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Assault rifle is one of the primary weapons in Anthem. This weapon delivers balance in damage, fire rate, and range. It is standard issue for every javelin.

All Freelancers begin with a standard issue Assault Rifle called the Defender. Assault Rifles have a moderate rate of fire and relatively small magazine size. Assault Rifles do Impact Damage on targets and have the ability to do damage on enemy weak points.

List of Assault Rifles

Epic and Lower Masterwork and Higher


Assault Rifle Weapon class are affected by several inscriptions.

Damage Inscriptions

The following inscriptions affect Assault Rifles damage:

  • Weapon Damage
  • Physical Damage
  • Damage
  • Assault Rifle Damage
  • Weak point Damage

Quality Inscriptions

The Following inscriptions affect other qualities of Assault Rifles:

  • Weapon Ammo
  • Weapon Magazine Size
  • Weapon Hip Recoil
  • Weapon Reload
  • Assault Rifle Ammo
  • Weapon Fire Rate


Assault Rifles are affected by the following consumables:


  • The Assault Rifle Pyrrhic Victory cannot be obtained in-game. However, there are several references made to it by developers in instances such as update notes 1.5.0.