A special version of the standard Braton rifle with a slower fire rate but offering higher accuracy and damage values. The Braton Vandal has been customized by the Tenno with a blue-green metallic finish, and Lotus branding on the grips.

The Braton Vandal is the Vandal version of the Braton.png Braton, featuring higher base damage, accuracy, and status chance, though it sacrifices Fire Rate and Puncture b.svg Puncture damage in trade for Slash b.svg Slash damage. The Braton Vandal does not deviate far from its origins, performing as a multipurpose rifle for any situation.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64.png7500.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64.png
25,000
Barrel
1
Receiver
1
Stock
1
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 50
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png N/A Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:N/A

Acquisition

This weapon was available for purchase for a limited time during the Open Beta Celebration Weekend (Closed Beta Hotfix 6.3.1), starting from Friday, February 15, 2013 at 12:00 pm EST, through Tuesday, February 19, 2013 until 9:00 am EST. It could be bought for Credits64.png1 and had no rank restriction, so anyone who logged in during the Open Beta Celebration Weekend could acquire it, regardless of time spent playing the game.

After the Open Beta Celebration Weekend, Braton Vandal was unobtainable until Update 22.18, in which it was added as a reward in Elite Sanctuary Onslaught, a game mode introduced to the game in that update. All the parts can be traded, although players must have a Mastery Rank of at least 4 to acquire the blueprint.

Drop Chance Expected Nearly Guaranteed
Main Blueprint 2.01% 74 – 75 C Rotations 374 ± 113 C Rotations
Stock 2.01%
Barrel 4.42% 33 – 34 B Rotations 168 ± 51 B Rotations
Receiver 4.42%

Expected refers to total number of attempts a player can expect to need in order to receive at least one of each drop associated with the respective values.

Nearly Guaranteed refers to the total number of attempts a player needs to obtain a 99%, 99.9%, and 99.99% probability to receive at least one of each drop associated with the respective values.

For more detailed definitions and information on how these number were obtained, visit here.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily Slash b.svg Slash damage.

Advantages:

Disadvantages:

Comparisons:

  • Braton Vandal, compared to MK1-Braton:
    • Higher base damage (35.0 vs. 18.0)
      • Higher Impact b.svg Impact damage (12.25 vs. 4.5)
      • Lower Puncture b.svg Puncture damage (1.75 vs. 4.5)
      • Higher Slash b.svg Slash damage (21.0 vs. 9.0)
    • Higher critical chance (16% vs. 8%)
    • Higher critical multiplier (2x vs. 1.5x)
    • Higher status chance (16% vs. 5%)
    • Smaller magazine (50 rounds vs. 60 rounds)
    • Larger max ammo capacity (550 rounds vs. 540 rounds)
    • Faster reload speed (1.75 s vs. 2 s)
    • Less accurate (33 vs. 40)
    • Different polarities (Madurai Pol.svg vs. None)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (4 vs. 0)
    • Lower disposition (1.3 vs. 1.35)
  • Braton Vandal, compared to Braton:
    • Higher base damage (35.0 vs. 24.0)
      • Higher Impact b.svg Impact damage (12.25 vs. 7.9)
      • Lower Puncture b.svg Puncture damage (1.75 vs. 7.9)
      • Higher Slash b.svg Slash damage (21.0 vs. 8.2)
    • Higher critical chance (16% vs. 12%)
    • Higher critical multiplier (2x vs. 1.6x)
    • Higher status chance (16% vs. 6%)
    • Lower fire rate (7.5 rounds/sec vs. 8.75 rounds/sec)
    • Larger magazine (50 rounds vs. 45 rounds)
    • Larger max ammo capacity (550 rounds vs. 540 rounds)
    • Faster reload speed (1.75 s vs. 2 s)
    • More accurate (33 vs. 29)
    • Different polarities (Madurai Pol.svg vs. None)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (4 vs. 0)
    • Lower disposition (1.3 vs. 1.35)
  • Braton Vandal, compared to Braton Prime:
    • Equal base damage, but different composition:
      • Higher Impact b.svg Impact damage (12.25 vs. 1.75)
      • Lower Puncture b.svg Puncture damage (1.75 vs. 12.25)
    • Higher critical chance (16% vs. 12%)
    • Lower status chance (16% vs. 26%)
    • Lower fire rate (7.5 rounds/sec vs. 9.58 rounds/sec)
    • Smaller magazine (50 rounds vs. 75 rounds)
    • Smaller max ammo capacity (550 rounds vs. 600 rounds)
    • Faster reload speed (1.75 s vs. 2.15 s)
    • More accurate (33 vs. 29)
    • Different polarities (Madurai Pol.svg vs. None)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (4 vs. 8)
    • Higher disposition (1.3 vs. 1.25)

