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Gorgon
Gorgon
Statistics
Weapon Slot Primary
Weapon Type Rifle
Trigger Type Auto
Utility
Flight Speed Hit-Scan
Fire Rate 12.5 rounds/sec
Accuracy 8.3
Magazine Size 90 rounds/mag
Max Ammo 540 rounds
Normal Attacks
Impact wImpact 18
Slash wSlash 2
Crit Chance 10.0%
Miscellaneous
Polarities None

The Gorgon Wraith is an upgrade to the Gorgon. It is a powerful Grineer light machine gun with a rapid fire rate and a huge magazine. This weapon is a reward for the Tethra's Doom event and came with its own slot and Orokin Catalyst.

This weapon can be sold for Credits647,500.

Characteristics

This weapon deals primarily Impact damage.

Advantages

  • High damage per second once fully spooled.
  • High sustainable rate of fire.
  • Second largest magazine size of all rifles along with the Supra (surpassed by Soma and continuous rifles).
  • Most effective versus shields/Corpus when unmodded.
  • High Impact damage.

Disadvantages

  • No polarity slots.
  • Requires a short period of time to reach optimal firing rate.
  • Inefficient beyond medium range.
  • Inefficient ammo economy.
  • Slow reload speed.
  • Only decent crit chance and low crit damage.
  • Relatively low Slash and puncture damage.

Acquisition

This weapon can be acquired by scoring 500 points or more in the Tethra's Doom event.

Weapon Loadouts

Main article: Category:Gorgon Build

See the user build section for builds using this weapon.

Tips

  • The Gorgon is exceptionally useful to fight the Jackal, Councilor Vay Hek, and any other enemy that requires sustained damage.
  • 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 less 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 mouse 1 held down, the fire rate will not reset and the weapon will resume fast firing once you stop sprinting.
  • Use the Rifle Ammo Mutation mod to compensate for lost ammo due to the weapons high rate of consuming ammunition on full spool.
  • Speed Trigger decreases the charge time considerably, though the increased maximum firerate causes the weapon to burn through ammo reserves extremely quickly. Consider firing in bursts.

Notes

  • The Gorgon is used by Heavy Gunners and their respective Corrupted.
  • It is used by Lieutenant Lech Kril in as his primary weapon during his first stage.
    • Before Update 11, General Sargas Ruk used it as his primary weapon.
  • The Gorgon has been retired from the market as of update 10.4.0, it is unknown if it will be offered to buy in the future.
  • The only method to acquire its blueprint is receiving from Login Rewards tier 2 and 3.

Trivia

  • In Greek mythology, there are three Gorgons (Γοργών); Stheno, Euryale, and Medusa. Their hair was made of living snakes, and anyone who would look at one of these three sisters would become stone.
  • The word Gorgon (Γοργώ) is derived from the Greek word "gorgós," meaning "dreadful."
  • The box on the right side of the trigger is the magazine, as seen in the new reload animations from recent hotfixes.
  • 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.
  • Grineer Heavy Gunners have a description "High damage minigun" implying directly on their weapons although the Gorgon is a Light Machine Gun.

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Start a Discussion Discussions about Gorgon Wraith

  • Prisma Gorgon and/or Gorgon Wraith builds???

    10 messages
    • The Gorgon Wraith is best used with a status build and theoretically can strip armor moderately fast, but is probably vastly outshined by ...
    • 67.3.206.217 wrote:The Gorgon Wraith is best used with a status build and theoretically can strip armor moderately fast, but is probably vas...
  • is the gorgon wraith any good?

    5 messages
    • Its a great weapon because it doesnt need any criticals.. every single shot you do is damage
    • Not quite sure what you are getting at. If you're going to get platinum (therefore able to purchase slots), why are you considering sell...
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