Requires a short period of time to reach optimal fire-rate.
Low accuracy makes it harder to hit enemies past 300 meters.
High fire-rate drains magazine fairly quickly.
Similar to the Soma, the Phaedra has a short wind-up time before it reaches its full fire rate. Though the Arsenal lists a fire rate of 12.5, this is the fire rate before spool-up. Once fully spooled, the Phaedra has a maximum fire rate of 18.75 rounds per second, 50% above its Arsenal value.
Though it's described as "the Soma's big-sister", it's more-so due to the aesthetic design, and not the actual stats of the weapon.
Phaedra is a character in Greek Mythology best known for her role in Euripides' play, Hippolytus. Phaedra's name derives from the Greek word φαιδρός (phaidros), which meant "bright".
It appears that the Phaedra's UI icon is missing its barrel-like magazine. This can also be seen on the Karak Wraith.