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An infinite electrical beam ignores almost any obstacles in its way and slices through as many enemies as you want. Looks extremely futuristic!

—Weapon's description in Gallery

The Electric Arc is a Special weapon introduced in the 12.0.0 update.

Appearance

It is a primarily blue weapon with brown, yellow, and white details. There is a yellow electric symbol on it's ammunition pack, neon lights on both of it's sides, and on the brown handle. When fired, it shoots a blue laser of electricity.

Strategy

It has good damage, a fast fire rate, high capacity, and an average mobility. It is 12 - 13 shots with deadly accuracy.

Tips

  • Aim for the head of targets to maximise damage.
  • This weapon is perfectly accurate at long range. This can be used to eliminate snipers, albeit with difficulty without a scope.
  • It has a large ammo capacity, but use it wisely when attacking groups of enemies, as the ammo can be drained very quickly.
  • This weapon always travels directly down the center of the cross-hair. Be sure to aim first at opponents before taking aim to conserve ammo.

Counters

  • Move around a lot and stay mobile, or even rocket jump if you need to. The weapon's pinpoint accuracy can be a disadvantage when fighting against mobile opponents.
  • If you have to retreat, do so while returning fire, as the Electric Arc offers a decent mobility to chase you down with.
  • Equip armor if you can/already haven't. This weapon will mow down unarmored opponents in the blink of an eye.
  • Be sure to find cover to avoid getting burnt to a crisp, (common sense, really).
  • Most enemies don't stop firing the weapon when attacking groups of enemies, so avoid the laser beam as good as possible and attack when the enemy has to reload.
  • This weapon stops being a threat in the higher Leagues, at which point you need to start worrying about its Champion-themed doppelganger, the Champion Electric Arc.

Recommended Maps

Equipment Setups

Ensure that you have ample ammo on your other weapons, for when this one inevitably runs out.

Changelog

12.0.0

  • Initial release.

Trivia

  • This is based on the Lightning Gun from Quake 3 Arena.
  • When killing another user in Multiplayer, they will turn to ashes and crumble into pieces. The same animation is used for Frag Grenades and some other pyromaniac weapons.
  • The Champion Electric Arc is this weapon's more powerful reskin.
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