First shots on enemies ignore resistances, automatic critical
"The Type-12 allows for subtle drains of electrical charge from the area around it, allowing for its 10mm subcaliber round to react that much more violently when it releases its hypercharged payload."
The Type-12 Lightning Strike is a sniper rifle manufactured by Hellstorm.
The Lightning Strike is a strong choice for first strikes, but not so much in protracted fights. It is able to reduce the electric charge of an enemy to a negative charge before firing, allowing for its immensely positively-charged projectile to strike more easily and deal more damage. Therefore, the first shot of the Lightning Strike on an enemy will always ignore any resistances and be an automatic critical, allowing for the wielder to quickly remove a large amount of targets from the field with the assistance of the gun's Shock damage.
The Lightning Strike is otherwise lackluster compared to other sniper rifles in other situations, with very low capacity, a marginal fire rate and expensive ammunition with not enough standard damage to compensate.