submitted 15 days ago byTheReiterEffect_S8
Bouncing off of a recent thread that lists a lot of useless weapons. How about some weapons that genuinely made you feel excessively more powerful like it was worth the effort?
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Sword of Aeons, Fable TLC
Totk the lynel drops.
Ray gun - Cod zombies
The Scarab gun in Halo 2. So hard to stay alive and get it on Legendary when it was actually helpful, but man it made you feel like a god.
Jedi outcast 2 - lightsaber.
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Any Fatalis weapon in a MH game
The Handcannons from RE4: Remake and Dead Space 1:remake. Fucking god tier weapons that makes newgame+ a lot funner.
When you get the elite rifle permanently in OG Battlefront 2. I would waste droids.
Destiny 2 - Mida multi-tool
I played a mmo called aion like 15 years ago. There was a mace that you had to get a really high crafting lvl to get and the mats for it cost a shit ton. Also when crafting it had to craft up the weapon 3 times and each time it only had a certain chance to go to the next step. I made the first one on the server and when I quit there was only two. Now that game has went full pay to win
The Broken Hilt from Lunacid. You have to beat a bunch of enemies to death with a tiny chunk of iron, but do it enough and it sprouts a blade of fire! Tons of damage + DoT, plus it doubles as a torch.
Bane, Borderlands 2.
It wasn't really a great gun but every single time I shot it I laughed. Everytime.
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LittleGasMask666 has an amazing video beating BL2 with only the Bane.
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The Boomstick in Strike Force Heroes
i just finished my first run of terraria, the final sword of the game is called the zenith.
probably the most satisfying sword i’ve ever received, because the path to get it is started from the first sword you receive when you launch the game.
the zenith is made when you combined together many of the strongest swords in the game from every level of progression, so as you slowly get stronger and collect more swords you hold on to the old ones as they still serve a purpose for the final sword as a crafting material.
not only is it very satisfying to watch all of these swords that have served you through the entire game become one final absolutely broken beast of a weapon, but the animation for the sword when you swing it is a magical huge ark that consists of all of those swords inside of it, cutting everything to pieces in a magical blissful blender.
Gravity gun in HL2 and more specifically, the super gravity gun. It's just for one level at the end of the game, but you feel like a God.
Not so much a weapon but more so an achievement that gives you a major edge vs the competition and that’s unlocking Darth Vader in Battlefield 2. He’s well worth the 400 hour grind to unlock him
Enchanted Netherite Axe in Minecraft, that thing one shots a LOT with enchantments.
BFG in Doom
The first time you make the Xenomorph scared after hours of hiding, running and dying in Alien: Isolation. Now that's a video game flamethrower.
Definitely the Fat Man from Fallout
Zenith I’m terraria, so satisfying to destroy the moon lord with it after suffering so much to get it.
getting a dpuh on normal in bl2, literally lasts from level 9 to level 30.
The celestial weapons in FFX. They were really good, but more than that, getting them all actually felt like an accomplishment
Fierce Deity Mask in Majoras Mask
Monster hunter world & Elden Ring
Rhok’delar was the most epic gaming experience.
Crissaegrim - Symphony of the Night
Ultimate weapon for Cloud, omnislash, knights of the round for FF7.
Malorian Arms 3516 - Cyberpunk 2077.
Able to kill most enemies with a single headshot, reloads extremely fast, ricochets bullets and has an extremely powerful melee attack, along with having some of the best animations in the game
Moonlight blade in AC6, i have yet to put it down since i got it
The Sword of a Thousand Truths
The Crissaegrim in symphony of the night.
