[Top 10] Shadow of the Tomb Raider Best Weapons & How to Get Them

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Best Weapon
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Lara Croft is likely the most dangerous thing in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, but even she isn’t invincible against the many threats that the deadly Peruvian jungles have to offer.

Listed below are 10 weapons more than capable of getting you through the mayhem that Trinity is causing, as well as how to find them.

10. The Recurve Bow:

The Recurve bow is a default bow that is strong and well balanced in stats.

  • It comes reinforced with stronger limbs and increased string tension for better accuracy, speed, and damage.
  •  First bow you acquire.

Weapon Stats:

  • Damage- Low, can increase 40% by upgrading with10x Hardwood + 6x Jaguar Hide.
  • Rate of Fire- High, can increase 45% by upgrading with 10x Hardwood + 8x Jaguar Hide.
  • Draw Speed- Medium, can increase 30% by upgrading with Fat x6 + 4x Cloth + 1x Jaguar Hide.
  • Hold Time- Long, can increase 60% by upgrading with 6x Hardwood + 6x Hide.

The Recurve bow is a default weapon that you acquire automatically as you progress through the story. It is the first bow that Lara receives in gameplay when she cuts her remaining gear from the plane wreckage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p51CAihOi7E

9. The AB.45:

The AB. 45 is a standard issue pistol nicknamed “The Altar Boy” by Trinity Soldiers.

  • It is a default weapon
  • The first pistol issued in game play
  •  Well balanced and reliable.

Weapon Stats:

  • Damage- Medium, can increase 40% by upgrading with 4x Fat + 4x Salvage + 1x Black Powder.
  • Recoil- can decrease -100% by upgrading with 3x Jaguar Hide + 6x Salvage.
  • Rate of Fire- Medium, can increase 40% by upgrading with 5x Fat + 6x Salvage + 2x Black Powder.
  • Reload Speed- Medium, can increase 30% by upgrading with 6x cloth + 4x Salvage.
  • Ammo Capacity- Medium, can increase to 18 by upgrading with 6x cloth + 4x Salvage + 2x Black Powder.

The AB.45 is the first gun that you acquire in game play. You receive it in the beginning as Lara retrieves it off a dead Trinity mercenary during the combat encounter that leads to Kuwaq Yaku.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2NP7gjbWsI

8. The Vicar Mark II:

The Vicar Mark II is a standard issue automatic rifle used by Trinity forces.

  • It is slow in taking down enemies but causes a staggering impact.
  • Great accuracy.

Weapon Stats:

  • Damage- Medium, can be increased 40% by upgrading with 7x Salvage + 6x Black Powder.
  • Recoil- Can decrease 75% by upgrading with 3x Fat + 4x Salvage + 2x Black Powder.
  • Rate of Fire- Medium, can be increased 50% by upgrading with 4x Black Powder + 4x Salvage.
  • Reload Speed- Medium, can be decreased 30% by upgrading with 2x Cloth + 3x Salvage.
  • Ammo Capacity- Medium, can increase to 65 by upgrading with 1x Hide + 1x Savage.

The Vicar Mark II is a default weapon that you automatically receive as the story progresses. It is a
reward that you receive after completing the seventh mission in the story “Where the Twins Confer”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSGdnAbKS5Y

7. TAEV 16:

The TAEV 16 is a semi-automatic military issued shotgun that deals massive damage at close range.

  • Comes equipped with padded grip for better accuracy
  • Deals high in damage

Weapon Stats:

  • Damage- Medium, can increase up to 40% by upgrading with 2x Fat + 2x Salvage + 1 Black Powder.
  • Recoil- can decrease -75% by upgrading with 4x Cloth + 3x Salvage.
  • Rate of Fire- Medium, can increase 10% by upgrading with 2x Fat + 2x Salvage.
  • Reload Speed- Low, can decrease -50% by upgrading with 2x Hide + 2x Salvage.
  • Ammo Capacity- Low, can increase clip size to 9 by upgrading with 2x Fat + 2 Salvage + 1 Black Powder.

The TAEV 16 is available for purchase from the merchant in the mission of San Juan for 5,700 gold.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2AstY6aj_k

6. Atlatl Bow:

The Atlatl is an exceptional bow constructed with inspired mechanics from the ancient Atlatl.

  • Excels in damage and range.
  • Useful in taking down targets stealthily.
  • Has 8 upgrades in total.

Weapon Stats:

  •  Damage- Low, can be increased by 40% when upgraded with 8x Hardwood + 4x Jaguar Hide.
  • Rate of fire- High, can be increased 40% when upgraded with 6x Hardwood + 6x Jaguar Hide
  •  Draw Speed- Medium, can be increased 30% when upgraded with 8x Fat + 5x cloth + 2x Jaguar Hide.
  • Hold Time- Long, can be increased 70% when upgraded with 8x Hardwood + 6x Jaguar Hide.

