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Alternate Fire (Alt-Fire for short, also known as Secondary Fire) is a feature of some weapons that performs a different action than their normal fire modes or interacts with their primary fire mode in some way. As of Update 17.0 (2015-07-31), Alternate fire can be bound to a dedicated button/key (default Mouse3  on PC and R. Thumbstick  on PS4, XB1 and NSW).

Weapons with Alternate Fire[]

Primary Weapons[]

Weapon Alternate Fire
Aeolak.png
Aeolak.png Aeolak
  • Charges an explosive projectile that explodes in a 7 meter radius seconds on impacting a surface with significantly higher damage and added DmgBlastSmall64.png Blast damage, at the expense of DmgRadiationSmall64.png Radiation damage and punch through.
    • Consumes 10 rounds of ammunition and will not function if the player has less than 10 rounds in the magazine.
Alternox.png
Alternox.png Alternox
  • Launches a sphere that sticks to surfaces and enemies, then pulses over 6 meters once per second over 10 seconds before exploding.
    • Only one sphere can be active at a time. Activating Alternate Fire with an active sphere will prematurely detonate it.
    • Consumes 4 rounds of ammunition and will not function if the player has less than 4 rounds in the magazine.
Ambassador.png
Ambassador.png Ambassador
  • Toggles between Automatic and Charge firing modes.
    • Automatic rapid-fires electric shots with extreme fire rate.
    • Charge charges an explosive round that explodes in a 6 meter radius on impacting with a surface with significantly higher damage, critical chance, and status chance.
      • Consumes 48 rounds of ammunition and will not function if the player has less than 48 rounds in the magazine.
    • Unlike other mode-switching Alternate Fires the Ambassador's mode-switching is not instantaneous, taking 2.6 seconds to swap between firing modes, and can be interrupted by rolling or using abilities. However, mode-switching will also reload the weapon.
    • By default, the Ambassador starts any given mission as a Automatic.
Argonak.png
Argonak.png Argonak
  • Toggles between Automatic and Semi-Automatic firing modes.
    • The Semi-Automatic firing mode has higher damage, critical chance, zoom level, and status chance over the Automatic, at the expense of fire rate.
    • By default, the Argonak starts any given mission as a Semi-Automatic.
Battacor.png
Battacor.png Battacor
  • Charges a powerful beam with width of 0.5 meters, creating a 3.4 meter area of effect explosion on impact with an enemy and a 6 meter explosion on impact with a surface.
  • Consumes 0 ammunition and requires a brief charging period before it can fire.
    • Rather than consuming ammunition, the Alternate Fire uses up "charges" gained from killing enemies with the primary fire, with each charge multiplying the damage dealt. The Battacor can store up to 3 charges and all charges are consumed when using the Alternate Fire.
Basmu.png
Basmu.png Basmu
  • Fires two continuous beams of that travel up to 9 meters, chaining up to 5 enemies within a 7 meter radius.
Bubonico.png
Bubonico.png Bubonico
  • Burst-fires three shots that detonate on impact in a 7 meter area of effect.
  • Consumes 3 rounds of ammunition per shot (9 rounds per burst) and will not function if the player has less than 3 rounds in the magazine.
Buzlok.png
Buzlok.png Buzlok
  • Launches a beacon that sticks to a surface or enemy. Primary fire shots will then home in on that beacon.
    • The beacon will last for 20 seconds, the target the beacon is attached to dies, or until a new beacon is fired.
    • If the beacon attaches to an enemy, the weapon gains an additive 50% to its critical chance for the duration of the beacon.
  • Consumes 10 rounds of ammunition and will not function if the player has less than 10 rounds in the magazine.
Cedo.png
Cedo.png Cedo
  • Launches a ricocheting glaive that explodes in a 6 meter radius on impacting a surface after each ricochet.
  • Consumes 0 ammunition, but only one glaive can be active at a time.
    • Glaives last for 5 seconds or after 11 bounces, then return to the Cedo.
CernosPrime.png
CernosPrime.png Cernos Prime
  • Toggles between Horizontal Spread or Vertical Spread.
    • Both modes have the same stats.
    • By default, the Cernos Prime starts any given mission in Horizontal Spread.
Convectrix.png
Convectrix.png Convectrix
  • Makes the beams generated by this weapon to spread outwards and sweep back inward, as opposed to focusing inwards when holding down the Primary Fire key/button.