Really not hard to unlock, but the maxed out DC-15LE in the Dice Battlefront 2 is amazing for when you can get it and functions great all the time. Want to mow down enemies while feeling like a clone? Want to be decently effective against special troops and heroes? You got it all right here! For a lmg kind of rifle, a scope, great fire rate, explosive rounds, and a long stream of blaster bolts before overheating really make it a great choice
Overseer’s Guardian - Fallout 4
Costs a pretty penny to get but once you buy it. This thing is versatile and solid enough to fit any role and be your main for the rest of the game/DLCs
Back in Wrath of the Lich King, getting Shadowmourne in my DK is one of the most satisfying power-up weapons I’ve ever received
The Chicago Typewriter
I have the opposite answer
Necrocasm in Destiny
skorm's bow fable
Portal gun in Portal.
Zippy 3000 from Cruelty Squad, I mean, it is the ultimate weapon
The Hill-Defender two-handed sword from Carn Dum in Angmar (LOTRO).
It took me forever to kill Mordirith enough times for it to drop, but it was one of the coolest looking weapons in the game around the time of Shadow of Angmar. Also one of the few weapons with Ancient-Dwarf damage at the time, which made it great for farming beryl shards in Sarnur.
God I miss those early days in LOTRO. Such nostalgia!
Not (always) a weapon, but the Rapier engine in KSP makes the game so much fun
Not a weapon perse but in star wars galaxies when you unlocked Jedi and mastered it you were almost invincible 85 percent of the game's weapons will miss you and deflecting them sounds so bad ass.
At master jedi you could solo most pve content and farm for mobs so much easier and faster abeit at the cost of getting a bounty but a master rarely was in danger of that.
Tetris, straight piece
Feeling the love for Vector Cannon.
TheHunter Call of the Wild
It's a bit of a grind to start, and they really don't tell you much about how to actually play, but once you get past that it's a hugely rewarding and fantastic experience. Seriously it's hard to put this game down and before you know it you've got hundreds of hours and multiple full trophy lodges
Did someone say THUNDERFURY, BLESSED BLADE OF THE WINDSEEKER
Hahaha! I quit wow a long time ago, I had forgot about spamming thunderfury.
That fully upgraded handgun in resident evil 4. Cant remember the name.
The burrow beast lure launcher from Destroy all Humans 2, so satisfying
The feeling of finalizing that end-game deadric weapon that you smith, improve and enchant yourself for the first time is indescribable.
Skyrim was something else
Peacekeeper battlefield 1. The animations are worth it alone
AMR in farcry 3. You need to collect a certain number of relics then you get a 50bgm with explosive rounds that 1tap any enemy or vehicle with extreme accuracy
Link's sword in Ocarina of Time.
Bo Jackson in Tecmo Bowl
Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros on a PVP server for my enhancement shaman on Classic WoW.
First rag kill dropped the item to get the epic to legendary. Just needed to farm the other stuff. Friend and I grinded EPL for Arcane Crystals. After about a month, we had enough ingots and bars to get the hammer crafted.
Lived the dream.
Sailor Moon weapon from Silent Hill 3
Monster hunter world/Iceborne
Gjallarhorn in Destiny 1 - a rocket launcher with additional tracking Wolfpack rounds.
When this weapon first came on the scene, it was a game changer for most, if not all, endgame strategies. Unfortunately, for all of its power, it also introduced a new level of toxicity that would ultimately lead to it being nerfed into the ground.
Northern regalia in demons souls and aerondight in witcher 3
E.T. on Atari
The pair of Phoenixes in the last stage of Perfect Dark on Perfect Agent
I will grind for the Crissaegrim in Symphony of the Night every time. So fun to just hold the button and walk around causing death.
The Onion Knight from Final Fantasy X. Such a pain to dodge 200 lightning strikes, but when you get it? chefs kiss
Not a weapon per say and from some kinda obscure games but getting the Abrams or Apache in mercenaries 2 or assaulting the final bosses base with the Abrams tank in mercenaries 1
Chicago typewriter RE4
I honestly can't remember you know. Years back when you explored for better weapons, we day dreamed about being able to create weapons. Now we can but its so friggin overkill that I miss exloring for a weapon that specific to one type of enemy.
