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    Weapons Guide by TheWetRat

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    SILENT HILL WEAPONS GUIDE
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    TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    1. Introduction
    2. Melee Weapons
    2A. Kitchen Knife
    2B. Lead Pipe
    2C. Emergency Hammer
    3. Ranged Weapons
    3A. Handgun
    3B. Shotgun
    3C. Hunting Rifle
    4. Secret Weapons
    4A. Chainsaw
    4B. Rock Drill
    4C. Hyper Blaster
    4D. Katana
    5. Copyright Information
    
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    1. Introduction
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    BE WARNED: THIS GUIDE CONTAINS SPOILERS
    
    I had always wanted to do a guide for Silent Hill in some way, but the game has
    been out for about seven years now and pretty much everything had been covered.
    Maps, item guides, plot guides, and walkthroughs piled up to your eyeballs. I
    noticed, however, that no weapons guide had been posted on GameFAQs, so here I
    am! This guide is primarily here to help you, the reader, master combat in the
    game of Silent Hill and use every weapon to it's fullest potential. I'll
    present each weapon in this format:
    
    Weapon Name:
    Clip Capacity:
    Range:
    Fire Rate:
    Damage:
    Good Against:
    Bad Against:
    Obtained:
    Notes:
    Final Ranking:
    
    Now that you know how this will go, let's hop to it!
    
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    2. Melee Weapons
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    2A. Kitchen Knife
    
    Weapon Name: Kitchen Knife
    
    Clip Capacity: N/A
    
    Range: Close Melee
    
    Fire Rate: Medium
    
    Damage: Very light
    
    Good Against: Gray Children, Zombie Dogs
    
    Bad Against: Pretty much everything else
    
    Obtained: In the diner where you start the game
    
    Notes: This is indeed the worst weapon in the game. It does little damage,
    doesn't attack very quickly, and to use it you'll have to get very close to an
    enemy, meaning you'll probably get hurt as you use it. If you find yourself in
    a situation in which you HAVE to use the Kitchen Knife, you're better off just
    running away or even restarting the game. You should never have to use this
    weapon.
    
    Final Ranking: 1/10
    
    2B. Lead Pipe
    
    Weapon Name: Lead Pipe
    
    Clip Capacity: N/A
    
    Range: Medium Melee
    
    Fire Rate: Medium
    
    Damage: Medium
    
    Good Against: Gray Children, Zombie Dogs
    
    Bad Against: Monkey Men, Flying enemies, Sewer Dwellers
    
    Obtained: In the alleyway you go to after you leave the diner towards the start
    of the game
    
    Notes: This is THE weapon to use in the school. Turning off your flashlight and
    sneaking up behind Gray Children will ensure a quick clear of any hallway or
    room in the school. It's a light and easy to use weapon. Sadly, it's not very
    effective in open areas or against faster enemies. You'll probably use it only
    in the school and be done with it afterwards.
    
    Final Ranking: 7/10
    
    2C. Emergency Hammer
    
    Weapon Name: Emergency Hammer
    
    Clip Capacity: N/A
    
    Range: Medium Melee
    
    Fire Rate: Medium/Slow
    
    Damage: Heavy
    
    Good Against: Nurses/Doctors, Sewer Dwellers, Zombie Dogs
    
    Bad Against: Monkey Men, Flying Enemies
    
    Obtained: In the generator room of the Alternate Hospital
    
    Notes: This is the NURSE. KILLER. This weapon will put a nurse down in two hits
    and a doctor down in three or four. It does so much damage, in fact, that it
    will stun an enemy nurse or doctor, preventing them from attacking you. The
    Hammer will desecrate ANY monster in close quarters, but like the lead pipe,
    doesn't do so well in open spaces. Still, it's incredible damage makes the
    Emergency Hammer the BEST melee weapon in the game. Stop! Hammer time!
    
    Final Ranking: 10/10
    
    
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    3. Ranged Weapons
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    3A. Handgun
    
    Weapon Name: Handgun
    
    Clip Capacity: 15 bullets
    
    Range: Preferably short, but can work at medium
    
    Fire Rate: Medium/Fast
    
    Damage: Light
    
    Good Against: Gray Children, Zombie Dogs, Flying Enemies, Monkey Men,
    Cockroaches, The "Lizard" Boss, The "Larva" Boss
    
    Bad Against: Last two bosses, Sewer Dwellers
    
    Obtained: Cybil gives it to you at the start of the game
    
    Notes: The handgun is the most versatile weapon in the game. It is effective
    against almost every monster and ammo for it runs rampant, especially in the
    school. It can have a very fast fire rate if you want it, but that will
    probably result in a lot of wasted bullets. Still, you'll be using this weapon
    throughout the entire game, without a doubt.
    
    Final Ranking: 8/10
    
    3B. Shotgun
    
    Weapon Name: Shotgun
    
    Clip Capacity: 6 shells
    
    Range: Short/Medium
    
    Fire Rate: Medium
    
    Damage: Medium
    
    Good Against: EVERY boss, Gray Children, Zombie Dogs, Monkey Men, Flying
    Enemies, Sewer Dwellers, Nurses/Doctors
    
    Bad Against: Nothing
    
    Obtained: Found in a stall in the first floor boy's bathroom of the Alternate
    School
    
    Notes: This is my favorite ranged weapon in the game. With strong damage, a
    quick rate of fire, and a decent amount of ammo, this is perhaps the best
    ranged weapon in the game. Don't use it too lightly, though. Ammo doesn't come
    up too often and you'll want to save your shells for the bosses.
    
