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Description Edit

A highly accurate rifle, the Sandstorm was developed by exiles from the Nexus after their arrival in Heleus. The design of the semi-automatic weapon has been streamlined and appears to adapt certain non-Initiative technologies.

Features Edit

Strategies Edit

The Sandstorm is widely considered one of the best assault rifles in Mass Effect: Andromeda due to its extremely high power and relatively high rate of fire.

  • For a semi-automatic assault rifle, it also has a large clip and a lot of reserve ammo.
  • A common augmentation to use with the Sandstorm is the Beam Emitter. The Beam Emitter essentially converts the weapon to fully automatic, while eliminating any recoil, and makes full use of the weapon's extreme damage per second, which is designed to be limited by its normal semi-automatic rate of fire. The downside of the Beam Emitter, is the high ammunition usage, which the weapon isn't designed for.

Stats Edit

Rank Damage Rate of Fire Max Clip Size Max Ammo Accuracy Weight
I 148 210 14 126 68 35
II 158 210 14 130 73 33
III 167 210 14 133 76 31
IV 177 210 14 137 78 29
V 186 210 14 140 56 23
VI 196 210 14 144 81 25
VII 206 210 14 147 82 23
VIII 215 210 14 151 83 21
IX 225 210 14 154 84 19
X 234 210 14 158 85 18

Development Edit

Rank Rd icon milkyway orange Research Cost Omni-gel canister icon Omni-Gel Canister Beryllium icon Beryllium Lithium icon Lithium Vanadium icon Vanadium MEA Augmentation Slot For Tables Augmentation Slots
I 125 20 100 50 10 0
II 140 30 110 50 10 3
III 155 30 130 60 20 3
IV 170 30 140 70 20 3
V 185 40 160 80 20 3
VI 200 40 170 80 20 3
VII 215 40 180 80 20 3
VIII 230 40 190 90 20 3
IX 245 50 190 90 20 3
Rank Rd icon milkyway orange Research Cost Omni-gel canister icon Omni-Gel Canister Beryllium icon Beryllium Lithium icon Lithium Element zero icon Element Zero MEA Augmentation Slot For Tables Augmentation Slots
X 260 50 200 100 20 3
Total 1925 370 1570 750 20 (Ez)
160 (V)
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