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Edited by Ens2010: 9/24/2014 2:27:37 PM

Scout Rifles VS Hand Cannons: Why should anyone pick Hand Cannons??

As I count the seconds till Destiny releases, I constantly build and rebuild my character in my mind. I played in the beta as a Hunter, and I usually used a Scout Rifle. I experimented with other guns, but always went back to the scout rifle. I enjoyed their range, accuracy, and consistent ability to take apart enemies with precision kills. However, hand cannons look awesome, and I am planning on building a bladedancer that benefits most from speed. I was wondering, what is there that the hand cannon has, that scout rifles do not? Scout rifles fire faster, reload quicker, have more range, and are more accurate than Hand cannons. One thing I thought about was speed. Has anyone tested to see if the lighter weight of a Hand Cannon increases their speed? Since I am building a heavy melee character with a bladedancer, speed is VERY important to me, and frankly hand cannons look awesome. However, if they are all around just smaller nerfed scout rifles, I dont think i could justify devoting armor choices and the overall path of my build toward them. Why should I choose the hand cannon over the scout rifle? I can see how making a kill with a hand cannon would be more awesome, simply because they are harder to use, but if they dont have any truly redeeming qualities, I feel the choice is obviously scout rifle. (Note: Guys check the posting date. This was made pre-launch. Now that I have experimented with different types of weapons, I have found the Hand Cannon to be my favorite Primary. They gave it some buffs at launch, and I enjoy it. Look before you post boys and girls.)

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