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Edited by MyriadWasTaken: 7/19/2014 5:45:31 AM
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How do you feel about hand cannons now?

Hand Cannons still need more power

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Hand Cannons are great the way they are

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Hand Cannons are OP

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Hand cannons seem to have gotten a slight buff but not near enough. Why would I choose a hand cannon versus a scout rifle when they have pretty much the same damage per shot but one has almost twice as many rounds and a higher rate of fire and both equally accurate if the scout rifle is not more accurate or at least a little easier to aim. The hand cannon can't even get a one shot kill head shot on level 8, granted the scout rifle cannot either but with the limitations the hand cannon has ammo/ROF wise I think it should be a lot more powerful. Literally not enough bang for my buck on the hand cannon. Maybe there are better ones in the full game? But right now they are still resembling what should be a "secondary weapon" not a special but a secondary. Like an "oh no I'm out if rounds in my primary better switch to the last ditch effort to make it outta this!" Any other opinions on these so called "cannons"?
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  • I've been a hand canon fan since day one and seen people who said hand cannons were weak and what not but now they say they are best. Lol. lxrd high fixer rip .
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  • A handcannon with field scout and outlaw will always be amazing
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  • [b][i]HAND CANNONS ARE -blam!-ING AMAZING AND THEY FEEL GREAT LIKE I'M JUST DROPPING ENEMIES LEFT AND RIGHT, PLUS HAVE YOU SEEN THE -blam!-ING FATEBRINGER??!?!?!! -blam!-ING EXPLOOOOOSIONS!!!!!![/i][/b]
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    • get head shots all the time with hand cannons
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    • I wouldn't say that hand cannons are any better but they make no sense so they need to be changed.
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    • Holy necrobump
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    • -blam!-ing Christmas noob
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      • If you feel hand cannons are underpowered you either lack precision or have a very sub-par weapon. That said, they aren't perfect in every situation. Anytime when a little extra range is introduced or the crit spot is difficult or non-existent something like a scout rifle is my goto.
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      • Still need more power?? Lol I use them regularly thorn and fatebringer being the only two I use. I don't know who says they need more power but they are perfect the way they are.. honestly Any more powerful would be OP.
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        • Thanks to Jack0falltech We know this is from beta, that went over most of our heads, its crazy this was revived
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        • Edited by tanis38: 1/7/2015 5:15:40 PM
          What hand cannon are you using? I get one shot kills on level 30 mobs with my hand cannons. And the damage is not pretty much the same as Scout rifles. Hand cannons deal much greater damage. Especially if you are using them correctly. A hand cannon is a skill weapon where you should be getting (or trying to get) only head shots. Often times with my Hawkmoon I fire off my 13 rounds and that equals 13 kills (unless majors or ultras were involved). If you are consistently getting body shots with a hand cannon you are using them wrong. EDIT: whoa, just noticed the date of this post. How did it end up at the top of my feed? lol
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          • I use thorn and nitc and do almost 1700 on hard wit thorn over 1000 with nitc
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            • Edited by Vegan Superhero: 1/7/2015 5:18:58 PM
              whoever said they need more fu*kin power cant aim for shit. Nvm.
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              • Fate bringer is a beast of a gun. I alternate between that and VOC, fate bringer does much more damage per crit, not even close.
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                • I been using handcannons since I began playing destiny and I love them with all my heart. I mainly use my [b]lord high fixer[/b] and get a lot more kills then almost all my other friends who only use auto rifles and such. And I feel like your talking from ignorance. A level 8 can't die from one shot to the head? Seriously? I own the shit out of them little dregs and destroy each one of them with one shot to face. You don't have no idea what you speak about. You just suck at aiming I assume. Maybe handcannons just aren't for you. I hope it stays that way. HC CLUB FOR LIFE!
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                  • I've been a hand cannoneer almost from the beginning, I absolutely hate that there's a specific bounty in IB just for the auto rifles
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                  • What? You can't 1-shot a level 8 with a handcannon? You're either not aiming for the head, or you have a real crap HC.
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                  • Handcannons are fine the way they are, they just take a different kind of skill to use effectively.
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                  • My scout rifle (VoC) does 400 dmg per crit and my hc (Hawkmoon) does 1400+ dmg per crit. So idk what your talking about
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                    • Hawkmoon
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                    • Hate hand cannons avoid using them they need reloaded to often
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                      • They don't need to be buffed. In their current state, you have to actually be good to use them effectively. If you make them too easy to use, people will flock to them in the same way they did auto rifles.
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                      • Lazuliv...why you necro this, mang?!
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                      • Reload stops me using thorn... Wish it was worth the bountie
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                      • Hand cannons are cheesy to me, but they seem well designed. I just have a hard time wanting to use one.
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                      • I use my Devil You Know on level 28 missions and it wrecks, don't even have it fully upgraded yet.
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