Multiplayer Weapons Guide by SarcasticSlacker

Version: 1.1 | Updated: 01/11/03 | Printable Version

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Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast Multiplayer Weapons Guide v1.1
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Welcome to my Jedi Knight II multiplayer weapons guide.  Here you 
will find extensive and in-depth information and tactics regarding
each weapon in the game except for the saber.  I would like to 
thank my friends Trekker and especially Dimmu for their 
contributions.  Unfortunately, I don't play the game anymore, so 
this guide will remain unfinished.  The numerical weapon damage is 
completely recorded, though, which was the primary goal for this 
guide.

Enjoy!

slacker


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A few interesting observations:

- Your own explosive weapons only harm you half as much as they 
should.  For instance, one enemy mine will take away a maximum 
of 104 hit points.  Damage from your own mine will only take 
away a maximum of 52 points.  Also, damage from your own explosive 
weapons lose any armor piercing properties they may have, although 
this may simply be because you are receiving splash damage and not
getting hit directly.  Although this damage reduction helps reduce
embarrassing self-inflicted deaths, it does NOT mean that 
projectiles that are force pushed back at you also do less damage.
If your rocket is pushed back at you, it retains its full damage 
values and armor penetration.

- All projectiles can be deflected by Force Push.  This includes 
blaster fire, crossbow bolts, repeater bullets and grenades, the 
primary fire of the DEMP gun, flechette spikes and grenades, 
rockets, and thermal detonators.  Due to the relatively high rate 
of fire for most blaster type weapons, Force Pushing is not the 
most effective defense.  However, this information can still be 
used to your advantage in certain situations.

- Headshots do NOT exist in multiplayer.  If you shoot someone in 
the head with any weapon, the damage will be the same as if you 
had shot him in the chest.  Spread the word.



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Stun Baton

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Damage: 
- Without armor: 20
- With armor: 10 from both health and armor

ROF: About 3 jabs per second
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Pros:
+ Choosing the baton frees up lots of force points
+ Element of surprise: No one ever expects to be attacked with 
  the stun baton
+ Can't be blocked
+ Can't be pulled from your grasp
+ Penetrates armor
+ Decent ROF
+ Entertaining

Cons:
- Relatively weak
- Emits crackling sound that can't be turned off
- Does not block attacks like the lightsaber
- You can't roll, wall run, wall flip, or kick flip as you can 
  when you have the saber
- Very limited range


To get the stun baton, simply don't invest any points into 
lightsaber offense.  This saves you tons of force points that 
you can allocate elsewhere.

Many people laugh at the idea of using a stun baton, as the 
lightsaber is far more useful and powerful.  However, the stun 
baton inflicts a decent amount of damage: five hits will kill 
an unshielded opponent.  Even if your opponent has 199 armor, 
it will never take more than ten zaps to kill him, due to the 
armor penetrating properties of the stun baton.

The effectiveness of the stun baton is greatly increased through
the use of force powers.  Force Speed helps you to catch up with
someone who is backing away from you.  Force Pulling a person 
and then zapping them when they fall down will enable you to get
in two to five hits, depending on how fast he gets up.  You can
repeat this until your force power runs out, or they turn on 
absorb.  Dark Rage is an excellent force power to use with the 
stun baton, as this will bring its ROF up to 4 jabs per second, 
and you will be resistant to enemy attacks while it is active.
Once you enable Dark Rage, you should have enough Force energy 
to use pull on someone twice (provided that you started with a 
full Force energy pool).  If you succeed in pulling someone to 
the ground while you have Dark Rage on, this means that you be 
able to get a LOT of jabs in while they are on the ground and 
getting up. Mind Trick is good for hilarious stealth zappings.
On team games, another fun thing is to zap an enemy team member
while your teammate grips him, holding him stationary.  (Your 
teammate should move the enemy around a corner so that the enemy
cannot Force Push himself free.)  Be sure to constantly pull 
weapons away from the people using them against you.


