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The unofficial nuclear throne weapon tier list: best for gamers

Welcome to the Unofficial Nuclear Throne Weapon Tier List: best for gamers. This is a list of weapons in the game Nuclear Throne ranked from worst to best, updated frequently. 

It’s ranked by what weapon you should pick up if you’re looking for a good one. The only exceptions are Shotgun and Scope, which I won’t be ranking since they’re both awesome and should always get picked up if found early on in the game, the Guide will go over both of them in more detail.

Weapon tiers are just a way to rank things. It’s just something I think would be fun to do. 

This list doesn’t have any real significance or effect on the game itself, and isn’t anything official. It’s just here for fun and is made by an eSports professional.

Here are some nuclear throne weapon tier list are discussed for gamers-

1. In the beginning

In the beginning, you should always pick up a shotgun. It’s pretty much the only game-changing weapon in the game. 

It will let you kill people, get through obstacles, and easily get past some of the more difficult levels. Shotguns are also very easy to get early on due to their common drop rate. So if it’s your first time playing Nuclear Throne, start off with a shotgun.

2. Primary weapons tier list

Primary weapons come in tiers I, II and III respectively. The descriptions of these rank them more or less by how good they are for combatting objects in the environment (bombs) or other players (bullets). They are ranked 1, 2 and 3 respectively.

I. Grenade launcher

It’s basically a rocket launcher with grenades. It’s actually very effective at destroying objects, destroying enemies’ bullets, and doing the whole ‘big boom’ thing. 

You can easily pick it up early on, but you should save it for only the final boss fight if you want to get trophies/achievements after beating the game. 

The problem with this weapon is that it’s quite slow considering you have to reload every time you fire your grenade instead of having one shot automatic firing like other weapons would have. Reloading takes up a lot of time though so I’ll still recommend that you save until then.

3. Secondary weapons tier list

Secondary weapons come in tiers I, II and III respectively. The descriptions of these rank them more or less by how good they are for combatting other players (bullets) or objects (grenades). They are ranked 1, 2 and 3 respectively.

II. Pistol

The pistol is good for combatting other players and objects as well as destroying those stupid toxic plants/flowers. 

But it’s not the best weapon in the game for this purpose, so you can save it until you have to fight some strong enemies if you want to get trophies/achievements.

III. SMG

SMGs are sort of an ’emergency weapon’ in the game if you ever find yourself facing a barrage of bullets from more than one player or some giant deadly toxic plant that’s about to kill you. Last resort stuff.

IV. Machine gun

This is a pretty weak weapon, but it’s good for destroying objects and killing other players. 

And for some reason it seems to do a lot of damage to giant toxic plants as well, which is a plus. 

So if you ever find yourself facing a barrage of bullets from more than one player or some giant toxic plant that’s about to kill you, use this weapon to finish them off while your health recovers.

V. Rocket launcher

This is the best weapon in the game for doing the ‘big boom’ thing, destroying objects, and killing other players. 

You can use it to get through the Toxic City level pretty easily if you get this earlier on. It’s also really easy to get early on due to its common drop rate. So if it’s your first time playing Nuclear Throne, start off with a rocket launcher.

VI. Sniper rifle

It’s better to use this whenever you find one since this is the only weapon in the game that requires ammo (you need bullets). 

However you should save it for when you face some giant toxic plants or when facing some powerful enemies that are very close. 

If you use this too early on in the game, the enemies will probably be far away and you’ll have to miss them anyway, saving ammo. It’s kinda like when you’re playing close range fighting games like Mortal Kombat. 

If you’re fighting at close range (like 5 feet away) with a sniper rifle, aim for an enemy’s head since that tends to end the fight quicker. So it’s kinda like a ‘headshot’ kind of weapon. 

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