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Clarion

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THIS IS A GAGE ASSAULT PACK ITEM!
Bullpup with extremely high rate of fire

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THIS IS A GAGE ASSAULT PACK ITEM!
Bullpup with extremely high rate of fire

Gameplay
Unlock Level 27
Inventory Slot Primary
Weapon Type Assault Rifle
Firing Mode(s) Selective firing AutoIcon / SemiIcon
Cost $605,000
Statistics
Magazine 30
Total Ammo 240
Rate of Fire 1,000
Damage 35
Accuracy 36
Stability 68
Concealment 24
Threat 14
Other
Internal name famas
Achievement(s) So Many Choices Tour de Clarion
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Mod stats
Description
The CLARION is a 5.56mm assault rifle in a bullpup configuration. It is light-weight, and the design decreases the overall length, but its' distinguishing feature - apart from its' unconventional looks - is an absurdly high rate of fire. It derives it's name from the shape of the gun; the clarion is a shrill, narrow-tubed war trumpet.

The Clarion is an assault rifle in PAYDAY 2. It was added as part of the Gage Assault Pack DLC, alongside the Gewehr 3, Gecko 7.62 and GL40.

OverviewEdit

The Clarion is an assault rifle with an extremely high rate of fire and very good damage-per-second (DPS). This makes it a perfect weapon for clearing rooms of enemies or taking down several groups very quickly. In unmodified form, it performs poorly at longer ranges, as the high fire rate and relatively low stability throws your aim off extremely quickly. Certain mods however can improve its performance at longer ranges and make it much more versatile.

With its higher rate of fire, the Clarion tends to drain ammunition extremely quickly but this is offset by the extremely high number of bullets that are received from each pickup, making ammo a rather small issue if the user is sensible with it. It also has a high total ammo count of 240, meaning the weapon can last quite a while if one cannot move from cover to pick up the ammo drops.

SummaryEdit

Pros:

  • Extremely high rate of fire, leading to stellar DPS values
  • Good base concealment
  • Unique suppressor doesn't reduce damage
  • Above average ammo pool
  • Extremely high ammo pickup rate
  • Even when fully modded the Clarion can maintain a high concealment rating and can be used with Low Blow and Sneaky Bastard quite easily

Cons:

  • Mediocre base stability, exacerbated by the high rate of fire
  • Few unique mods available
  • Stock sights are obstructive and may be difficult to aim with effectively
  • High fire rate empties magazine quickly if stunned by a Taser
  • Very bad base accuracy

TipsEdit

  • With the unique Short Barrel and a Fire Breather Nozzle, the Clarion can reach 40 damage. Adding the G2 Grip allows it to maintain a respectable accuracy of 16 as well, making it a very viable choice for Very Hard and Overkill difficulties.
  • Like the FAMAS it is based upon, the Clarion works best when fired with very short bursts of 3-4 rounds.
  • As the biggest strength of the gun is its high fire rate, adding the Single Fire mod is a very poor choice.
  • With the Short Barrel increasing damage, equipping The Bigger The Better suppressor only deducts 2 damage, the Clarion would have higher damage than if equipping the suppressed barrel, with the same concealment penalty (but less accuracy).
  • The Clarion serves as an excellent weapon for stealth missions, due to its fairly good concealment stats, and as backup when the heist goes loud, especially on pro jobs.

BuildsEdit

The Clarion suffers from poor accuracy and damage but nevertheless can be modified to have decent stats with a large ammo pool. the following build provides good damage (40), low but usable accuracy (56) and good stability (84). A drawback of this build is that it requires a Damage Boost card drop to be completed and relies on Auto Fire to maximize and balance out stats.

Note once Fast and Furious is unlocked it is possible to omit the Auto Fire mod to increase accuracy at the cost of some stability and still break (40) damage.

To be used in close quarters battles only, highly recommend to bring a side arm for long range engagements. This build is great for missions such as "Bank Heist" but useless in day one "Watchdogs". This setup can rip apart entire rooms worth of cops in a close range fire fight, And haves a almost infinite amount of ammo if you pick up the ammo packs off dead cops and have the right skills.

