Best Weapons in Mass Effect Andromeda  - Best Shotgun, Best Assault Rifle, Best Sniper Rifle, Best Melee, Best Pistol

Best Weapons in Mass Effect Andromeda - Best Shotgun, Best Assault Rifle, Best Sniper Rifle, Best Melee, Best Pistol

A complete guide to the best weapons in Mass Effect Andromeda, info on what blueprints to make and the resources you’ll need to construct the weapons. Weapon Slots guide.

Yes, we have labelled this guide as ‘Mass Effect Andromeda Best Weapons’ but in truth there’s a fair amount of subjectivity involved with the guns in Mass Effect Andromeda. While many of what we’ve picked below offer the best stats and raw killing power, some feel a little odd and are hard to get to grips with. We've got the best assault rifles, best shotguns, best sniper rifles, best pistols, and best melee weapons.

If you’re happy with the guns you already have in your inventory and are just here for the ‘lols’, perhaps you’d like to take a look at our Mass Effect Andromeda Guide and Walkthrough. It’s got loads of great and helpful articles, some of which contain jokes!

Mass Effect Andromeda Best Weapons

Best Pistols in Mass Effect Andromeda

These are the best pistols you can get your hands on in Mass Effect Andromeda.

  • Sidewinder
  • Carnifex
  • Scorpion
  • Talon
  • N7 Eagle

Best Assault Rifles in Mass Effect Andromeda

These are the best assault rifles you can lay your hands on in Mass Effect Andromeda.

  • Revnant
  • Sandstorm
  • L86 Halberd
  • N7 Valkyrie

Best Shotguns in Mass Effect Andromeda

These are the best shotguns you can find in Mass Effect Andromeda.

  • N7 Piranha
  • N7 Crusader
  • Dhan

Best Sniper Rifles in Mass Effect Andromeda

These are the best snipers you can get hold of in Mass Effect Andromeda.

  • N7 Valiant
  • Vanquisher
  • Black Widow
  • Lanat
  • Raptor

Best Melee Weapons in Mass Effect Andromeda

  • Cryo Gauntlet
  • Kett Caraflon
  • Krogan Hammer
  • Asari Sword

Best Weapon Loadouts in Mass Effect Andromeda

The ideal combination of weapons will depend on how you get on with each, but you can use mods to help customise to your taste. For example, you could attach a scope mod to your N7 Valkyrie, combine it with a great Shotgun and the best Melee weapon you can get your hands on, and you’ve got a versatile loadout that works at range and up close while remaining light.

If you want more general info about how to make weapons, we’ve got you covered in our Mass Effect Andromeda Weapons Guide. We’ve also got a complete guide to romancing characters, all Remnant Puzzles solved, a look at where to find crafting materials, and an overview of AVP and Cryo Pods.

Hopefully you’ll enjoy the new weapons you’ve added to your wanted list. If not, we're sorry, but we can't allow for bad taste in video game weapons!

Tom Orry

Managing Editor

Tom started life on a circus in Australia before his family moved to the UK. His love of gaming started soon after, which essentially meant he bought every video game magazine available and worked numerous part-time jobs as a child in order to afford costly N64 games. He created UK site, of which he was the Editor for over a decade. He now doesn't like circuses.

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