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Lion's Roar

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THIS IS A DRAGAN CHARACTER PACK ITEM!
Accurate and good stopping power. High recoil

Lion's Roar Rifle FBI Files
THIS IS A DRAGAN CHARACTER PACK ITEM!
Accurate and good stopping power. High recoil

Gameplay
Unlock Level 28
Inventory Slot Primary
Weapon Type Assault Rifle
Firing Mode(s) Selective firing AutoIcon / SemiIcon
Cost $629,000
Statistics
Magazine 30
Total Ammo 150
Rate of Fire 857
Damage 40
Accuracy 60
Stability 60
Concealment 17
Threat 12
Other
Internal name vhs
Mod stats
Description
The Lion’s Roar rifle is 765 mm (30.1 in) long, with a 500 mm (20 in) barrel. The whole rifle body is a mono-block construction made from high impact polymer. When looked at from the front, it looks something like a bugle. May this weapon hearken your glorious arrival, and may it help you perform the glorious melodies of PAYDAY.

The Lion's Roar is an assault rifle added along with the Dragan Character Pack DLC.

OverviewEdit

The Lion's Roar appears to be intended for mainly close quarters use. Its high damage and rate of fire lends itself well to clearing rooms quickly. With a base accuracy rating of 60, it can also perform well at longer ranges if the high recoil is managed. Unfortunately, the range of unique mods is limited to the barrel which means that is this weapon is less customizable for different situations than other weapons such as the CAR-4.

SummaryEdit

Pros:

  • Well-rounded base stats of damage and accuracy
  • Can be modded for very good recoil control
  • Good rate of fire
  • Does not need extensive modding for high offensive stats
  • Unique silenced barrel that greatly increases Stability with no Concealment penalty

Cons:

  • Very limited range of available mods
    • Unique mods can only be acquired through RNG-cards system
  • Low Concealment overall and maximum potential
    • Only 1 concealment-increasing mod
  • Tight iron sights, making the use of a custom sight highly recommended
  • Slow reload
    • Second slowest tactical reload of all assault rifles, behind the Bootleg
    • Slowest full reload of all assault rifles

BuildsEdit

All Round Assault RifleEdit

A balanced loadout providing good Damage (42), average Accuracy (76), and high Stability (80).

TipsEdit

  • Due to its low base Stability, it is advised that one focuses on Stability-boosting mods when modifying the Lion's Roar. Said mods are particularly effective on this weapon as the stat increases in this category for the Lion are considerably higher than most other assault rifles, particularly so with Gage Courier mods with the easily available Competitor's Compensator boosting Stability by 9 and the Military Laser Module by 4.
  • Skills that increases Stability like Steady Grip Technician) or Leadership Aced (Mastermind) are recommended.
  • Switching to semi-automatic or locking the weapon to Auto Fire works equally well in improving the player's control over the Lion's recoil. Just remember to fire in short bursts when the latter option is chosen, though.
  • The default iron sights of the Lion's Roar is nearly identical to that of the JP36, thus may become obstructive when used at longer ranges. Unless one is perfectly comfortable with using both gun's default sights, an optic might be a better alternative.

Available modificationsEdit

CQB Barrel Cost: $9,000 | Dragan Character Pack - Card Drop & Side Job
CQB Barrel (Lion's Roar)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy -2 Stability +4
Concealment +3 Threat


Precision Barrel Cost: $9,000 | Dragan Character Pack - Card Drop & Side Job
Precision Barrel (Lion's Roar)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy +2 Stability
Concealment -2 Threat


Silenced Barrel Cost: $14,000 | Dragan Character Pack - Card Drop & Side Job
Silenced Barrel (Lion's Roar)
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage -3 Accuracy Stability +9
Concealment Threat -12


Low Profile Suppressor Cost: $21,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Low Profile Suppressor
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage -13 Accuracy Stability
Concealment Threat -12


Medium Suppressor Cost: $14,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Medium Suppressor
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage -8 Accuracy Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat -12


