VE-H Maw is a light machine gun available to the Vanu Sovereignty. It is unlocked through purchase with Certification Points or Daybreak Cash.
The VE-H Maw is a
light machine gun released alongside the MGR-L1 Promise and MG-H1 Watchman as part of a new series of Empire Specific weapons. Each seek to fill a gap in that faction's LMG lineup, and come with unique attachments. For the Maw, these are the Vented Power Core and Unstable Ammunition.
Damage Fall-off Edit
Stats in yellow are with Soft Point Ammunition
167 at 10 meters (
15 meters) 143 at 47 meters (
49 meters) 125 at 75 meters (
The Maw excels in outputting damage, with a high fire rate, and fast reload speed compared to the Flare VE6 and Ursa, the Vanu's other 167 damage LMGs. And shares DPS profile similar to NC LA1 Anchor.
The Maw is notably versatile, with access to a unique selection of optics, rail and ammo types, as well as reasonable pick from the normal pool of attachments.
The Maw has a lower damage-per-magazine than the Flare VE6 or Ursa, having only 60 rounds in the battery (compared to 75 for the other two).
The Maw struggles to output damage at range compared to the Ursa (which has a minimum damage of 143 at 75m), though shares the same minimum damage as the Flare VE6.
The Maw sacrifices some accuracy for its damage output, with a significantly higher first-shot recoil as well as a lower muzzle velocity.
Rate of Fire
125 at 75m
143 at 75m
125 at 75m
First Shot Recoil Multiplier
A flash suppressor makes the shooter less visible to the enemy, but will increase the range at which you'll appear on enemy minimaps.
The rail mounted Darklight Flashlight can illuminate hostile cloaked infiltrators and dark areas but the light can give away your position.
Advanced Laser Sight
An advanced laser sight increases hipfire accuracy by 40%.
A forward grip increases control of the weapon, reducing horizontal recoil by 25%.
Vented Power Core
Removes the speed penalty when reloading an empty magazine, but the weapon will recoil more harshly in one direction.
Soft Point Ammunition
Soft Point Ammunition increases the weapon's maximum damage range by 5 meters, but reduces its projectile velocity by 10%.
Unstable Ammunition significantly increases the size of projectiles fired while reducing headshot bonus damage by 80%.
Ribbons and Medals Edit
It is possible to get both Ribbons and Medals for using the VE-H Maw. Each Ribbon is a standard reward for achieving a set amount of kills with the Maw. Medals relate to how many overall kills you have with the Maw.
VE-H Maw Service Ribbon
See more available ribbons on the
Service Ribbons page.
February 8, 2018 Update
March 12, 2018 Update
Removed recoil growth characteristics.
Vertical recoil max from 0.5 to 0.35
Recoil angle min from 10 to 15
Recoil horizontal max from 0.225 to 0.195
Dev Note: The recoil adjustments here place it more in line with the New Conglomerate's LA1 Anchor in terms of controllability, while retaining some faction distinction.
Maw LMG will properly swing into place when activating a reload while sprinting.
December 5, 2018 Update
VE-H Maw and VE-H Maw AE will once again have smooth animations while starting a reload while sprinting.