Basic Summary Edit
The HIKS SH5 is a powerful thermal shotgun manufactured by HIKS (Harris Intelligent Kill Systems). Dealing damage that is competitive to the HIKS S300, this shotguns can eradicate nearly anything almost instantly.
Playing Style Edit
It was designed with both crowds and bosses in mind, and can terrify any enemy. Therefore, it's one of the most versatile guns ever made, and can do a good job at nearly every situation, from crowd controlling to bossing.
Recommended Augs Edit
Deadly: The first choice for nearly all weapons. Allows it to deal more initial damage and lets it kill faster.
Adaptive: Allows it to kill off thermal resisting enemies easier. Makes it more versatile. It's also a crucial aug for Nightmare Mode.
Overclocked: Allows for a faster rate of fire, making the weapon deal more DPS, and making it more viable for crowd controlling.
Tenacious: Allowing this weapon to deal more DOT, meaning that when you shoot the zombie, there is a higher chance you can just forget the zombie and let it die, saving bullets fired. This also comes in handy during bossing, especially against fast and pesky enemies like the Necrosis, Runners, and Spitters. This weapon has one of the highest DOT of all weapons. Make that ungodly with Tenacious. Makes the already notable DOT even more devastating.
Capacity: Allows it to shoot longer and kill more enemies before reload is needed. In stock form, the clip can be drained in 2 seconds, a cause of concern for most players
More Facts Edit
- The first HIKS shotgun
- One of the only thermal shotguns
- One of the heaviest shotguns
- Has the pellet spread of a Shotlite Tempest
- The first bullpup shotgun ever conceived
- SH=SHotgun, 5=5 flechettes
- One of the only Full auto shotguns