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 5,000.
A polarity slot.
Great rate of fire.
Reloads very fast.
Decent damage per bullet.
Good for short range, and medium range if using small bursts.
High critical chance.
Small magazine size.
Drains ammo very fast (approximately 1.2 second).
Not suited for long range fights.
The Viper can be purchased for 75 and the blueprint for 20,000.
See the user build section for builds using this weapon.
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.