Today we're going to discuss something that those who have yet to go on the raid or those who have had trouble on the raid may find of interest. Now, note the list I'm going to discuss is just weapons I take and I am as much looking for information from others on their experiences as I am trying to give information from my own, so post what you use and why as well, please!
1. Aetheon's Epilogue.
Now, this weapon is only picked up from the raid, so you will have already had some experience to acquire it. Overall its a fairly solid little AR, decent damage output and blistering rate of fire. The best things this has going for it, however, are its damage against oracles which is amazing, and its ability to rip the shields off of praetorians. Other than those things, it doesn't particularly shine above other weapons, such as hand cannons or the Suros Regime, which are generally more useful for most other engagements.
2. Suros Regime
You lose your ability to rip shields and lose a little time in killing oracles with this weapon, but it generally makes up for that in spades once shields are down with its amazing damage output in general. Vs. Vex enemies in general it can be outdone by hand cannons, but is a very versatile choice from my experience.
This weapon does really good damage but you have to be extremely careful when and where you use it, or you could potentially wind up killing yourself more than you kill enemies. Generally its accepted that a heavy machine gun is better for raid purposes, due to this tendency to wind up inside of a shield from time to time but if you're situationally aware, this weapon can get you out of a lot of tight places that others just don't have the power to rescue you from.
4. Ice breaker
I saved this weapon for last, out of my picks for weapons I love in the raid. The reason, shooting the light out of any goblin or hobble gobble (just for you, Lynx) is a 1hk all day and you never run out of ammo for this weapon, which is also important. Also, from last night's experience, we noticed that two of us at different levels, using this particular weapon against Atheon, were doing 10,000 + damage for every shot into his center glowing spot. That is a lot of damage for a weapon that gives you generally 8 shots per go-round with this particular boss and literally tore the big guy apart once we realized the output on it. This is my favorite, do-all end-all weapon in the raid so far, even though it is not always the weapon I have in my hands due to the fact that it is a sniper rifle and not a close-quarters weapon. the ability to do massive damage to bosses and 1hk pretty-much anything on the map but praetorians, makes this weapon a very solid choice for a secondary in the raid.
So, what are your picks so far and why?