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Scope out the enemy with this long-range revolver style rifle.

The Rubico is a revolver-styled Tenno Sniper Rifle released in Update 18.0. It currently boasts the highest critical damage multiplier of all available sniper rifles at the expense of status chance.


Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64
20,000
Salvage64
3,800
PolymerBundle64
1,300
Rubedo64
900
ArgonCrystal64
2
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 35
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 225 Blueprint2 Blueprints Price:Credits6420,000

Characteristics Edit

This weapon deals primarily Impact b Impact damage.

Advantages:

  • High Impact b Impact damage – effective against shields.
  • Tied with the Snipetron and Vectis Prime for the highest critical chance of all sniper rifles.
  • Tied with Soma/Soma Prime, Attica, and Baza for the second highest critical damage of all primary weapons behind semi-auto Tiberon Prime, and highest critical damage of all sniper rifles.
  • Tied with Vectis Prime for the fastest fire rate of all sniper rifles.
  • Good ammo economy.
  • Innate 1 meter Punch Through.
  • Zooming in increases critical damage by +35% at 3.5x zoom or +50% at 6x zoom.
  • Has the smallest shot combo requirement of all sniper rifles.

Disadvantages:

  • Tied with Snipetron for the lowest base damage of all sniper rifles.
  • Tied with Snipetron for the lowest status chance of all sniper rifles.
  • Relatively small magazine size.
  • Fairly low reload speed.
  • Draws from the rare sniper ammo pool.
  • Inaccurate beyond short range when fired from the hip.
  • Very short shot combo reset timer.

Weapon LoadoutsEdit

NotesEdit

  • The Rubico has the highest critical damage multiplier of any sniper rifle, with a base multiplier of 3x.
    • On the other hand, it has a dismal status chance of 12%, being the lowest for all the sniper rifles. This is compared to the 20-30% of the other sniper rifles, a considerable difference.
    • The crit damage bonus from zooming is treated in the damage calculation like a respective mod. Therefore, it is additive with mods like Vital Sense.
  • It closely resembles the Grineer Vulkar in terms of damage type distribution and other stats; the main difference being the Rubico has higher critical stats, while having lower status, base damage, and magazine.
  • The Rubico requires only a single shot to activate its Shot Combo Counter, giving it an immediate 1.5x total damage multiplier on the first shot, and a 2.0x total damage multiplier after its third shot, giving it the ability to quickly ramp up its damage with a single magazine. On the other hand, it has a shot reset counter that lasts only 2.5 seconds, thus reloading at 2.4 seconds will always reset its shot combo counter if there are no reload mods present.
    • With Harkonar Scope or Arcane Momentum, it's possible to maintain the Rubico's combo through reloads.
    • The combo multiplier starts at 1.5x on the first shot and requires triple the amount of shots to reach each consecutive tier.

Muliplier=1.5+0.5*ln(Combo hit number)/ln(3) rounded down

Combo Counter Bonus Tier Total Base Damage Multiplier Minimum Consecutive
Hits Required
1 1.5x 1
2 2.0x 3
3 2.5x 9
4 3.0x 27
5 3.5x 81
6 4.0x 243
7 4.5x 729
8 5.0x 2187

TipsEdit

  • Due to its high critical chance and damage multiplier, modding for critical is very effective. Adding Point Strike and Vital Sense increases the critical chance to 75% and the multiplier to 6.6x. Argon Scope, Bladed Rounds and Hammer Shot can increase it even further. Scoping in also boosts its critical damage by up to +50% at maximum zoom level.
  • It is not suggested to use the Charged Chamber/Primed Chamber mod on the Rubico due to its long reload times.

TriviaEdit

  • Rubico is a clay made from crushed basalt that is used to build tennis courts, with its green color being similar to the default color of this weapon.
  • The Rubico appears to share an aesthetic with the Talons thrown bombs and Lacera bladed whip, both of which are also included in the Huntress Bundle.

BugsEdit

  • It seems as though there is a chance for a bullet to not hit its mark, even when scoped in.

MediaEdit

  • Rubico in Codex.
  • Rubico's unique zoom HUD

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 22.12
  • Mastery Rank increased from 5 to 6
  • Status chance increased from 5% to 12%
  • Critical chance increased from 25% to 30%
  • Reload speed increased from 3 secs to 2.4 secs
  • Damage decreased from 200 to 180

Update 22.0

  • Fire rate increased from 1.5 to 2.67
  • First level zoom reduced from 5x to 3.5x
  • Second level zoom reduced from 12x to 6x

Update 18.0

  • Introduced
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