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NS-357 IA
NS-357 IA.png
Reminescent of old-world deringer designs, this modified Underboss fires two rounds at once.
A7 Cost: 4,000A7
DC Cost: N/A Daybreak Cash
General Info
Empire: Icon NS.png
Can Use: Icon Infiltrator.pngIcon Light Assault.pngIcon Combat Medic.pngIcon Engineer.pngIcon Heavy Assault.png
Weapon Type: Pistols
Fire Rate: 180 RPM
Muzzle Velocity: 300m/s
Effective Range: Short
Fire Modes: Semi-Auto
Headshot Multiplier: 2x
ADS Move Speed Multiplier: 0.75x
Max Damage: 250x2 before 2m
Min Damage: 167x2 after 30m
Reload Speed
Short Reload: 2.55s
Long Reload: 3.55s
Magazine Size: 6
Ammunition Pool: 42
Pellet Count: 2
Hip Aim
Crouch Still: 0.5 0.2
Move: 0.75 0.2
Stand Still: 0.5 0.2
Move: 0.75 0.2
Bloom per Shot: 0.2 0.2
Pellets Spread: 1.25 0.75
Vertical: 1.5
Horizontal, Min/Max: 0.179/0.179
Horizontal Tolerance: 0.4
Angle Min/Max: 0°/0°
Bias: ← = →
Recoil Decrease: 12
First Shot Recoil Multiplier: 2x
Data Sources
Census API source: NS-357 IA API Data?

The NS-357 IA is a variant of the NS-357 Underboss. It is unlocked through purchase in Sanctuary with A7.

The NS-357 IA has several key differences to the Underboss. Firstly, the IA sacrifices 40 RPM as compared to its parent gun. Secondly, the IA fires two rounds per shot dealing 250 damage each, as opposed to the Underbosses' single 375 damage bullet. These two rounds fire in a tight cone shotgun-style, with greatly improved hip accuracy as compared to the Underboss. Finally, the IA has a much harsher damage drop off, starting at only 2 metres.

The NS-357 IA is one of three weapons currently available for purchase using A7, alongside the NS-44L Showdown and the NS-AM8 Shortbow. All three weapons are purchased for 4,000A7.

Attachments[edit | edit source]

Available attachments
No Optics available.
Barrel Attachments
No Barrel Attachments available.
Rail Attachments
Darklight Flashlight The rail mounted Darklight Flashlight can illuminate hostile cloaked infiltrators and dark areas but the light can give away your position.
100A7 75Daybreak Cash
No Ammo available.

Effectiveness[edit | edit source]

Assuming both bullets hit the target.

Versus Infantry
Infantry Body part Shots to Kill
Before 2m After 30m
Icon Light Assault.pngInfantry Head 1 2
Torso 2(3) 3(4)
Legs 3(3) 4(5)
Icon Infiltrator.pngInfiltrator Head 1 2
Torso 2(3) 3(4)
Legs 2(3) 3(4)
Icon MAX.pngMAX Head 10 15
Torso 20(25) 30(38)
Legs 23(28) 34(42)
Versus Vehicles
Vehicle Armor Facing Shots to Kill
Before 2m After 30m
Link=FlashFlash - 15 (on fire @ 12) 23 (on fire @ 18)
Composite Armor 5 - 20 (on fire @ 16) 30 (on fire @ 24)
Link=HarasserHarasser - 39 (on fire @ 31) 58 (on fire @ 47)
Composite Armor 5 - 47 (on fire @ 37) 70 (on fire @ 56)
Sunderer Diagram.pngSunderer - Immune
Blockade Armor 5 - Immune
Deployment Shield 4 - Immune
ANT Diagram.pngANT - Immune
Lightning Diagram.pngLightning Front/Top Immune
Prowler Diagram.pngProwler Front/Top Immune
Magrider Diagram.pngMagrider Front/Top Immune
Vanguard Diagram.pngVanguard Front/Top Immune
Mosquito Diagram.pngReaver Diagram.pngScythe Diagram.pngESF - 24 (on fire @ 20) 36 (on fire @ 29)
Composite Armor 5 - 27 (on fire @ 22) 40 (on fire @ 32)
Valkyrie Diagram.pngValkyrie Front/Side/Top/Rear 60 (on fire @ 48) 90 (on fire @ 72)
Bottom 120 (on fire @ 96) 180 (on fire @ 144)
Composite Armor 5 Front/Side/Top/Rear 69 (on fire @ 56) 104 (on fire @ 83)
Bottom 138 (on fire @ 111) 207 (on fire @ 166)
Liberator Diagram.pngLiberator - Immune
Composite Armor 5 - Immune
Galaxy Diagram.pngGalaxy - Immune
Composite Armor 5 - Immune
Bastion Fleet Carrier Diagram.pngBastion Weak Point - Immune

Ribbons and Medals[edit | edit source]

It is possible to get both Ribbons and Medals for using the NS-357 IA. Each Ribbon is a standard reward for achieving a set amount of kills with the NS-357 IA. Medals relate to how many overall kills you have with the NS-357 IA.

Ribbons[edit | edit source]

Ribbon Icon Requirements
NS-357 IA Service Ribbon
Pistol Ribbon.png
10 kills.

See more available ribbons on the Service Ribbons page.

Medals[edit | edit source]

Medal Icon Requirements Certification Rewards
No Medal
Medal Empty.png
0 kill No Reward
Copper Medal
Medal Copper.png
10 kills 2 Certification Points
Silver Medal
Medal Silver.png
60 kills 10 Certification Points
Gold Medal
Medal Gold.png
160 kills 20 Certification Points
Auraxium Medal
Medal Araxium.png
1160 kills 200 Certification Points

History[edit | edit source]

Media[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The pistol name is a reference to "The Instant Action Podcast", and its description to podcast host — Mark "Deringer".
  • Alongside the NS-44L Showdown and NS-AM8 Shortbow, the NS-357 IA was previously obtained randomly from winning alerts. The player would need to have participated in at least 90% of an alert, own the related weapon, and succeed against a "very, very, very low" chance of receiving the weapon.[1] This was changed in the Escalation update.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Wrel, stream, 2018-02-03,
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