#### Quint

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But when I do the calculation and compare the Adj EP-41 with the guns I am using mostly, Armatrix L pistols, the L versions always come out as the better (= more cost efficient) option. So either my calculations are wrong, or I am overlooking/forgetting anything and therefore I created this post.

Let's start with a comparison between Adj EP-41 + A106 versus Armatrix LP-35 + A106 (all based on the decay/ammo costs on wiki). The A106 lasts 2068 shots so let's take that as example.

- Adj EP-41 + A106 : total decay 8673 pec and ammo cost 26884 pec for 2068 shots. Total dmg done (75% of max dmg, 8% misses) : 104165. So dmg/pec = 2,9295.

- LP-35 + A106 : total decay (INCL 117% mu on the gun decay) 8227 pec and ammo cost 25354 pec for 2068 shots. Total dmg done (75% of max dmg, 8% misses) : 99884. So dmg/pec = 2,9744.

The mu on the LP-35's would have to be higher than 144% already in order to be worse than the Adj EP-41 if my calculations are right...

When you look at "higher" level Armatrix pistols (eg. LP-55), the difference becomes even slightly bigger, so in favor of the L guns.

Of course there are certain advantages of having an UL weapon : guaranteed availability is one of them, but in this case I don't see any shortage on Armatrix pistols coming up soon, so I consider that availability as close to guaranteed as well. And if they would ever disappear (Korss / Breer P5 anyone...?), I'm sure MA will ensure new alternatives.

Another advantage of UL items is the option to tier them up (permanently obviously). That is indeed an advantage, any fresh L pistol starts at tier 0 again. But with L guns you can always switch to the next level of them (eg LP-35 => LP40) as you skill up. When you are able to fully use the LP-55 for example, the Adj EP-41 would already have to be at least at tier 4 to match the dmg output of a tier 0 LP-55. And then you also need to consider the tiering up costs on the Adj EP-41 and also the additional cost of the dmg enhancers.

So are my calculations correct ? Am I overlooking something, are there any other factors which I am not considering here ? If not, why would someone like me even consider investing in an Adj-EP41... ?

Any input is welcome !