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The Dragon is a ranged weapon in Fallout 76.

Background

The Dragon is an antique, muzzle-loading black powder rifle with four distinct barrels. It is loaded with .50 caliber balls.

Characteristics

Each shot from the Dragon releases four projectiles while consuming a single .50 caliber ball. Similar to shotguns, the damage dealt is divided evenly between each projectile. Despite this, the Dragon has the highest single-shot base damage among ballistic rifles. Its main drawback is the extremely long reload time, which takes approximately 10 seconds without Ground Pounder or Legendary effects.

Crafting

Locations

The Dragon cannot be obtained as a Legendary weapon from enemy drops, quest rewards or Purveyor picks. 1-star Dragons may only be acquired from the "Nuclear Surprise!" at the SMART choice machine in Watoga High School.[1]

Notes

  • Any Dragon with an attached bayonet is considered legacy content.
  • Legacy weapons have higher range of 419, while new world drop and vendor purchases are 228.[citation needed]

Behind the scenes

Bugs

  • PCIcon pc.png Xbox OneIcon xboxone.png Playstation 4Icon ps4.png Legendary Dragons incorrectly use the Explosive effect for shotguns. Each of the 4 projectiles deals 3% of the base damage, rather than 20%. It should be using a custom effect for 5%.[verified]
  • PCIcon pc.png Xbox OneIcon xboxone.png Playstation 4Icon ps4.png Legendary Dragons do not drop from Legendary enemies as quest rewards, nor may they be obtained from The Purveyor.[verified]
  • PCIcon pc.png Xbox OneIcon xboxone.png Playstation 4Icon ps4.png 1-star Dragons may be obtained by selecting the "Nuclear Surprise!" option at the SMART choice machine in Watoga High School.[verified]
  • PCIcon pc.png Xbox OneIcon xboxone.png Playstation 4Icon ps4.png Prior to a patch,[citation needed] the Dragon accepted the black powder rifle's bayonet loose mod.[patched]
  • PCIcon pc.png Xbox OneIcon xboxone.png Playstation 4Icon ps4.png Prior to Patch 29, the Dragon was able to roll the Last Shot Legendary effect, introduced by Patch 28.[patched]

Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1-star may be acquired from SMART choice machine only; 2/3-star drops are legacy content. This weapon will not drop from legendary enemies, quest rewards or Purveyor Murmrgh, however, it may be Legendary crafted.
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