The most powerful bowgun available in low-rank. The reload speed is a serious issue, so having reload speed+2/3 is mandatory when using this bowgun for pierce and pellet shots. Auto-reload on the other hand ignores those shot types, and instead increases the potential of normal, status and elemental shots. Since the pierce and pellet clips are so small, using auto-reload results in higher damage over time. Only recommended to make if you really want that extra punch compared to the other low-rank champions, namely the raven heirloom, lunastra cannon, teostra artillery and the quickcaster. Otherwise, farming rathalos for plates isn't worth your time for this gun.