Weapon (no ontology)

From Mazeworld

Weapons are an essential aspect of the game, and a necessary type of item to have better chances to survive in Mazeworld. Weapons come into various shapes and sizes. They are classed in several categories, called Classes. It must be noted that if the majority of weapons in Mazeworld are firearms, there is also a variety of non-firearm weapons, as well as the possibility for a contestant to fight bare-handed should he/she wishes to, or the situation become dire or the ammunition scarce.

How to use weapons

Finding and taking weapons

In most cases, the contestant is able to obtain weapons by finding them on the ground, but they may also salvage them from dead enemies, or buy them at a gun shop, weapon shop, or forge, depending on its type. Encounters with randomly generated weapons may also have random weapon accessories, ammunition types, ammunition quantity, and maintenance statistics.

A weapon that is worn on the Contestant's body (in an equipment slot, or in pouches in a tactical vest, utility belt, or leg rig) is called an equipped weapon and is readily available at any moment for fights or whatever purpose needed.
A weapon that is carried in the backpack is called a spare weapon. It is generally NOT immediately usable by the Contestant until the backpack is made accessible (by spending a turn to set it down and open it), or until the Contestant moves the weapon into "equipped" status.

Weapon equipment slots

As is described on the inventory sheet, and much like clothing and armor, a Contestant can equip weapons so that they are essentially worn on his/her body. Equipped weapons are always immediately accessible, but there are limits on how many weapons can be equipped at any one time, and of which weapon classes. Weapons meant to be equipped are placed in equipment slots, which are as follow:

  • First primary weapon: Can be filled with 1 weapon of either Class 1, Class 2 or Class 5 Long.
  • Second primary weapon: Can be filled with 1 weapon of either Class 1, Class 2 or Class 5 Long.
  • Auxiliary weapon: Can be filled with 1 Class 2 weapon only.
  • First sidearm holster: Can be filled with 1 weapon of either Class 3 or Class 5 Short.
  • Second sidearm holster: Can be filled with 1 weapon of either Class 3 or Class 5 Short.
  • Handgear: Can be filled with 1 Handgear weapon only. If none is equipped, the default Handgear weapon are bare fists.

Other weapons can also be immediately accessible to the Contestant in certain situations, such as carrying them in load-bearing equipment. See below for more details. Certain types of weapons (i.e. Class 4 weapons) cannot fit in equipment slots and thus must be carried this way.


  • Weapons that are part of the disposable rocket launcher category: Multiple disposable rocket launchers can be carried in a single equipment slot, as long as they are all the same model. Light disposable launchers allow up to 4 launchers, Medium allow up to 3, and Heavy up to 2.

Weapon actions

Firearms may have different actions and fire modes. Weapon descriptions list what kind of action they are; depending on the type, its user can fire a certain amount of shots per turn. When the Contestant wishes to use a weapon, the proper fire mode must be announced by the player. The different fire modes are resumed below:

  • Full-auto mode is regulated by the full-auto fire rules. See below for details.
  • Semi-auto mode and Double-action weapons allow up to 10 shots per turn.
  • Burst-fire mode is a compromise between full-auto and semi-auto, as it allows firing a set amount of shots per burst, usually 2 or 3 depending on the weapon. Burst mode allows up to 5 bursts per turn.
    • When shooting in burst-fire mode, you must still roll once per bullet fired. Two 3-round bursts correspond to 6 shots, therefore combat dice must be thrown for 6 shots.
  • Lever-action and Pump-action weapons allow up to 5 shots per turn.
  • Bolt-action and Single-action weapons allow up to 3 shots per turn.
  • Single shot weapons may be fired only once per turn.

Certain firearms may have a multiplier tag next to their action, such as (x2) or (x3) or even (x4), generally denoting a multiple-barrel firearm. Such weapons can be fired as many times as the multiplier says; the tag effectively multiplies the amount of shots allowed for the listed action type.

  • EXAMPLE: A weapon's action listed as Single shot (x2) (e.g. double-barreled shotgun) means that the weapon can be effectively fired twice per turn.