Recommendations when using the stun baton:

- Activate at least either Force Protect or Dark Rage to help 
reduce your extreme vulnerability.

- Use the third person view to increase your field of vision.

- Disable automatic weapon pick up (that is, if you are trying 
  to use the baton exclusively).  Go to the "controls" menu, and
  look under "other".

- Lure saber users into backstabbing you when you have Dark Rage
  on.  This means that they will remain stationary, enabling you
  to get quite a few jabs in.


Tactics against stun baton users:

- Turn absorb on (to avoid getting pulled down) and use pretty 
  much any method of attack.

- Don't embarrass yourself by pulling them down and backstabbing.
  It's overkill and, to be honest, if you can't kill someone who 
  has a stun baton unless you pull them down, you are pretty 
  pathetic. 

- Don't encourage them to use their Force Powers.  They have more 
  points invested in them than you do.

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Bryar Pistol

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Damage:
- Primary fire: 10
- Secondary fire: up to 85

ROF:
- Primary fire: 3 per second
- Secondary fire: 1.7 seconds to charge completely

Ammo consumption:
- Primary fire: 2 blaster ammo units
- Secondary fire: Up to 8 blaster ammo units
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Pros:
+ You start out with it
+ It can't be pulled from your grasp
+ Very powerful secondary (85 damage!!!)
+ Charged shot knocks enemies back quite a bit

Cons:
- Slow ROF for secondary
- Weak primary
- Can be blocked by saber
- Doesn't penetrate armor

The Bryar pistol is a very effective weapon, but most people overlook
it.  The incredible damage dealt by the secondary fire means that 
even a fully shielded opponent will not be able to withstand three 
fully charged shots (that it, unless they have the large shield 
powerup).  It isn't capable of dishing out 236 points of damage a 
second like the flachette can, but I have gotten first place in most 
FFA's using only the Bryar pistol.

When you charge the pistol, it will make a high-pitched noise, but 
it will be done charging before the noise has ended.  The ammo counter
will go down six units, and then when you fire, it will take away two
more units.  After a few seconds, the pistol will discharge 
automatically.  To avoid firing when you don't want to, switch weapons
and then go back to the pistol.  This means that you will lose the six
units of ammo, though.

The best way to snipe an enemy who is far away and stationary is to 
charge the secondary fire completely, shoot him, and then immediately
follow up with a barrage of primary shots.  If they are not dead at 
that point then get a little closer, depending on how good your aim
is, and use charged shots. 

One advantageous feature of the Bryar pistol is the dramatic knockback
dealt by the charged shot.  If you hit someone on a catwalk with a 
fully charged shot, he'll always get knocked clean off it.  This makes 
the pistol extremely useful on the Nar Shadaa maps.


Recommendations when using the Bryar Pistol:

- Don't always wait for the secondary fire to charge up completely 
  before shooting.  If you have a good shot, take it, even if it's 
  only partially charged.

- Snipe people who are running along catwalks.  They will be easy to 
  hit because they are traveling in a straight line, and the knockback
  will make them fall to their doom.

- Take cover from people carrying guns with a high ROF.  Duck behind
  a corner, charge up, pop back out around the corner, and shoot.  
  Repeat with various corners.

- Stay out of narrow corridors and rooms.  In these confined spaces,
  the Bryar is no match for overpowered weapons and there is no room
  to dodge.


Tactics against Bryar pistol users:

- Use Force Push or Pull to interrupt someone who is charging their 
  pistol.  This is VERY effective, because the charging process is 
  reset when they lower their pistol to block the push or pull.

- Take out your saber and block the shots.

- Use a gun with a high rate of fire to overwhelm them and throw 
  off their aiming.


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E-11 Blaster

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Damage:
- Primary fire: 20
- Secondary fire: 20

ROF:
- Primary fire: 4 per second
- Secondary fire: 8 per second

Ammo consumption:
- Primary fire: 2 blaster ammo units
- Secondary fire: 3 blaster ammo units
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Pros:
+ Excellent damage
+ High ROF for secondary
+ Accurate primary

Cons:
- Can be blocked by saber
- Inaccurate secondary
- Secondary fire consumes ammo quickly


Recommendations when using the E-11:

- Don't forget to use the primary fire on targets that are far 
  away.