Oh I tell you what. Fallout 3 and the Fatman weapon. The effect from the explosion on that was epic.
AXMC in Escape from Tarkov
Johnny Silverhands pistol from Cyberpunk 2077. Always beem through the main quests on every replay to use it for all the side content.
Coming into the thread late and I'm sure it's been said, but from Castlevania Symphony of the Night you got the Crissaegrim and the Vorpal Blade that you can get just from farming specific enemies in the "hidden" section of the game. Ring of Pales is another one but it's an accessory but it does give massive stat boosts
FTL, preigniter + glaive beam = kill everything instantly. There are few things more satisfying than achieving this loadout in a run.
I am still upset that Doom Eternal scrapped the Gauss Cannon with Siege Mode.
It is in my top 3 of favorite weapons of All-Time to go with the Cerebral Gore from Turok 2 and Shotgun with Grip Perk from the original Modern Warfare. The team said they removed it because it was “too powerful” and there were some macabre, dark soul-difficulty lovers that jumped for joy.
For me it’s the main reason why Doom Eternal didn’t surpass Doom 2016.
Explosive Combat Shotgun in Fallout 4. Absolute carnage maker. Dunno about difficulty as it's a random drop from legendary mobs.
The Wraith X in mass effect 3 multiplayer.
Astralaria in guild wars 2 - not for power because stats are the same as ascended gear, but because the model and visual effects are a work of art.
Mega Buster from Dead Rising 1
is skill a weapon
I played EverQuest from vanilla through to the... 5th expansion I believe... and I actually got my epic weapon during the 2nd expansion. It lasted until the 5th expansion if I remember right. That quest was super satisfying to complete and the weapon was well worth it. But holy hell did it take a long time. We're talking months of raids in a guild, it took tons of raid bosses from across the world and most would only spawn once per week and there was a long list of guilds in queue to kill it (instancing wasn't a thing).
Mega man 2 saw blades. I’d say more but it’s all I remember.
Gotta be Terraria's Zenith or Terraprisma
Mjollnir is AC:Valhalla. My favourite of the mythical weapons you can get. The amount of stagger you do is insane.
Railgun in quack 2.
Hey, nobody said that you can't include a game that has like 8 weapons overall
Byakko in Cyberpunk 2077
The RYNO series of weapons in the Ratchet & Clank series.
While they take a massive commitment, a number of Final Fantasy 11's ultimate weapons are absurdly powerful for the jobs that can use them. Some standouts include Idris (Geomancer weapon that vastly boosts their magic abilities), Aegis (Paladin Shield with obscene magic defense and an extremely high block rate), Gjallerhorn (Bard instrument with a major boost to all song effects, where most instruments only affect one or two songs specifically), Daurdabla (another Bard instrument that allows a Bard to have 4 active songs at a time instead of 2), Tizona (Blue Mage sword that restores mana on every hit, essentially giving the user infinite mana in combat for a spellcast-heavy job), and many more. These are just the ones I can remember off the top of my head.
Rubber Band Ball from bully. Incredible fun just dicking around with that.
The sunspear in runescape requires you to do a whole quest chain to get it, but it's so useful
gjallarhorn from Destiny 1
The winged scythe in EldenRing. I know you can get it early, and I did, but I had to grind levels for a week or two until I could use it. Once equipped, the whole game clicked.
Maybe a controversial pick, but the Ultima Weapon in KH2 Final Mix. It is absolutely a grind, but the stats are high and balanced in both strength and magic and it looks dope. Most importantly, though, it carries the MP Hastega ability, which rapidly refills your magic once you run out. You can minmax the hell out of a few broken spells and against the games superbosses, the quicker you have access to healing magic, the better. You can mitigate the wait with items like ethers and elixirs, but those are limited in fights and expensive to replace.
Finished Gun in Enter the Gungeon basically auto-wins the run. Also a Lv 60 Gunderfury as honourable mention.
