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For the Capture-mission of the same name, see Ceres#Missions.

The Lex is a powerful, accurate pistol that has a lower rate of fire and clip size. Very efficient at long range.

The Lex is a pistol with high damage and very high accuracy. The weapon does not falter in long ranges, and is capable of dispatching most light armored enemies with a well-aimed headshot.

It can be sold for Credits64.png 5,000; it is also a requisite ingredient for AklexDEAklex.png Aklex (x2).

Characteristics[]

This weapon deals primarily Puncture DamageDmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture damage.

Advantages:

Disadvantages

Comparisons:

  • Lex, compared to Lex Prime:
    • Lower base damage (130 vs. 150)
      • Lower DmgImpactSmall64.png  damage (13 vs. 15)
      • Lower DmgPunctureSmall64.png  damage (104 vs. 120)
      • Lower DmgSlashSmall64.png  damage (13 vs. 15)
    • Lower total damage (130 vs. 150)
    • Lower critical chance (20% vs. 25%)
    • Lower status chance (10% vs. 25%)
    • Lower fire rate (1.08 round(s)/sec vs. 2.08 round(s)/sec)
    • Smaller magazine (6 round(s) vs. 8 round(s))
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (3 vs. 8)
    • Higher disposition (1.25 vs. 1.2)
    • Lower average damage per shot (156 vs. 187.5)
    • Lower burst DPS (168.48 vs. 390)
    • Lower sustained DPS (118.4 vs. 242.09)
  • Lex, compared to Aklex:
    • Lower fire rate (1.08 round(s)/sec vs. 1.58 round(s)/sec)
    • Smaller magazine (6 round(s) vs. 12 round(s))
    • Faster reload time (2.35 s vs. 3 s)
    • More accurate (16 vs. 9.8)
    • Different polarities (Madurai Pol.svg vs. None)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (3 vs. 4)
    • Higher disposition (1.25 vs. 1.05)
    • Lower burst DPS (168.48 vs. 246.48)
    • Lower sustained DPS (118.4 vs. 176.69)

Acquisition[]

A built Lex can be purchased from the Market for Credits64.png 50,000​.

Notes[]

  • It is well suited for medium to long range combat, and the Hawk Eye12?cb=20190608095452 Hawk Eye mod can increase zoom to effectively use it as a pocket sniper.
  • Recommended to pair this with a close to mid-range primary weapon as its small magazine and longer reload times can be crippling at closer ranges. This weapon is also very useful while playing a support role for its long-range capability and common ammo type.

Tips[]

  • This weapon is useful alongside automatic rifles or shotguns, as most of those weapons have poor long-range capabilities.
  • This weapon can also be a high-risk-high-reward alternative to pair with a sniper rifle, since it can be used to finish off heavy enemies usually in a few hits, when you need to reload your rifle, or when you're being surrounded by lightly armored enemies.
  • Using Steady Hands12?cb=20190608095452 Steady Hands (which reduces the recoil of pistols) can be very beneficial to the Lex, as the high recoil between each shot could lead to you missing your target at times.
  • MesaMesaIcon272.png Mesa's passive provides a much needed reload speed.

Trivia[]

  • Lex is the Latin word for law.
    • Lex also pronounced similar to เล็ก (Lĕk), a Thai word for "small", which is ironically referred to its tiny size.
    • Lex shares its name with a mission node on Ceres.
  • The Lex has a surprisingly conventional appearance compared to most weapons in the game, drawing inspiration from real-world firearms. Its Prime variant continues this trend, complete with a slide that is pulled back during reloading.
    • The underbarrel attachment is a flashlight.
    • The Lex appears to have two barrels, but the lower "barrel" is in fact a guide rod.
  • The Lex and its akimbo and Prime variants share similar weapon sounds to the Hammer 1895, a revolver featured in Dark Sector.

Media[]

Lex Skins Edit

Patch History[]

Update 25.8 (2019-10-01)

October 2019 Riven Disposition Change
  • Lex: 0.9->1.05

Update 21.7 (2017-09-09)

  • Lex headshot multiplier reduced to 1.5x in Conclave.

Update 21.0 (2017-06-29)

  • Increased damage from 70 to 130.
  • Increased Crit Chance from 15% to 20%.
  • Increased Mastery Rank requirement from 0 to 3.
  • Lex damage increased in Conclave.

Hotfix 18.4.10 (2016-02-11)

  • Increased the damage of the Lex series in Conclave.
  • Increased the headshot multiplier of the Lex series in Conclave.

Update 18.0 (2015-12-03)

  • Lex Conclave Skin added.

Update 16.4 (2015-04-23)

  • Decreased the Lex's damage in PvP.

Update 9.5 (2013-08-09)

  • Added custom reload animation and sounds for the Lex.

Update 7.11 (2013-05-17)

  • Credit price increased from Credits64.png 35,000 to Credits64.png 50,000.
  • No longer purchasable for Platinum.

Update 7.x Weapon Balance (2013-03-22)

  • Damage increased from 60 to 80.
  • Fire rate increased from 60 to 65.
  • Reload time decreased from 2.5s to 2.35s.
  • Crit Chance increased from 5% to 15%.

Update 6.4 (2013-02-22)

  • Lex balancing (less recoil, slightly higher fire rate).

Vanilla (2012-10-25)

  • Item introduced with game release.

Last updated: Hotfix 23.6.2 (2018-08-31)

See also[]