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VX29 Polaris
VX29 Polaris.png
Embedded recoil dampeners along the barrel of the Polaris allow it to remain accurate when firing from the hip.
Cert Cost: 650 Certification Points
DC Cost: 499 Daybreak Cash
General Info
Empire: Icon VS.png
Can Use: Icon Heavy Assault.png
Weapon Type: LMG
Fire Rate: 659 RPM
Muzzle Velocity: 625m/s
Effective Range: Medium
Fire Modes: Automatic
Headshot Multiplier: 2x
ADS Move Speed Multiplier: 0.5x
Equip Time: 1100 ms
Max Damage: 143 before 20m
Min Damage: 112 after 65m
Reload Speed
Short Reload: 3.925s
Long Reload: 4.925s
Magazine Size: 100
Ammunition Pool: 500
Hip Aim
Crouch Still: 2 0.1
Move: 2.5 0.2
Stand Still: 2.5 0.1
Move: 3.25 0.4
Bloom per Shot: 0.1 0.05
Vertical: 0.3
Horizontal, Min/Max: 0.2/0.2
Horizontal Tolerance: 0.7
Angle Min/Max: 17°/17°
Recoil Decrease: 13
First Shot Recoil Multiplier: 2x
Data Sources
Census API source: VX29 Polaris API Data?

The VX29 Polaris is a light machine gun available to the Vanu Sovereignty. It is unlocked through purchase with Certification Points or Daybreak Cash.

Vanu Labs' VX29 Polaris is, despite the weapon's relatively low damage output, a purpose-built close-quarters weapon. With the potential to have amongst the best minimum hip cone-of-fires in the light machine gun selection, thanks to the Advanced Laser Sight, an incredibly long maximum damage range, as well as a generous magazine size, the Polaris is primed to function as an excellent close-quarters weapon in sustained engagements, though the weapon's low rate-of-fire does demand an extra level of skill from the user.

Damage Fall-off[edit | edit source]

Stats in yellow are with Soft Point Ammunition.

  • 143 before 20 meters (25 meters)
  • 125 at 46 meters (48 meters)
  • 112 after 65 meters (75 meters)

Attachments[edit | edit source]

Available attachments
HS/NV Scope (1x) Nanite Systems' HS/NV scope has no magnification, but provides high contrast outlines to nearby objects and illuminates nearby soldiers.
Ns weapon scope hsnv scope.png
30Certification Points 50Daybreak Cash
HPR Reflex (1x) Designed as a replacement for standard iron sights in close-quarters combat, the Holo-Projected Reticle sight creates an accurate dot-and-circle reticle above the top rail.
More reticles for this scope available, see full article.
Icon weaponAttachment vs redDotSight01.png
30Certification Points 50Daybreak Cash
VHO Reflex (2x) The revolutionary Vanu Holo-Optic reflex utilizes nanotechnology to project a circle and dot reticle. Additionally, it features a 2X magnitude zoom for better performance in urban combat scenarios.
More reticles for this scope available, see full article.
Icon weaponAttachment vs redDotSight02.png
30Certification Points 50Daybreak Cash
VMS (3.4x) The Vanu Marksman's Scope is the standard for mid-range engagements. It uses a minimalistic chevron reticle inside of its Vanu-styled housing.
Vs weapon scope vms x3.4.png
30Certification Points 50Daybreak Cash
V3 Holo (3.4x) Within its ornate triangular housing, the V3 Holo uses a red dot sight and 3.4x magnification for mid-range combat scenarios.
Vs weapon scope v3 holo x3.4.png
30Certification Points 50Daybreak Cash
OG-4 (4x) Created to better suit carbines and assault rifles for support roles, the OG-4's simple crosshair allows the user to make accurate shots at a distance. It uses 4x magnification perfect for mid-range fights.
Vs weapon scope og-4 x4.png
30Certification Points 50Daybreak Cash
CSZ (4x) The CSZ's 4x magnification make it a favorite amongst designated marksmen in the Vanu Sovereignty. This scope uses a triple chevron reticle.
Vs weapon scope csz x4.png
30Certification Points 50Daybreak Cash
TriGon-6 (6x) The TriGon-6 won the Vanu Sovereignty's bid as their standard sniper scope. It features 6x magnification and standard mil-dot sighting.
TriGon-6 (VS 6x).png
30Certification Points 50Daybreak Cash
Barrel Attachments
Suppressor The weapon's muzzle flash and noise generation is reduced, and the player no longer appears on the minimap when firing. In exchange, the weapon's damage falls off 20 meters sooner, and bullet velocity is reduced by 15%.
Suppressor (VS).png
100Certification Points 75Daybreak Cash
Flash Suppressor A flash suppressor makes the shooter less visible to the enemy, but increases the range at which you appear on enemy minimaps by 15 meters.
Flash Suppressor (VS).png
100Certification Points 75Daybreak Cash
Compensator A compensator redirects gases upward, reducing vertical recoil. The increased sound pressure will cause the player to show on the minimap from farther away, and increased weapon bulk reduces accuracy when firing from the hip.
Compensator (VS).png
100Certification Points 75Daybreak Cash
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.
100Certification Points 75Daybreak Cash
Advanced Laser Sight An advanced laser sight increases hipfire accuracy by 40%.
Advanced Laser Sight.png
200Certification Points 150Daybreak Cash
Forward Grip A forward grip increases control of the weapon, reducing horizontal recoil by 25%.
For full details, see main article.
Forward Grip (VS).png
100Certification Points 75Daybreak Cash
Soft Point Ammunition Soft Point Ammunition increases the weapon's maximum damage range by 5 meters, but reduces its projectile velocity by 10%.
Extended Magazine (VS).png
100Certification Points 75Daybreak Cash

