The Gorgon sports a large clip that allows it to provide suppressing fire and sustain a high damage rate over a long time. Its high fire rate is only achieved following a short wind-up cycle.

The Gorgon is a powerful Grineer light machine gun with high fire-rate and a huge magazine, wielded by Heavy GunnersGrineer Wardens and Lieutenant Lech Kril. It has a small spool-up period during which it fires slowly, before reaching its maximum fire rate.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64.png7,500.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily Impact b.svg Impact damage.

Advantages

Disadvantages

Comparisons:

  • Gorgon, compared to Prisma Gorgon:
    • Higher base damage (25.0 vs. 23.0)
      • Higher Impact b.svg Impact damage (18.75 vs. 17.25)
      • Higher Puncture b.svg Puncture damage (3.75 vs. 3.45)
      • Higher Slash b.svg Slash damage (2.5 vs. 2.3)
    • Lower critical chance (17% vs. 30%)
    • Lower critical multiplier (1.5x vs. 2.3x)
    • Lower status chance (9% vs. 15%)
    • Lower fire rate (12.5 rounds/sec vs. 14.17 rounds/sec)
    • Smaller magazine (90 rounds vs. 120 rounds)
    • Smaller max ammo capacity (540 rounds vs. 840 rounds)
    • Slower reload speed (4.2 s vs. 3 s)
    • Slower spool-up (9 rounds vs. 7 rounds)
    • Less accurate (12 vs. 20)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (3 vs. 11)
    • Higher disposition (1.4 vs. 1.3)

Acquisition

The Gorgon's blueprint can be dropped by Heavy Gunners, Arid Heavy Gunners, Grineer Wardens, and Gokstad Officer.

Drop Chance Expected Nearly Guaranteed
Main Blueprint 1% 100 kills 687 ± 229 kills

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.

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Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64.png
25,000
Morphics64.png
5
Ferrite64.png
5,000
Salvage64.png
6,000
Circuits64.png
1,000
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 50
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png N/A Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:N/A

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • After the spool up time, it is possible to use the Gorgon in quick short bursts, allowing you to keep up the high rate of fire, but with less recoil and fewer bullets wasted, making the Gorgon usable at medium to medium-long ranges.
  • You can retain the 'charge' of the fire rate by sprinting. This way the weapon stops shooting but as long as you keep the fire button held down, the fire rate will not reset and the weapon will resume fast firing once you stop sprinting.
  • Use the Mod TT 20px.pngRifle Ammo Mutation mod or the Carrier Sentinel equipped with Mod TT 20px.pngAmmo Case to compensate for lost ammo due to the weapon's high rate of fire consuming ammunition on full spool.
  • Mod TT 20px.pngSpeed Trigger decreases the spool-up time considerably, though the increased maximum fire rate causes the weapon to burn through ammo reserves extremely quickly. Consider firing in bursts.
  • Mod TT 20px.pngStabilizer can be used to reduce recoil and make the weapon more steady.

Weapon Loadouts[edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In Greek mythology, there are three Gorgons (Γοργών); Stheno, Euryale, and Medusa. Their hair was made of living snakes, and Medusa could turn people into stone by making eye contact.
    • The word Gorgon (Γοργώ) is derived from the Greek word "gorgós," meaning "dreadful".
  • Before Update 11.0, General Sargas Ruk used it as his primary weapon.
  • The box on the right side of the trigger is the magazine, as seen in the current reload animation.
  • The Gorgon appears to use a motor-driven feed system and action as there is a sound akin to a motor spinning down when the trigger is released. This may also explain the need to spool up before it reaches the full fire rate.
    • As of around Update 12.4, the Gorgon's sound effects have been updated. It does not appear to have the spooling down sound effect any more.
  • Grineer Heavy Gunners have a description "High damage minigun" implying directly on their weapons although the Gorgon is a Light Machine Gun.
  • The words Grineer N.svgGrineer O.svgGrineer T.svg   Grineer T.svgGrineer O.svgGrineer U.svgGrineer C.svg appear just above the trigger, translating to "Not Touc", most likely "Do not touch" with some letters rubbed out.
  • The words Grineer B.svgGrineer I.svgGrineer G.svg   Grineer H.svgGrineer U.svgGrineer R.svgGrineer T.svg   Grineer F.svgGrineer P.svgGrineer 4.svgGrineer 3.svgGrineer 3.svgGrineer 7.svg can be found on the side of the barrel, near the end of the gun translating to "Big Hurt FP4337".
  • This weapon was removed from the market in Update 10.3, and its blueprint was only available from Login Rewards tier 2 and 3 prior to Update 18.0. In Hotfix: Specters of the Rail 1.1 it was added as a drop to the Arid Heavy Gunner.
  • The Arid Heavy Gunner's Gorgon deals mostly Slash b.svg Slash rather than Impact b.svg Impact.

Media[edit | edit source]

Gorgon Skins

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 22.12

  • Status chance increased from 5% to 9%.
  • Critical chance increased from 10% to 17%.
  • Increased accuracy while aiming.

Hotfix: Specters of the Rail 1.1

  • Arid Heavy Gunners will now drop the Gorgon Blueprint!

Hotfix 18.6.2

  • Gorgon series damage has been reduced in Conclave.

Hotfix 18.5.5

  • Reduced the damage of Gorgon series weapons in the Conclaves.

Update 18.5

  • Typhoon Conclave skin now available.

Hotfix 17.10.4

  • Reduced the damage of the Gorgon series in PvP.

Update 17.8

  • Added Gorgon Frenzy (Gorgon): On kill, 30% increase in fire rate for 3 seconds.

Update 17.2

  • The Gorgon series of weapons has had their damage increased in PvP.

Hotfix 16.8.4

  • Fixed duplicate entries for the Gorgon that would appear in player profile after killing certain enemies under the effects of Mind Control.

Hotfix 16.6.3

  • Fixed the Strun Wraith and Gorgon weapons not showing the correct Impact / Slash / Puncture stats in the Conclave Arsenal.

Update 16.5

  • Damage increased in PvP.

Update 16.3

  • Increased the damage of the Gorgon in PvP.

Update 14.0

  • Limited the max instances of Gorgon fire sound effects.

Update 13.2

  • Created a new Custom AI version of the 3D Gorgon fire sound effects used by all Grineer Enemy types which use the Gorgon.

Update 12.5

  • Tweaks to firing sound.

Hotfix 11.0.1

  • Adjusted Gorgon crit to compensate for Damage 2.0.

Update 10.3

  • Gorgon retired from the Market.

Update 9.5

  • Added Gorgon Camo Skin.
  • Added custom reload sounds for the Gorgon.

Update 8.3

  • Sound changes.

Update 7.11

  • Weapon pricing overhaul; 225 platinum.

Update 7.10

  • Gorgon rifle accuracy increase.

Update 7.9

  • Accuracy adjustments while aimed.

Update 7.7

  • Fire rate reduced to 11.9 from 16.7

Update 7.x Weapon Balance

  • Tweaks to Recoil feel and Accuracy, sharper Rotation Spring, added Translation Spring, tuned Noise. Added force feedback to its firing sound.
  • Damage now 24, was 25 / Reload time now 4.2, was 4.0.

Update 5.4

  • Balance changes for Gorgon.

Update 3

  • Beefed up the Gorgon rifle.

Vanilla

  • Item introduced with game release.

See Also[edit | edit source]

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