The Dual Toxocyst is a pair of Infested sidearms oriented towards Puncture damage. Successfully achieving a headshot with this weapon temporarily grants it increased fire rate, additional Toxin damage, reduced recoil and unlimited ammo. The buff also refreshes with subsequent headshots. However, its initial recoil is very high and initial fire rate is very slow.
|Time: 24 hrs|
|Market Price: 175||Blueprints Price:15,000|
|Bio Lab Research 3,000|
|Time: 72 hrs|
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This weapon deals primarily Puncture damage.
- High Puncture damage – effective against armor.
- Very high status chance.
- Very good ammunition efficiency.
- Landing a successful headshot grants the "Frenzy" buff, increasing fire rate, grants unlimited ammo, reduces recoil, and applies Toxin damage. Buff lasts 3 seconds and can be refreshed on subsequent headshots.
- Innate and polarities.
- Low Impact and Slash damage - less effective against shields and health.
- Very low critical chance.
- Very low base fire rate.
- Low ammo capacity.
- High recoil without the innate buff active.
- Upon headshots, the Dual Toxocyst gains the "Frenzy" buff which is a 150% increase in fire rate, a significant reduction in recoil, and doesn't consume ammo while firing for 3 seconds. It also gains a bonus 100% of its base damage as Toxin damage for the duration of the buff.
- "Upon headshots" specifically means headshots, and not other weakspots, such as the backpacks of most MOA variants. Similarly, shooting weakspots generated by either Sonar or Detect Vulnerability in places other than heads will have no effect either.
- Headshots on corpses will not grant the buff.
- The fire rate bonus stacks multiplicatively after any equipped fire rate mods or fire rate bonuses. This can also be considered as applying to the base fire rate first before any additions.
- The bonus Toxin damage can combine with other elemental mods equipped on the weapon, ex. having Heated Charge or Scorch equipped will make the Dual Toxocyst deal Gas upon activating the buff.
- If the Dual Toxocyst is modded with a combined element such as Corrosive, the bonus toxin damage will be added to that element's damage.
- If the bonus is triggered or if it disappears, this weapon makes a noise that will alert nearby enemies. This noise cannot be reduced with Suppress or Hushed Invisibility.
- Triggering the buff with the last bullet of the magazine does not require the user to reload the weapon before shooting again because it stops consuming ammo, and therefore is an effective candidate for Synth Charge.
- The bonus Toxin damage is applied toward the "Toxin Mod Multiplier" for Toxin and Gas damage over time, as opposed to the base damage of the weapon where both would simply double in damage.
A toxin mod multiplier determines Toxin proc damage per tick and Gas initial proc damage by × ( ÷ 2) and Gas proc cloud damage per tick by × ( ÷ 2)2. For example, with Hornet Strike, Pathogen Rounds, Pistol Pestilence, Expel Grineer and the +100% "Frenzy" toxin bonus:
- Base Damage = 75 × (1 + 2.2) × (1 + 0.3) = 312
- Toxin Mod Multiplier = (1 + 0.9 + 0.6 + 1) × (1 + 0.3) = 4.55x
- Toxin Damage per tick or initial Gas Damage = 312 × (4.55 ÷ 2) = 709.8
- Gas' Toxin Cloud Damage per tick = 312 × (4.55 ÷ 2)^2 = 1,614.8
- The headshot buff can completely counter the weapon's low innate fire rate and max ammo capacity.
- Use of the increased zoom module Hawk Eye can make gaining the headshot buff easier, thus significantly increasing the weapon's damage outputs and versatility.
- While under the effects of the triggered buff, the fast fire rate and unlimited ammo, combined with the low critical chance and average critical multiplier make rapid fire bodyshots more viable than aimed headshots.
- Hydraulic Crosshairs can be triggered at the same time as the buff, though the low base critical chance makes this mod of limited utility.
- Installing Steady Hands completely negates recoil while buff is active.
- The Dual Toxocyst is the first infested dual pistol added to the game.
- Triggering the innate headshot buff or reloading the weapon will cause the Dual Toxocyst's barrel to open up like jaws, connected by infested tissue between its upper and lower parts.
Last updated: Hotfix 22.19.1
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