Campaign of the Month: November 2016
Ares Screech Sonic Rifle
Beta Prototype Rifle
ARES SCREECH SONIC RIFLE
|ACC |DV |AP |MODE| RC| AMMO |AVAIL |COST|
|4 |6S| *| SS| — |10©| 16R| 8,000¥|
The sonic rifle can fire with variable beam settings. It uses the same rules as shotguns (p. 180, SR5) for determining the number of targets affected and the DV modifier, as well as ranges. The Exotic Ranged Weapon (Sonic Rifle) skill is used to fire this weapon.
The Damage Resistance Test uses Willpower instead of Body and ignores all standard armor. Damper earware (p. 454, SR5) provides +2 bonus dice to the resistance test. A Hush or Silence spell reduces the DV by –1 per hit on the Spellcasting Test.
Targets hit by a beam suffer the effects of disorientation and nausea (see p. 409, SR5). The rifle uses peak discharge battery packs, with each shot consuming 1 power unit.