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Razor's Edge

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Razor's Edge
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Production overview

Manufacturer:

Forerunner

Model series:

Z-130

Type:

Directed Energy Automatic Weapon

Specifications

Length:

94.2 centimeters (37.1 in)[1]

Width:

15 centimeters (5.9 in)[1]

Height:

36 centimeters (14 in)[1]

Weight:

6.4 kilograms (14 lb)[2]

Ammunition type:

Metastable energy shards[3]

Feed system:

48 rounds

Operation:

Coil set architecture

Rate of fire:

420 RPM (maximum)

Effective range:

Medium

Service history

In service:

Forerunner-Flood war
Post-Covenant War conflicts

 
"As extinction loomed, desperation led the Forerunners to experiment with volatile derivations of hard light. Advanced Suppressor firing fast-moving metastable energy shards. If multiple shards strike a target they will create a "supercombine" explosion."
— In-game description[3]

The Razor's Edge is a special variant of the Z-130 Directed Energy Automatic Weapon.[4]

Overview[edit]

Design details[edit]

The Razor's Edge is a named variant of the Z-130 DEAW, modified to fire metastable energy shards similar in operation to the Subanese crystals found in weapons like the needler. Its chassis is based on the regular Z-130's except that the main weapon color is now dark gray with orange and turquoise stripes painted around the weapon's main body and grip area.[4]

Service history[edit]

The Razor's Edge's first use was towards the end of the Forerunner-Flood war, where the Forerunners faced their extinction from the Flood and became desperate, eventually resorting to experimenting with volatile derivations of hard light. These experiments eventually led to the inception of weapons like the Razor's Edge.[3]

In late 2558, the Razor's Edge was integrated into the UNSC Infinity's War Games simulations for use by Spartan-IVs.[4]

Gameplay[edit]

Halo 5: Guardians[edit]

The Razor's Edge, a Rare Level 3 REQ that grants 100 REQ Points when sold, operates exactly identically to a normal Suppressor albeit with the added supercombine functionality of the Needler (six shards result in a supercombine) along with the ability to directly damage heavy armor. However, out of all the supercombine-capable weapons in the game, the Razor's Edge has the tightest supercombine time window, lasting only 0.9 seconds. In addition, the Razor's Edge has a lower rate of fire in comparison to the lesser Suppressor models, with only a maximum of 1 round / 0.7 seconds (420 RPM). Despite these drawbacks, the Razor's Edge is the most powerful of the Suppressors, as it has a very high round count (maximum 288) and can deal decent damage to vehicles and heavy armor, even serving as an alternative to the Talon of the Lost if the player is running short on their supply of the latter weapon.[4] The Razor's Edge has an increaesd overall range from the normal Suppressor, with 42.05 m (137.96 ft) in hipfire and 58.88 m (193.18 ft) with Smart-Link.[5]

Unlike the other supercombine-capable weapons in the game, the Razor's Edge's supercombine explosions also disintegrate any dead bodies within their blast radius.

Changes from the Z-130 Directed Energy Automatic Weapon[edit]

  • Shoots metastable energy shards that create a supercombine explosion if six of them strike a target within 0.9 seconds.
  • Red reticle range increased.
  • Vertical recoil reduced.
  • Rate of fire reduced to a maximum of 1 round / 0.7 seconds.
  • Exudes a white glowing light from the top of the weapon, which glows brighter when it is zoomed in.
  • Reverts back to the 48 round magazine of the Halo 4 rendition of the Suppressor.
    • Can hold up to 240 reserve rounds.

Gallery[edit]

Normal gallery[edit]

Halo 5: Guardians REQ cards[edit]

Sources[edit]