A living weapon, the infested Embolist pistol kills its victims with an acidic venomous gas.

The Embolist fires a toxic cone of poison, hitting multiple enemies in front of the stream and having a high chance to proc Toxin b Toxin.

This weapon can be sold for Credits647,500.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 24 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 35
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 N/A Blueprint2 Blueprints Price:Credits6450,000
Bio Lab Research ClanAffinity64 3,000
Time: 72 hrs
Prereq: Acrid
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This weapon deals Toxin b Toxin damage.



Weapon LoadoutsEdit


  • The projectile creates a toxin cloud on whatever surface it hits, this is purely cosmetic and does no additional damage, staying for less than a second.


  • The most effective ways to use the Embolist to get rid of enemies is via a collapsed Bastille130xDark Bastille or Larva130xDark Larva , as the abilities set it up to hit the entire group at once, as long as Punch Through is added.
  • Be sure to convert the Toxin b Toxin damage to another type when fighting Infested as the damage will be reduced on these enemies.
    • The same reduction applies when fighting Robotics but changing damage type should be balanced against the fact that such enemies typically have allies using Shields, against which Toxin is the best damage type.
  • As the Embolist is primarily a close range weapon that benefits from area of effect, Mod TT 20pxMagnum Force can be beneficial in increasing both its damage and its spread.
  • The Embolist is a weapon designed to take down crowds of enemies, and becomes more effective the more enemies it hits in its area of effect. The Embolist only begins to outmatch other secondaries when this is considered.
  • Mod TT 20pxRuinous Extension will increase the range of the weapon by almost double (from a max range of 9m to 17m)


  • An embolism refers to the lodging of an embolus, such as a blood clot or gas bubble. It can cause a circulatory blockage which affects a different part of the body away from the actual site of the blockage.
  • The visual effect of the Embolist resembles the special attack of the Nauseous Crawler, indicating that this weapon may be a part of said Infested or derived from it. However, apart from the similar attack appearance there are no shared properties.
  • The 'tail' on this weapon moves.
  • Interestingly, the weapon's reload animation seems to involve pulling (or possibly twisting) the weapon's tail.


  • When given to a Rescue target, the cloud released when fired will be the Embolist's default energy color, as opposed to the customized one shown on the weapon itself.


  • Embolist in the Codex.
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  • An Embolist

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 22.14
  • Fixed Beam weapons not being able to damage enemies (alive but in a ragdolled state) when being affected by certain ‘crowd control’ Abilities.
  • Damage now ramps up over 0.6 seconds and after moving off target there is a delay of 0.8 seconds before it starts to decay over 2 seconds.
  • All Beam weapons now start their Damage ramp up at 20% (instead of 10%) with the following exception:
    • Embolist starts at 30%.
  • The Multishot chance should now apply more consistently with Beam weapons.
  • Fixed Beam weapons continuously firing when quick Meleeing.
  • Embolist ammo capacity increased to 50 in Conclave.

Hotfix 22.13.4

  • Increased the Beam weapon Damage ramp up time from 0.8 to 1 second.
  • Fixed Beam weapon Damage ramp up not happening per target.

Hotfix 22.13.3

  • Perfect accuracy and high fire rate is balanced by limited range and damage ramping up from 10% to 100% over 0.8 seconds when firing and decays back to 10% over 1 second after stopping.
  • Mastery Rank increased from 8 to 9.
  • Damage increased from 18.5 Toxin per sec to 35 Toxin per tick.
  • Fire Rate reduced from 10 to 8.
  • Status chance increased from 10% per sec to 41% per tick of damage.
  • Critical chance increased from 2.5% to 3%.
  • Reload reduced from 1.5s to 1.3s.
  • Range increased from 6m to 9m.
  • Ammo consumption decreased from 1.0 to 0.5 per tick of damage.
  • Aimed Zoom reduced from 2.23x to 1.1x.

Update 19.5

  • Embolist magazine reduced from 100 to 50 in Conclave.

Update: The Index Preview

  • Embolist can now be used in Conclave!
  • The Embolist has received the PBR treatment!

Update: Specters of the Rail

  • Added custom weapon reload for the Embolist.

Update 18.5

  • Fixed the Embolist improperly using the Ignis' reload animation.

Hotfix 16.0.4

  • Improved the smokey particle effects on the Embolist's weapon fire.

Update 15.0

  • Added Embolist Syndicate mod.

Update 12.0

  • Embolist now has increased damage and forced poison proc.

Update 10.3

  • Fixed continuous fire AoE weapons (Embolist) from hitting the same target multiple times per shot when in ragdoll.
  • Fixed Embolist that played reload sounds twice.

Update 10.1

  • Reduced Embolist crafting costs:
    • Mutagen: 7 to 5.
    • Forma: 2 to 1.

Update 10.0

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Hotfix 22.20.6

See alsoEdit

  • Mod TT 20pxEroding Blight, an Embolist exclusive Syndicate mod.
  • U10InfPrimary Synapse, a primary that shares a similar aesthetic as the Embolist.
  • InfestedLongGunTwo Phage , a beam shotgun that shares a similar aesthetic as the ​Embolist
  • DualInfestedAxes Dual Ichor, a melee that shares a similar aesthetic as the Embolist.

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