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M-4 Shuriken
Type  Submachine Gun
Location  Priority: Mars
Fire Mode  Six-round burst
Weight 
 
Capacity 
 
Fire Rate 
 
Damage 
 
Accuracy 
 
Ammunition
Clip Size Reserve
36 324

Description Edit

As kinetic barriers have grown in popularity, so has the popularity of submachine guns. Manufactured by the Elkoss Combine, the Shuriken Machine Pistol fires six-round bursts with a high rate of fire.

Acquisition Edit

The M-4 Shuriken is automatically given to Adepts and Engineers at the beginning of Priority: Mars. Otherwise, it can be found on a dead soldier in the security station. (It is not purchasable from a shop if missed during the mission.)

Player Notes Edit

  • The Shuriken is a lightweight weapon, so it's useful for those who like to use their powers regularly. Its main strength are its six-round bursts, which allow it to do serious damage at close range if most of the shots are to the head. It also has a reasonable accuracy level at close range, has a fast burst fire rate, manageable muzzle climb, and moderate rate of fire overall.
  • If the Shuriken is not used in cover, its recoil is quite high, meaning you could miss several shots in a burst if not adequately aimed.
  • However, the Shuriken is surprisingly accurate when fired from cover, allowing for a full burst of headshots at short to medium ranges.
  • One of its major weaknesses is its low damage level. This can make it difficult to employ on higher difficulties.
  • The Shuriken can be modded with Ultralight Materials to reduce its weight down to a minimum of 2% weight. This can allow another lighter weapon to be combined with it such as the Disciple, Avenger or Katana and still maintain a high level of power usage.
  • The Shuriken has a faster reload speed than other SMGs, meaning you can get back into the fight with minimal down time.
  • The SMG Recoil System makes the Shuriken a very precise weapon, making it easy to consistently land headshots on enemies from a great distance.
  • The Shuriken does not possess its hidden feature in Mass Effect 3, which is to continuously fire as long as the player repeatedly taps the trigger button rapidly.

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