The Velocitus is the first Archwing weapon whose blueprint is acquired from ClanResearch (Tenno Laboratory). However, its component parts are still collected from Archwing missions.
Can be fired instantly without charging, though it will deal less damage.
Despite operating like a long range rifle, the Velocitus has no scope or magnification. Combined with projectile travel time, this makes sniping difficult.
As the Velocitus already deals Magnetic innately, it can accept other combination elemental damage types that use Electric damage as a base. In particular, adding Radiation damage makes the Velocitus highly effective against Corpus spacecraft like the Gox that use both Shields and Robotic armor.
When strafing fast moving targets, the Velocitus can be fired rapidly akin to a semi-automatic weapon like the Latron. While the resulting shots are less powerful than fully-charged shots, the larger number of shots fired are much better at hitting moving targets.
Giving the fire key (default LMB ) a secondary binding to the scrollwheel can allow for much faster rates of fire when shooting rapidly.
The Velocitus is the first weapon that deals Magnetic as its base damage type.
The Velocitus' name is derived from the word "Velocity". Velocity is the name for the vector: ds/dt, that is the change in position (ds) over the change in time (dt).
When charging the weapon, five hatches emitting flames on the right side of the weapon open up sequentially until the last one is open, denoting a full charge. These hatches close when the weapon is fired.