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NS-44L Blackhand
NS-44L Blackhand.png
With an extended barrel and integrated scope the NS-44L Blackhand provides significant advantages over similar pistols when engaging threats at longer ranges.
Costs
Cert Cost: 1000 Certification Points
DC Cost: 799 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: 170 RPM
Muzzle Velocity: 550m/s
Effective Range: Medium
Fire Modes: Semi-Auto
Headshot Multiplier: 2x
ADS Move Speed Multiplier: 0.75x
Equip Time: 450 ms
Damage[?]
Max Damage: 450 before 20m
Min Damage: 275 after 125m
Reload Speed
Short Reload: 3s
Long Reload: 4s
Ammunition
Magazine Size: 4
Ammunition Pool: 36
Accuracy[?]
Hip Aim
Crouch Still: 1.75 0.05
Move: 2.5 0.1
Stand Still: 1.75 0.1
Move: 2.5 0.2
Bloom per Shot: 0.4 0.2
Recoil[?]
Vertical: 1.8
Horizontal, Min/Max: 0.1/0.2
Horizontal Tolerance: 0.3
Angle Min/Max: 15°/15°
Bias: ← = →
Recoil Decrease: 14
First Shot Recoil Multiplier: 1x
Data Sources
Census API source: NS-44L Blackhand API Data?

NS-44LB Blackhand
NS-44LB Blackhand.png
With an extended barrel and integrated scope the NS-44L Blackhand provides significant advantages over similar pistols when engaging threats at longer ranges.
Costs
Cert Cost: Unavailable Certification Points
DC Cost: 1399 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: 170 RPM
Muzzle Velocity: 550m/s
Effective Range: Medium
Fire Modes: Semi-Auto
Headshot Multiplier: 2x
ADS Move Speed Multiplier: 0.75x
Equip Time: 450 ms
Damage[?]
Max Damage: 450 before 20m
Min Damage: 275 after 125m
Reload Speed
Short Reload: 3s
Long Reload: 4s
Ammunition
Magazine Size: 4
Ammunition Pool: 36
Accuracy[?]
Hip Aim
Crouch Still: 1.75 0.05
Move: 2.5 0.1
Stand Still: 1.75 0.1
Move: 2.5 0.2
Bloom per Shot: 0.4 0.2
Recoil[?]
Vertical: 1.8
Horizontal, Min/Max: 0.1/0.2
Horizontal Tolerance: 0.3
Angle Min/Max: 15°/15°
Bias: ← = →
Recoil Decrease: 14
First Shot Recoil Multiplier: 1x
Data Sources
Census API source: NS-44LB Blackhand API Data?

NS-44LG Blackhand
NS-44LG Blackhand.png
With an extended barrel and integrated scope the NS-44L Blackhand provides significant advantages over similar pistols when engaging threats at longer ranges.
Costs
Cert Cost: Unavailable Certification Points
DC Cost: 1999 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: 170 RPM
Muzzle Velocity: 550m/s
Effective Range: Medium
Fire Modes: Semi-Auto
Headshot Multiplier: 2x
ADS Move Speed Multiplier: 0.75x
Equip Time: 450 ms
Damage[?]
Max Damage: 450 before 20m
Min Damage: 275 after 125m
Reload Speed
Short Reload: 3s
Long Reload: 4s
Ammunition
Magazine Size: 4
Ammunition Pool: 36
Accuracy[?]
Hip Aim
Crouch Still: 1.75 0.05
Move: 2.5 0.1
Stand Still: 1.75 0.1
Move: 2.5 0.2
Bloom per Shot: 0.4 0.2
Recoil[?]
Vertical: 1.8
Horizontal, Min/Max: 0.1/0.2
Horizontal Tolerance: 0.3
Angle Min/Max: 15°/15°
Bias: ← = →
Recoil Decrease: 14
First Shot Recoil Multiplier: 1x
Data Sources
Census API source: NS-44LG Blackhand API Data?