  • The beams will continuously sweep as long as the Alternate Fire key/button is held down. Releasing it will make the beams return to their original position.
Corinth.png
Corinth.png Corinth
  • Fires a grenade that detonates after traveling 20 meters, dealing DmgBlastSmall64.png Blast damage in an 9.4 meter area of effect with a guaranteed proc.
    • If the shot hits an enemy before it detonates, the shot will instead deal reduced DmgImpactSmall64.png Impact damage to that enemy with a guaranteed proc, and if it hits a solid object, it will bounce off harmlessly. Both interactions cannot be overcome with punch through.
    • Grenade has much higher damage and status chance at the expense of critical chance and critical multiplier.
CorinthPrime.png
CorinthPrime.png Corinth Prime
  • Fires a grenade, and pressing Alternate Fire again will manually detonate the grenade, dealing DmgBlastSmall64.png Blast damage in an 9.8 meter area of effect with a guaranteed proc.
    • If the shot hits an enemy before it is detonated, the shot will instead deal reduced DmgImpactSmall64.png Impact damage to that enemy with a guaranteed proc, and if it hits a solid object, it will bounce off harmlessly. Both interactions cannot be overcome with punch through.
    • Grenade has much higher damage and status chance at the expense of critical chance and critical multiplier.
  • Consumes 4 rounds of ammunition and will not function if the player has less than 4 rounds in the magazine.
Ferrox.png
Ferrox.png Ferrox
  • Throws the Ferrox up to 50 meters, dealing DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity damage in a 10 meter area of effect, chaining to any nearby enemies.
  • Every 2 seconds, the Ferrox generates an DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity pulse that damages enemies (with a very high chance to proc) and passively pulls them closer to the Ferrox. This effect persists until the player retrieves the Ferrox.
  • Reloads 33% of the Ferrox's clip while deployed.
  • The Ferrox will remain where it landed until its wielder moves over to pick it up, or until it automatically returns to the player's hands after 10 seconds if quick thrown or 30 seconds if charged thrown.
  • Throwing the Ferrox does not consume ammunition.
Fulmin.png
Fulmin.png Fulmin
  • Toggles between Semi-Automatic and Automatic firing modes.
    • Semi-Automatic fires a shotgun-like wide electric projectile with a 1 meter thickness, 3 meter punch through against bodies, and is silent, but has damage falloff, limited range, travel time, and does no bonus damage on headshots.
      • Consumes 10 rounds of ammunition and will not function if the player has less than 10 rounds in the magazine.
    • Automatic fires a continuous stream of lightning that has pinpoint accuracy, faster fire rate, and slightly higher critical multiplier, but with slightly lower critical chance and lower status chance.
    • Unlike other mode-switching Alternate Fires the Fulmin's mode-switching is not instantaneous, taking 1 second to swap between firing modes, and can be interrupted by rolling or using abilities.
      • If used by WispIcon272.png Wisp, the time to switch between firing modes is reduced to 0.5 seconds, though it can still be interrupted.
    • By default, the Fulmin starts any given mission as a Semi-Automatic.
Grakata.png
Grakata.png Grakata
PrismaGrakata.png
PrismaGrakata.png Prisma Grakata
  • When modded with Mod TT 20px.png Wild Frenzy, fires all remaining ammunition in the magazine with increased fire rate. If at least 2 enemies are killed by this fire mode, a portion of ammo consumed is refunded upon reloading.
    • Duration of the burst is affected by Magazine size and can be increased or decreased accordingly. In the event that the player gains infinite ammunition (such as the appropriate Reactant Buff), the burst will only last the Grakata's maximum Magazine size.
    • Damage, critical stats, and status chance from the burst is identical compared to the primary fire. However, abilities and mods that affect fire rate have no effect on this alternate fire mode.
    • Refunded ammo is transferred directly to the Grakata's ammo pool.
Harpak.png
Harpak.png Harpak
  • Fires a harpoon that pulls any enemy it connects with close to the player and causes a guaranteed DmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture proc.
    • If Mod TT 20px.png Exposing Harpoon is installed and an enemy is hit with the harpoon, the Harpak will gain an additive bonus to Critical Chance which lasts for 10 seconds. This bonus can be refreshed by hooking another enemy.
  • Requires a brief charging period before it can fire.
