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The Piranha is a Heavy weapon introduced in the 12.5.0 update.

Description

It is a scientific/laboratory themed rocket launcher that shoots six rockets at once for every time the player presses the fire button. It has high Efficiency in general, a slightly slower fire rate, a low capacity, and low mobility.

Appearance

It is a large rocket launcher with 6 tiny orange rocket heads found on the front. There are some generally technological parts in this gun, but it carries a slightly thrown-together look. On the bottom, there is a steel magazine, along with an orange cord between the clip and the front that flails around loosely whenever the weapon is selected. The handle is orange and black, the body is orange and silver in general and the end is orange, gray, white and black.

Performance

This weapon shoots six rockets at once for every time the player presses the fire button. These rockets definitely feature a bullet travel time that isn't instant and they can leave a smoky trail. Moreover, when impacting, they all do a small explosion. The mini-rockets have a fire rate of 98 before the next one flies out.

When reloading, the clip from the bottom is taken out, the rockets go back, then the player puts back the clip and the rockets reappear on the weapon's front. It has no delay mechanics.

Strategy

Tips

  • Go for the weakened players for better ammunition conserving and quicker kill registering.
  • This can be used for attacking and rocket jumping without taking self-damage.
  • Fire and jump at the same time when attempting to earn a kill. The barrage lasts a while, so you can shoot, jump, aim, and repeat while dodging lethal weapons.
  • Aim your shots, it does high Efficiency when all rockets hit, consider it vaguely similar to the Dragon Breath but with a large barrage of rockets, all shots must hit for it to have value.
  • Be conservative of your ammo. Although the multiple shots might make it a spray and pray type weapon, be aware that you can only do it 6 times before having to reload.
  • One barrage from this weapon may instantly kill opponents (severely injure if not kill) if you could manage to land all 6 mini-rockets on the enemy.
  • If performing Category Spam, make sure all 6 mini-rockets are fired off before switching to other weapons. Otherwise, you will waste its capacity inefficiently.

Counters

  • Pickoff its users from long ranges.
  • Strafing with a high mobility weapon should allow you to dodge a majority of this weapon's projectiles.
  • Using high mobility weapons to outmaneuver these users will prove very effective.
  • If you see anyone wielding this gun, be sure to stay clear, jump and evade, retreat or take cover.
  • Its reload speed is atrocious, it's best to attack when he/she is reloading.
  • Stay away from tight corridors, if stuck in one, activate the Reflector (Gadget) if he/she is firing the barrage.

Recommended Maps

All close-ranged maps.

Equipment Setups

  • Equip a long-ranged weapon.
  • A primary or backup weapon to finish off a weakened opponent.
  • A high mobility melee.

Changelog

12.5.0

Initial release.

13.0.0

Its weight (mobility) reduced from 18 to 15.

13.5.0

The mobility changed to 55 with a new maximum efficiency of 33 and a maximum combat level of 17.

15.1.0

This weapon's power changed into an efficiency of 30. Although it got nerfed, the gameplay didn't change much.

Trivia

  • It somewhat resembles the Pinata from War Robots series.
  • It is one of the four weapons with multiple shots and area damage at the same time, the first being the Hydra, the second being the Loud Piggy, and the third being Double Dragon.
  • If one views the Piranha from a different angle of view, it appears to have 4 rockets showing.
    • In another angle of view, it appears to have 5 rockets.
  • This weapon has a heavy tendency to jam—this is shown in both the armory animation and the reload animation.
  • This, along with the Impulse RifleMinigun ShotgunOrbital PistolCombat Yo-YoNanobots RifleOne Shot, and Judge, is part of the Ninium set.
    • It now takes two barrages to kill a max armored opponent.
  • A piranha is a carnivorous fish that assault prey in a frenzy, this may refer to the gun launching "frenzies" of missiles.
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