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A cutting-edge, halogen-cooled electron accelerator capable of snap-freezing a target in moments.

The Glaxion Vandal is the Vandal variant of the CrpFreezeRayRifle Glaxion freeze ray rifle, sporting higher damage, critical chance, status chance, magazine size, max ammo reserves, and reload speed. It was released in Update 25.0 along with Operation: Hostile Mergers.

AcquisitionEdit

This weapon was awarded for earning 4,000 points in a single Endurance Disruption Mission in Operation: Hostile Mergers, complete with a free weapon slot and a pre-installed Orokin Catalyst.

CharacteristicsEdit

This weapon deals Cold b Cold damage.

Advantages:

Disadvantages:

  • Innate Cold b Cold damage – less effective against Infested Flesh and Fossilized.
  • Damage ramps up from 30% to 100% over 0.6 seconds when firing. After firing stops for 0.8 seconds, the damage decays back to 30% over 2 seconds.
  • Limited range of 24 meters.
  • Cannot use the Mod TT 20pxFirestorm mod.

Comparisons:

  • Glaxion Vandal, compared to Glaxion:
    • Higher base damage (29.0 vs. 26.0)
    • Higher critical chance (14% vs. 8%)
    • Higher status chance (38% vs. 34%)
    • Larger magazine (100 rounds vs. 80 rounds)
    • Larger max ammo capacity (1000 rounds vs. 720 rounds)
    • Faster reload speed (1.8 s vs. 2.2 s)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (12 vs. 8)

Weapon LoadoutsEdit

NotesEdit

  • The zone of impact or maximum beam range creates a spherical area of effect of 3 meters, dealing the weapon's full damage.
    • Range of the area of effect is unaffected by Mod TT 20pxSinister Reach.
    • Punch Through affects the location of the weapon's area of affect. The weapon's area of affect is applied at the final point of contact rather than whenever an enemy is struck.
  • The Glaxion Vandal is capable of freezing enemies solid with sustained fire if it kills them. Enemies will progressively turn icy blue (spreading from the point of contact), and eventually become completely solid upon death. Frozen enemies can then be shattered by other attacks. This only applies to normal enemies such as Lancers, Crewmen, and MOAs - Ospreys will simply explode upon death.
    • Even if the weapon is modified to have a non-Cold b Cold damage type (such as Blast b Blast damage), the Glaxion will still freeze foes solid if it kills them.
    • Amusingly, it can freeze enemies with Heat b Heat damage effects upon death, this effect is merely visual.
    • Whether or not they display frozen visuals, enemies killed by the Glaxion create two corpses due to the "shatter" death animation (though the extra corpse may not be visible.)
  • When combining elemental mods, the Glaxion's innate Cold b Cold damage is added last.
  • Equipping both Mod TT 20pxShred and Mod TT 20pxSpeed Trigger will increase the Glaxion's fire rate to 22.8 rounds/second.
    • On top of that, throwing in a Mod TT 20pxVile Acceleration will increase the Glaxion's fire rate to 33.6 rounds/second, at the cost of 15 percent damage reduction.

TipsEdit

  • With three of the four dual stat mods – Mod TT 20pxMalignant Force, Mod TT 20pxHigh Voltage, Mod TT 20pxThermite Rounds, and Mod TT 20pxRime Rounds – the Glaxion can achieve 100% status chance.
  • Enemies that are frozen solid will take at least 1 hit from any source to be destroyed regardless on how much damage it is dealt. This can block powerful enemy projectiles such as Napalm and Bombard shots.
    • Frozen corpses remain solid for 3 seconds before deteriorating which takes 5 seconds.
    • Some enemy abilities still remain in effect while deteriorating such as a Nullifier Crewman's bubble, which will start to grow back while deteriorating.

MediaEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The Glaxion Vandal is the fifth weapon to deal pure Cold b Cold damage, after the original Glaxion, the IceHammer Sibear hammer, and the SentinelArtax Artax and Cryotra Cryotra Sentinel weapons.
  • The revolver-style cartridges on the Glaxion's body spin during firing, though the magazine is the small (battery) box behind the trigger.
    • Additionally, the Glaxion's barrel telescopes back and forth rapidly during firing, and collapses inward when holstered.
    • The beam itself will oscillate slightly. This does not seem to affect the accuracy or hit registration in any way.
  • Enemies who die by the weapon are frozen solid, much like Frost's Avalanche130xDark Avalanche ability, and shatter when hit by any weapon. This effect persists even if the Glaxion's Cold damage has been changed into another element.
    • If frozen bodies are left alone for five seconds, the ice will thaw into nothingness.
  • Glaxion bears similarity to the French word glaçon, meaning "ice cube" or "icicle".

Glaxion Vandal Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

Hotfix 25.2.3
  • Fixed Energy color not applying to the Glaxion Vandal’s Festive Skin.

Update 25.0

  • Introduced.

See alsoEdit

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