I guess the real reason people don't like the raptor is that it's semi-auto.
The Viper is easier on the fingers and it works somewhat well for headshots, while giving you back up shots in case you miss. --- Poet Eliot had it all wrong....
#26ghosta2Posted 2/8/2013 1:13:53 AM
A lightweight weapon, but can't two shot kill infantry consistently on Gold. A Viper X is easy to obtain, but is easily outclassed by guns such as the Incisor and even the Raptor. On a Marksman, it could be viable. I'll have to try that....
Lightweight snipers are overrated. If you're a caster, you should be using an AR,,SMG, or a pistol imbued with ammo bonuses to supplement your powers. A sniper just forces you to scope when you should be positioning yourself for sending a barrage of powers.
looking through the scope extends the lock on range of your powers and the viper is the lightest gun with a long range scope. Just thought I'd throw that out as people seam to forget it. --- "What is better. To be born good or to overcome your evil nature through great effort." - Paarthurnax Gt: Ghosta2
#27MasterVashPosted 2/8/2013 1:26:18 AM
It's an alright gun starting out. It's in the lightest tier of sniper rifle, has acceptable fire rate and six shots, and a decent ammo supply. It was good when I started out since I liked having more than one shot per clip, and it didn't weigh too much so I could still use it on power classes.
Problem is, it's completely outclassed by the Indra, which is in the same weight class, has the multi-shot "screw shield gate" thing going on, and has much better DPS.
That and its damage is just depressing.
5/10, but I'm probably being a bit generous. --- "Someone at BioWare ate lunch?! Must mean new Ham Sandwich faction!" -Bahslel, from Reddit
#28MightyMillersPosted 2/8/2013 1:43:12 AM
I gave it a 4, with a Mantis I can have a great game but with this I struggle. I do prefer my one shot sniper rifles though so that might be why.
Also in my opinion the Mantis is a better sniper than all of the uncommon weapons. --- GT: Miller Rodge