Does the Sonic Emitter make the Pulse Gun obsolete?

#1FinneganPosted 10/4/2011 8:20:40 PM
It seems like it does everything good ol' Pulsey could do, plus significantly more damage... or am I just crazy?
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#2LambentEarachePosted 10/4/2011 8:23:34 PM
The Pulse Gun does more bonus EMP damage. The Sonic Emitter does higher base damage and has crazy effects. You tell me.
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#3ProgressivismPosted 10/4/2011 8:25:22 PM
The Pulse Gun is superior in terms of fighting robots. The Sonic Emitter has the special crit. effects, and the force-field disabling effects on its side.

I'd use the Pulse Gun for practicality and the Sonic Emitter for fun.
#4grand_kaizerPosted 10/5/2011 12:11:36 AM
The Pulse Gun is still perfectly strong in its niche for taking on Power Armour and robots, but the Sonic Emitter certainly has a greater versatility, having about five separate frequencies that all have different effects on their criticals, and generally being stronger against everything that isn't a robot.

Finn, you haven't done Lonesome Road yet, have you?
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#5MattheauPosted 10/5/2011 2:48:34 AM
The Pulse Gun is vastly superior for fighting robots and power armor. The effect on the Sonic Emitter is no where near the Pulse Gun's level. The Pulse Gun is useless in any other situation already, so, no, the Sonic Emitter doesn't make it obsolete.

The Sonic Emitter, however, is useful against non-robot enemies, so it does have that advantage.

The Pulse Gun only weighs 2 pounds, so, it isn't like there is any reason not to carry it around at all times.
#6RampagingwalrusPosted 10/5/2011 2:59:39 AM
The Hyperbreeder makes both the Emitter and Pulse obsolete.
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#7Finnegan(Topic Creator)Posted 10/5/2011 5:53:47 AM
grand_kaizer posted...
Finn, you haven't done Lonesome Road yet, have you?

I have not. I'm running through OWB now -- I took a break to finish up the Dragon Age DLC when I hit level 45 until LR dropped, and, by then, I was neck deep in DA II. I only just got back to NV.
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#8TaphopiliacPosted 10/5/2011 5:53:55 AM
Rampagingwalrus posted...
The Hyperbreeder makes both the Emitter and Pulse obsolete.

This.
Still like the emitters & pulsie if only for sentimental reasons... :S
#9Finnegan(Topic Creator)Posted 10/5/2011 6:00:25 AM
Rampagingwalrus posted...
The Hyperbreeder makes both the Emitter and Pulse obsolete.

Does it do EMP damage? I may have missed that.
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#10BayouJoePosted 10/5/2011 6:38:39 AM
When it comes to taking down robotics, I never leave home without my pulse gun.
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