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Machine Pistols are handheld weapons in Anthem. They are usable by Ranger, Storm, and Interceptor.

Machine Pistols have the highest rate of fire of all weapons in Anthem. They also have one of the highest ammo capacity. They have relatively low damage, but their rapid fire rate makes up for it in close ranges. They can also do damage to the enemy weak point. At long range, these weapons are quite ineffective.

List of Machine Pistols

Epic and Lower Masterwork and Higher


Machine Pistol Weapon class are affected by several inscriptions.

Damage Inscriptions

The following inscriptions affect Machine Pistol damage:

  • Weapon Damage
  • Physical Damage
  • Damage
  • Machine Pistol Damage
  • Weak point Damage

Quality Inscriptions

The Following inscriptions affect other qualities of Machine Pistols:

  • Weapon Ammo
  • Weapon Magazine Size
  • Weapon Hip Recoil
  • Weapon Reload
  • Machine Pistol Ammo


Machine Pistols are affected by the following consumables:


  • Machine Pistols are simply Sub Machine Guns as they use pistol ammunition, have a high rate of fire, but also a spread.
  • The vault incorrectly states that Machine Pistols can be used by Colossus, which is not the case.
  • Along with Autocannon, Machine Pistols are classified as Rapid arms.