The Baza is a silenced, rapid-fire Tenno submachine gun with a high critical chance, critical multiplier, and fire rate while maintaining extreme accuracy at the cost of small magazine resulting in frequent reloading and medium range damage falloff.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
This weapon deals primarily Puncture damage.
- High Puncture and Impact damage – effective against armor and shields.
- Very high critical chance.
- Tied with Soma/ Soma Prime, Attica, and Baza Prime for the highest critical multiplier of all fully automatic rifles.
- Extremely high accuracy per shot, even at full auto.
- Negligible recoil.
- Large ammo reserve.
- Fastest reload speed of all fully automatic rifles.
- Second fastest reload speed of all fully automatic rifles, behind Baza Prime.
- Tied with Baza Prime for the third fastest fire rate of all fully automatic rifles, behind Grakata and Prisma Grakata.
- Low zoom when aiming, good for mods that require zooming in for bonuses.
- Tied with Baza Prime for the fourth lowest base damage of all rifles, after Prisma Grakata, Soma/ Soma Prime, and Grakata; very reliant on its good critical damage potential.
- Low status chance.
- Has linear damage falloff from 100% to 50% from 22m to 34m target distance (distances are affected by Projectile Speed).
- Cannot equip Terminal Velocity.
- Poor ammo economy.
- Fairly low magazine size in contrast to its high fire rate.
- Low zoom when aiming can make ranged shooting more difficult.
- Baza, compared to Baza Prime:
- Lower critical chance (26% vs. 28%)
- Lower status chance (10% vs. 14%)
- Shorter range before damage falloff starts (22m vs. 30m)
- Shorter range before damage falloff ends (34m vs. 60m)
- Smaller magazine (40 rounds vs. 60 rounds)
- Smaller max ammo capacity (800 rounds vs. 840 rounds)
- Slower reload speed (1.4 s vs. 1.1 s)
- Different polarities ( vs. )
- Lower Mastery Rank required (7 vs. 10)
- Higher disposition (1.05 vs. 0.95)
Acquisition[edit | edit source]
|Time: 12 hrs|
|Market Price: 240||Blueprints Price:15,000|
|Tenno Lab Research 3,000|
|Time: 72 hrs|
|x1 x3 x10 x30 x100|
Notes[edit | edit source]
- The weapon's firing sounds increases in pitch when 15 or fewer rounds are remaining in the magazine, indicating that the weapon's magazine is almost empty.
- The weapon has minimal zoom when aiming, helpful for mods that add bonuses while aiming like Argon Scope.
Tips[edit | edit source]
- The Baza's high accuracy allows it to land headshots consistently compared to other automatic weapons, which along with its good critical hit chance makes it ideal for builds using Argon Scope.
- Its lower status chance compared to some other automatic rifles can be alleviated with the Hunter Munitions mod, allowing the weapon to spread Slash procs rapidly to enemies, which helps the weapon a lot versus heavy armor.
- Its silenced nature makes it synergize well with Ivara, as firing the weapon will not interrupt her Prowl ability.
- Since the Baza has very high accuracy, it can use Heavy Caliber with almost no drawback and increasing the weapon's overall damage output.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The Baza are a genus of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family.
- Physically, the weapon bears a strong resemblance to the real-life PP-19 Bizon SMG, due to Baza's underbarrel, horizontal magazine, and its overall appearance.
- The name Baza may be derived from the PP-19's nickname, Bizon.
- The name Baza (shortening of "Barry") is strongly believe to be derived from a conversation had at PAX Aus between DE staff and fans, where "Australian Names" were discussed. It was claimed that "Baza" may be the "most Australian name". There was also discussion about many great names from native flora and fauna (release with the Cassowar).
Media[edit | edit source]
Patch History[edit | edit source]
Last updated: Hotfix 24.2.15
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