Swing the sickle! – Increased projectile damage and ammo consumption. Fires projectiles in the shape of a sickle. No Alternative Fire mode.
Usage & Description
Although the Sickle is classified as an assault rifle, it functions in every way as a fully automatic shotgun. Like other underbarrel shotguns, it benefits from shotgun damage modifiers instead of assault rifle damage and it can earn progress toward shotgun challenges.
Because of the fixed firing pattern, it is best used at extremely close range, which is not unusual for a shotgun. From a distance, it should be aimed slightly below and to the left of an enemy's crit spot, to account for the unique shape.
Variants with the "Boom" prefix have significantly higher damage values. They can also spawn with splash damage anointments, but the weapon does not actually deal splash damage.
Hotfix 3/5/2020: Damage increased. Fire rate increased.