  • Has a limited range of 50 meters.
Hind.png
Hind.png Hind
Javlok.png
Javlok.png Javlok
  • Throws the Javlok up to 50 meters, dealing DmgImpactSmall64.png Impact damage to any enemy it directly hits and DmgHeatSmall64.png Heat damage in a 6.9 meter explosion.
  • Reloads 33% of the Javlok's clip while deployed.
  • The Javlok will remain where it landed until its wielder moves over to pick it up, or until it automatically returns to the player's hands after 6 seconds.
  • Explosion consumes all ammo in the magazine.
Komorex.png
Komorex.png Komorex
  • Possesses an adjustable, scoped zoom of two levels while aiming down sights.
    • The first zoom has a scoped distance of 2.0x, reduces recoil by 50%, and adds a 2 meter punch through.
    • The second zoom has a scoped distance of 3.5x, adds 100% damage to shots, produces a 3 meter explosion on impact dealing DmgViralSmall64.png Viral damage, and reduces fire rate by 75%.
KuvaBramma.png
KuvaBramma.png Kuva Bramma
  • Manually detonates any arrows in flight, dealing DmgBlastSmall64.png Blast damage in an area of effect and launching 3 bomblets that spread from the point of detonation.
    • Will only function if there are any arrows airborne.
KuvaHek.png
KuvaHek.png Kuva Hek
  • Shoots four rounds simultaneously.
  • Consumes 4 rounds of ammunition and will not function if the player has less than 4 rounds in the magazine.
KuvaHind.png
KuvaHind.png Kuva Hind
  • Toggles between Burst, Semi-Automatic, and Automatic firing modes in that order.
    • Compared to the Burst-Fire mode, Semi-Automatic is geared towards critical stats with reduced fire rate and status chance, while Automatic trades out some critical chance and damage for increased fire rate.
    • Semi-Automatic does three times the damage of a single bullet from Burst-Fire or Automatic, but consumes 3 rounds of ammunition and will not function if the player has less than 3 rounds in the magazine.
    • By default, the Kuva Hind starts any given mission as a Burst-Fire.
KuvaZarr.png
KuvaZarr.png Kuva Zarr
  • Toggles between Cannon and Barrage firing modes.
    • Cannon mode fires an explosive projectile in an arc that explodes on impact, dealing DmgBlastSmall64.png Blast damage in an area of effect and splitting into 3 projectiles that spread from point of impact, each dealing additional DmgBlastSmall64.png Blast damage.
    • Barrage mode works like a shotgun, shooting 10 pellets in a wide spread and dealing Physical Damage.
    • By default, the Kuva Zarr starts any given mission in Cannon Mode.
Lanka.png
Lanka.png Lanka
  • Possesses an adjustable, scoped zoom of three levels while aiming down sights.
    • The first zoom has a scoped distance of 3.0x and additively increases critical chance by 20%.
    • The second zoom has a scoped distance of 5.0x and additively increases critical chance by 30%.
    • The third zoom has a scoped distance of 8.0x and additively increases critical chance by 50%.
MutalistQuanta.png
MutalistQuanta.png Mutalist Quanta
  • Launches a slow-moving cuboid orb that deals DmgRadiationSmall64.png Radiation damage to any enemy it makes contact with, and has a guaranteed chance to proc. It will remain in the air for 9 seconds then detonate, dealing DmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin damage in an 8 meter area of effect.
    • The orb will bounce off surfaces and can be manipulated with melee attacks.
    • Shots fired at the orb will pass through and gain bonuses to damage, critical chance, and critical multiplier.
    • Can only have a maximum of 2 orbs active.
  • If Mod TT 20px.png Bursting Mass is installed, the orb will instead absorb incoming damage and, should 9 seconds elapse or the Alternate Fire button is pressed again, explode, dealing all absorbed damage in a 15 meter area of effect.
    • The innate DmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin explosion is unaffected by this mod.
    • Only 1 orb can be active with this mod equipped.
  • Consumes 15 rounds of ammunition and will not function if the player has less than 15 rounds in the magazine.
Nagantaka.png
Nagantaka.png Nagantaka
NagantakaPrime.png
NagantakaPrime.png Nagantaka Prime
  • Fires all remaining ammunition in the magazine as a quick burst, forcing the player to reload afterwards.
