Ninjutsu moved with the times and technologies. Now, ninjas can combine the power of firearms with the aesthetics of shurikens.

—Weapon description in the Gallery

The Shuriken Thrower is a Special weapon introduced in the 10.2.0 update.

Description

It is a light brown gauntlet and gun that shoots shurikens. It has good damage, a decent fire rate, good capacity, and low mobility. The bleeding effect can finish players off.

Appearance

It is a shuriken-emitting device with claws attached to what appears to be a wristband. It features a very small yellow scope. The main part of the gun is mostly brown and grey, while there are also small yellow details.

Performance

This weapon shoots shurikens with a slow to medium bullet travel time. These shurikens can pierce through players and make bleed, temporarily losing extra health. Moreover, it has a 2x zoom optic sight which allows the player to aim more accurately at a certain target.

When reloading, the player takes out the clip, puts another one and part of the weapon spins. It has no delay mechanics.

Strategy

Tips

  • It's fairly cheap price (35 Coin.png as at September 2016) and versatility makes this weapon a great choice for starting players, due to its high power and above-average mobility.
  • The weapon can be used as a makeshift sniper weapon in the hands of a skilled player, thanks to the travel distance of the projectiles and the scope mounted on the gun.
  • Be as accurate as possible because when you can't aim good enough, the shuriken will not be shot forward, but by the south-east direction of forward.
  • Aim for the head to maximize damage.
  • Go for weakened players for better ammunition conserving and quicker kill registering.
  • The best use for this weapon is at wider surfaces due to its inaccuracy. Not recommended using in corridors.
  • Conserve its ammunition due to this having a slightly large spread.
  • As this has a good mobility, don't stop dodging left and right while jumping and killing.
  • Use this in medium range while using the optical sight due to its loud sound effects that can be heard in close range. Also, try not to use it in very long range, even when extremely accurate, because due to its slow bullet travel time, you will have a more complicated duel because it will be easy dodging the shuriken.
  • Ambush or trickshot enemies, head-shot wise in an outdoor surface.
  • It has a piercing shot attribute, so you can diminish multiple opponents, even for one shuriken, unless if not many are in the surface or there are too many strafers.
  • Aim for multiple players so they can bleed temporarily.

Counters

  • The further you are from the player wielding this weapon, the better. Fight at a distance to counter the travel time the projectiles need. Snipers work very well for this purpose.
  • The Jetpack is the bane of this weapon, due to its severe lack in aerial fighting capabilities. A player in a jetpack should take the opportunity to take out the player with the Shuriken Thrower.
  • Use an area damage weapon.

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Recommended Maps

Equipment Setups

This weapon can be used as an effective close-medium ranged weapon to weaken enemies, equip a long-range weapon such as in the Sniper category.

Changelog

10.2.0
  • Initial release.
11.2.0
  • It has been given the Bleeding attribute.

Trivia

  • This was once a secret weapon in the Pixel Gun Company's Facebook page. Since the post got 5000 likes, this weapon is revealed.
  • The shurikens that this weapon fires are different from the Ninja Shurikens.
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