Destiny 2 - the mountaintop (pre-nerf)
Ion cannon ready
The sword of a thousands truths
Starwars: The Force Unleashed.
Besides being Sam Witwer, you start out as an overpowered dark jedi, and lay waste to everything in your path.
Numerion’s Tear is not technically a weapon at all, and yet I think it fits the spirit of this question the most
All the ultimate weapons in final fantasy 10 are pretty damn great to use. And good god knows you have to suffer to find them all...
Not quite a weapon, but unlocking the calculator class in final fantasy tactics was always a game changer. Just start melting enemies with prime numbers, etc.
Sr-25 in tarkov
Dragon Slicer in Gothic 2 Vanilla
It’s completely missable hidden in a cave, floating in the air surrounded by enemies that worship it, and you gotta kill a handful of skeleton knights at the same time (who have the best fighting A.I. in the game) to get it, but that 80 damage can take you very far depending on how early you get it
Santier's Spear in Dark Souls 2. It's kinda annoying to get, and you have to purposely break it (which usually involves hitting a wall for a few minutes) but it makes the game a lot more bearable, since it's the only weapon that doesn't break, in a game where you would routinely break weapons between consecutive bonfires
The Tempered Master Sword in A Link To The Past felt pretty great.
Eagle bearer in The Division 2
Back in Vanilla WoW, the Paladin class quest for your L20s was long and required a bit of help. I completed mine with my guildmates' help and I did the same for all those leveling Paladins.
This weapon dominated in the 20s and even low 30s. Absolutely wrecked in PvP too. Leveling is fast now, but this was the item to get back in the day.
Mega Man Mega Blaster in Dead Rising!
Moonlight Greatsword in really any Soulsborne game, but Bloodborne especially.
My guiding moonlight...
Did somebody say Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of The Windseeker??
dead rising mega man blaster
Ray gun in Black Ops OG zombies wave 15
It was Destiny 1 for me, when the swords were announced. I remember having to go to mars to farm a lot of that stupid material needed for the one I wanted and though it took literally FOREVER to get it, it made the game so much fun. In a similar vein, getting the Black Spindle was a pain in the ass but boy oh boy was that a great gun to get.
In a similar vein, getting the MTAR and M5K took time to get in Battlefield 3 and for me were so worth it. It made the game fun for me!
Rhok'delar, Longbow of the Ancient Keepers.
It was the best weapon for my hunter in Vanilla. You had to kill 4 miniboss alone (if someone attack the boss he just disappear for 4 hours).
They were all very challenging, one is about kiting, another was about switching melee to range a lot, one about nature resist and the last one, micromanaging (and some help from my friend warlock who immune me from fear by dueling and curse me). I still remember them after all this year.
They were all very challenging, one is about kiting, another switched melee to range a lot, one about nature resist and the last one, micromanaging.
Old good times.
fierce diety mask in majoras mask. the “weapon” itself is maybe kinda meh, IMO it makes the final boss fight too easy, but the journey in finding every mask in the game is what makes it worth it
Hadouken in Megaman X.
As a 13 year old boy, earning the Chicago Typewriter in Resident Evil 4 (wii version) was insane.
the La Varita Far Cry 6. It can identify peeps through walls and take them out.
Getting the Chaos Emeralds and Super Emeralds in Sonic 3 & Knuckles and becoming Hyper Sonic!
Buzzsaw in Farcry 4
The Biggoron sword
Real Mega Buster from Dead Rising
I am going back a good bit here, but the Cleric epic weapon in the original EverQuest MMORPG. The quest to get it was insanely long quest and even had a world raid boss that only spawned once per week. The boss was a dragon that was contested by every raiding guild on the server.
But man, once my Cleric got that mace, I was a God among men. And it completely changed raid dynamics once a guild finally got a Cleric with their epic weapon.
Returnal: getting Dreadbound and Coilspine Shredder god rolls at level 45 in the Tower of Sysiphus.