    • Duration of the burst is affected by Magazine size and can be increased or decreased accordingly. In the event that the player gains infinite ammunition (such as the appropriate Reactant Buff), the burst will only last the Nagantaka's maximum Magazine size.
    • Burst has higher fire rate but is otherwise identical to the primary fire.
Panthera.png
Panthera.png Panthera
PantheraPrime.png
PantheraPrime.png Panthera Prime
  • Levitates a spinning sawblade that continuously damages enemies who make contact with it and staggers them.
  • Will only consume ammo every second it deals damage when active.
  • Has a limited range of 6 meters for Panthera and 8 meters for Panthera Prime.
Paracyst.png
Paracyst.png Paracyst
  • Fires a harpoon that pulls any enemy it connects with close to the player and deals damage over time.
  • Requires a brief charging period before it can fire.
  • Has a limited range of 50 meters.
Penta.png
Penta.png Penta
CarminePenta.png
CarminePenta.png Carmine Penta
SecuraPenta.png
SecuraPenta.png Secura Penta
  • Detonates any active primary fire grenade(s), dealing DmgBlastSmall64.png Blast damage in an area of effect.
    • Only 5 grenades can be active at any given time.
Phantasma.png
Phantasma.png Phantasma
  • Launches a plasma bomb that detonates on impact, dealing DmgRadiationSmall64.png Radiation and DmgImpactSmall64.png Impact damage in an area of effect.
    • Upon exploding, 5 plasma bomblets will be scattered into the air. These bomblets will then home into nearby targets, dealing DmgImpactSmall64.png Impact damage on direct contact with a target, and then exploding to deal DmgRadiationSmall64.png Radiation damage.
    • The plasma bomb can be charged by holding down the Alternate Fire button, consuming additional ammunition and proportionally increasing both the damage dealt by the initial explosion and the plasma bomblets.
    • Consumes anywhere from 1 ammo to the entire magazine, depending on how long the Alternate Fire button is held.
Phenmor
Phenmor.png Phenmor
  • Activates the weapon's Incarnon Form, transforming from semi-auto to full-auto with increased fire rate, 3 meter punch through, reduced recoil, and altered damage from DmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture and DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash to DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash and DmgRadiationSmall64.png Radiation.
  • Rather than consuming ammunition, the Alternate Fire uses a charge gauge gained from scoring headshots that reaches full after 12 headshots and does not require a full gauge to activate, with its own "magazine" of 408 rounds.
    • Prematurely deactivating Incarnon Form will consume the entire gauge.
Quanta.png
Quanta.png Quanta
QuantaVandal.png
QuantaVandal.png Quanta Vandal
  • Launches a slow-moving cube that detonates on the first surface or enemy it comes in contact with, dealing DmgBlastSmall64.png Blast damage. Otherwise, it will remain in the air for 9 seconds then detonate, dealing damage in an area of effect.
    • The cube can be manually detonated by attacking it, making it deal extra damage.
  • Consumes 10 rounds of ammunition and will not function if the player has less than 10 rounds in the magazine.
Quellor.png
Quellor.png Quellor
  • Charges a powerful beam.
  • Consumes 50 rounds of ammunition and requires a brief charging period before it can fire and will not function if the player has less than 50 rounds in the magazine.
Rubico.png
Rubico.png Rubico
  • Possesses an adjustable, scoped zoom of two levels while aiming down sights.
    • The first zoom has a scoped distance of 3.5x and additively increases critical multiplier by 35%.
    • The second zoom has a scoped distance of 6.0x and additively increases critical multiplier by 50%.
RubicoPrime.png
RubicoPrime.png Rubico Prime
  • Possesses an adjustable, scoped zoom of two levels while aiming down sights.
    • The first zoom has a scoped distance of 2.5x and additively increases critical multiplier by 35%.
    • The second zoom has a scoped distance of 5.0x and additively increases critical multiplier by 50%.
Scourge.png
Scourge.png Scourge
ScourgePrime.png
ScourgePrime.png Scourge Prime
  • Throws the Scourge up to 50 meters, dealing DmgImpactSmall64.png Impact damage to any enemy it directly hits and DmgCorrosiveSmall64.png Corrosive damage in a 7 meter area of effect.
  • Every few seconds, the Scourge will generate a pulse that creates Magnetize130xDark.png Magnetize bubbles on the heads of nearby enemies, increasing the likelihood of scoring headshots. This effect persists until the player retrieves the Scourge.
