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For all of your welding needs, whether you've got oxygen to burn or not.
The Arc Welding Gun is an engineering tool designed by Schofield Tools for repairing structural damage of any platform. It is a preferred tool in comparison to the Rivet Gun, the latter of which is used when an Arc Welder is unavailable.

Design Details[]

The Arc Welder is roughly the size of a Force Gun and fires a concentrated bolt of electricity which is capable of arcing to nearby regions, making extreme caution necessary when operating. Its secondary use fires a concentrated ball of electricity discharge. It was most likely utilized for engineering purposes for welding together pieces of metal, much like its real-life namesake.

Combat Tips[]

  • It also seems to fire the same way that the flamethrower does, the only difference is that it shoots electricity instead of fire.
  • The Arc Welder is fairly useful and reliable in combat scenarios. The ability of its primary fire to spread to nearby targets is useful when being charged by multiple enemies. Its secondary fire is also useful when being met with waves of enemies as it too has a large range of damage. The electrical pulse of both modes of fire seems to be strong enough to physically dismember both humans and Necromorphs.
  • Aside from the Flamethrower, the Arc Welder has the fastest rate of ammo consumption. Ammunition is found fairly often depending on the amount of weapons in one's inventory, but the quantity given is not particularly generous. This makes the use of secondary fire particularly inadvisable.
  • The Arc Welder is very useful against Flyers, since all you have to do is track them with the reticule, and it can arc to others in the area.