    Final Ranking: 9/10
    
    3C: Hunting Rifle
    
    Weapon Name: Hunting Rifle
    
    Clip Capacity: 6 shells
    
    Range: Short/Medium/Long
    
    Fire Rate: Slow
    
    Damage: Heavy
    
    Good Against: Sewer Dwellers, EVERY boss, most other enemies (though you won't
    want to waste ammo on them)
    
    Bad Against: Nothing
    
    Obtained: In the pit where you fight the "Larva" Boss
    
    Notes: This is the strongest gun in the game. It packs enough punch to kill
    most common enemies in one or two hits, but ammo is extremely scarce. You'll
    only want to use this gun against the Sewer Dwellers and last three bosses, but
    when you do use it, blast everything you've got!
    
    Final Ranking: 8/10
    
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    4. Secret Weapons
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    4A. Chainsaw
    
    Weapon Name: Chainsaw
    
    Clip Capacity: N/A
    
    Range: Medium Melee
    
    Fire Rate: Extremely fast
    
    Damage: Light
    
    Good Against: Nurses/Doctors, Sewer Dwellers, Zombie Dogs
    
    Bad Against: Monkey Men, Flying Enemies
    
    Obtained: After you beat the game, go to the gas station in Next Fear mode and
    take the Gasoline. After you have the gasoline, go to the "Cut-Rite Chainsaws"
    store (it should be on your map) and use the gasoline on the chainsaw. Then,
    take the chainsaw.
    
    Notes: This weapon looks like it packs a punch, but it has relatively low
    firepower. It makes up for this by dealing damage by simply being in contact
    with an enemy (swinging it only does extra damage on top of what's already
    being dealt), and you can move while using it. Sadly, it just isn't powerful
    enough to keep enemies from attacking you while they take damage, making it a
    dangerous weapon to use. To make matters worse, using the chainsaw will hurt
    your end-of-game ranking, so you can't use it if you're going for a high rank.
    
    Final Ranking: 7/10
    
    4B. Rock Drill
    
    Weapon Name: Rock Drill
    
    Clip Capacity: N/A
    
    Range: Medium Melee
    
    Fire Rate: Slow
    
    Damage: Heavy
    
    Good Against: Nurses/Doctors, Sewer Dwellers
    
    Bad Against: Monkey Men, Zombie Dogs, Flying Enemies
    
    Obtained: After you beat the game, go to the gas station in Next Fear mode and
    take the gasoline. Then go to the first floor of the drawbridge control
    building and use the gasoline on the rock drill. Then, take the rock drill.
    
    Notes: The rock drill rocks (what an awful pun)! What sets it apart from the
    chainsaw is that instead of dealing lots of light damage at once, the rock
    drill deals slow and heavy blows of MASSIVE damage, and I mean MASSIVE. Just
    two hits from this thing will destroy any nurse, and three will easily take
    down a doctor. Plus, it pushes an enemy backwards, preventing them from
    attacking you while you keep attacking them! Unfortunately, you can't move
    while using this weapon, making it ineffective when nurses are ganging up on
    you. Also, like the chainsaw, use of this weapon will hurt your rank, so it
    shouldn't be used if you want to get a high rank. This would have gotten a
    perfect 10/10 from me if not for that.
    
    Final Rank: 9/10
    
    4C. Hyper Blaster
    
    Weapon Name: Hyper Blaster
    
    Clip Capacity: Unlimited bullets!!!
    
    Range: Short/Medium/Long
    
    Fire Rate: Fast
    
    Damage: Variable (see Notes)
    
    Good Against: Virtually everything except bosses
    
    Bad Against: Nothing but bosses
    
    Obtained: Beat the game with a Good+ ending, then go to the convenience store
    at the start of your Next Fear game and take the Channeling Stone. Using the
    Channeling Stone, get the UFO ending. When you start the game after getting the
    UFO ending, you'll have the Hyper Blaster in your inventory.
    
    Notes: The Hyper Blaster is one of the best ranged weapons in the game. It has
    laser sighting and is deadly accurate. You'll be able to hit flying enemies
    through fog, even if they're off screen with the Hyper Blaster. Still, it only
    does as much damage as an average handgun when you first get it. You can
    increase the amount of damage it does by getting good ranks on future
    playthroughs. Getting a ranking of 8 stars or better will increase the damage
    to roughly the power of a shotgun, while getting a nearly impossible rank of 10
    stars will turn the Hyper Blaster into a total killing machine! Sadly, just
    like with the chainsaw and rock drill, using this weapon will take away from
    your rank at the end of the game, so you can't use it if you want to achieve a
    good rank.
    
    4D. Katana
    
    Weapon Name: Katana
    
    Clip Capacity: N/A
    
    Range: Long Melee
    
    Fire Rate: Fast
    
    Damage: Heavy
    
    Good Against: Anything that doesn't fly
    
    Bad Against: Flying enemies, bosses
    
    Obtained: Nobody knows for sure how to obtain the Katana, though the most
    widely accepted method is to get a good ending (preferably Good+), followed by
    a bad ending (preferably Bad+). The steps I took to get the Katana are as
    follows: Good+, UFO, Bad+. Once you have unlocked the Katana, it should appear
    in the background of your game ranking screen at the end of the game. Then, on
    your next playthrough, go to the house where you use the three "Keys of
    Eclipse" at the start of the game. When you enter, a door that was originally
    locked should be unlocked, leading to a Japanese-themed room with the Katana in
    it.
    
    Notes: The Katana is very hard to use at first. This is because whenever you
    use it, Harry will shoot forward like a swordsman in a Jet Li movie, slashing
    as he does so. You can cover great distances in this way and run around open
    areas a lot, but it takes some practice. However, once you have the Katana
    down, you're armed with one of the best melee weapons in the game. As with all
    the other secret weapons, use of the Katana will hurt your rank at the end of
    the game.
    
    Final Ranking: 8/10
    
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    5. Copyright Information
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    Copyright 2005 David Schultz
    
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