|RW-45 Ion Rifle|
|First Found on||Level G1 - Alpha Grove|
|Operation||Particle Beam Burst|
|Attack Type||Energy Beam|
|Damage||18 per Blast (Low)|
108 per Blast (High)
180 per Blast (Overload)
|Energy Usage||5 (Low)|
The RW-45 Ion Rifle is a weapon found in System Shock.
Prototypes of this advanced energy beam gun evolved from late-model beam sidearms. It delivers a powerful stream of ionic particles with more force than normal Blaster guns.
This weapon can only be found in the Alpha Grove inside the corporate briefcase. At high settings, the Ion Rifle does slightly more than 150% damage per shot compared to the Blaster, but at the expense of 200% energy consumption. Frequent use of the Ion Rifle would require excess stockpiles of Batteries or quick access to Power Stations.
- Most of the weapons' names in System Shock are derived from the initials of the game's makers. In this case, RW stands for Robb Waters.
- The animation frame of this weapon firing is actually not shown in the game itself, even if present in the files. This applies to all versions except the Source Port update, where it can be enabled using "Show All Weapon Frames" Game Option.
|System Shock Weapons|
|Hand-to-Hand Weapons||Lead Pipe • TS-04 Laser Rapier|
|Pistols and Rifles||SV-23 Dart Pistol • ML-41 Minipistol • Magnum 2100 Pistol • AM-27 Flechette • DC-05 Riot Gun • MARK III Assault Rifle • |
MM-76 Accelerator Rail Gun • RF-07 Skorpion
|Energy Weapons||SparqBeam Sidearm • DH-07 Stun Gun • SB-20 Mag-Pulse Rifle • ER-90 Laser Blaster • RW-45 Ion Pulse Rifle • LG-XX Plasma Rifle|
|Explosives||Fragmentation Grenade • Gas Grenade • Nitropack • EMP Grenade • Land Mine • Concussion Bomb • Earth-Shaker|
|Cyberspace Weapons||Pulser Combat • I.C.E. Drill|