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The Piranha is a Heavy weapon introduced in the 12.5.0 update.

Appearance

It is a large rocket launcher with 6 tiny orange rocket heads found on the front. There are some generally technological parts in this gun, but it carries a slightly thrown-together look. On the bottom, there is a steel magazine, along with an orange cord between the clip and the front that flails around loosely whenever the weapon is wielded. The handle is orange and black, the body is orange and silver in general and the end is orange, gray, white and black.

Strategy

It has good efficiency in general, a slightly slower fire rate, a low capacity and a large weight.

Tips

  • Go for the weakened players for better ammunition conserving and quicker kill registering.
  • Don't stop dodging and strafing while attempting to get a kill.
  • Fire and jump at the same time. The pulse lasts a while, so you can shoot, jump, aim, repeat while dodging lethal weapons
  • Aim your shots, it does healthy damage when all rockets hit, consider it vaguely similar to a Dragon Breath but with burst fire and rockets, all shots must hit for it to have value.
  • Be conservative of your ammo. Although the multiple shots might make it a spray and pray type weapon, be aware that you can only do it 4 times before having to reload.
  • From experience, this weapon can 1-2 barrage the user if you surprise them. Try becoming invisible, or even sneaking up from behind to shoot them.
  • One ammo/barrage from this weapon will instantly kill enemy players (severely injure if not kill) if you could manage to get all 6 shots on the enemy.
  • If performing Category Spam, make sure all 6 mini rockets are released before switching to other weapon. Otherwise, you will waste its capacity inefficiently.

Counters

  • Pick off its users from long ranges.
  • Strafing with a high mobility weapon should allow you to dodge a majority of this weapon's projectiles.
  • Using high mobility weapons to outmaneuver these users will prove very effective.
  • If you see anyone wielding this gun, be sure to stay clear, jump and evade, retreat or take cover.
  • In Piranha duel, it boils down on dodging the mini rockets and agility.
  • Its reload speed is atrocious, it's the best to attack when he/she is reloading.

Theme

Laboratory themed.

Supported Maps

All close ranged maps.

Weapon Setups

  • Equip a long ranged weapon.
  • A primary or backup weapon to finish off weakened opponent.
  • A high mobile melee that have at least a mobility of 90.

Trivia

  • It is the fourth weapon with multiple shots and area damage at the same time, the first being the Hydra, the second being the Loud Piggy, and the third being Double Dragon.
  • In the 13.0.0 it's weight was reduced to 18 to 15.
  • in the 13.5.0 update, this weapon‘s Weight has been changed into a new mobility of 55. A new maximum efficiency of 33 and a max combat level of 17.
  • If one view the Piranha in different angle of view, it looks like it have 4 rockets showing. Though it still have 6 rockets.
  • This weapon has a heavy tendency to jam—this is shown in both the armory animation and the reload animation.
  • Despite it having a grade of Legendary, it is commonly used on Pool Party and other maps in the game when it was capable of one barrage kill.
  • This, along with the Impulse RifleMinigun ShotgunOrbital PistolCombat Yo-YoNanobots RifleOne Shot, and Judge, is part of the Ninium set.
  • In the 15.1.0 (Balance/Revolution) update, this weapon got its power changed into 30 efficiency, although it got nerfed, the gameplay doesn't really change.
    • It now takes two barrages to kill a max armored opponent.