The Clarion has a high base Concealment (24) compared to many assault rifles and although you can increase its concealment with mods, if your not using The Professional skill, its best to trade 2 concealment (22) to maintain low but decent accuracy (52), with low damage (35) and average stability (72).

This build is meant to be used with Silent Killer and The Professional to take advantage of the Clarions large ammo pool and high ROF in conjunction with armor piercing. This rifle is especially potent at killing specials at medium and close ranges as well as general CQB. Further, pairing a weapon with extremely high ROF (such as the Clarion) with the Grinder perk deck allows the player to regenerate health at a tremendous rate. The result is a silenced assault rifle that deals good damage (47.2), with low but decent accuracy (68) and very high stability (92).

Available modificationsEdit

Long Barrel Cost: $14,000 | Gage Assault Pack - Achievement
Long Barrel (Clarion)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +3 Accuracy Stability +3
Concealment -1 Threat


Short Barrel Cost: $14,000 | Gage Assault Pack - Achievement
Short Barrel (Clarion)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +8 Accuracy -2 Stability -4
Concealment +2 Threat


Sniper Barrel Cost: $14,000 | Gage Assault Pack - Achievement
Sniper Barrel
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +3 Accuracy +2 Stability -4
Concealment -2 Threat


Suppressed Barrel Cost: $28,000 | Gage Assault Pack - Achievement
Suppressed Barrel (Clarion)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy +4 Stability
Concealment -1 Threat -14


Low Profile Suppressor Cost: $21,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Low Profile Suppressor
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage -10 Accuracy Stability
Concealment Threat -14


Medium Suppressor Cost: $14,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Medium Suppressor
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage -7 Accuracy Stability +3
Concealment -2 Threat -14


The Bigger The Better Suppressor Cost: $36,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
The Bigger The Better
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage -2 Accuracy Stability +7
Concealment -3 Threat -14


Stubby Compensator Cost: $21,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Stubby
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +3 Accuracy Stability +7
Concealment Threat +6


The Tank Compensator Cost: $28,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
The Tank
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +5 Accuracy Stability +5
Concealment -1 Threat +8


Fire Breather Nozzle Cost: $36,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Fire Breather
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +8 Accuracy Stability +3
Concealment -2 Threat +14


Tactical Compensator Free | Gage Mod Courier - Red Spider Packages
Tactical Compensator
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +3 Accuracy +4 Stability -4
Concealment -2 Threat


Competitor's Compensator Free | Gage Mod Courier - Green Mantis Packages
Competitor's Compensator
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +5 Accuracy +2 Stability +7
Concealment -2 Threat +6


Funnel of Fun Nozzle Free | Gage Mod Courier - Yellow Bull Packages
Funnel of Fun Nozzel
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +10 Accuracy -4 Stability
Concealment -2 Threat +14


Ported Compensator Cost: $9,000 | The Butcher Mod Pack 2 - Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job
Ported Compensator
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +5 Accuracy +2 Stability -6
Concealment -1 Threat


Concealment Cost: $9,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
ModBoost
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability
Concealment +1 Threat


Stability Cost: $9,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
ModBoost
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4
Concealment Threat


Accuracy Cost: $9,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
ModBoost
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy +4 Stability
Concealment Threat


Team Boost Cost: $9,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
TeamBoost
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability
Concealment Threat

Special Effect: +3% Experience & money reward for you and your crew.

Single Fire Cost: $50,400 | Gage Weapon Pack 01 - Bonus (5), Card Drop & Side Job
Locked single
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy +2 Stability -6
Concealment Threat


Auto Fire Cost: $86,800 | Gage Weapon Pack 01 - Bonus (5), Card Drop & Side Job
Locked auto
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +3 Accuracy -2 Stability +5
Concealment Threat


Assault Light Cost: $21,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Assault Light
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability
Concealment -1 Threat


Tactical Laser Module Cost: $36,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Tactical Laser Module
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability
Concealment -1 Threat


Compact Laser Module Free | Gage Mod Courier - Red Spider Packages
Compact Laser Module
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability
Concealment Threat


Military Laser Module Free | Gage Mod Courier - Blue Eagle Packages
Military Laser Module
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +2.5
Concealment -2 Threat


