Mass Effect 3 Weapons Mode Guide

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Mass Effect 3 Weapons Mode Guide

Mass Effect 3
With better Weapons in the battlefield, you have better chances to win the war. Mods in Mass Effect 3 can improve the efficiency of your weapons which can come handy at crucial times during the fight.

Each mod can further be upgraded to level 5. You can either buy these mods by spending credits or you will find them spread across the galaxy during your adventure.

For more help on Mass Effect 3, read our Scanning Locations, Armor Locations and Romance Guide.

Mass Effect 3 Assault Rifle Mods

Assault Rifle Stability Damper
The mod reduces the weapon’s kickback.

  • Level 1 Upgrade: Weapon Stability +30%
  • Level 2 Upgrade: Weapon Stability +40%
  • Level 3 Upgrade: Weapon Stability +50%
  • Level 4 Upgrade: Weapon Stability +60%
  • Level 5 Upgrade: Weapon Stability +70%

Assault Rifle Magazine
As the name says, the mod increase the magazine capacity.

  • Level 1 Upgrade: Rounds per Mag +40%
  • Level 2 Upgrade: Rounds per Mag +50%
  • Level 3 Upgrade: Rounds per Mag +60%
  • Level 4 Upgrade: Rounds per Mag +70%
  • Level 5 Upgrade: Rounds per Mag +80%

Assault Rifle Piercing Mod
The shot penetration is increased.

  • Level 1 Upgrade: Pierce .50 meter thick objects with 60% less damage Can ignore 25% armored defense
  • Level 2 Upgrade: Pierce .65 meter thick objects with 55% less damage Can ignore 35% armored defense
  • Level 3 Upgrade: Pierce .80 meter thick objects with 50% less damage. Can ignore 45% armored defense
  • Level 4 Upgrade: Pierce .95 meter thick objects with 45% less damage. Can ignore 55% armored defense
  • Level 5 Upgrade: Pierce 1.10 meter thick objects with 40% less damage. Can ignore 65% armored defense

Assault Rifle Extended Barrel
The mod increases bullet velocity and impact.

  • Level 1 Upgrade: Damage +15%
  • Level 2 Upgrade: Damage +17.5%
  • Level 3 Upgrade: Damage +20%
  • Level 4 Upgrade: Damage +22.5%
  • Level 5 Upgrade: Damage +25%

Assault Rifle Precision Scope
Increases both scoped and scope less fire accuracy.

  • Level 1 Upgrade: Accuracy +15%
  • Level 2 Upgrade: Accuracy +20%
  • Level 3 Upgrade: Accuracy +25%
  • Level 4 Upgrade: Accuracy +30%
  • Level 5 Upgrade: Accuracy +35%

Mass Effect 3 Heavy Pistol Mods

Pistol Melee Stunner
The melee damage damage is increased.

  • Level 1 Upgrade: +15% Increment
  • Level 2 Upgrade: +17.5% Increment
  • Level 3 Upgrade: +20% Increment
  • Level 4 Upgrade: +22.5% Increment
  • Level 5 Upgrade: +25% Increment

Pistol Piercing Mod
The mod increases the shotgun penetration.

  • Level 1 Upgrade: Pierce .50 meter thick objects with 60% less damage. Can ignore 25% armored defense
  • Level 2 Upgrade: Pierce .65 meter thick objects with 55% less damage. Can ignore 35% armored defense
  • Level 3 Upgrade: Pierce .80 meter thick objects with 50% less damage. Can ignore 45% armored defense
  • Level 4 Upgrade: Pierce .95 meter thick objects with 45% less damage. Can ignore 55% armored defense
  • Level 5 Upgrade: Pierce 1.10 meter thick objects with 40% less damage, ignore 65% armored defense

Pistol Magazine Upgrade
The magazine capacity is increased.

  • Level 1 Upgrade: 40% increase
  • Level 2 Upgrade: 50% increase
  • Level 3 Upgrade: 60% increase
  • Level 4 Upgrade: 70% increase
  • Level 5 Upgrade: 80% increase

Pistol High-Caliber Barrel
The damage is increased and projectiles go wider.

  • Level 1 Upgrade: Damage +15%
  • Level 2 Upgrade: Damage +17.5%
  • Level 3 Upgrade: Damage +20%
  • Level 4 Upgrade: Damage +22.5%
  • Level 5 Upgrade: Damage +25%

Pistol Scope
The accuracy of the weapon is increased.

  • Level 1 Upgrade: +15% increment
  • Level 2 Upgrade: +20% increment
  • Level 3 Upgrade: +25% increment
  • Level 4 Upgrade: +30% increment
  • Level 5 Upgrade: +35% increment

Mass Effect 3 Shotgun Mods

Shotgun Smart Choke
The accuracy of the weapon is increased.

  • Level 1 Upgrade: +30% increment
  • Level 2 Upgrade: +35% increment
  • Level 3 Upgrade: +40% increment
  • Level 4 Upgrade: +45% increment
  • Level 5 Upgrade: +50% increment

Shotgun Spare Thermal Clip
Number of spare shots are increased.