  • Reloads 33% of the Scourge's clip while deployed.
  • The Scourge will remain where it landed until its wielder moves over to pick it up, or until it automatically returns to the player's hands after 20 seconds.
  • Throwing the Scourge does not consume ammunition.
Simulor.png
Simulor.png Simulor
SynoidSimulor.png
SynoidSimulor.png Synoid Simulor
  • Detonates any active orb(s), dealing DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity damage in an area of effect and causing a guaranteed proc. Otherwise the orb(s) will remain in the air for 8 seconds then detonate by themselves.
Snipetron.png
Snipetron.png Snipetron
  • Possesses an adjustable, scoped zoom of two levels while aiming down sights.
    • The first zoom has a scoped distance of 2.5x and additively increases headshot damage by 25%.
    • The second zoom has a scoped distance of 6.0x and additively increases headshot damage by 50%.
SnipetronVandal.png
SnipetronVandal.png Snipetron Vandal
  • Possesses an adjustable, scoped zoom of two levels while aiming down sights.
    • The first zoom has a scoped distance of 2.5x and additively increases headshot damage by 25%.
    • The second zoom has a scoped distance of 6.0x and additively increases headshot damage by 50%.
Sporothrix.png
Sporothrix.png Sporothrix
  • Possesses an adjustable, scoped zoom of one level while aiming down sights.
    • The zoom has a scoped distance of 2.7x and additively increases headshot damage by 50%.
Stahlta.png
Stahlta.png Stahlta
  • Charges an irridiated metal rod that explodes in a 7.2 meter radius after 0.4 seconds on impacting a surface with significantly higher damage, added DmgRadiationSmall64.png Radiation damage, critical chance, critical multiplier, and status chance, at the expense of punch through.
    • Consumes 20 rounds of ammunition and will not function if the player has less than 20 rounds in the magazine.
Stradavar.png
Stradavar.png Stradavar
StradavarPrime.png
StradavarPrime.png Stradavar Prime
  • Toggles between Automatic and Semi-Automatic firing modes.
    • The Semi-Automatic firing mode has higher damage, critical chance, and status chance over the Automatic, at the expense of fire rate.
    • By default, the Stradavar starts any given mission as an Automatic.
TenetTetra.png
TenetTetra.png Tenet Tetra
  • Toggles between Automatic and Semi-Automatic firing modes.
    • Semi-Automatic fires a single grenade that explodes in an 8 meter radius on impacting with a surface with significantly higher damage.
      • Consumes 80 rounds of ammunition and will not function if the player has less than 80 rounds in the magazine.
    • While the critical chance, critical multiplier, and status chance stays unchanged across both firing modes, Semi-Automatic deals pure DmgBlastSmall64.png Blast damage instead of Physical, and has slightly faster reload speed.
    • By default, the Tenet Tetra starts any given mission as a Automatic.
Tenora.png
Tenora.png Tenora
TenoraPrime.png
TenoraPrime.png Tenora Prime
  • Fires a charged shot that, compared to its primary fire, has increased critical chance and critical multiplier in exchange for reduced status chance.
    • Consumes 10 rounds of ammunition and requires a brief charging period before it can fire and will not function if the player has less than 10 rounds in the magazine.
    • If used by OctaviaIcon272.png Octavia (OctaviaPrime.png Prime), headshot kills with the alternate fire has 20% chance to instantly refill the Tenora's magazine.
TiberonPrime.png
TiberonPrime.png Tiberon Prime
  • Toggles between Burst, Semi-Automatic, and Automatic firing modes in that order.
    • While the damage stays unchanged across all three firing modes, their critical chance, critical multiplier, and status chance stats are changed accordingly: Burst-Fire is balanced, Semi-Automatic is geared towards critical stats, and Automatic is geared towards status chance.
    • By default, the Tiberon Prime starts any given mission as a Burst-Fire.
Trumna.png
Trumna.png Trumna
  • Launches a bouncing grenade that explodes in a 6 meter radius on impacting a surface after each bounce, with significantly higher damage, critical chance, critical multiplier, and status chance.
  • Consumes 0 ammunition.
    • Rather than consuming ammunition, the Alternate Fire uses a charge gauge gained from killing enemies with the primary fire, and cannot fire without a full gauge after 5 primary fire kills.