Effectiveness[edit | edit source]

Theoretical Time To Kill
Infantry Body part 0m 20m 65m
Normal Suit Normal Suit
Icon Light Assault.pngInfantry Head 0.273s 0.305s - 0.468s -
Torso 0.546s 0.578s 0.76s 0.832s 1.106s
Icon Infiltrator.pngInfiltrator Head 0.273s 0.305s - 0.468s -
Torso 0.546s 0.578s 0.669s 0.832s 1.014s
Icon MAX.pngMAX Head 3.096s 3.128s - 4.11s -
Torso 6.282s 6.314s 7.953s 8.207s 10.21s
Versus Infantry
Infantry Body part Shots to Kill
Before 20m After 65m
Icon Light Assault.pngInfantry Head 4 5
Torso 7(9) 9(12)
Legs 8(10) 10(13)
Icon Infiltrator.pngInfiltrator Head 4 5
Torso 7(8) 9(11)
Legs 7(9) 9(12)
Icon Heavy Assault.pngHeavy Assault Overshield Head 6 7
Torso 11(13) 13(17)
Legs 12(15) 15(18)
Icon MAX.pngMAX Head 35 45
Torso 70(88) 90(112)
Legs 78(98) 100(125)
Versus Vehicles
Vehicle Armor Facing Shots to Kill
Before 20m After 65m
Link=FlashFlash - 53 (on fire @ 42) 67 (on fire @ 54)
Composite Armor 5 - 69 (on fire @ 55) 88 (on fire @ 70)
Link=HarasserHarasser - 135 (on fire @ 108) 172 (on fire @ 138)
Composite Armor 5 - 162 (on fire @ 130) 207 (on fire @ 165)
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 - 84 (on fire @ 68) 108 (on fire @ 86)
Composite Armor 5 - 93 (on fire @ 74) 118 (on fire @ 95)
Valkyrie Diagram.pngValkyrie Front/Side/Top/Rear 210 (on fire @ 168) 268 (on fire @ 215)
Bottom 420 (on fire @ 336) 536 (on fire @ 429)
Composite Armor 5 Front/Side/Top/Rear 242 (on fire @ 194) 309 (on fire @ 247)
Bottom 483 (on fire @ 387) 617 (on fire @ 493)
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 VX29 Polaris. Each Ribbon is a standard reward for achieving a set amount of kills with the VX29 Polaris. Medals relate to how many overall kills you have with the VX29 Polaris.

Ribbons[edit | edit source]

Ribbon Icon Requirements
VX29 Polaris Service Ribbon
Light Machine Gun Ribbon.png
10 kills.
Find out more on the Service Ribbons article.

Medals[edit | edit source]

Medal Icon Requirement Award
No Medal
Medal Empty.png
0 kills N/A
Copper Medal
Medal Copper.png
10 kills 2Certification Points
Silver Medal
Medal Silver.png
60 kills 10Certification Points
Gold Medal
Medal Gold.png
160 kills 20Certification Points
Auraxium Medal
Medal Auraxium.png
1,160 kills 200Certification Points

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The VX29 Polaris is named after 'Polaris', a star within the Ursa Minor constellation. Polaris is notable for being the brightest star that is also closest to the celestial north pole, thus earning it the suitable moniker 'The North Star'.

History[edit | edit source]

  • November 18, 2016 Hotfix
    • Refire from 92ms(652 RPM) to 91ms(659 RPM)
    • Removed recoil scaling over time
    • Crouching hipfire CoF from 2.25 to 2
    • Crouch-walking hipfire from 3.25 to 2.5
    • Standing hipfire CoF from 3 to 2.5
    • Walking hipfire CoF from 3.75 to 3.25
    • Ammo capacity from 400 to 500
  • February 2, 2017 Update
    • Damage from 143@20m-125@60m to 143@20m-112@65m
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