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The Warlord's Winchester
Unknown Shotgun
Creator: girl
Attributes
On hit: +5% rage gained
No reload necessary
+80% more accuracy
-30% slower firing speed
Of course, if you're not so much interested in killing people as helping your team kill people, this primary shotgun is for you. I understand that's an unusual concept, perhaps baffling, but the Warlord's Winchester plays completely differently from using a Rocket Launcher. The Winchester has surprisingly good damage at any range, with those close pellets punishing snipers from a distance, or really causing pain in close quarters, doing full shotgun damage potential from far further than pointblank. You lose mobility, you lose area of effect damage, but you make up for that in undodgable damage and the ability to rapidly generate rage with any banner! You can quickly deliver buffs to your team, making hard and fast pushes.
— Part of the weapon announcement on the official Slag Forum

The Warlord's Winchester is a primary weapon for the Soldier. It was a December 2011 Weapon of the Month before being reintroduced on May 2012 and another time on November 2012.

Even if it is a primary weapon, it is based on the Shotgun rather than the Rocket Launcher, but doesn't require reloading and as such draw directly from reserve ammunition, and is also very precise and generates extra rage (from banners) on hit. The only penalty when compared to the Shotgun is the slower firing speed, but it also lacks the mobility, area control and area damage of the Rocket Launcher.

Damage and function timesEdit

Damage and Function Times
Damage type Bullet
Damage
Maximum ramp-up 150% 9 / pellet
Base damage 100% 6 / pellet
Maximum fall-off 50% 3 / pellet
Critical 18 / pellet
Mini-crit 8-14 / pellet
Pellet count 10
Pellet spread 150:1
Function Times
Attack interval 0.8125 s

StrategyEdit

  • Pairing this weapon with a banner is a really good idea, since it will fully charges it in 20 landed shots, ignoring the damage done that will fill the rage meter too, and its high accuracy make landing shots easy even on long range.

TriviaEdit

  • Before its reintroduction on November 2012, it had sightly different attributes, as it also had :
    • +50% max primary ammo on wearer
    • +85% more accuracy instead of +80%
    • +25% health from healers on wearer
    • +5% Ubercharge rate for healer
    • -25% slower firing speed instead of -30%
    • No random critical hits
Weapons of the month
September 2013 Megabuster MKII - Unnatural Selector - Double Edge
August 2013 Torpedo Tube - Reactor Overload - Lifeforce Harmonizer - Zap Sap
June 2013 Finish Line - Death Warrant - Celtic Clusterer
May 2013 Jump-Action Shotgun - Warm-up Warps - Pshoooes - Cycloptic Carnage - Indirect Miss - Banzai Banner - Sunburner - Smoke Detector - Tank Goodness
April 2013 Jump-Action Shotgun - Pilot's Protection - Aerial Attacker - White Sphere - Grenade Croucher - Slavery Catcher - Pig Stretcher -5000 - Indirect Miss - Giver's Grenadier
March 2013 El Torero - Anklebiter
February 2013 Pshoooes - Culling Blade - Scottish Chain - Werewhiskey
January 2013 Tidebringer - Rocket-Flare - Laugh-a-Minute
December 2012 Cycloptic Carnage - Survivalist's Slugger - Baleful Beacon
November 2012 Warm-up Warps - Ponk! Atomic Hammer - Warlord's Winchester - Gravity Well - Mechanical Mann - Dashing Rogue
October 2012 Ponk! Atomic Hammer - Sunburner - Tauntman - Wintermann's Machett
September 2012 Banzai Banner - Igniter's Elite - Scottish Pride
August 2012 Doubleshot - Sufficent Factory - Replenishing Raikov - Turtle Rock - Dirty Scoundrel - Backnacker
July 2012 Neverending Nuisance - Warm-up Warps - Chicago Typewriter - Gaelic Grenadier - Lebensnerv - Quick Draw
June 2012 Wondah Bat - Circus Flamer - Electroalgesic - Be Efficent - Dashing Rogue
May 2012 Warlord's Winchester - Jet-Powered Galoshes - Hot Air Balloon - Regreaser - Half Life - Riot Shield - Fists of Fury - French Tickler
April 2012 Wrecking Ball - Ghost Charge - Sure Swing - Immortal Engine - Dying Pan - Valve Rocket Launcher - Megabuster - Laser Light Show - Spying Pan
March 2012 Boilerbuss - Arsonist's Arsewipe - Moist Towelette
February 2012 Pocket Rocket - Half Life - Fists of Fury - Cauterizer - Private Practice
January 2012 Batterfly - Riot Shield - Spy Remover
December 2011 Rage Launcher - Warlord's Winchester - Fifth of July - Firebrand

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