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SAS: Zombie Assault 4 Weapon
- RIA 30 Strikeforce -

Ria30

RED RIA0

-BLACK- RIA 30 Strikeforce

IMG 1108

IMG 1107

Manufacturer [?] Rubicon Industries
Ammo Cost [?] $$$ 160 for 100
$$$ 1,600 for 100 RED
$$$ 1,920 for 100 Selection 004

$$$ 640 for 100
$$$ 6,400 for 100 RED
$$$ 7,680 for 100 Selection 004(Premium Ammo)

Damage/Pellet 130
320 RED
480 Selection 004
Total DoT/Pellet [?] 80/2 sec
160/2 sec RED
240/2 sec Selection 004
Pierce 2
Pellets/shot [?] 8
Rate of Fire 2 rps
Capacity 10
Reload Time 2 sec
Movement -10%
Firing Mode Full Auto
Weapon Class Shotgun
Damage Type ThermalicoThermal
Approx. Drop Level 11
60 RED & Selection 004
Single DPS [?] 2,240
5,440 RED
8,160 Selection 004
Pierce DPS [?] 4,480
10,880 RED
16,320 Selection 004
Augmented DPS [?] 8,960
21,760 RED
32,640 Selection 004
Crafting Cost [?] $$$ 191,020
$$$ 933,480 RED
$$$ 4,667,400 Selection 004

Alloy 382
Alloy 11,668 RED
Alloy 140,022 Selection 004

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"The Strikeforce is a thermal projectile shotgun with a wide spread for maximum devastation coverage over short ranges."
―Official Description

The RIA 30 Strikeforce is a shotgun introduced in SAS: Zombie Assault 4. It is an full-auto ThermalicoThermal shotgun that has a fairly wide spread compared to other shotguns.

Each of the Strikeforce's eight flechettes can set objects on fire, making it effective against large crowds of weaker zombies. This weapon is best used when dragging zombies into a large group, with an occasional shot behind you, as the Strikeforce's poor 2 RPS could be troubling if Overclocked isn't augmented. Another strategy to overcoming the two rounds per second is by constantly shooting at zombies with a gun in the other primary slot, then immediately switching to the Strikeforce using hotkeys to fire one round, then switching back to the other gun to continue shooting to fill in the one second/.5 seconds (Overclocked 10) of not shooting.

Comparing the RIA 30 to the Stripper (a toxic shotgun) would result in the Toxic stack damage dealing far more damage than the RIA 30 with thermal damage and impact damage combined. Not an effective weapon against bosses, due to low fire rate with high damage. Bad when facing crowds of tough zombies, and still bad with weak ones with a pierce of 2. However, if literally no other weapon is available (getting this in the first few drops) it is still better than the starting weapons.

All in all, it is an averagely useful weapon suited for low level to mid-level use, although the Selection 004 version might be viable later on.

Design

The RIA 30 Strikeforce's design is similar to a sawn-off Ithaca 37 shotgun in terms of appearance. It has no front and rear sight & has a handguard that appears to be a shotgun pump on first glance.

Trivia

  • The Strikeforce is the only ThermalicoThermal Rubicon weapon that has no physical counterpart.
  • This weapon has received a fire rate buff and a transition to full-auto mode as of the 9/23/2015 patch, and as such, the Selection 004 version now has Overclocked enabled.
  • On 9/30/2015, both the RIA 50 and Strikeforce were nerfed back to the stats before 9/23/2015.
  • As of 10/5/2015, the previous nerf was reverted back to 9/23/2015's patch.

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