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The M-3 Predator is a heavy pistol in Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3, and a pistol in 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 M-6 Carnifex or M-5 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 34 500 15 105 52 5
II 37 500 15 108 56 5
III 39 500 15 111 58 4
IV 42 500 15 114 60 4
V 45 500 15 117 61 4
VI 47 500 15 119 62 4
VII 50 500 15 122 63 3
VIII 53 500 15 125 64 3
IX 55 500 15 128 64 3
X 58 500 15 131 65 3

Development Edit

Rank Rd icon milkyway orange Blueprint Unlocked Omni-Gel Canister Copper Nickel Element Zero Augmentation Slots
I Level 1 20 80 40 10 0
II Level 6 20 90 40 10 2
III Level 11 20 100 50 10 2
IV Level 21 30 110 50 10 2
V Level 31 30 130 60 20 2
VI Level 41 30 140 70 20 2
VII Level 51 30 145 70 20 2
VIII Level 61 40 150 70 20 2
IX Level 71 40 155 70 20 2
X Level 81 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.