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Old 01-04-2013, 09:43 AM   #1
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Are the signature weapons neccesarily the best?

It's hard to compare the stats of the Shadow against all the other handguns because they're in an entirely different category in the shop, so im just curious are the signature weapons better than every other weapon in it's class...Is the Bull the best shotgun, is the shredder the best SMG?

If not, what do you think is the best weapon in each category? And best weapon overall?
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:47 AM   #2
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No, i don't think signature weapons are the best in each category.
For example i always prefer M16 with silencer and mag over the signature assault rifle.
As shotgun i love spaks.
But if you continue playing you'll end very quickly to own any weapon of the game so you can choose among them.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:25 AM   #3
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I'd say the Signature weapons are the best... until you reach the second island.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:28 PM   #4
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In my opinion, the Shadow is. The Red Dot sight and suppressor coupled with the 1911's damage make it more useful than the 6P9 or whatever.

I still carry a .44 to kill tigers and such though.

The .50 cal sniper you unlock is not best from my perspective. It does a lot of damage, sure, but I prefer to utilize a suppressor. Makes things a whole lot cleaner.

As for the others, I wouldn't know. I usually carry my two pistols, a suppressed M700, and the Recurve Bow.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:07 PM   #5
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As everyone says, some are better than others.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:34 PM   #6
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I wouldn't say they are the best. For example, the AMR is an amazing sniper rifle, but it doesn't have a silencer. That is why I also carried a silenced Z93. For the SMG's, however, I think the Shredder would be the best in its category, as it has much higher damage than any of the other SMG's. I also used the Bushman, but I found it hard to use for some reason, so a large part of it is personal preference. In any case, I wish I experimented more. I almost solely used the Shredder, the AMR, and the Z93, and now there are no more enemies except for that one spot near Orphan Point.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:37 PM   #7
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i carried the shredder tru the whole game with no problems. the sig sniper rifle is a fucking beast that blow people all over the place like ragdolls.
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:01 PM   #8
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Signature Sniper (AMR) suffers from lack of suppressor. Silenced M700 is better.

Signature Magnum (Cannon from U-Play) just looks silly with an optical scope. Shadow or regular Magnum is better.

Signature Shotgun (Bull) is a beast, it outperforms any shotgun in my opinion.

Signature SMG (Shredder) is the best automatic gun I've experienced so far and according to FarCry Wiki, it's a must have weapon along with the Signature LMG (Ripper).

Right now I'm just rocking the Silenced M700, Recurve Bow, Shredder and Bull. It's a great combo of weapons for any encounter, although I may want to ditch one of my ranged weapons for The Shadow or even the Bushman (which is apparently really good).
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:00 AM   #9
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The uPlay revolver is amazing. OHK to the chest.
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:24 PM   #10
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After completing this game...

No, not all Signature weapons are the "best".

My loadout for the entire game was:

Flamethrower
Recurve Bow
Bull Shotgun
Signature Sniper Rifle (whatever the hell it was called...)

I ran a mostly CQC game. My knife saw more kills than all those weapons combined. The flamethrower was good if a group was chasing me. The Recurve was good for stealth kills when I absolutely had to make a kill to make an outpost taking possible with all stealth. The shotgun was good for killing animals and other shotgunners. The Sniper Rifle... Well, it was great for long distance kills. I'd hide in a bush and shoot someone, then move. I didn't need a silencer on it, I'd just move and evade. A bad sniper is one who stays in the same spot so he can be found. Good snipers move from place to place.

Though, I do question the whole "put a scope on the shotgun". Does it REALLY need one? I mean, it's not firing SLUGS... This seems unnecessary and stupid. Surely they could've put something ELSE on the gun.
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:41 PM   #11
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Though, I do question the whole "put a scope on the shotgun". Does it REALLY need one? I mean, it's not firing SLUGS... This seems unnecessary and stupid. Surely they could've put something ELSE on the gun.
Wish they gave the option to put a silencer on the shotguns. I've been infatuated with silenced shotguns ever since Anton Chigurh.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:39 PM   #12
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I like the signature sniper, but the no supressor ruins it.

The SMG is a great SMG, and I like the AR as well.

Haven't tried any of the others yet as I don't carry a shotgun or pistol when I play.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:02 PM   #13
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I use the shredder and it wrecks house but that being said i'm not that far into the game.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:27 PM   #14
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Can I say honestly Im not too impressed with the recurve bow? I mean, even with the marksman sight I can rarely hit anything farther than 30 meters, even if I use the little distance trick to line up the sight on the correct notch...To me it's like a medium range silenced sniper rifle...Id rather use a a silenced AR
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:58 AM   #15
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So far I've only cleared about half the Radio Towers/Outposts on the 1st Island, but as far as I can tell...
  • the Bull (signature-shotgun) seems significantly more powerful than the other 2 shotguns I've used.
  • the AMR (signature-sniper) is great... if you need to hit a single target with an artillery round! This thing is ridiculous. And keep in mind that every enemy (human and animal) will hear it when you pull the trigger.
  • the suppressed Shredder (signature-SMG suppressed) is AWESOME! I really love this weapon! And I was really happy with my suppressed-MP9 before I unlocked the Shredder. I'd prefer the red-dot sight, but even with the semi-annoyingly bright blue sight, this Shredder is fantastic.
  • I haven't really used the handguns much at all. But after reading some of the other comments here, I think I'll give the suppressed Shadow a try. (I haven't unlocked any of the other signature weapons yet.)
The only annoying thing with these "Signature-Weapons" is that apparently they've all been assembled by a weld-happy gunsmith. You cannot change ANYTHING on these. I'm surprised we can even change the magazine when we run out of ammo!


and @ darkfox:
Yeah, I'm on the fence... the Recurve-Bow is definitely an acquired taste. I think I'm going to like it a whole lot more once I finally unlock the "special" arrow options. Particularly the explosive tips.

I find it VERY difficult to range any distance farther than 30-40 meters. It also seems VERY inconsistent. For instance; Using a tree for target practice, I lined-up the 100-meter mark (marksman sight) and my 1st arrow appeared to land significantly short. But then my very next arrow landed significantly high (crouched, elevated position approximately 5 meters above the target). And I found this to be a consistent problem even after about 50+ tries.

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Old 01-06-2013, 08:49 PM   #16
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are you kidding i loved the recurve. awesome for stealth tactics.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:28 PM   #17
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Towards the end of the game I ran the Bushmaster, the Shredder, the M-700 silenced and then the Signature sniper as well.

I used the signature sniper to one shot the heavy guys. Worked really well.
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:47 PM   #18
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one of my favs is the vector with red dot and silencer
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:06 PM   #19
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I find that the Bow and Arrow is one of the most OP weapons on the game, 1 shot kill on almost anything you shoot :O
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Old 03-30-2013, 03:08 AM   #20
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some of the signature guns are pretty crappy compared to the other guns. but eh. i just like to have a silencer on all my guns
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