounds)
    • Smaller ammo capacity (540 rounds vs 840 rounds)
    • Slower fire rate (12.5 vs 14.2)
    • Lower accuracy (8.3 vs 14.3)
    • Slower reload (4.2s vs 3.0s)
    • Slower spool-up (15 rounds vs 12 rounds)
    • More recoil.

Weapon LoadoutsEdit

Main article: Category:Gorgon Build

See the user build section for builds using this weapon.


  • The Gorgon is exceptionally useful to fight the Jackal or any other enemy that requires sustained damage, although you should just shoot down the legs and reload while the Jackal is on the ground. Sustained fire wastes bullets when the boss is transitioning.
  • After the spool up time, it is possible to use the Gorgon in quick short bursts, allowing you to keep up the high rate of fire, but with less recoil and fewer bullets wasted, making the Gorgon usable at medium to medium long ranges.
  • You can retain the 'charge' of the fire rate by sprinting. This way the weapon stops shooting but as long as you keep the fire button held down, the fire rate will not reset and the weapon will resume fast firing once you stop sprinting.
  • Use the Rifle Ammo Mutation mod to compensate for lost ammo due to the weapons high rate of consuming ammunition on full spool.
  • Speed Trigger decreases the charge time considerably, though the increased maximum fire rate causes the weapon to burn through ammo reserves extremely quickly. Consider firing in bursts.


  • The Gorgon is used by Heavy Gunners and their respective Corrupted Variant.
  • It is used by Lieutenant Lech Kril in as his primary weapon during his first stage.


  • In Greek mythology, there are three Gorgons (Γοργών); Stheno, Euryale, and Medusa. Their hair was made of living snakes, and anyone who would look at one of these three sisters would become stone.
    • The word Gorgon (Γοργώ) is derived from the Greek word "gorgós," meaning "dreadful."
  • The box on the right side of the trigger is the magazine, as seen in the current reload animations.
  • The Gorgon appears to use a motor-driven feed system and action as there is a sound akin to a motor spinning down when the trigger is released. This may also explain the need to spool up before it reaches the full fire rate.
    • As of around Update 12.4, the Gorgon's sound effects have been updated. It does not appear to have the spooling down sound effect any more.
  • Grineer Heavy Gunners have a description "High damage minigun" implying directly on their weapons although the Gorgon is a Light Machine Gun.
  • The words Grineer NGrineer OGrineer T Grineer TGrineer OGrineer UGrineer C appear just above the trigger, translating to "Not Touc", most likely "Do not touch" with some letters rubbed out.


  • A closer look at the words "Not Touc".


See AlsoEdit

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