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Check out this Plasma Rifle (Plasma Gun) guide for DOOM Eternal! Contains info on all Plasma Rifle Mods, Upgrades, Mastery, challenges, and tips on how to use it effectively!

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Plasma Rifle - Weapon Stats & Tips

Plasma Rifle - Basic Stats

Plasma Rifle - Basic Stats
Ammo Type- Cells
Effective Range- Close to Mid Range
Strong Against- Shielded Enemies
- Hell Knight / Dread Knight

Decimate Shields With This Weapon

Decimate Shields With This Weapon

Aside from conventional uses, the Plasma Rifle rounds can be used to overcharge enemy energy shields, such as those seen used by the Shield Soldiers, Carcass, or Doom Hunter. Overloading them with the Plasma Rifle will have them explode and deal damage to nearby enemies.

Consumes Cells

The Plasma Rifle uses cells as its ammunition. It shares the same ammo type as the Ballista, so you will need to manage your ammo consumption to avoid running out!

Check Out the Ballista Here!

Effective In Close to Mid Range

The Plasma Rifle has a formidable Rate of Fire, but the projectile will fly relatively slow. This weapon will be best used in close to medium range, against a fodder or larger targets.

Unlocked During Mission 2

Unlocked During Mission 2

You will be able to unlock the Plasma Rifle during the campaign mission Exultia. You will get this weapon after progressing to a certain part in the mission.

Check Out the Mission 2 Walkthrough Here!

Heat Blast - Plasma Rifle Mod

Large Range Shotgun-like Blast at Close Range

Large Range Shotgun-like Blast at Close Range

With the Heat Blast mod equipped, your Plasma Rifle will charge up to 3 levels of heat emission while firing the normal Plasma rounds. You may release the stored heat in a single blast, with a very wide cone of effect to near by enemies.

Available Upgrades Heat Blast Mod

It is recommended that you focus on getting the Super Heated Rounds mod first as it allows you to use the Heat Blast mod more often.

Upgrade
Point
Description
Quick Fire
3
Firing delay after using Heat Blast is reduced by 25%
Super Heated Rounds
6
Heat Blast charge per shot is increased by 25%

Power Surge - Heat Blast Mastery

After triggering a fully charged Heat Blast, plasma projectiles will have a damage boost for a short time.

NOTE: All upgrades need to be unlocked to access the Mastery Challenge and unlock the Mastery.

Mastery Challenge

Kill 2 demons with a single Heat Blast, 30 times.

Bypass Challenge With Mastery Tokens

By spending a Mastery Token, you can immediately bypass the Mastery Challenge.

Microwave Beam - Plasma Rifle Mod

Lock Down Demons & Finisher

Lock Down Demons & Finisher

The Microwave Beam is a mod best used to finish off enemies or keep a mobile target stun-locked. When used, the rifle will discharge a surge of energy with the rapid cost of energy cells, cooking the tethered enemy while stunning them immobile. When fully cooked, target will explode in a bloody mess, damaging near by enemies.

Bigger Demons Cause Bigger Explosions

The size of the imminent blast upon death will differ depending on the class of the tethered target. For example, a fodder Zombie will have much smaller area of effect compared to Hell Knights.

Available Upgrades Microwave Beam Mod

It is recommended to invest your Weapon Points on the Increased Range upgrade to help you lock down demons that are normally out of your reach!

Upgrade
Point
Description
Faster Beam Charge
3
Microwave Beam Charge is reduced by 66%
Increased Range
6
Microwave Beam targeting range is increased by 50%

Concussive Blast - Microwave Beam Mastery

Demons that are detonated by the Microwave Beam will trigger a concussive blast that falters nearby enemies.

NOTE: All upgrades need to be unlocked to access the Mastery Challenge and unlock the Mastery.

Mastery Challenge

Kill at least 1 demon with the Microwave explosion, 15 times.

Bypass Challenge With Mastery Tokens

By spending a Mastery Token, you can immediately bypass the Mastery Challenge.

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