"Hail to the king, baby."
|Element:||Incendiary, Shock, Corrosive, or Slag|
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Special Weapon Effects
What play thing can you offer me today? – Always elemental. Fires projectiles in a high arc. After a certain distance bullets will split in two. Damage done with this gun heals the wielder.
Usage & Description
The Hail's unique projectile behavior can make this a challenging weapon to use effectively. Hail rifles trade accuracy and distance for damage and area denial. This weapon is best used as its name implies: to rain a devastating hail of elemental damage down upon a wide area, showering advancing enemies and ones behind cover alike. Hip-firing Hail rifles while advancing or strafing will spread elemental damage over a large area while firing while scoped will concentrate massive damage onto a tighter space. The gun's inherent inaccuracy advises either disciplined fire control or ammo regeneration.
The +150% critical hit damage that all Hails spawn with further increases this weapon's effectiveness by showering massive damage down upon enemies' critical spots. This feature, combined with the effect of 3% lifesteal, make the Hail a weapon to be reckoned with.
- Hail restores 3% of damage inflicted as health to the wielder.
- Hail can only spawn with a Vladof or Torgue scope, or no scope at all.
- Use of Vel0city or Accelerate can make this gun either extremely hard to use, or easier, depending on the user's ability to adjust aim downwards to compensate for the much faster projectiles.
- The Hail works well with the Close Enough, allowing a player to indiscriminately arc shots over obstructions in the enemy's general direction, while hiding behind cover, and kill enemies with little risk of being hit by return fire.
- Use of the Hail with The Bee is also a good choice, as the split projectiles can both benefit from full amp damage.
- The Hail is a good weapon to use against Crystalisks. The arc trajectory and spread of the projectiles allow multiple hits on all three of the limbs at once when the weapon is aimed to rain down directly on top of them. This is made more effective by the weapon's critical hit bonus, which, in turn provides a good amount of healing to the wielder.
The flavor text is a part of line said by Ming the Merciless, the main antagonist in the 1980 film Flash Gordon.