Vectis.png
Vectis.png Vectis
  • Possesses an adjustable, scoped zoom of two levels while aiming down sights.
    • The first zoom has a scoped distance of 3.0x and additively increases headshot damage by 30%.
    • The second zoom has a scoped distance of 4.5x and additively increases headshot damage by 50%.
VectisPrime.png
VectisPrime.png Vectis Prime
  • Possesses an adjustable, scoped zoom of two levels while aiming down sights.
    • The first zoom has a scoped distance of 3.5x and additively increases headshot damage by 40%.
    • The second zoom has a scoped distance of 6.0x and additively increases headshot damage by 60%.
Veldt.png
Veldt.png Veldt
  • Possesses an adjustable, unscoped zoom of two levels while aiming down sights.
Vulkar.png
Vulkar.png Vulkar

VulkarWraith.png
VulkarWraith.png Vulkar Wraith

  • Possesses an adjustable, scoped zoom of three levels while aiming down sights.
    • The first zoom has a scoped distance of 2.5x and additively increases headshot damage by 35%.
    • The second zoom has a scoped distance of 4.0x and additively increases headshot damage by 55%.
    • The third zoom has a scoped distance of 8.0x and additively increases headshot damage by 70%.
Zarr.png
Zarr.png Zarr
  • Toggles between Cannon and Barrage firing modes.
    • Cannon mode fires an explosive projectile in an arc that explodes on impact, dealing DmgBlastSmall64.png Blast damage in an area of effect and splitting into 6 projectiles that spread from point of impact, each dealing additional DmgBlastSmall64.png Blast damage.
    • Barrage mode works like a shotgun, shooting 10 pellets in a wide spread, dealing Physical Damage. Barrage mode has a maximum range of 10 meters.
    • By default, the Zarr starts any given mission in Cannon Mode.
Zenith.png
Zenith.png Zenith
  • Launches the Zenith's disc, where upon landing it will make any enemy visible through walls, provided the enemy is within a ~20 in-game meter radius of the disc.
    • The disc itself will last until the weapon is reloaded, though players can cancel the disc and its bonuses early via the Alternate Fire button.
    • While the disc is out, the Zenith switches from automatic fire to semi-automatic fire and gains infinite punch through for the duration of the disc, effectively allowing the player to shoot through walls.
    • Additionally, the Zenith gains increased damage, and its stats shift from DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash-oriented damage and status chance, to DmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture-oriented damage and critical chance and critical multiplier.
  • While launching or cancelling the disc does not consume ammo, the Zenith will consume 3 rounds per shot while the disc is active.

Secondary Weapons[]

Weapon Alternate Fire
ArcaScisco.png
ArcaScisco.png Arca Scisco
  • Possesses an adjustable, scoped zoom of two levels while aiming down sights.
    • The first zoom has a scoped distance of 2.0x. The second zoom has a scoped distance of 4.0x.
    • Zooming in regardless of Zoom levels will show the current amount of Target Analysis stacks active (up to a maximum of 5), and the 2-second duration of the overall buff. If the duration expires, one stack is lost.
Athodai.png
Athodai.png Athodai
  • Fires all remaining ammunition in the magazine as a quick burst, forcing the player to reload afterwards.
    • Duration of the burst is affected by Magazine size and can be increased or decreased accordingly.
    • The burst deals higher DmgHeatSmall64.png Heat damage, with higher status chance and accuracy, and added 2 meter thickness and 2 meter punch through, at the expense of DmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture damage and critical chance, a limited range of 12 meters, and the player cannot zoom in while burst-firing.
    • Alternate Fire will not function under the effects of any infinite ammo buff (Overdrive from primary fire headshot kills, ArcanePistoleer64x.png Arcane Pistoleer, Reactant Buff), instead firing a single round.
Azima.png
Azima.png Azima
  • Ejects its magazine, where after it comes to a rest it hovers above the ground and acts as a turret, firing in a cross-shaped pattern that rotates clockwise until all ammunition is expended.
    • Multiple instances of the magazine-turret can be active simultaneously.
    • Once the turret expends all its ammunition it explodes, dealing DmgBlastSmall64.png Blast damage in an area of effect.
  • Consumes all ammunition in the Azima's magazine, forcing the player to reload afterwards.