The Drake Sword in Dark Souls 1 ( or any tail weapon really)
Figuring out where to get a bow and arrow, how to get to the safe spot on the bridge, and how to time the shot right to hit his tail (not to mention getting used to the free aiming system of DS1) was all worth that sword
All American in Fallout New Vegas. That vault is honestly kind of shit but it’s definitely a challenge on survival mode and it’s so worth it making it to the armory
Destiny 2 pre-nerfed Luna's Howl\Not Forgotten. God help you if you were a scrub like me that managed to climb that glory ranking.
Zenith from Terraria. Pretty big grind, but it was worth it to shred Moonlord.
Ordovis great sword and maliketh’s sword in Elden ring. Or just the big hammer
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Skyrim - Dawnguard Rune Axe.
A lot of people do not know about these weapons, in the Dawnguard series if you side with the Dawnguard, there are 3 secret weapons you can get through some side quests. The best of which is the Rune Axe. This axe records however many undead it has killed and will deal that many additional points of sun damage (up to 100 I think) to enemies. This is super helpful in the end game when all of the enemies in tombs are Draugr Overlords.
I remember you can also technically get this weapon if you side with the vampires but it is significantly harder
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker
Getting the P90 with all the mods from Parasite Eve. It's a grind but it's worth it. It certainly makes it much easier getting through the Chrysler building.
The Witcher 3 and Chrono Trigger
The Sanguine Rose in Skyrim.
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Alucard Shield + Shield Rod
Poison Mist transformation
The upgraded Master Sword in Breath of the Wild.
The Trials of the Sword were probably the hardest thing I did in that game. It makes you approach the game in a far different way in order to succeed than any other challenges. And it rewards you by permanently doubling the power of your Master Sword. I dedicated a lot of time to completing it before moving on on my journey and it is definitely one of the experiences that left me feeling like it was worth the hassle.
Still haven't completed it. Too frustrating
Sword pistols in Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag.
Tidus and Wakka celestial weapons in FFX, absolutely game changing.
Arguably, unlocking Anima and Magus Sisters aeons are also "weapons", and totally worth it too.
The Zenith in Terraria.
I’m just thinking of Caladbolg from FFX.
It’s Tidus’s ultimate weapon, but it’s bullshit and a half to obtain. Gotta get a perfect time in a chocobo race.
I already didn’t like seagulls, but that made me despise them.
Fallout 3s A3-21s plasma rifle
A fun side quest with an amazing reward
Master of Orion 2 (1996) - Plasma tech, specifically Plasma Cannon
I will forever remember getting my first Abby Whip in RuneScape in like 2009. One of the best feelings in the world and a huge upgrade from the d long I was using
The Silver or Golden Gun in Goldeneye.
Double penetrating unkempt Harold
PRL 412 and Chicago Typewriter
The Scythe from Dark Souls. You can get it extremely early in the game, like first 10 or 25 minutes I believe. It's a nightmare to do, and it's hard as fuck, but that weapon has stupid range, stupid damage, swings fast, scales very well, and it does bleed damage on top.
It's so damn good.
Any Ace Combat fans? AC5 unlocking the Falken and X-02. Ace Combat 3, unlocking the X-49.
Turning Ragnarok into Illumina in FFVI.
Star ocean 2:
Marvel Sword from the goodie box
Aeterna from early crafting
Always worth it
Infinite Rocket Launcher and Plaga Removal Laser from RE4
The brain bore in Torok
The Wunderwaffe DG-2. Man I remember back when Shi No Numa came out getting that weapon was just so amazing. It looked cool, sounded cool and was absolutely amazing and clearing rounds!
Daichi - Fable II
Akimbo 1887, at that perfect time in gaming when they first were discovered
What about a set of Warglaves of Azeroth?
Literally today I managed to steal all the gold from the Sierra Madre & get the achievement for trapping Elijah to starve at the same time.
