Manufactured by Ariake Technologies, the Scimitar features twin mass effect generators, giving it a more rapid rate of fire than a traditional shotgun. This weapon was created for the Eclipse mercenary band, but is rapidly becoming popular with Blood Pack Trooper mercs as well.
The M-27 Scimitar can be found during the mission Priority: Palaven, on the ground near the exit to the comm tower in the turian base camp. (It is also purchasable from Kassa Fabrication post-mission if it was missed.)
Player Notes Edit
- The Scimitar is a fully automatic shotgun, although it can be fired faster as a semi-automatic weapon.
- The Scimitar has an eight shot capacity and a good amount of reserve ammo. This makes the Scimitar more versatile in any fight than other shotguns, which either fire slower, or require a reload for every shot fired.
- The Scimitar is more effective at medium-range than the starting shotgun, the M-23 Katana.
- For players who struggle to keep their aim on moving targets at close range, the Scimitar can be a good solution, since its rapid fire and large magazine make it forgiving of missed shots, and it tends to stagger enemies when you do score a hit.
- For players that rely on melee combat, or who like close-quarters fighting, using the Blade Attachment is recommended. The Scimitar's fast rate-of-fire coupled with light melee attacks can devastate large groups of enemies in seconds.
- The main problem with this weapon is it has a lower level of damage than any other shotgun. Plainly, the Scimitar will require more shots to kill a target, compared to other shotguns.
- This trade-off in power is made up with its high rate-of-fire and the largest clip size of all the shotguns.
- For Soldier and Vanguard player classes, Incendiary Ammo's Explosive Burst final evolution effect is maximized with the Scimitar, as each individual sub-projectile has a chance to trigger Explosive Burst, and the Scimitar has one of the fastest rate of fire of all shotguns.
- The Scimitar's shot scatter takes a roughly X-shaped pattern. It's recommended to mod it with the Smart Choke to ensure the outer sub-projectiles have a higher chance of hitting the target to maximize damage.