"We didn't have linear fusions in the Dark Age. But we made it work." —The Drifter
"Nah. Dark Age version was better."
"I'll take a hard projectile over energy any day. No better way to make sure the target is dead."
"Energy is for silencing barriers. Fists are all I need to administer blunt-force trauma."
"I forget you used to be a Warlord."
"What do you mean 'used to?'"
"I did. But I never stopped being me."
"'Warlord' is too many syllables."
"Gambit needs more candidates like you. Should stop by sometime. Whatever you want to call yourself."
"Thank you. You're a liar and a cheat. Stay out of my Crucible."
This weapon is a handheld railgun that is especially damning against any unit with a shield, be it a Centurion, Captain, Minotaur, Wizard, Knight, Taken... if your target's got an elemental shield, it can be certain that the Arbalest will deliver a world of hurt to said target. That said, its rate-of-fire and reload speed leave something to be desired.
It should be remembered that despite being mounted in the primary slot, this weapon inflicts Kinetic damage despite using Special ammunition, so if the player has a weapon in the energy/secondary slot that also consumes Special ammunition, they may find themselves in trouble once their resource starts to run out.
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