- Use in crowded corridors and close quarters


Tactics against E-11 users:

- Take out your saber and block the shots, and then pull their 
  gun away.

- Get out into the open so that you can evade their shots more 
  easily, and wait for them to run out of ammo.



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Tenloss Disruptor Rifle

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Damage:
- Primary fire: 30
- Secondary fire: (charged zoomed shot) up to 130

ROF:
- Primary fire: 2.3 per second
- Secondary fire: 1.5 seconds to maximum zoom, 1.9 seconds 
  to charge completely

Ammo consumption:
- Primary fire: 5 power cell units
- Secondary fire: Up to 27 power cell units
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Pros:
+ Instant hit
+ Very accurate
+ Has a zoom function
+ Powerful charged shot
+ Blocked shots won't bounce back at you
+ Decent damage for primary
+ Charged shots penetrate targets

Cons:
- You can't move while zoomed and charged
- You can't zoom out while charged
- Hard to use primary fire because of lag
- Not ideal for close combat
- Zoomed view lacks real crosshair


Recommendations when using the Disruptor Rifle:

- Use Mind Trick to hide from people when you are zoomed and
  immobile.

- Use Force Seeing to spot distant or hard-to-see targets before
  zooming.

- If you have targeted two people who are fighting each other, 
  wait until one is behind the other in your crosshairs so that
  you can take them both in one shot.

- If you have hit someone with a charged shot and he is still 
  alive, try hitting him with some primary shots to finish him 
  off.

- High-altitude, low-traffic areas are best for sniping with 
  this gun.


Tactics against Disruptor Rifle users:

- Having your saber out makes you a pain to hit.

- Use level 3 Force Sight to dodge all shots

- If you are in a group of people, and you see a sniper who is 
  far away, act like you don't notice him, so that you won't 
  make yourself a high-priority target.


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Wookie Crossbow

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Damage:
- Primary fire:
        - One bolt: 
                - Without armor: 50
                - With armor: 25 from both health and armor
        - Three bolts:
                - Without armor: 40 for each bolt
                        - Max damage: 120 total
                - With armor: 20 for each bolt from both health and armor
                        - Max damage: 60 total from both health and armor
        - Five bolts:
                - Without armor: 30 for each bolt
                        - Max damage: 150 total
                - With armor: 15 for each bolt from both health and armor
                        - Max damage: 75 total from both health and armor
- Secondary fire:
        - Without armor: 50
        - With armor: 25 from both health and armor

ROF:
- Primary fire: 2 per second, 1.8 seconds to charge completely
- Secondary fire: 2 per second

Ammo consumption:
- Primary fire: 5 to 25 power cell units
- Secondary fire: 5 power cell units
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Pros:
+ Penetrates armor
+ Very high damage
+ Secondary projectile reflects off walls

Cons:
- Slow projectile speed
- Slow ROF
- Can be blocked by saber
- Primary charge spread is too wide


Recommendations when using the Crossbow:

- Use Force Speed to get up close to people and use the 
  charged primary shot.

- Use Force Seeing level 2 or 3 to aim reflective shots
  at targets around corners.


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Imperial Heavy Repeater

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Damage:
- Primary fire: 14
- Secondary fire: 60

ROF:
- Primary fire: 12 per second
- Secondary fire: 2 per second

Ammo consumption:
- Primary fire: 1 metallic bolt unit
- Secondary fire: 15 metallic bolt units
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Pros:
+ Very high ROF for primary
+ Powerful and effective secondary shot
+ Secondary cannot be blocked by saber

Cons:
- Very inaccurate primary fire
- High ammo consumption for secondary
- Secondary has range limitations
- Primary can be blocked by saber

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DEMP Gun

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Damage:
- Primary fire:
        - Without armor: 11
        - With armor: 35 from armor, no penetration
- Secondary fire: Extremely variable, 133 max damage with 
  full shields