Melee weapons may also have modes, which describe what sort of action is employed, and its associated damage type, such as Slash for Sharp-type damage, or Stab for Piercing-type damage. Certain modes even allow some melee weapons to be used in different manners, e.g. a Ranged attack.

  • All Class 5 Long weapons can be used to attempt up to 2 attacks per turn.
  • All Class 5 Short weapons can be used to attempt up to 3 attacks per turn. This also applies to knife-bayonets used as C5S weapons.
  • The use of handgear is governed by Unarmed combat, as they improve punching power as well as offer protection to the hands.

All possible modes a weapon is capable of are always listed on the weapon's event line.

Full-auto fire

Weapons capable of firing in full-auto mode possess a statistic called AutoROF, which stands for "automatic rate of fire".

Instead of choosing a specific amount of shots or trigger pulls, a player wishing to have their Contestant fire in full-auto must instead pick a trigger pull length. The actual amount of shots fired from an automatic weapon will vary, depending on the combination of both trigger pull length and AutoROF stat.

AutoROF is a numerical value which corresponds roughly to half the firearm's real-life rate of fire in rounds per second (RPS), rounded up.

  • The Kalashnikov AKM has a rate of fire of 600 RPM, or 10 RPS, which translates into an AutoROF stat of 5.
  • Conversely, the Colt M4A1's rate of fire is 900 RPM, or 15 RPS, which translates into an AutoROF stat of 8 (7.5 rounded up).

The trigger pull length system offers players the ability to fire bursts of variable lengths, informally called "pull speeds". There are four different speeds:

  • I - Short: Amount of shots fired is equal to 1dAutoROF. (Examples; AKM: 1d5 shots, M4A1: 1d8 shots)
  • II - Medium: Amount of shots fired: 2dAutoROF. (Examples; AKM: 2d5 shots, M4A1: 2d8 shots)
  • III - Long: Amount of shots fired: 5dAutoROF. (Examples; AKM: 5d5 shots, M4A1: 5d8 shots)
  • IV - Magdump: Amount of shots fired is always equal to AutoROF value * 10 (AKM: 50 shots ; M4A1: 80 shots)
    • WARNING: If a Contestant chooses to magdump, and there is still ammunition left in the weapon after their turn is over, they will be forced to attack on the next turn, with the same weapon and fire mode, until the weapon is empty or malfunctions. Beware: if it happens, Recoil carries over from last turn, and so does any loss of accuracy due to Recoil!
    • NOTE: If the fight ends and the magdump isn't technically finished, the remaining shots are not fired.

Dual wielding

It is possible to dual wield weapons (also known as two-weaponing), though there are certain rules to observe regarding this practice.

  • Each weapon can be individually aimed to a given target - both weapons may be aimed at the same target, or at different targets, at the shooter's choice.
  • The dual-wielding malus is essentially a one-handed malus applied to the weapons in both hands.
    • One-handed holding a Class 3 or Class 5S weapon imparts a FT+2 penalty for that weapon.
    • Any other weapon not belonging to these classes imparts an FT+4 penalty for that weapon instead. It is not a very good idea to use a rifle one-handed.
  • The initiative score of a dual-wielding character is equal to the sum of both weapons, after all IS modifiers, if any, have been applied to each.
  • Attack dice (2d6 per shot/hit attempted) must be rolled for each weapon when used depending on how many rounds fired/hits attempted with each, as though they were used individually.
    • Class 5 Short weapons can still be used in melee up to 3 times in a row, per turn and per weapon.


  • The Bow and the Crossbow, both Class 5 Long weapons, cannot be dual-wielded with anything; these weapons require the use of both hands.
  • The Fukiya blowgun and the tekko-kagi, both Class 5 Short weapons, cannot be dual-wielded with anything; these weapons require the use of both hands.
  • Regarding weapon accessories, underbarrel accessories cannot be used while dual-wielding.