Castanas.png
Castanas.png Castanas
SanctiCastanas.png
SanctiCastanas.png Sancti Castanas
  • Detonates any active charge(s), dealing DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity damage in an area of effect and causing a guaranteed proc.
    • Only 6 charges can be active at any given time. Throwing a charge when 6 charges are already out will cause the earliest-thrown charge to detonate prematurely.
Cyanex.png
Cyanex.png Cyanex
  • Fires all remaining ammunition in the magazine as a quick burst, forcing the player to reload afterwards.
    • Duration of the burst is affected by Magazine size and can be increased or decreased accordingly. In the event that the player gains infinite ammunition (such as the appropriate Reactant Buff), the burst will only last the Cyanex's maximum magazine size.
    • Critical chance, critical multiplier, and status chance from the burst is identical compared to the primary fire but it loses both the innate DmgGasSmall64.png Gas damage and homing properties in exchange for slightly lower DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash/DmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture-focused physical damage, improved accuracy, and reduced recoil.
EuphonaPrime.png
EuphonaPrime.png Euphona Prime
  • Fires a spread of projectiles, as opposed to the primary fire's focused shot.
    • By comparison, the secondary fire primarily deals DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash damage with very high status chance but severe damage falloff even at close range, whereas its primary fire shoots a long-ranged focused shot that primarily deals DmgImpactSmall64.png Impact damage and has a high critical chance.
  • Consumes 1 round of ammunition.
Fusilai.png
Fusilai.png Fusilai
  • Throws a horizontal spread of 3 knives.
    • Each knife deals the same base damage as the primary fire, but has reduced fire rate and drastically reduced critical chance.
    • Although the Arsenal display shows an increase to status chance, this is actually spread across all 3 knives, thus the status chance per knife is lower than it appears.
  • Consumes 3 rounds of ammunition and will not function if the player has less than 3 rounds in the magazine.
Hystrix.png
Hystrix.png Hystrix
Kulstar.png
Kulstar.png Kulstar
  • Manually detonates any airborne torpedoes, dealing DmgBlastSmall64.png Blast damage in an area of effect and launching 3 bomblets that spread from the point of detonation.
    • Will only function if there are any torpedoes airborne.
KuvaKraken.png
KuvaKraken.png Kuva Kraken
  • Fires all remaining ammunition in the magazine as a quick burst, forcing the player to reload afterwards.
    • Duration of the burst is affected by Magazine size and can be increased or decreased accordingly. In the event that the player gains infinite ammunition (such as the appropriate Reactant Buff), the burst will only last the Kuva Kraken's maximum magazine size.
    • Damage, critical chance, critical multiplier, and status chance from the burst is identical compared to the primary fire, but it suffers from reduced accuracy, and the player cannot zoom in while burst-firing.
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Laetum.png Laetum
  • Activates the weapon's Incarnon Form, transforming from semi-auto to full-auto with increased fire rate, reduced recoil, increased DmgImpactSmall64.png Impact damage at the cost of removing DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash, and shots explode in a 2 meter radius inflicting DmgRadiationSmall64.png Radiation damage.
  • Rather than consuming ammunition, the Alternate Fire uses a charge gauge gained from scoring headshots that reaches full after 12 headshots and does not require a full gauge to activate, with its own "magazine" of 220 rounds.
    • Prematurely deactivating Incarnon Form will consume the entire gauge.
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Pandero.png Pandero
PanderoPrime.png
PanderoPrime.png Pandero Prime
  • Fires all remaining ammunition in the magazine as a quick burst, forcing the player to reload afterwards.
    • Duration of the burst is affected by Magazine size and can be increased or decreased accordingly. In the event that the player gains infinite ammunition (such as the appropriate Reactant Buff), the burst will only last the Pandero's maximum magazine size.
    • Damage, critical chance, critical multiplier, and status chance from the burst is identical compared to the primary fire but it suffers from high recoil and reduced accuracy, and the player cannot zoom in while burst-firing.
    • If used by OctaviaIcon272.png Octavia (OctaviaPrime.png Prime), headshot kills with the alternate fire increases reload speed by 20%.
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Sepulcrum.png Sepulcrum
  • Toggles between burst-fire and lock-on modes.
    • Burst-fire shoots two rounds per shot that explode in a 1.6 meter radius.
