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The M-3 Predator is a heavy pistol in Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3 and Mass Effect: Andromeda.

Mass Effect 2 Edit

Description Edit

Reliable, accurate sidearm. Effective against armor; weak against shields and biotic barriers.

Manufactured by Elanus Risk Control, the Predator is valued as a powerful, deadly, and relatively inexpensive weapon. While it is not generally deployed in the military, where kinetic barriers are common, it’s still very popular in the Terminus Systems where these defenses are less common.

Acquisition Edit

This weapon is obtainable in a locker at the start of Prologue: Awakening.

Squad Use Edit

This weapon can be used by Jack, Jacob, Miranda, Mordin, Tali, Kasumi, Liara, Dr. Amanda Kenson, and Wilson.

Player Notes Edit

  • While putting out less damage than the Carnifex or Phalanx, the Predator fires four times as fast as the latter and twice as fast as the former, keeping squadmates in cover longer.
  • Due to its faster rate of fire, the Predator is still the best weapon for Jacob and Jack, who lack a rapid-fire weapon. For most other squadmates the Carnifex is preferred for its improved damage output, and for Shepard the Phalanx is the best choice, if available.

Mass Effect 3 Edit

Mass Effect: Andromeda Edit


Description Edit

A reliable semi-automatic pistol. Originally manufactured by Elanus Risk Control, the rapid-fire Predator is a deadly and inexpensive weapon. Although Milky Way militaries generally avoided using the Predator, the Andromeda Initiative obtained and adjusted several hundred of them.

Features Edit

Strategies Edit

Stats Edit

Rank Damage Rate of Fire Max Clip Size Max Ammo Accuracy Weight
I 38 500 21 105 62 5
II 500
III 500
IV 500
V 500
VI 500
VII 500
VIII 500
IX 500
X 500

Development Edit

Rank Rd icon milkyway orange Research Cost Omni-Gel Canister Copper Nickel Element Zero Augmentation Slots
I N/A 20 80 40 10 0
II N/A 20 90 40 10 2
III N/A 20 100 50 10 2
IV N/A 30 110 50 10 2
V N/A 30 130 60 20 2
VI N/A 30 140 70 20 2
VII N/A 30 145 70 20 2
VIII N/A 40 150 70 20 2
IX N/A 40 155 70 20 2
X N/A 40 160 80 20 2
Total N/A 300 1260 600 160 N/A

Trivia Edit

  • The appearance of the M-3 Predator is based on the default pistol in Mass Effect.
  • In Mass Effect 3, several cutscenes show Shepard and the squad equipped with the M-3 Predator, regardless of whether the character actually uses a pistol as a weapon or has a different pistol equipped.