Weapon stocks

Firearms may be equipped with various kinds of stocks - or not! A firearm's stock type falls under one of five categories:

  • S - Fixed stock
    • A firearm equipped with a stock allows the user to shoulder the weapon and aim accurately.
    • Fixed stocks are considered to be the "default"; they offer no advantages or disadvantages and have no influence on accuracy. Weapons with fixed stocks generally have higher Weight.
  • RS - Retracting stock
    • A firearm equipped with a retracting stock allows the user to choose between two stock modes: Open and Retracted.
    • Open stocks act like fixed stocks and offer default accuracy.
    • Retracted stocks shorten the length of the weapon but still allow the user to shoulder, allowing the weapon to be drawn more quickly, but at the expense of some accuracy.
      • Effects: IS tier -1 but Inaccuracy Range +1.
  • FS - Folding stock
    • A firearm equipped with a folding stock allows the user to choose between two stock modes: Open and Folded.
    • Open stocks act like fixed stocks and offer default accuracy.
    • Folded stocks shorten the length of the weapon even more, by folding the stock to one side of (or even above or under) the receiver. Although this makes the weapon far more compact, the weapon cannot be shouldered anymore, making it far less accurate.
      • Effects: Weight tier -1 but Failure Threshold +1.
  • FRS - Folding/Retracting stock
    • A firearm equipped with a folding/retracting stock allows the user to choose between all three stock modes: Open, Retracted and Folded.
    • The effects of open, retracted, and folded stocks apply depending on the selected mode.
  • N - No stock
    • A firearm equipped with no stock cannot be shouldered.
    • Stockless firearms are generally the lightest and most compact firearms (compared to weapons with stocks), but they cannot be aimed as accurately; the trade-off for lower weight is lower accuracy. The negative effects are similar to that of a folded stock, but in a more permanent fashion.
      • Effect: Failure Threshold +1.

Stock modes do not apply to Class 4, Class 5, or Handgear weapons, and thus are not affected by these rules.

If the Contestant is equipped with firearms with multiple stock modes, switching to another stock mode takes 1 full turn.


The damage chart of a weapon, if not a melee weapon, is determined by the ammunition it uses; as such, for more information about how much it will hurt a target depending on its armor class, check the corresponding article of its ammunition used.

Reloading weapons

When outside combat, any weapon reloading or magazine (or eqv.) refilling is considered to not take any turns. It becomes a free action, of sorts.

When in combat:

  • The standard reloading action always takes 1 turn to perform. This includes chambering a round from a magazine.
    • If the weapon uses magazines, en-bloc clips, or ammunition belts, the old one will be dropped on the floor, the new one being used to feed the weapon.
    • If the weapon uses speedloaders, stripper clips, or speed strips, ammunition is removed from them in order to feed the weapon, then they are dropped on the floor during the reloading process.
  • Take good note of dropped items if your Contestant had to reload during combat, so as to not forget magazines (or eqv.) behind!
    • It is possible to verbally announce the magazines/etc. are swapped instead, so that the old mag (or eqv.) goes in the inventory (if accessible, see LBE#Capacity). Doing so is optional and does not take additional time.
  • If the weapon has to be reloaded manually (from loose rounds), the contestant may reload up to 3 rounds in 1 turn.
  • Likewise for magazines/other feeding systems, if the user chooses to refill them in the middle of combat, up to 3 rounds per turn only.
  • Chamber-loading a firearm, either to refill it to maximum capacity (see below for more info), or because the magazine is missing, is an action which takes 1 turn on its own.
    • Example: When reloading a Tokarev TT-33, which has an 8-round magazine, refilling the magazine (8 rounds) plus the weapon (chamber-loading) would take 4 turns. While the total amount of rounds is indeed 9 (8+1), the magazine and the chamber-loading are treated as being separate reloading instances; thus explaining why it doesn't take 3 turns.
  • Regardless of the weapon type, emptying (unloading) 1 weapon or 1 magazine takes 1 turn.

NOTE: Many firearms have a capacity written as "xx+1". This denotes "xx rounds of ammunition in the (magazine, etc.) plus 1 in the chamber". Removing the magazine of a weapon does not remove the round in the chamber. Keep it in mind. It is possible to fire a weapon without a magazine but with a round in said chamber. Removing this round from the chamber is possible, if verbally announced during a reload (in which case, it will be part of the reloading and will take one turn only).