NS-44LP Blackhand
NS-44LP Blackhand.png
With an extended barrel and integrated scope the NS-44L Blackhand provides significant advantages over similar pistols when engaging threats at longer ranges.
Costs
Cert Cost: Unavailable Certification Points
DC Cost: Unavailable 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: 170 RPM
Muzzle Velocity: 550m/s
Effective Range: Medium
Fire Modes: Semi-Auto
Headshot Multiplier: 2x
ADS Move Speed Multiplier: 0.75x
Equip Time: 450 ms
Damage[?]
Max Damage: 450 before 20m
Min Damage: 275 after 125m
Reload Speed
Short Reload: 3s
Long Reload: 4s
Ammunition
Magazine Size: 4
Ammunition Pool: 36
Accuracy[?]
Hip Aim
Crouch Still: 1.75 0.05
Move: 2.5 0.1
Stand Still: 1.75 0.1
Move: 2.5 0.2
Bloom per Shot: 0.4 0.2
Recoil[?]
Vertical: 1.8
Horizontal, Min/Max: 0.1/0.2
Horizontal Tolerance: 0.3
Angle Min/Max: 15°/15°
Bias: ← = →
Recoil Decrease: 14
First Shot Recoil Multiplier: 1x
Data Sources
Census API source: NS-44LP Blackhand API Data?
Note: Was given away to inactive players opted in to receive emails regarding PlanetSide 2 marketing.

NS-44L "Ravenous" Blackhand
NS-44L "Ravenous" Blackhand.png
With an extended barrel and integrated scope the NS-44L Blackhand provides significant advantages over similar pistols when engaging threats at longer ranges.
Costs
Cert Cost: Unavailable Certification Points
DC Cost: Unavailable 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: 170 RPM
Muzzle Velocity: 550m/s
Effective Range: Medium
Fire Modes: Semi-Auto
Headshot Multiplier: 2x
ADS Move Speed Multiplier: 0.75x
Equip Time: 450 ms
Damage[?]
Max Damage: 450 before 20m
Min Damage: 275 after 125m
Reload Speed
Short Reload: 3s
Long Reload: 4s
Ammunition
Magazine Size: 4
Ammunition Pool: 36
Accuracy[?]
Hip Aim
Crouch Still: 1.75 0.05
Move: 2.5 0.1
Stand Still: 1.75 0.1
Move: 2.5 0.2
Bloom per Shot: 0.4 0.2
Recoil[?]
Vertical: 1.8
Horizontal, Min/Max: 0.1/0.2
Horizontal Tolerance: 0.3
Angle Min/Max: 15°/15°
Bias: ← = →
Recoil Decrease: 14
First Shot Recoil Multiplier: 1x
Data Sources
Census API source: NS-44L "Ravenous" Blackhand API Data?
Note: Was available for limited time as part of Ravenous Bundle.

The NS-44L Blackhand is a pistol produced by Nanite Systems, available to all factions. It is unlocked through purchase with Certification Points or Daybreak Cash.

The NS-44L Blackhand is a modified NS-44 Commissioner, sacrificing magazine size and hip accuracy for vastly increased power at range through velocity, damage fall-off and aimed accuracy.

Compared to the Commissioner, the Blackhand can notably kill non-overshielded infantry in two headshots at any range, as well as killing non-overshielded infantry in four bodyshots at any range, neither of which can be boasted of by the Commissioner.

 Damage Fall-off[edit | edit source]

  • 450 before 20 meters
  • 334 at 84 meters
  • 275 at 125 meters

Attachments[edit | edit source]

Available attachments
Optics
NSP4x (4X) The NSP4x is a high quality 4x zoom scope designed specifically for use with the NS-Blackhand pistol.
More reticles for this scope available, see full article.
Icon Weaponattachment NS Revolver4x.png
100Certification Points 150Daybreak Cash
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.
Flashlight.png
100Certification Points 75Daybreak Cash
Laser Sight A laser sight increases the user's hipfire accuracy by 33%.
Laser Sight.png
100Certification Points 75Daybreak Cash
Ammo
No Ammo available.

