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The M-22 Eviscerator Shotgun is a shotgun in Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3.

Mass Effect 2 Edit

ME2 SG - Eviscerator
M-22 Eviscerator
Type Shotgun
Location Cerberus Weapon and Armor
Accuracy Low
Recoil Moderate
Fire Mode Semi-Automatic
Fire Rate 48 RPM
Reload Time 1.5 s
Damage Stats
Base Damage 36.8 (294.4)
Damage Multipliers Armor x1.25
Shields x1.25
Barriers x1.25
Ammunition Stats
Shots Per Clip 3
Maximum Spare Ammo Capacity Default 12
Armor Pack 13
Upgraded 24
Both 25
Ammo Pickup Amount 2 - 8

Description Edit

The Lieberschaft 2180 shotgun, or "Eviscerator," is of human civilian design and has a unique ammunition generator. Where most modern firearms shave off chips or pellets from an ammunition block, the M-22 shaves off serrated metal wedges designed to fly aerodynamically. This dramatically improves its armor-piercing capabilities, and its tight grouping helps wound ballistics at longer ranges than standard shotguns. This design also violates several intergalactic weapons treaties, so the M-22 is not distributed to militaries.

Acquisition Edit

The M-22 Eviscerator is available in the Cerberus Weapon and Armor DLC pack if the Cerberus Network has been activated.

Squad Use Edit

This weapon can be used by Grunt, Jack, Jacob and Tali.

Player Notes Edit

General Notes

  • As its in-game description explains, the Eviscerator uses default weapon range values instead of the shotgun-specific values. This means its damage modifier over distance is the same as an assault rifle's. This does not improve the shotgun's accuracy at range, only the damage it can inflict.
  • The M-22 renders the M-23 Katana obsolete, even with its lower thermal clip capacity.
  • Though dealing less damage than the M-300 Claymore, this weapon has a bigger magazine and deals more damage at range.
  • The Eviscerator gains 2 ammo per a thermal clip dropped by an enemy and 4 ammo per a thermal clip picked up from a set location on the map. The ammo per thermal clip counts double once the ammo upgrade has been bought.
  • The 3-round clip size make this a frustrating choice for more aggressive playstyles, where one constantly has to worry about getting cut down by enemy fire while reloading.
  • It is most effective as an "assassination shotgun," since, when used at point blank, it does even more damage than the otherwise superior Geth Plasma Shotgun.

Class Specific Notes

  • The Eviscerator is an excellent choice for a Vanguard. It has a tighter spread which makes it useful at medium range (which Vanguards have the most trouble at), and its armor-penetration power gives it more versatility that makes it worth keeping even on Hardcore and Insanity.
  • For Infiltrators, this can be a wonderful strategic choice if the shotgun is chosen for special training. When used at point-blank with the assassination cloak, this weapon can quickly cut down the most powerful of foes even on high difficulty settings.

Mass Effect 3 Edit

Trivia Edit

  • There is an occasional bug associated with the Eviscerator. Sometimes when switching from the Eviscerator to a pistol or SMG, these two weapons will keep the Eviscerator's firing and reloading animations.
  • The M-11 Wraith is a variant of the Eviscerator.
  • The German-sounding "Lieberschaft" roughly translates to something along the lines of "dear shaft."
  • Mass Effect: Infiltrator features a model of the M-22 Eviscerator used by Randall Ezno. Unlike its Mass Effect 3 counterpart, the M-22 Eviscerator in the mobile game will generate heat instead of using thermal clips.

See Also Edit


Cerberuslogo Mass Effect 2 Downloadable Content Cerberuslogo
Promotional Blood Dragon ArmorCollectors' Weapon and ArmorInferno Armor
M-29 Incisor Sniper RifleTerminus Weapon and Armor
Cerberus Network Zaeed - The Price of RevengeNormandy Crash Site
Cerberus Weapon and ArmorArc ProjectorFirewalker Pack
Missions Kasumi - Stolen MemoryOverlordLair of the Shadow BrokerArrival
Additional Content Alternate Appearance PacksEqualizer PackAegis PackFirepower Pack
Mass Effect: GenesisRecon Operations PackN7 Complete Arsenal Bundle
Mass Effect 2 Weapons
Heavy Pistols M-3 PredatorM-6 CarnifexM-5 Phalanx
Submachine Guns M-4 ShurikenM-9 TempestM-12 Locust
Shotguns M-23 KatanaM-27 ScimitarM-300 ClaymoreM-22 EvisceratorGeth Plasma Shotgun
Assault Rifles M-8 AvengerM-15 VindicatorGeth Pulse RifleM-76 RevenantCollector Assault RifleM-96 Mattock
Sniper Rifles M-92 MantisM-97 ViperM-98 WidowM-29 Incisor
Heavy Weapons M-100 Grenade LauncherML-77 Missile LauncherM-622 AvalancheM-920 CainCollector Particle BeamM-490 BlackstormM-451 FirestormArc Projector
Mass Effect 3 Weapons
Heavy Pistols M-3 PredatorM-5 PhalanxM-6 CarnifexM-11 SuppressorM-77 PaladinM-358 TalonAcolyteArc PistolExecutioner PistolN7 EagleScorpion
Submachine Guns M-4 ShurikenM-9 TempestM-12 LocustM-25 HornetBlood Pack Punisher
Collector SMGGeth Plasma SMGN7 Hurricane
Shotguns M-11 WraithM-22 EvisceratorM-23 KatanaM-27 ScimitarM-300 ClaymoreAT-12 RaiderDiscipleGeth Plasma ShotgunGraal Spike ThrowerN7 CrusaderN7 PiranhaReegar CarbineVenom Shotgun
Assault Rifles M-7 LancerM-8 AvengerM-15 VindicatorM-37 FalconM-55 ArgusM-76 RevenantM-96 MattockM-99 SaberAdas Anti-Synthetic RifleCerberus HarrierChakram LauncherCollector RifleGeth Pulse RifleGeth SpitfireN7 TyphoonN7 ValkyrieParticle RiflePhaestonStriker Assault Rifle
Sniper Rifles M-13 RaptorM-29 IncisorM-90 IndraM-92 MantisM-97 ViperM-98 WidowBlack WidowCollector Sniper RifleJavelinKishock Harpoon GunKrysae Sniper RifleN7 Valiant
Heavy Weapons M-451 FirestormM-560 HydraM-597 LadonM-920 CainCobra Missile LauncherGeth Combat SoftwareGeth SpitfireReaper BlackstarSync Laser

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