Akarius is Gauss's signature burst-fire dual launchers that fires a pair of homing rockets with high status chance and a large 7.2-meter explosion radius. To provide safety for its user, the rockets arm after traveling 8 meters in midair. Uniquely, this weapon reloads faster while sprinting, and reloads even faster when wielded by Gauss.
|Time: 24 hrs|
|Market Price: 225||Blueprints Price:N/A|
This weapon deals primarily Blast damage.
- Innate Blast damage – effective against Machinery and Fossilized.
- High Impact damage – effective against shields.
- Very high status chance.
- High accuracy.
- Rockets homes in on enemies within 15° degrees.
- Homing mitigates Magnum Force's accuracy penalty.
- Rockets explode in a 7.2 meter radius after impacting a surface or enemy.
- Rockets have a minimum arming distance of 8 meters, mitigating self-stagger.
- Reloads ? seconds faster while sprinting (? when used by Gauss).
- Innate two polarities.
- Innate Blast damage – less effective against Ferrite Armor and Infested Sinew.
- No Puncture or Slash damage – less effective against armor and health.
- Low critical chance.
- Explosions have 0% critical chance.
- Below average critical multiplier.
- Projectiles have travel time and needs to travel 8m before being explosive.
- A rocket hitting an enemy without exploding causes much less damage compared to the explosion.
- Explosion inflicts self-stagger.
- Minimum travel length of 8 meters before being explosive should prevent accidental self-stagger unless rapidly moving towards the rocket's impact area before it explodes.
- Explosion has linear damage falloff from 100% to 30% from central impact.
- Very slow base reload speed.
- High recoil, although mititgated by its homing capabilties.
- Small magazine; being a 2-round burst weapon carrying 10 bullets it only has 5 bursts per magazine.
- Linearly less efficient – sometimes a target may only die with three bullets, which requires an entire second burst to be fired.
- Extremely low ammo capacity; requires just 2 reloads to fully deplete all ammo reserves.
AcquisitionAkarius's main blueprint can be obtained from defeating Demolisher Infested on the Dark Sector mission Ur, Uranus.
|Main Blueprint||1.25%||80 kills||549 ± 183 kills|
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- Demolisher Infested are unaffected by Nekros' Desecrate, Hydroid's Pilfering Swarm, Khora's Pilfering Strangledome, Atlas's Ore Gaze, Ivara's Prowl, or Chesa Kubrow's Retrieve.
- Sprinting does not decrease Akarius' base reload speed, but accelerates reload progress by ? seconds (? when used by Gauss).
- The rockets this weapon fires home towards the center of enemy hitboxes. In the case of humanoid enemies, this often means the rockets will target the groin region, making it difficult to achieve headshots.
- The Akarius' rockets have a minimum arming distance of 8 meters, meaning that they will not explode if they make contact with objects or enemies within that range, and thus making the Akarius safe to use in close quarters combat.
- Although the Akarius' reloads faster while sprinting, it's recommended to install Quickdraw ( Primed) to improve its reload speed.
- Although the arming distance is unaffected by projectile flight speed, it's best to avoid Riven Mods that reduce it to avoid getting caught in the blast radius.
- Due to its low ammo reserves and faster reload while sprinting, the player should always be on the move to keep the weapon firing at a consistent pace.
- Magnum Force can be used to enhance this weapon's damage potential, as the homing rockets and their AoE splash damage makes the accuracy penalty minimal when shooting.
- As a client, the rockets do not arm and therefore cannot explode.
- The mechanics of both the Akarius and the Acceltra are similar to Gyrojet firearms, which were developed in the 1960s and also fired small rockets that armed themselves as they traveled out of the gun. In real life, accuracy and reliability issues meant that the Gyrojets never entered mass production.