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|“||A weapon that shoots poisonous darts. You will be amazed but some people still use it in the time when there are nuclear pistols and laser rifles. We believe that 50% of damage is dealt with sarcasm.||”|
—Poison Darts's description in the Gallery
The Poison Darts (often referred to as simply The Darts) is a Special weapon introduced in the 14.1.0 update.
This special weapon is a prehistoric themed blowgun with some leaves and feathers on it. It shoots invisible projectiles with no travel time, they are darts, as shown in the armory. When darts hit the enemy, they give poison and slowdown effect to him/her. When shooting, there's small delay before releasing the projectile. This weapon deals high damage, has decent fire rate, has not bad capacity and very high mobility. It is a 2 bodyshot with poisoning and a 1 headshot.
The weapon takes the appearance of a wooden blowgun.
The weapon consists of a brown tube with green plant matter (possibly leaves) wrapping the exterior of the tube, and three feathers (orange, purple, and blue) at the front of the tube.
This blowgun shoots out a poisonous blowpipe with instant bullet travel time, a small hitbox and high damage. This blowpipe has a poison effect, making the opponent lose extra health because of the poison effect.
This weapon has a single shot system, so technically, it doesn't have a reload like a gun with a clip. It has no delay mechanics.
Since it has no delay mechanics, it is a great weapon for 3 Category Spam. It is useful since it can be switched from an output delay weapon and immediately shoot without any delay and be switched to an input delay weapon without giving a delay.
This weapon deals a high amount of damage, has a medium fire rate, a medium accuracy, good ammo capacity and high mobility.
- The poison can be used to weaken enemies. This can be combined with a fast firing Primary weapon to finish off poisoned enemies.
- It offers high mobility, making it effective when strafing around enemies and traversing long distances. The mobility is the same as the Elder Force Saber, Dark Force Saber, and many other melee weapons.
- Aim for the head to maximize damage.
- This weapon is best used in medium ranges. Due to the lack of a scope, and the low fire-rate, the dart blower is best used with some distance between yourself and others.
- It's optimal to stay behind cover and peek out to shoot a dart, then go back under. The poison is very effective combined with the high damage.
- Watch your capacity; it's easy to waste ammo.
- It is best if you drop down from a tall place on the map and shoot at someone on the ground.
- You can 3 Category Spam this weapon if you have the right pattern as of the 16.6 update, because the weapon doesn't have delay with most guns.
- Keep your crosshair on the enemy's head while firing, as there's a delay before firing.
- Area damage and high damage shotguns make quick work of users.
- When hit, retreat back to cover until the Slow Down Targets attribute expires.
- Constantly try strafing; the fire rate of the weapon, the decently low accuracy, and the low AOE makes it hard for your opponent to hit you. Keep in mind that as soon as one of the darts hits you, you'll be severely damaged, and slowed down.
- Engage its users in a long range attack because there is a range limit.
- Try to sneak behind the user and finish them with a high damaging shotgun or melee. (Ultimatum, Viking, Heroic Epee, Thermal Mecha Knife, etc...)
- Whenever you see someone with this weapon out, they are most likely cat spamming, use cat-spamming counters if so.
- Block their shots with Sly Wolf or Spirit Mask, or a barrier weapon like Excalibur.
- Use Stealth Bracelet, Reflector (Gadget) or Denied! for their purposes against this weapon.
- This weapon is mostly a backup weapon or a "chip" weapon. It should mainly be used to weaken enemies or to finish off weakened opponents, therefore, a good primary and a sniper or a heavy should be able to cover this weapon's weak spots.
- Use it in a catspam loadout as it is very famous for its catspammability.
- Initial release.
- The weapon is buffed to the point of being able to one shot someone.
- The glitch with the "Slow the Target" attribute is fixed.
- The weapon was buffed the same day the Necklace of the Ice King was put in the community Trader's Van. This was meant to balance out users as the necklace is a very wanted and popular weapon for 3 Category Spam. Due to the fact there would be many users using this in the days to come, they buffed this weapon by 20%. However, the developers did not announce the changes as they still wanted sales of the Necklace.
- It was announced in an announcement afterward that it was buffed by 15%.
- It was given a skin to celebrate Halloween; Dragon's Fury
- It was removed from the Armory along with other prehistoric weapons.
- This weapon returned in the Armory again along with other weapons.
- This weapon returned in the Super Lottery.
- Despite taking the appearance of a blowgun, the user does not actually blow into the back part of the tube. Instead, the dart launches when firing and the user loads another one in.
- This weapon actually has limited range as proven in the Polygon. Some people prefer the Necklace of the Ice King over Poison darts due to this fact.
- During the 15.1.0 update, this weapon was buffed to the point where it can almost one shot someone.
- In the 19.1.0 update, this weapon returned and can now be purchased in the Armory.
- For some reason, in Free Play this weapon doesn't seem to be able to hit shots.