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SAS: Zombie Assault 4 Weapon
- RIA Trident -
RIA Trident BLACK
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Manufacturer [?] Rubicon Industries
Ammo Cost [?] $$$ 960 for 200

$$$ 3,840 for 200 (Premium Ammo)

Damage/Pellet 700
Pierce 3
Pellets/shot [?] 3 (1 PhysicalicoPhysical, 1 ThermalicoThermal, & 1 ChemicalicoChemical)
Rate of Fire 8 rps
Capacity 100
Reload Time 2.5 sec
Movement -10%
Firing Mode Full-Auto
Weapon Class Assault Rifle
Damage Type PhysicalicoPhysical
ThermalicoThermal
ChemicalicoChemical
Approx. Drop Level 100 (Championship reward)
Single DPS [?] 16,800
Pierce DPS [?] 50,400
Augmented DPS [?] 67,200
Ammo Used [?] Standard Assault Rifle Ammo
Crafting Cost [?] $$$ 300,000,000

Alloy 3,000,000

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"Advanced prototype hailed by Rubicon as the 'perfect weapon'. Each of its triple barrels employs a super powerful thermal, ballistic and chemical round."
―Official Description

The RIA Trident is a PhysicalicoPhysical, ThermalicoThermal, and ChemicalicoChemical Rubicon weapon in SAS: Zombie Assault 4, and was a reward for Championships, along with the HIKS M1000 and the CM X1 Furie.

Like the HIKS M1000, the RIA Trident was unobtainable without hacking for a while before official release. It became legitimately obtainable as a reward via Championships as of the June 30th, 2015 update; it was officially revealed at approximately 10:40 PM (UTC), being obtainable as part of the Top 3 prizes for the Championships, at 10***, 8***, and 6***. Later on it was changed to 10***, 9***, and 8***.

The Trident is very powerful. In fact, the Trident out-damages even a Selection 004 Hornet (assuming equivalent augments). However, when counting crits into the average DPS (including a Hornet's supercrits), the Black Hornet does not fall far behind.

The Trident does not deal damage over time. It instead "deals true thermal/chemical damage" according to the Ninja Kiwi admin Spool.[1]

Its name and description also appear in a CSV file in the mobile version's game file.

As of the October 5th update, the Trident (along with the M1000) are now obtainable outside of Championships, provided you have 3,000,000 Alloy and $300,000,000 SAS cash to spend. It will always give a 10*** Trident if you craft it.

Design

The RIA Trident is a futuristic rifle with its body based of M249, which is a LMG. It has a realistic buttstock, and has a rear sight and a visible ejection port, but with no bolt handle. It also has three barrels, each coloured differently to signify its damage type, and has a drum magazine. Because this is a championship weapon, the colour scheme of the gun is for a Selection 004 weapon.

Trivia

  • Like the HIKS M1000, it does not have any in-game versions besides a Selection 004 version, but it does not have a image of a normal version, unlike the M1000.
  • The Trident is the first weapon in SAS 4 to use more than one damage type, thus making it highly versatile against zombies with resistances but still as effective as other weapons against Nightmarish zombies as they have all resistances.
  • The Trident is named after the three-pronged spear used by the Greek god, Poseidon.
  • This weapon's movement mod and reload time were changed from -35% to -10% and 3.5 sec to 2.5 sec, respectively.

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