Effectiveness[edit | edit source]

Versus Infantry
Infantry Body part Shots to Kill
Before 20m After 125m
Icon Light Assault.pngInfantry Head 2 2
Torso 3(3) 4(5)
Legs 3(4) 5(6)
Icon Infiltrator.pngInfiltrator Head 1 2
Torso 2(3) 4(5)
Legs 3(3) 4(5)
Icon MAX.pngMAX Head 12 19
Torso 23(28) 37(46)
Legs 25(31) 41(51)
Versus Vehicles
Vehicle Armor Facing Shots to Kill
Before 20m After 125m
Link=FlashFlash - 17 (on fire @ 14) 28 (on fire @ 22)
Composite Armor 5 - 22 (on fire @ 18) 36 (on fire @ 29)
Link=HarasserHarasser - 43 (on fire @ 35) 70 (on fire @ 56)
Composite Armor 5 - 52 (on fire @ 42) 84 (on fire @ 68)
Sunderer Diagram.pngSunderer - Immune
Blockade Armor 5 - Immune
Deployment Shield 4 - Immune
ANT Diagram.pngANT - Immune
Lightning Diagram.pngLightning Front/Top Immune
Side
Rear
Prowler Diagram.pngProwler Front/Top Immune
Side
Rear
Magrider Diagram.pngMagrider Front/Top Immune
Side
Rear
Vanguard Diagram.pngVanguard Front/Top Immune
Side
Rear
Mosquito Diagram.pngReaver Diagram.pngScythe Diagram.pngESF - 27 (on fire @ 22) 44 (on fire @ 35)
Composite Armor 5 - 30 (on fire @ 24) 48 (on fire @ 39)
Valkyrie Diagram.pngValkyrie Front/Side/Top/Rear 67 (on fire @ 54) 110 (on fire @ 88)
Bottom 134 (on fire @ 107) 219 (on fire @ 175)
Composite Armor 5 Front/Side/Top/Rear 77 (on fire @ 62) 126 (on fire @ 101)
Bottom 154 (on fire @ 123) 251 (on fire @ 201)
Liberator Diagram.pngLiberator - Immune
Composite Armor 5 - Immune
Galaxy Diagram.pngGalaxy - Immune
Composite Armor 5 - Immune
Bastion Fleet Carrier Diagram.pngBastion Weak Point - Immune

Strategies[edit | edit source]

The NS-44L Blackhand is best used as a complement to a loadout that lacks the ability to output damage outside of close range, such as a loadout using a Shotgun or Submachine Gun.

It can also be incredibly useful as a "primary" weapon for an Infiltrator using Stalker Cloaking, as the NS-44L Blackhand is the secondary weapon with the longest effective range.

Below are some videos demonstrating the NS-44L Blackhand's use.

Ribbons and Medals[edit | edit source]

It is possible to get both Ribbons and Medals for using the NS-44L Blackhand. Each Ribbon is a standard reward for achieving a set amount of kills with the Blackhand. Medals relate to how many overall kills you have with the Blackhand.

Ribbons[edit | edit source]

Ribbon Icon Requirements
NS-44L Blackhand 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]

  • April 9th, 2015 Update
    • Added to the live game.
  • May 19, 2015 Update
    • Adjusted NS-44L Blackhand: Default cross reticle scope aimpoint.
    • NS-44L Blackhand: Camo now applies in the 3d preview.
  • September 7, 2016 Update
    • NS-44L Blackhand min damage from 250 to 275.
  • April 5, 2018 Update
    • Max damage range from 5m to 20m
    • Equip time from 250ms to 450ms
    • Hipfire CoF while standing and crouching from 2 to 1.75
    • Hipfire CoF while walking and crouchwalking from 3 to 2.5
  • June 12, 2018 Update
    • Max damage range from 8m to 20m.
    • Dev note: This change was proposed in an earlier update, but never made it Live.

See Also[edit | edit source]

Media[edit | edit source]

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