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Gorgon
Gorgon
Statistics
Weapon Slot Primary
Weapon Type Assault Rifle
Trigger Type Auto
Utility
Flight Speed Hit-Scan
Noise Level 45.0m
Fire Rate 12.5 rounds/sec
Accuracy 8.3
Magazine Size 90 rounds/mag
Max Ammo 540 rounds
Normal Attacks
Impact wImpact 18.75
Puncture wPuncture 3.75
Slash wSlash 2.5
Crit Chance 10.0%
Miscellaneous
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 light machine gun with a rapid fire rate and a huge magazine. 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.

The Gorgon's blueprint can be dropped by Heavy Gunners, Arid Heavy Gunners, and Grineer Wardens.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64‍ 7,500.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64
25,000
Morphics64
5
Ferrite64
5,000
Salvage64
6,000
Circuits64
1,000
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 50
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64N/A Blueprint2 Blueprint Price: Credits64N/A

CharacteristicsEdit

This weapon deals primarily Impact b Impact damage.

Advantages

  • Good base damage.
  • High damage per second once fully spooled.
  • High sustainable rate of fire.
  • Large magazine size.
  • Can use the Gorgon-exclusive Gorgon Frenzy mod. (Conclave only)

Disadvantages

  • Requires a short period of time to reach optimal firing rate.
  • Inaccurate beyond medium range.
  • Inefficient ammo economy.
  • Slow reload speed.
  • Relatively low Slash b Slash and Puncture b Puncture damage – less effective against health and armor.
  • Very high recoil.
  • Low critical damage and chance.

Comparisons

  • 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).
    • Slower reload (4.2s vs. 3.0s).
    • Slower spool-up (15 rounds vs. 10 rounds).
  • 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).
    • Higher recoil.

Weapon LoadoutsEdit

TipsEdit

  • 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 or the Carrier Sentinel equipped with Ammo Caseto 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.
  • Stabilizer to reduce recoil and make the weapon more steady. This is very important even though you will lose a mod slot.

NotesEdit

TriviaEdit

  • In Greek mythology, there are three Gorgons (Γοργών); Stheno, Euryale, and Medusa. Their hair was made of living snakes, and Medusa could turn people into stone by making eye contact.
    • 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.
  • The words Grineer BGrineer IGrineer G Grineer HGrineer UGrineer RGrineer T Grineer FGrineer PGrineer 4Grineer 3Grineer 3Grineer 7 can be found on the side of the barrel, near the end of the gun translating to "Big Hurt FP4337"
  • This weapon was removed from the market in Update 10.3, and its blueprint was only available from Login Rewards tier 2 and 3 prior to Update 18.0. In Hotfix: Specters of the Rail 1.1 it was added as a drop to the Arid Heavy Gunner.

MediaEdit

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

Gorgon Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

Hotfix: Specters of the Rail 1.1
  • Arid Heavy Gunners will now drop the Gorgon Blueprint!

Hotfix 18.6.2

  • Gorgon series damage has been reduced in Conclave.

Hotfix 18.5.5

  • Reduced the damage of Gorgon series weapons in the Conclaves.

Update 18.5

  • Typhoon Conclave skin now available.

Hotfix 17.10.4

  • Reduced the damage of the Gorgon series in PvP.

Update 17.8

  • Added Gorgon Frenzy (Gorgon): On kill, 30% increase in fire rate for 3 seconds.

Update 17.2

  • The Gorgon series of weapons has had their damage increased in PvP.

Hotfix 16.8.4

  • Fixed duplicate entries for the Gorgon that would appear in player profile after killing certain enemies under the effects of Mind Control.

Hotfix 16.6.3

  • Fixed the Strun Wraith and Gorgon weapons not showing the correct Impact / Slash / Puncture stats in the Conclave Arsenal.

Update 16.5

  • Damage increased in PvP.

Update 16.3

  • Increased the damage of the Gorgon in PvP.

Update 14.0

  • Limited the max instances of Gorgon fire sound effects.

Update 13.2

  • Created a new Custom AI version of the 3D Gorgon fire sound effects used by all Grineer Enemy types which use the Gorgon.

Update 12.5

  • Tweaks to firing sound.

Hotfix 11.0.1

  • Adjusted Gorgon crit to compensate for Damage 2.0.

Update 10.3

  • Gorgon retired from the Market.

Update 9.5

  • Added Gorgon Camo Skin.
  • Added custom reload sounds for the Gorgon.

Update 8.3

  • Sound changes.

Update 7.11

  • Weapon pricing overhaul; 225 platinum.

Update 7.10

  • Gorgon rifle accuracy increase.

Update 7.9

  • Accuracy adjustments while aimed.

Update 7.7

  • Fire rate reduced to 11.9 from 16.7

Weapon Balance (UD7.x)

  • Tweaks to Recoil feel and Accuracy, sharper Rotation Spring, added Translation Spring, tuned Noise. Added force feedback to its firing sound.
  • Damage now 24, was 25 / Reload time now 4.2, was 4.0.

Update 5.4

  • Balance changes for Gorgon.

Update 3.0

  • Beefed up the Gorgon rifle.

Update 0.0

  • Item introduced with game release.

See alsoEdit

WeaponsDamageCompare AllCosmetics

Start a Discussion Discussions about Gorgon

  • Prisma Gorgon and/or Gorgon Wraith builds???

    4 messages
    • I'm not much a fan of crit build but it could work on the prisma. Otherwise, serration, split chamber, shred, eventually heavy caliber...
    • <div class="quote">Sterma albatros wrote:<br />For the Prisma, a crit build is a must. Add punch through and fire rate ...
  • Gorgon only specific tier?

    3 messages
    • If you, by tier, mean Mastery Rank, that's only the minimum requirement to use it. It doesn't matter if you reach a higher mastery r...
    • The Gorgon blueprint is only available as a login reward, and it's of equal chance...

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