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The M-451 Firestorm is a heavy weapon in Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3.

Mass Effect 2 Edit

Description Edit

Short-ranged, the Firestorm suppresses the regenerative capabilites of vorcha and krogan. Effective against armor, shields, and biotic barriers.

Acquisition Edit

The M-451 Firestorm can be found during Zaeed Massani's loyalty mission, on the body of a dead mercenary. Zaeed and his quest are available as a downloadable content pack for Mass Effect 2.

Player Notes Edit

  • Much like the Collector Particle Beam, this weapon consumes 5 units of ammunition at a time.
  • It is also similar to the Collector Particle Beam and the enemy Pyro flamethrowers, firing a burst of flame straight ahead. This is a short-range weapon.
  • The Firestorm is an excellent option for "crowd control." This weapon is extremely effective against swarming, melee-based units such as husks and varren. The weapon's armor damage modifier is also helpful at higher difficulty levels (i.e., Hardcore, Insanity), where many melee units possess armor.
  • The Firestorm is an excellent weapon for classes without shotgun training since it provides a very potent short range weapon as well as for Soldiers using the Vindicator battle rifle since its constant stream of fire helps compensate for the player's lack of an automatic weapon.
  • The Firestorm uses power cells much more efficiently than any other heavy weapon and can thus be used far more frequently.
  • This weapon is good for keeping enemies at bay whilst your health and shields recharge, a burst of flame will cut-out the enemy's shields and make them "dance about" trying to put the fire out for long enough for your health and shields to recharge. This also leaves the enemy vulnerable to a quick headshot.
  • The Firestorm does not cause any type of damage to Shepard or the squad (if they wander in front of it) regardless of difficulty setting, allowing it to be fired at point blank range safely (one of four heavy weapons capable of this: the M-622 Avalanche, Collector Particle Beam and Arc Projector are the other three).

Mass Effect 3 Edit

Acquisition Edit

  • Single-player: Several are found throughout Attican Traverse: Krogan Team. This weapon is specific to this mission and cannot be taken off-world.
  • Multiplayer: N/A

Player Notes Edit

  • The Firestorm will burn slowly for a second, then after a second of the trigger being pressed, will burn much faster, for much more damage.
  • Sometimes picking up another Firestorm while holding one with more ammunition will cause the Firestorm to be replaced with the one containing less ammunition, and the Firestorm with more ammunition will disappear.

Trivia Edit

  • The name of this weapon references the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
  • If Shepard did not collect the M-451 Firestorm from Zorya, then it can be seen on Zaeed's back as you board the shuttle to depart.

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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