    • Lock-on mode allows targeting up to 5 enemies before firing with the primary fire button, releasing seeking missiles with higher damage, critical chance, critical multiplier, and status chance, and an explosion radius of 3 meters.
      • Consumes 0 ammunition and requires locked-on targets before it can fire.
        • Rather than consuming ammunition, the Alternate Fire uses a charge gauge gained from killing enemies with the primary fire, and cannot toggle without a full gauge after 5 primary fire kills.
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Stug.png Stug
  • Charges a single, more powerful DmgCorrosiveSmall64.png Corrosive blob.
    • Only stack up to 6 blobs in a single area. Stacking additional blobs will only refresh its duration.
  • Consumes up to 6 rounds of ammunition.
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Talons.png Talons
  • Detonates any active charge(s), dealing DmgBlastSmall64.png Blast damage in an area of effect and causing a guaranteed DmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture proc.
    • Only 8 charges can be active at any given time. Throwing a charge when 8 charges are already out will cause the earliest-thrown charge to detonate prematurely.
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TenetDetron.png Tenet Detron
  • Fires all remaining ammunition in the magazine as a quick burst, forcing the player to reload afterwards.
    • Duration of the burst is affected by Magazine size and can be increased or decreased accordingly. In the event that the player gains infinite ammunition (such as the appropriate Reactant Buff), the burst will only last the Tenet Detron's maximum magazine size.
    • Damage, critical chance, critical multiplier, and status chance from the burst is identical compared to the primary fire, but it suffers from reduced accuracy, and the player cannot zoom in while burst-firing.

Arch-guns[]

Weapon Alternate Fire
Cortege.png
Cortege.png Cortege
  • Releases a trio of grenades that explode 4 meter radius on impacting a surface while leaving lingering flames that last for 10 seconds with significantly higher DmgBlastSmall64.png Blast damage instead of DmgHeatSmall64.png Heat damage, critical chance, and critical multiplier, but with reduced status chance per projectile.
  • Consumes 0 ammunition.
    • Rather than consuming ammunition, the Alternate Fire uses a charge gauge gained from killing enemies with the primary fire, and cannot fire without a full gauge after 5 primary fire kills.
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Larkspur.png Larkspur
  • Toggles between Held and Charge firing modes.
    • Held fires a continuous beam that travels up to 40 (atmospheric mode) / 320 (archwing mode) meters and chains up to 3 enemies within a 6 (atmospheric mode) / 48 (archwing mode) meter radius, with extremely high status chance.
    • Charge charges up an energy grenade that explodes in an 8 meter radius on impacting a surface, with significantly higher damage, added DmgBlastSmall64.png Blast damage, critical chance, critical multiplier, pinpoint accuracy, guaranteed knockdown proc on the projectile, and infinite punch through on bodies, at some expense to status chance.
      • Consumes 10 rounds of ammunition and will not function if the player has less than 10 rounds in the magazine, and if the Alternate Fire is used in Ground Combat with insufficient ammo the Larkspur will reload instead. Firing in Ground Combat will also push the wielder back a short distance.
    • By default, the Larkspur starts any given mission as Held.
Mausolon.png
Mausolon.png Mausolon
  • Charges an powerful beam that explodes in a 8 meter radius on impacting a surface with significantly higher damage, critical chance, critical multiplier, and status chance, but with higher radial damage falloff.
  • Consumes 0 ammunition and requires a brief charging period before it can fire.
    • Rather than consuming ammunition, the Alternate Fire uses a charge gauge gained from killing enemies with the primary fire, and cannot fire without a full gauge after 5 primary fire kills.
Morgha.png
Morgha.png Morgha
  • Releases a single, slow moving grenade that detonates after traveling 14 meters and bounces off surfaces and enemies, exploding in a 12 meter radius, with significantly higher damage, added physical damage, critical chance, critical multiplier, and status chance, but with higher radial damage falloff.
  • Consumes 0 ammunition.
    • Rather than consuming ammunition, the Alternate Fire uses a charge gauge gained from killing enemies with the primary fire, and cannot fire without a full gauge after 5 primary fire kills.

Patch History[]

Update 17.0 (2015-07-31)

  • Aiming 'alt fire' weapons is here! Players can now aim down sights with weapons with an alternate fire option. Activating ‘alt fire’ options has a default binding of Mouse Wheel 3


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