The Bigger The Better Suppressor Cost: $36,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
The Bigger The Better
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage -3 Accuracy Stability +9
Concealment -3 Threat -12


Stubby Compensator Cost: $21,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Stubby
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +2 Accuracy Stability +9
Concealment Threat +1


The Tank Compensator Cost: $28,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
The Tank
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +5 Accuracy Stability +7
Concealment -1 Threat +2


Fire Breather Nozzle Cost: $36,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Fire Breather
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +7 Accuracy Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat +12


Tactical Compensator Free | Gage Mod Courier - Red Spider Packages
Tactical Compensator
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +2 Accuracy +2 Stability -2
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 +9
Concealment -2 Threat +1


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 +12


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 -5
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 -5
Concealment Threat


Auto Fire Cost: $86,800 | Gage Weapon Pack 01 - Bonus (5), Card Drop & Side Job
Locked auto
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage +2 Accuracy -2 Stability +7
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 +4
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 +7
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


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 +4
Concealment -1 Threat


Surgeon Sight Cost: $36,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Surgeon Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4
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 +4
Concealment -1 Threat


Combat Sight Free | Gage Mod Courier - Blue Eagle Packages
Combat Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat


Speculator Sight Free | Gage Mod Courier - Green Mantis Packages
Speculator Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat


Trigonom Sight Free | Gage Mod Courier - Yellow Bull Packages
Trigonom Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat


Holographic Sight Cost: $21,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Holographic Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat


Compact Holosight Free | Gage Mod Courier - Green Mantis Packages
Compact Holosight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat


Solar Sight Free | Gage Mod Courier - Blue Eagle Packages
Solar Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4
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 +4
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 +4
Concealment -3 Threat


Milspec Scope Cost: $62,000 | Base game - Card Drop & Side Job
Milspec Scope
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4
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 +4
Concealment -3 Threat


Reconnaissance Sight Cost: $62,000 | Gage Spec Ops Pack - Infinite Granted
Reconnaissance Sight
Total ammo Magazine Reload
Damage Accuracy Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat


SkinsEdit

  • Masai is either a misspelling of Maasai, a Nilotic ethnic group famous for their fearsome warriors, or Massai, an Apache warrior.
    • On the Masai skin is "Universal Arms" underneath a golden Continental logo.

TriviaEdit

  • The Lion's Roar rifle was based on the HS Produkt VHS-D2 (Višenamjenska Hrvatska Strojnica, a.k.a. "multifunctional Croatian machine gun"). With the CQB Barrel, it becomes the VHS-K2 variant.
    • The brand icon on the rifle reads HVH instead of VHS.
    • The Roar's profile was likened to that of a bugle on its announcement site description. This is a reference to the visual profile of the FAMAS/Clarion, the weapon from which HS Produkt drew inspirations to create their first VHS design. As the company transits to the new VHS-2 model, however, much of the resemblances have begun to disappear.
    • Its name is a reference to the developer of the Dragan Pack, Lion Game Lion studio.
    • This is the first appearance of this rifle in any form of media.[1]
  • The in-game weapon uses its own type of proprietary magazine, which is odd from a realistic standpoint as most of the VHS rifles manufactured after 2008 were modified to use Heckler & Koch G36 magazines (due to the Croatian army's surplus of such rifles). The VHS-2 wasn't known to even accept any other magazine type but the G36's, the proprietary magazine was designed and a very small number was made for testing, but was still ultimately scrapped.
  • SightLionvs36

    Comparison between the JP36's sight (left) and that of the Lion's (right).

    The Lion's Roar Iron Sights are nearly identical to those on the JP36.
  • Like the Patchett L2A1 and the Chicago Typewriter, when viewing the Lion's Roar when previewing it, it shows the bolt in the open position, showing a bullet.
    • The exposed magazine and its rounds in the preview would indicate that this is an open bolt firearm, while the real-life VHS and VHS-2 both fires from a closed bolt.

Update historyEdit

  • Update 52.1 corrected the Lion's Roar's magazine capacity from 34 to 30.

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HS_Produkt_VHS#Popular_culture

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