|SV-23 Dart Pistol|
|First Found||Level 1 - Hospital|
|Damage||15 per Hit (Needle)|
5 per Hit (Tranq)
|Armor Penetration||6 (Needle)|
|Offense Value||2 (Needle)|
The SV-23 Dart Pistol is a weapon found in System Shock. It provides excellent control of laboratory animals, delivering an explosive bite or a paralyzing neurotoxin.
Despite firing with an unimpressive "whap" the Dart Pistol will do an admirable job of keeping Humanoid Mutants and lower-level Cyborgs at bay until you can obtain a stronger firearm such as a Minipistol.
Stick to the Needle Packs. Tranq Needles are near-useless as their paralyzing effect doesn't last very long on the mutated lifeforms aboard Citadel and does nothing against robotic threats. At most they will buy you a few seconds to either finish off the paralyzed target with a melee weapon or make an escape.
If you run out of Needle Packs early on you're generally better off switching to a SparqBeam.
|Needle Packs (15) - Micro-Explosives embedded in needle housing.|
|Tranq Needles (15) - Paralyzing neurotoxin in needle housing.|
- Most of the weapons' names in System Shock are derived from the initials of the game's makers. In this case, SV stands for Sara Verrilli.
|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|