A powerful mid-range rifle used by Grineer shock troops, the Hind fires in five round bursts.
The Hind is a Grineer rifle used by their Elite Lancers. It fires five-round bursts while maintaining a low recoil allowing all rounds fired to land very close to one another. Pressing the alt fire button will also fire shots at a slower rate, but with improved stats.
New players who prefer burst fire but cannot afford this weapon's heavy building cost should stick with the Burston until they have enough resources.
The Hind is made significantly better against enemy groups with the addition of Shred or Metal Auger.
Because it does primarily Slash damage, Elemental damage in the form of Corrosive and Magnetic are recommended for fighting the Grineer or the Corpus with this weapon, unless actively going for headshots.
Stabilizer effectively reduces the recoil on every burst giving it more pin point precision over long distances or for better headshots.
If one does not have Stabilizer or does not wish to install the Mod, a better alternative is moving the mouse down to combat the recoil when firing.
Similar to the Miter, the charged shots (or in this case, the alt fire) have a 10% chance to critically hit, which is enough to take advantage of deadly crit+slash headshot procs, which can bleed the enemy well even through heavy armor. While not as damaging as the aforementioned Miter, the alt fire of the hind fires faster, which can allow heavy slash stacking to allow the hind to perform well even against high level enemies.
It can be useful to add Continuous Misery to the weapon to extend the slash procs as a result.
Due to burst fire, FPS lag will affect the speed of shooting, if only slightly.
Mods that affect fire rate will also affect the burst rate, making the Hind very deadly with mods that increase the firerate, and even more so with the addition of punch through.
Elite Lancers have the ability to fire the weapon as fast as players can with near maximum firerate mods on. Coupled with decent slash damage and a 10% status, these Lancers are notorious for constantly inflicting players with slash procs that strip away their health even while their shields are up.
Prior to its introduction Elite Lancers used Burstons as placeholders.
The Hind is one of the few Grineer weapons that are not focused on Impact damage, and instead focused mostly on Slash. This makes them the least effective gun unit in the Grineer at taking down shields and punching through armor, while being better equipped against the Infested or Corpus enemies with shields down.
For a very long time, the Hind was considered a low end burst fire weapon due to problems with the burst rate; Elite Lancers could fire it extremely quickly while players had to maximize their firerate in order to do so. Update 17.4.3 changed the mechanics of burst fire weapons, allowing firerate to affect the burst rate.