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"Get full mags in those weapons; I think we're about to walk into a world of shit."
—Alissa Vincent[3]

The Divet is a standard sidearm for crew members and security personnel aboard the USG Ishimura and P-Sec Officers on Aegis VII. It is used by some military personnel.

Design Details[]

The Divet is a compact pistol with fully automatic fire. The Divet fires laser-sliced slugs composed of lead alloy in primary fire mode, and shoots three slugs simultaneously in secondary fire mode. It proved very effective on humans, as a shot from a Divet perforated the head of one crewman who was driven insane by the Marker and the Necromorphs. Another demonstration of its power was given by Kendra Daniels, who blasted a roughly fist sized hole in Dr. Kyne's chest with a well-placed shot.

Because the Divet fires an armor-piercing slug designed to penetrate the surface armor on a RIG, its firepower against Necromorphs is rather poor; the bullets simply punch through with very little actual damage done to them. This makes the Divet not particularly suited to killing them, as the Divet was not meant to cut its victims apart. However, concentrated fire gives Divet users some protection against Necromorphs, provided that they are not surrounded by a large number of them.

Combat Tips[]

  • The weapon, unlike the Rivet Gun and Plasma Cutter, is not quite as valuable of a weapon, and players may opt to use a different weapon during the course of the game. Although generally weak, the alternative firing mode has a shotgun slug-like effect, and can blow off limbs, but uses three rounds of ammo in order to do so.
  • While the Divet isn't very effective against common Necromorph enemies, its accuracy and rapid fire make it very useful against the small target tentacles of the Urchin and the Spider.


  • Dead Space (Comics)
  • Dead Space: Downfall
  • Dead Space: Extraction
    • Tthe P-Sec pistol first appears as the starting weapon in Chapter 2 with Nathan McNeill, a P-Sec Detective.
  • Dead Space: Aftermath
  • Dead Space (Unusable)
    • The Divet is seen and used twice: the first time a Unitologist woman uses one to kill herself, the second time Kendra uses it on Terrence Kyne. In the case of the former, you can pick the gun up with Kinesis.
  • Dead Space 2 (Unusable)
    • The Divet is seen at least twice: the first time in Chapter 3 of Dead Space 2 in the room before the first gunship attack, it is laying near the 5th Unitologist text panel, and can be manipulated with kinesis. Another Divet may be found after the gunship attack, upon entering the church. It is located in the room to the right and is laying amongst the bodies of Unitologists.


  • Its name was revealed in Game Informer's April 2009 issue, in a section about Dead Space: Extraction, in which the pistol is a usable weapon. It should be noted that in Extraction, it has a different design, which means that there are variants of the pistol; or the pistols in Downfall are just exclusive to that movie, as the P-Sec pistols in Extraction are vastly different from those used in Downfall.
  • The Divet power and functionality varies in the Dead Space universe: in Dead Space: Downfall, it took a barrage of continuous fire from multiple guns to take down one Slasher. It also didn't show a burst-fire capability. In Dead Space: Extraction, one Divet can take down a Slasher in a few shots with no need for dismemberment. It also demonstrates a burst-fire capability. In Dead Space, the gun has the most power, able to blow a human head to smithereens and punch huge holes in a ribcage.
  • With above in mind, it should be noted, that Divet power varied even in Downfall: as demonstrated by an image of Hanson in the gallery, it was incapable of doing much to a Necromorph, whilst also being able to punch holes that big in people's skulls. One would think that a continuous barrage of fire from multiple people would then tear the unfortunate target completely apart!
  • The Divet in Dead Space Downfall is fitted with Muzzle Compensators.
  • The Divet Pistol is Very smilar to Pistol from Quake 4 - Blaster
  • The Divet in Dead Space: Aftermath is constantly used on the USG O'Bannon. It demonstrates a little more power than the Divet in Downfall, for it is able to pierce a hole through a Necromorph's head and shows its burst-fire usage. It's appearance is also drastically changed.