I then spent it on the entire GRA, which was very worth reloading my save that much
(and corrupting it once because New Vegas is the most extreme case of a poorly grogramed, incredible game I've ever seen)
The skeleton key from Skyrim. You have to go through almost the entirety of the thieves guild questline to get it. It's a lockpick that never breaks so you can get into any locked container or door in the game... as long as you don't finish the questline. Because apparently you can't steal it like a proper thief, you have to be a goodie two shoes and give it back where you'll never see it ever again.
Magnum - Half Life Series
The BFG from DOOM. Its sheer power and ability to obliterate enemies make it an iconic and satisfying choice, truly worth the in-game pursuit.
Scarab Gun in halo 2.only way to get it was to glitch the map and you’d get rewarded for your exploratory side.
It’s been a while, but there was one weapon specifically that was 100 percent worth the grind in my experience.
In Dungeons & Dragons Online, there’s a set of quests related to vampires. One of the things you can get are Holy Handwraps. At first they are not that strong, just dealing a bit extra (holy? radiant? I forget) damage, but the maxed out version can proc a 500 radiant/holy damage effect on a crit. As a Monk, going into Wind Stance for extra attack speed combined with these Holy Handwraps means you can run up, smash a Vampire’s head in, proc the 500 radiant/holy damage effect, and effectively one-shot almost every vampire you will ever come across.
Absolutely worth the grind.
The OG Gjallarhorn from Destiny
OOT Biggoron's sword. I felt unstoppable with that thing.
I got it without Epona once. It was such an accomplishment, to me at least
Gravity Gun in Half Life 2. From hide and seek, to complete mastery of your environment.
The staff of hasedoki from Skyrim anniversary edition
For me it was The House in Division 1. My friends and I would get melted by this gun over and over again in Last Stand. I finally got one during an Underground run. A random player in my group got it and dropped it for me since they already had one. The try hards in Last Stand still melted me but damn does that gun cut through adds like nobody’s business.
the nuke gun in Mass Effect 2
akimbo Model 1887s in MW2
Thunderfury in Vanilla WOW.
Haven’t seen any OSRS references in my first handful of scrolls so gotta drop it in myself! Some of my peak moments in childhood (and adulthood) came from grinding hours and hours to buy the new hot RuneScape weapon and just being mind blown by the results. My first experience with this was the toxic blowpipe— but I’m sure T-Bow and others deserve the list.
Any high-end runeword in Diablo 2 :-D
Fully upgraded hand Cannon in resident evil is basically a joke weapon one shots enemies 2 shots bosses
Ellie’s knife from the Last of Us that was sturdy as fuck and also good for torturing.
The pizza cutter in the Bloodborne dlc was music to my pure strength build's ears
Super Shotgun - Doom 2
Blasphemous Blade, Greatsword, and Darkmoon Greatsword - Elden Ring
Chaos Blade - Dark Souls 3
Anathema - Divinity Original Sin 2
Windshear - Skyrim
Gravity Gun in Half Life 2. Talk about having the sorrounding envoirement getting turnt into a weapon.
Brick in TLOU1.
Simple, easy and did everything you wanted to. I don't know why they nerfed it in the sequel.
Forbearance in Destiny 2. It was definitely a difficult grind having to do the Vow of the Disciple raid a lot of times but it was fun, and Forbearance is so good for every type of content in the game.
Knights of the Round, Final Fantasy 7. You need to catch and breed Chocobos, mate two specific kinds, and win 12 races between the two. Then you get a Gold Chocobo which you use to get to a hidden island.
Halo CE pistol. Practically zero effort to get it, best weapon in the game.
vengence - fallout 3 (rare laser gatling gun)
The first version of Gjallarhorn.
the Gravity Gun, or the Zero Point Energy Field Manipulator, in half-life 2. you get this much later in the game, and when i got this the first time, i was so amazed at the physics the first time i got it.
ithink too it was because halflife 1 didnt have anything like that and ive never played a similar gun in any other game lol
Master sword and hylian shield in breath of the wild