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Disambig.png This article is about the weapon whose name is often shortened to "Prowler". For the prowler creatures, see Creatures#Prowlers.
Prowler Burst PDW
Prowler Burst SMG.png
5-round burst SMG.
Profile
Type Sub machine gun
Fire modes Burst, Auto
Ammo type Supply Drop Heavy Rounds.svg Supply Drop Heavy Rounds
Rate of fire Burst 685 RPM
Auto 795 RPM
Projectile speed 18000 UPS
Arenas
Base cost N/A
Total cost Materials?
Damage
Head 23 (1.5×) per bullet
115 (5×23) per burst
Body 15 per bullet
75 (5×15) per burst
Legs 12 (0.8×) per bullet
60 (5×12) per burst
Body DPS 171 (Burst)
199 (Auto)
Tactical
Magazine size 35
Tac reload time 2.00 seconds
Full reload time 2.60 seconds
ADS speed penalty -15%
Recoil Kick + vertical + curve left

The Prowler Burst PDW (also called the Prowler SMG) is a sub machine gun that utilizes Supply Drop Heavy Rounds.svg Supply Drop Heavy Rounds. It fires either in a 5-round burst or fully automatic fire.

Being a Supply Drop Weapon, it can only be found in Care Packages, and cannot be equipped with foreign ammo. It comes pre-equipped with 210 backup ammo, an Extended Heavy Mag.svg Extended Heavy Mag, and a 1x Digital Threat.svg 1x Digital Threat scope.

Damage profile[]

Target Damage Shots to kill [note 1]
100 HP 150 HP 175 HP 200 HP 225 HP
Head 115 1 2 2 2 2
Helmet.svg Level 1 Helmet 105 1 2 2 2 3
Helmet.svg Level 2 Helmet 90 2 2 2 3 3
Helmet.svg Level 3/4 Helmet 85 2 2 3 3 3
Body 75 2 2 3 3 3
Leg 60 2 3 3 4 4
Fortified.svg Fortified Legends[note 2]
Target Damage Shots to kill [note 1]
100 HP 150 HP 175 HP 200 HP 225 HP
Head 100 1 2 2 2 3
Helmet.svg Level 1 Helmet 90 2 2 2 3 3
Helmet.svg Level 2 Helmet 80 2 2 3 3 3
Helmet.svg Level 3/4 Helmet 75 2 2 3 3 3
Body 65 2 3 3 4 4
Leg 50 2 3 4 4 5


  1. 1.0 1.1 Body Shield.svg Body Shields and Evo Shield.svg Evo Shields increase hitpoints.
  2. Fortified.svg Fortified decreases damage taken by 15%.

Target Damage Shots to kill [note 1]
100 HP 150 HP 175 HP 200 HP 225 HP
Head 23 5 7 8 9 10
Helmet.svg Level 1 Helmet 21 5 8 9 10 11
Helmet.svg Level 2 Helmet 18 6 9 10 12 13
Helmet.svg Level 3/4 Helmet 17 6 9 11 12 14
Body 15 7 10 12 14 15
Leg 12 9 13 15 17 19
Fortified.svg Fortified Legends[note 2]
Target Damage Shots to kill [note 1]
100 HP 150 HP 175 HP 200 HP 225 HP
Head 20 5 8 9 10 12
Helmet.svg Level 1 Helmet 18 6 9 10 12 13
Helmet.svg Level 2 Helmet 16 7 10 11 13 15
Helmet.svg Level 3/4 Helmet 15 7 10 12 14 15
Body 13 8 12 14 16 18
Leg 10 10 15 18 20 23


  1. 1.0 1.1 Body Shield.svg Body Shields and Evo Shield.svg Evo Shields increase hitpoints.
  2. Fortified.svg Fortified decreases damage taken by 15%.

Attachments[]

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Optics

Pros and cons[]

Pros
  • High DPS.
  • Largest magazine size out of all SMGs, topped at 35 rounds.
  • A single burst is faster than the R-99 SMG, the fastest weapon in the game.
  • Very tight hipfire spread, especially in burst mode.
  • Relatively easy to control recoil.
  • Small speed penalty when aiming down sights.
  • Uses exclusive ammo, which does not take up inventory space.
Cons
  • Poor long range performance.
  • 1× headshot multiplier at 39+ meters.
  • Only 210 reserve ammo (or 6 reloads) is available per Prowler, forcing a weapon change upon depleting all of it.

Skins[]

There are a total of 66 weapon skins for the Prowler Burst PDW: 14 Legendary, 9 Epic, 27 Rare and 16 Common.

  • Total Eclipse - needs Spacewalker and Legend Tokens 6,500

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