For a shotgun, see RIA P30
Basic Summary Edit
The RIA P30 is a Semi-Auto Thermal Pistol designed and manufactured by Rubicon Industries. Generally, it's a faster firing version of the RIA 30 Strikeforce that takes up the pistol slot. Like the RIA 30 Strikeforce, it has shotgun functionality .
Playing Style Edit
This gun is designed so that the user can just stand in front of a horde, aim, and spam bullets straight into that horde. Since it has a relatively high ROF, decent clip size, shotgun functionality, high damage, and 2 pierce, it's main purpose is for decimating small to moderately big hordes of relatively strong zombies. However, if you only want a speed pistol with no movement penalty, this is not the best choice. However, it's crowd controlling abilities more than enough make up for the movement penalty. Some players might be disappointed by its Semi-auto function, but due to its shotgun functionality, it's easy to aim with this gun. If properly augmented, it will be devasting against most bosses.
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.
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.
Other Facts Edit
- The P stands for Pistol.
- This and the Mustang (made by Shotlite) are the only pistols to have shotgun functionality.
- Its one of the heaviest pistols, at 8% movement penalty.
- This is the first pistol to deal thermal damage, making it unique.
- Its one of the rarest pistols to be dropped in strongboxes.
Credit goes to SAS 4 Heavy Gracchus for the picture. Thanks!