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Viper
Viper
Statistics
Weapon Slot Secondary
Weapon Type Pistol
Trigger Type Auto
Utility
Projectile Speed Hit-Scan
Firing Rate 14.4 rounds/sec
Accuracy 15.4
Magazine Size 14.0 rounds/mag
Max Ammo 210.0 rounds
Reload Time 1.1s
Normal Attacks
9
1
4
Crit Chance 15.0%
Crit Damage 150.0%
Miscellaneous


CODEX Entry: ViperCodexbw
A full-auto pistol known as the most compact and lightweight weapon of the Grineer arsenal. Though it has a small clip size, the Viper has a very high fire rate and ultra-fast reload times thanks to a simplified magazine design.


The Viper is a machine pistol of Grineer design issued to their Shield Lancers. It is the most portable weapon manufactured by the Grineer and boasts a high rate of fire and an extremely efficient magazine reload, but poor accuracy.

This weapon can be sold for Credits 32px ‍5,000.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits 32px
20,000
Salvage
300
Ferrite 32px
600
Nano Spores 32px
900
Morphics
1
Time: 12 hr
Rush: Platinumicon 35
Market Price: Platinumicon 75 Blueprint Price: Credits 32px 20,000

Characteristics

Advantages

  • A Bar polarity slot.
  • Great rate of fire.
  • Reloads very quickly.
  • Decent damage per bullet.
  • Good for short range, and medium range if using small bursts.
  • High critical chance.

Disadvantages

  • Small magazine size.
  • Drains ammo very fast (approximately 1.2 second).
  • Not suited for long range fights.

Weapon Loadouts

Main article: Category:Viper Build

See the user build section for builds using this weapon.

Tips

  • Some have experienced bugs with this weapon's reloading. Try and stop pressing the sprint button while you reload. For some reason if you reload and sprint at the same time you might have some problems with fast reloading weapons. NOTE: This reloading glitch can be caused by game lag and low framerates, and can become so troublesome you can stand in place and it will constantly do the reload animation indefinitely or until lag improves. It is not recommended to use this weapon if you have problems with lag or framerate issues as this may become near usless in combat.
  • Although it is not recommended for long range fighting, correctly aiming and tapping the trigger will expel 1-2 bullets at once, and you may get a decent critical or headshot rate by doing this.
  • Using the Pistol Ammo Mutation mod can help regain lost ammo when needed. Alternatively, use Pistol Scavenger aura or bring along Team Ammo Restore.

Trivia

  • The Viper was released on the 18th of March, 2013 with Update 7.
  • "Serberus" is inscribed in the Grineer language on the pistol.
  • The Viper(s) uniquely has a distinct sound when its trigger is released. This could be a mechanism used to stop the bullet feed or to halt the cyclic action.
  • As a full-auto pistol, the Viper may be referred to as a machine pistol.
  • Grineer Shield Lancers still fire their Vipers in bursts of three, despite not using the Sicarus.

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