The Atlatl bow can be purchased from a merchant in Paititi for 5,800 gold as seen below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4GZhh32dAE

5. The River Hawk:

The River Hawk is a magnum said to be the most powerful pistol in the game.

  •  Deals high in damage
  •  Kills in 1-2 shots.

Weapon Stats:

  • Damage- High, can increase by 40% by upgrading with 2x Fat + 3x Salvage + 1x Black Powder.
  • Recoil- High, can decrease 75% by upgrading with 3x Jaguar Hide + 3x Salvage.
  • Rate of Fire- Low, can increase 40% by upgrading with 2x Fat + 2x Salvage + 1x Black Powder.
  • Reload Speed- Medium, can be increased 30% by upgrading with 2x Cloth + 3x Salvage.
  • Ammo Capacity- Low, clip size can increase to 13 by upgrading with 2x Cloth + 2x Salvage.

The River Hawk can be purchased from a merchant in Kuwaq Yaku or given to Lara by Marco after the completion of the “Deal with the Pillagers Side Quest” in Kuwaq Yaku.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=977GaGS1aDE

4. Redding Bolt-Action:

The Redding Bolt-Action is a rifle best used for sniping enemies from long ranges. With similar properties as a bow this rifle deals quite an amount of damage.

  • Good in precision
  • High in damage and accuracy

Weapon Stats:

  • Damage- High, can increase 40% by upgrading with 4x Salvage + 3x Black Powder.
  • Recoil- can decrease -20% by upgrading with 2x Cloth + 2x Hide.
  • Rate of Fire- Medium, can increase 35% by upgrading with 2x Hide + 3x Salvage.
  • Reload Speed- Medium, can increase 50% by upgrading with 2x Fat + 3x Cloth + 3x Salvage.
  • Ammo Capacity- Low, can increase clip size to 35 by using 1x Hide + 2x Salvage.

You can get the Redding Bolt-action rifle by selecting the Eagle Path in New Game+ or you can purchase from the merchant in New Game+.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iqu_BMtwF4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqQF4jiGoOA

3. The Bishop 600:

The Bishop 600 is a standard issue pump-action shotgun that is used by Trinity Forces.

  • It is balanced and reliable for any climate or situation.
  • Has a high damage capacity 1-2 shot kills.

Weapon Stats:

  • Damage- High, can increase 40% by upgrading with 4x Fat + 2x Black Powder + 6x Salvage.
  • Recoil- can decrease 50% by upgrading with 8x Jaguar Hide + 3x Salvage.
  • Rate of Fire- Low, can increase 10% by upgrading with 3x Fat + 3x Salvage.
  • Reload Speed- Low, can increase 50% by upgrading with 2x Hide + 2x Salvage.
  • Ammo Capacity- Low, clip size can increase to 9 by upgrading with 2x fat + 2x Salvage + 1x Black Powder.

The Bishop 600 is a default weapon that you automatically receive after completing the twelfth story mission ‘’Eye of the Serpent”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK18VcCA9uM

2. Heart of the Eagle:

The Heart of the Eagle is a longbow that is used by the Heart of the Eagle warriors and is said to be the most powerful bow in the game.

  •  Constructed with stronger limb allowing increased string tension.
  •  Delivers high arrow speed and damage.

Weapon Stats:

  • Damage- Low, can increase 40% by upgrading with 8x Hardwood + 4x Jaguar Hide.
  • Rate of Fire- High, can increase by 40% by upgrading with 6x Hardwood + 6x Jaguar Hide.
  • Draw Speed- Medium, can increase 30% by upgrading with 8x Fat + 5x Cloth + 2x Jaguar Hide.
  • Hold Time- Long, can increase 70% by upgrading with 8x Hardwood + 6x Jaguar Hide.

The Heart of the Eagle bow can be acquired after completing the “Ancient Studies” Quest in the Hidden City as seen below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qitPUMSFRTs

1. The GF RAL:

The GF RAL is a powerful assault rifle, it is said that its shot is equivalent to getting hit by a truck at 20 mph. It is also said to have the best damage rate compared to other rifles.

  • High in damage.
  • One of the best rifles in the game.

Weapon Stats:

Damage- High, can be increased 40% by upgrading with 4x Salvage + 3x Black Powder.

  • Recoil- can decrease 85% by upgrading with 2x Fat + 2x Salvage.
  • Spread- can decrease 60% by upgrading with 2x Fat + 2x Salvage.
  • Rate of Fire- Low, can increase 35% by upgrading with 2x Jaguar Hide + 3x Salvage.
  • Reload Speed- Medium, can decrease by upgrading with 2x Jaguar Hide + 3x Salvage.
  • Ammo Capacity- Low, increases clip size to 25 by upgrading with 2x Hide + 3x Salvage.

You can purchase the GF RAL from a merchant in Kuwaq Yaku for 3,200 gold, below is game play showing just how deadly this rifle could be.

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