  • Level 1 Upgrade: +50% more spare shots
  • Level 2 Upgrade: +60% more spare shots
  • Level 3 Upgrade: +70% more spare shots
  • Level 4 Upgrade: +80% more spare shots
  • Level 5 Upgrade: +80% more spare shots

Shotgun Shredder Mod
The shot penetration is increased

  • Level 1 Upgrade: Pierce .25 meter thick objects with 60% less damage. Can ignore 25% armored defense
  • Level 2 Upgrade: Pierce .35 meter thick objects with 55% less damage. Can ignore 35% armored defense
  • Level 3 Upgrade: Pierce .45 meter thick objects with 50% less damage. Can ignore 45% armored defense
  • Level 4 Upgrade: Pierce .45 meter thick objects with 50% less damage. Can ignore 45% armored defense
  • Level 5 Upgrade: Pierce .65 meter thick objects with 40% less damage. Can ignore 65% armored defense

Shotgun Blade Attachment
The melee damage is increased.

  • Level 1 Upgrade: Melee +15%
  • Level 2 Upgrade: Melee +17.5%
  • Level 3 Upgrade: Melee +20%
  • Level 4 Upgrade: Melee +22.5%
  • Level 5 Upgrade: Melee +25%

Shotgun High-Caliber Barrel
Damage is increased.

  • Level 1 Upgrade: +15% increment
  • Level 2 Upgrade: +17.5% increment
  • Level 3 Upgrade: +20% increment
  • Level 4 Upgrade: +22.5% increment
  • Level 5 Upgrade: +25% increment

Mass Effect 3 Sniper Rifle Mods

Sniper Rifle Concentration Mod
Damage as well as the aim is increased.

  • Level 1 Upgrade: Damage +5% and perception by 25%
  • Level 2 Upgrade: Damage +7.5% and perception by 27.5%
  • Level 3 Upgrade: Damage +10% and perception by 30%
  • Level 4 Upgrade: Damage +12.5% and perception by 32.5%
  • Level 5 Upgrade: Damage +15% and perception by 35%

Sniper Rifle Spare Thermal Clip
The number of spare shots is increased.

  • Level 1 Upgrade: +50% more Spare Shots
  • Level 2 Upgrade: +60% more Spare Shots
  • Level 3 Upgrade: +70% more Spare Shots
  • Level 4 Upgrade: +80% more Spare Shots
  • Level 5 Upgrade: +90% more Spare Shots

Sniper Rifle Extended Barrel
The damage of the weapon is increased.

  • Level 1 Upgrade: +15% increment
  • Level 2 Upgrade: +17.5% increment
  • Level 3 Upgrade: +20% increment
  • Level 4 Upgrade: +22.5% increment
  • Level 5 Upgrade: +25% increment

Sniper Rifle Piercing Mod
The shot penetration is increased.

  • Level 1 Upgrade: Pierce .75 meter thick objects with 50% less damage. Can ignore 25% armored defense
  • Level 2 Upgrade: Pierce .90 meter thick objects with 45% less damage. Can ignore 35% armored defense
  • Level 3 Upgrade: Pierce 1.05 meter thick objects with 40% less damage. Can ignore 45% armored defense
  • Level 4 Upgrade: Pierce 1.2 meter thick objects with 35% less damage. Can ignore 55% armored defense
  • Level 5 Upgrade: Pierce 1.35 meter thick objects with 30% less damage. Can ignore 65% armored defense

Sniper Rifle Extended Scope
The accuracy is improved and it helps to spot through smoke.

  • Level 1 Upgrade: +15% accuracy
  • Level 2 Upgrade: +20% accuracy
  • Level 3 Upgrade: +25% accuracy
  • Level 4 Upgrade: +30% accuracy
  • Level 5 Upgrade: +35% accuracy

Mass Effect 3 Sub Machine Gun Mods

SMG Ultralight Materials
The weight of the weapons is reduced.

  • Level 1 Upgrade: -50% weight
  • Level 2 Upgrade: -60% weight
  • Level 3 Upgrade: -70% weight
  • Level 4 Upgrade: -80% weight
  • Level 5 Upgrade: -90% weight

SMG Magazine Upgrade
The magazine size is increased.

  • Level 1 Upgrade: +50% increment
  • Level 2 Upgrade: +60% increment
  • Level 3 Upgrade: +70% increment
  • Level 4 Upgrade: +80% increment
  • Level 5 Upgrade: +90% increment

SMG High-Caliber Barrel
The damage of the weapon is increased.

  • Level 1 Upgrade: +15% damage
  • Level 2 Upgrade: +17.5% damage
  • Level 3 Upgrade: +20% damage
  • Level 4 Upgrade: +22.5% damage
  • Level 5 Upgrade: +25% damage

SMG Heat Sink
The chance of not using the thermal clip is increased.

  • Level 1 Upgrade: -25% chance
  • Level 2 Upgrade: -30% chance
  • Level 3 Upgrade: -35% chance
  • Level 4 Upgrade: -40% chance
  • Level 5 Upgrade: -45% chance

SMG Scope
The accuracy of the weapon is increased.

  • Level 1 Upgrade: +15% increment
  • Level 2 Upgrade: +20% increment
  • Level 3 Upgrade: +25% increment
  • Level 4 Upgrade: +30% increment
  • Level 5 Upgrade: +35% increment