Weapon Loadouts[edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Braton Vandal is the only Braton variant to come with a Madurai Pol.svg polarity.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • When used extensively or playing solo, the ammunition of an unmodded Braton Vandal can burn down quickly, though not as quickly as the Braton. Consider switching to your pistol or utilizing melee combat when appropriate.
  • When fighting at long ranges, consider firing in short bursts or taking a calculated risk and charging forward. The ammo saved from avoiding sustained long range fighting can compensate for the damage you'll take in melee/short range combat.
  • Use the Mod TT 20px.pngRifle Ammo Mutation mod to help regain ammo when needed, or bring Squad Ammo Restores. Alternatively, using Carrier's Ammo Case is another viable method of keeping your ammo at a reasonable amount.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Prior to Update 7.11, the Stalker used a Braton Vandal as his primary weapon.
  • The Braton Vandal features a different sound to that of the Standard Braton.png Braton.
  • When introduced, the Braton Vandal was a straight upgrade of the Braton, with increased statistical damage and fire-rate over the standard edition. Later on, however, the regular Braton had its stats buffed, possibly due to the debates over the fact that the vandal version was considered by most to be the strongest assault rifle at the time. It was buffed again, later on, to actually equal the damage of the Vandal version, making the Vandal's higher accuracy the only advantage over the Regular.
    • Damage 2.0 completely rebalanced the Braton weapons, giving the Vandal version higher damage but in turn, having less impact and slash damage compared to the regular Braton.
  • As with the old Braton model, the old version of the Braton Vandal's model had an engraving at the end of the black shoulder stock that read, "LUKSOR FORGE" in Corpus. In addition to this, there was binary written on the side closer to the stock, under the Luksor writing, and at the point directly after the writing. When putting them altogether from back to bottom to the front, they spell out the letters "GG"
    • As with the new Braton Model in place as of Update 19.10, the Braton Vandal has had its old Corpus engravement has been replaced with Orokin engraving, which reads "Evolution" on both sides directly after the black portion of the stock stops.

Media[edit | edit source]

Braton Vandal Skins

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 27.4

  • Fixed the Braton Vandal being sellable for only 1 Credit. We increased the sell price to 7500 Credits so that it matches most other Primary Weapons.

Update 22.18

Update 22.12

  • Mastery Rank increased from 0 to 4.
  • Status chance increased from 10% to 16%.
  • Critical chance increased from 10% to 16%.
  • Ammo capacity increased to 550.

Hotfix 18.6.2

  • Braton series damage has been increased in Conclave.

Update 17.5

  • Reduced the damage of the Braton series in PvP.

Update 16.10

  • The Braton Vandal has received additional tweaks to its audio FX when fired.

Hotfix 16.9.2

  • Updated the firing sound on the Braton Vandal shots.

Hotfix 16.4.1

  • Tweaked volume of Braton Vandal.

Update 16.4

  • Update the audio FX on Braton Vandal.
  • The Braton Vandal is now usable in PvP.

Hotfix 9.7.1

  • Fixed missing texture on Braton Vandal.

Update 7.11

  • Stalker now wields a Paris instead of a Braton Vandal.

Update 7.x Weapon Balance

  • Damage now 18, was 20 / Crit Chance now 7.5%, was 5%.

Hotfix 6.3.4

  • Removed Open-Beta Weekend "Braton Vandal" from Market.

Hotfix 6.3.2

  • Fixed rifle mods not being compatible with new Braton Vandal.

Hotfix 6.3.1

  • Braton Vandal introduced for a limited time.

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