ROF:
- Primary fire: 3 per second
- Secondary fire: 2.5 seconds to charge completely

Ammo consumption:
- Primary fire: 8 power cell units
- Secondary fire: Up to 27 power cell units
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Pros:
+ Both modes of fire cannot be blocked by saber
+ Primary rips armor apart
+ Pretty good ROF for primary
+ Secondary can be very damaging
+ Secondary is practically an instant hit
+ Secondary can throw people around pretty far
+ Secondary will not harm you with "splash" damage

Cons:
- Both modes of fire will quickly consume ammo
- Primary is weak against people without armor
- Secondary is unpredictable


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Flechette Weapon

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Damage:
- Primary fire:
        - Without armor: 60 total (12 each spike)
        - With armor: 30 from both health and armor
- Secondary fire: 118 max (59 each projectile)

ROF:
- Primary fire: 2 per second
- Secondary fire: 2 per second

Ammo consumption:
- Primary fire: 10 metallic bolt units
- Secondary fire: 15 metallic bolt units
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Pros:
+ Easy to hit with primary
+ Easy to kill with secondary
+ Primary penetrates armor
+ Secondary cannot be blocked by saber

Cons:
- Secondary is spammed to no end
- Good chance of blowing yourself up with secondary


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Portable Missile System

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Damage:
- Primary fire:
        - Direct hit:
                - Without armor: 100
                - With armor: 50 from both health and armor
        - Maximum splash damage: 85 with no armor penetration
- Secondary fire:
        - Direct hit:
                - Without armor: 100
                - With armor: 50 from both health and armor
        - Maximum splash damage: 85 with no armor penetration

ROF:
- Primary fire: 2 per second
- Secondary fire: About .75 seconds minimum to lock target

Ammo consumption:
- Primary fire: 1 rocket ammo unit
- Secondary fire: 2 rocket ammo units
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Pros:
+ Direct hits penetrate armor
+ Very competent missile tracking with secondary
+ Very good damage
+ Good ROF for primary
+ Cannot be blocked by saber

Cons:
- Slow projectile speed for primary
- Even slower projectile speed for secondary
- Can be difficult to lock onto targets
- Indirect hits don't penetrate armor
- Rockets are easy to push back at you
- Scarce ammo

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Thermal Detonators

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Damage:
- Primary fire: 70 max
- Secondary fire: 70 max

ROF:
- Primary fire: Variable
- Secondary fire: Variable

Ammo consumption:
- Primary fire: 1 thermal detonator
- Secondary fire: 1 thermal detonator
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Pros:
+ Hard to dodge or push back secondary
+ Primary can be used to confuse and distract opponents
+ Very good damage
+ Cannot be blocked by saber

Cons:
- You can only hold ten
- You will never find ten to hold
- Tricky to arm and aim

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Trip Mines

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Damage:
- Primary fire: 104 max
- Secondary fire: 104 max

ROF:
- Primary fire: 2 per second
- Secondary fire: 3 per second

Ammo consumption:
- Primary fire: 1 trip mine
- Secondary fire: 1 trip mine
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Pros:
+ Nice damage
+ Very faint trip laser, hard to see, especially on low detail settings
+ Surprisingly high ROF for secondary
+ Cannot be blocked by saber

Cons:
- Good chance of hurting yourself
- Mine packs are scarce


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Det Packs

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Damage:
- Primary fire: 198
- Secondary fire: N/A

ROF:
- Primary fire: 2 per second
- Secondary fire: N/A

Ammo consumption:
- Primary fire: 1 det pack
- Secondary fire: N/A
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Pros:
+ Extreme damage
+ Can be used to get to inaccessable high places

Cons:
- Packs can't be stacked (they blow up)
- Very slight delay between placing the pack and being able to 
  detonate it
- Good chance of hurting youself, while you are blowing others 
  into the exosphere





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Written 7/8/02 by slacker

sarcastic_slacker@hotmail.com
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