Characters with a high luck/Finesse will benefit more from this rifle, as it has the highest critical rate of any assault rifle.
This weapon fires slower than the Infiltrator, about 1 time for every 1.5 times the Infiltrator does.
This weapon only fires two shots per V.A.T.S. hit as opposed to most other assault rifles, which fire three. Interestingly enough, this means the Perforator follows the 1 shot for every 1.5 ratio in V.A.T.S. as well.
Like all silenced weaponry, this rifle is best used by a hard-to-detect character. A character with 100 Sneak and Chinese Stealth Armor will be virtually impossible to detect, allowing continuous fire on some targets without being detected.
Although being essentially a unique Infiltrator, the Perforator cannot be repaired by them.