LED Combo Cost: $36,000 | The Butcher Mod Pack 2 - Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job
LED Combo
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +5
Concealment -2 Threat


45 degree red-dot sight Cost: $9,000 | Gage Spec Ops Pack - Infinite Granted
45 Degree Red-dot Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4
Concealment Threat


G2 Grip Cost: $14,000 | Gage Assault Pack - Achievement
Retro Grip
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy +4 Stability +3
Concealment -1 Threat


The Professional's Choice Sight Cost: $21,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
The Professional's Choice
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +2.5
Concealment -1 Threat


Surgeon Sight Cost: $36,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Surgeon Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +2.5
Concealment -1 Threat


See More Sight Cost: $43,200 | Armored Transport (DLC) - Card Drop & Side Job
See More Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +2.5
Concealment -1 Threat


Combat Sight Free | Gage Mod Courier - Blue Eagle Packages
Combat Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +2.5
Concealment -1 Threat


Speculator Sight Free | Gage Mod Courier - Green Mantis Packages
Speculator Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +2.5
Concealment -1 Threat


Trigonom Sight Free | Gage Mod Courier - Yellow Bull Packages
Trigonom Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +2.5
Concealment -1 Threat


Holographic Sight Cost: $21,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Holographic Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +2.5
Concealment -2 Threat


Compact Holosight Free | Gage Mod Courier - Green Mantis Packages
Compact Holosight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +2.5
Concealment -2 Threat


Solar Sight Free | Gage Mod Courier - Blue Eagle Packages
Solar Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +2.5
Concealment -2 Threat


Military Red Dot Sight Cost: $9,000 | Lootbag Pre-order DLC - Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job
Military Red Dot (Lootbag DLC)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +2.5
Concealment -3 Threat


Military Red Dot Sight Cost: $62,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Military Red Dot
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +2.5
Concealment -3 Threat


Milspec Scope Cost: $62,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Milspec Scope
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +2.5
Concealment -3 Threat


Acough Optic Scope Cost: $44,000 | Base game - Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job
Acough Optic
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +2.5
Concealment -3 Threat


Reconnaissance Sight Cost: $62,000 | Gage Spec Ops Pack - Infinite Granted
Reconnaissance Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +2.5
Concealment -3 Threat


SkinsEdit

AchievementsEdit

So Many Choices So Many Choices
Own one of every Gage Assault Pack weapon in the game. Unlocks the Short Barrel for the Clarion rifle, Light Stock for the Gecko 7.62 rifle, Plastic Foregrip and Assault Kit for the Gewehr 3 rifle, “Evil” material and “Vicious” pattern.
Tour de Clarion Tour de Clarion
Kill 200 enemies using the Clarion rifle. Unlocks the Suppressed Barrel and G2 Grip for the Clarion rifle as well as the “Professor Wrath” mask.

TriviaEdit

  • It is based on the original French FAMAS F1 assault rifle, pointed out by the small trigger guard and straight magazine. The in-game magazine has 30 rounds loaded, despite using a 25-round pre-STANAG model. Some of the other unique components are from various real-world FAMAS variants, mostly G2 derivatives.
    • The Short Barrel is from the cut-down G2 Commando variant.
    • The Long Barrel was designed for a semi-automatic civilian version of the FAMAS G2.
    • The Sniper Barrel comes from the G2 Sniper, an obscure DMR version.
    • Installing the G2 Grip changes the rifle into the newer intermediary FAMAS G1, the G2 has a slightly different handguard, magazine well and magazine release.
  • Real-world FAMAS rifles are usually manufactured with bipods integrated onto their fore-ends, while the in-game Clarion lacks them. The bipod mounts are still visible on the weapon model, however.
  • The Clarion lacks the 3-round burst fire mode of the real-world FAMAS despite having the fire-selector set to the "3" (3-burst) position.
  • Its in-game name is a reference to the Counter-Strike series, the name of the FAMAS in said games (Clarion 5.56) which was originally a misspelling of the actual weapon's nickname ("Clairon", translated to English as "bugle"). French troops dubbed the rifle as such due to it having a similar profile to that of a bugle.
  • Prior to update 35.1, all of the barrel attachments were stuck in front of the original muzzle brake, rather than fully engulfing it as with the other weapons.

GalleryEdit

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