Guardian
Asset. Body. Hand x2

Item. Weapon. Firearm.

Cost: 4. XP: 5.
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Uses (4 ammo).

Spend 1 ammo: Fight. The enemy chosen for this attack must be the enemy engaged with you with the highest fight. You get +4 for this attack. If this attack is successful, instead of its standard damage, you may assign up to 4 damage among enemies engaged with you (any additional damage adds to this total).

Jose Vega
Shattered Aeons #305.
Flamethrower
Reviews

Move aside Lightning) Gun the new king of weapons is here!

Comparing it directly to Lightning) Gun, you save two resources, get one more ammo and do one more damage. Note the damage is multiplicative with the ammo so you get potentially 16 damage to Lightning) Gun's 9.

The first drawback is the body slot. Notably this rules out Bandolier. Thus a flame wielding Guardian will have to fully commit to exclusively using the Flamethrower by using Venturer,) Extra) Ammunition and Custom) Ammunition. Contraband) is also interesting if it is available to you.

The other disadvantage is you must be engaged with the enemy. Normally you do not want to risk shooting your friends with your high powered guns so you would want to engage anyways but this weapon actively requires you to be engaged. This may mean a loss of an action for a harried investigator. Also you may want to engage multiple enemies so its a good idea to bring Taunt) along as well to avoid attacks of opportunity.

It still has one less fight then Lightning) Gun but both are usually sufficient to guarantee success on all but the tentacle and the super negative token you get on Hard and Expert.

Overall I think despite these weaknesses this is by far the most efficient purifier of xenos scum, err I mean mythos monsters available today.

The M1918) BAR is also a very fun weapon and may become more efficient against very low health enemies, but there are too few of those around to compete.

Definitely agree - this is truly a new king. I doubted that BAR is able to detronize LG, but here I have no doubt. Just mention that its synergy with Well Prepared rocks. — KptMarchewa 1
Card links in this review are broken. — TheNameWasTaken 2

The cost in the description is wrong guys (4 instead of 5) ;) Keep up the good work! These are the "Your review must be at least 200 characters," so ignore it :D These are the "Your review must be at least 200 characters," so ignore it :D These are the "Your review must be at least 200 characters," so ignore it :D These are the "Your review must be at least 200 characters," so ignore it :D

Wolf 2
Question: If I fail with the Flamethrower by 2 or less, can I play Oops! to assign the damage elsewhere? If so, to which enemies can I legally assign it? — Setzu 185