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Cat o' Nine Tails is a legendary laser manufactured by Dahl. it is obtained randomly from any suitable loot source.

Special Weapon Effects[]

The cat's out of the bag. – Always incendiary. Fires a beam that ricochets twice and splits into 3-8 beams on the first ricochet. Reduced fire rate.

Usage & Description[]

The Cat O' Nine Tails is a tricky weapon best used in indirect fire. When fired against walls or floors, its ricocheting bolts scatter into 9 projectiles, giving it a high damage potential compared to other blasters, at the cost of having a somewhat steep learning curve.

Gladiators taking advantage of Maelstrom can potentially wield this weapon to great effect, particularly against groups of targets. When used properly, it can accumulate 100+ stacks of Maelstrom nearly instantly, and maintain 200+ by the time its magazine has been emptied. Its ricocheting effect is also extremely powerful in conjunction with Smite, greatly easing the difficulty of hitting an airborne target.


  • The name of the weapon is a reference to the cat o' nine tails, a type of multi-tailed disciplinary whip.