  • Not all firearms are subject to the +1 rule; those that don't typically are: Belt-fed light machine guns, bolt-action weapons not using detachable box magazines, revolvers, multiple-barreled firearms, open-bolt firearms (they do not chamber a round when cocked), single-shot weapons. Such weapons are marked with a No +1 tag on the lists of weapons, and will be further described as such on their description pages.

Special reloading rules

Certain weapons may follow specific rules that are enacted depending on their action. They are the following:

  • Bows, crossbows, Fukiya, single-shot firearms and Taser X26c: Can be reloaded the same turn they've been fired.
  • Single-shot firearms (including multiple barreled firearms): These weapons can be reloaded in the same turn they've been fired, within the limit of max 3 loose rounds per turn (a quadruple-barreled firearms cannot be fully reloaded in the same turn they were emptied, for example).
  • Bolt-actions with internal magazines: If reloading with loose rounds, can fire ONE round and be reloaded with ONE round, in the same turn.
  • Pump-actions, lever-actions and semi-automatics with internal magazines/tubes: If reloading with loose rounds, can be reloaded and fire in the same turn, but if done, consider that reloading one round takes away TWO max shots per turn. As a remainder, these action types have a maximum of 5 shots per turn (10 for semi-automatics).
    • Example 1: Reloading 1 round = Can shoot up to 3 times in the same turn (Semi-automatics allow up to 8 shots).
    • Example 2: Reloading 2 rounds = Can shoot once in the same turn (Semi-automatics allow up to 6 shots).
    • Example 3: Reloading the maximum of 3 rounds = Can't shoot in the same turn.
  • Single-action revolvers + Nagant M1895 revolver: These weapons first require 1 turn to eject all the spent casings before being able to load new rounds, with one exception (see below). Using a speed strip may help reducing the time to reload; they allow the Contestant to fully reload a single-action revolver in one turn, rather than being subject to the "loose rounds" rule.
    • Example: A Colt Single Action Army has a capacity of 6 rounds. Once all rounds are fired, one turn must be spent to remove the spent casings. If the shooter has a speed strip, then only one turn is required to reload it fully; if not, then as per the loose rounds rule, it would take 2 turns to load all 6 rounds - for a total of 3 turns.
    • Exception: SA revolvers can fire ONE round and be reloaded with ONE loose round in the same turn, similarly to bolt-action firearms with internal magazines.
  • Kel-Tec KSG-12: This weapon is unique in that it possesses two tube magazines, and a switch allowing the shooter to toggle which magazine is active. Selecting a magazine is treated the same as selecting a fire mode; it is a free action, but it must be declared during a turn and can only be done once per turn. Magazines are referred to as Left (L) and Right (R).
    • When switching from one tube to another, if the chamber is empty, chambering a fresh round after switching tubes is considered part of the free action.

Swapping and disposing of weapons

When outside combat, the general rule to remember is that there must be space for the desired weapons, either in the equipment or in the backpack, if the contestant wants to carry new ones. It is tolerated to pick up and temporarily use weapons of a given Class even if the contestant already carries a weapon of the same Class (without having it in hands). See below for in combat rules.

When in combat:

  • Swapping two equipped or immediately accessible weapons takes no turns and is a free action.
  • Spare weapons (weapons stored in a backpack) cannot be accessed in any way, unless the backpack has been set down and opened; this requires 1 turn
  • Picking up a weapon that is not equipped takes no turns and is a free action, under certain conditions:
    • The weapon has to be immediately accessible: Located in a piece of load-bearing equipment other than a backpack (if in a backpack, it must be set down first, which requires 1 turn), or on the floor (only if the Contestant is on the same side as the desired item ; see NOTE2 below)
    • This rule is valid for non-weapons as well - other items can be immediately used if they are immediately accessible as well.
  • Dropping a weapon takes no turns and is a free action, as long as the weapon is immediately accessible.
  • In addition to the equipment slots and load-bearing equipment, it is tolerated (but not encouraged) to temporarily pick up weapons in hands. Temporary in-hands weapons can be used normally, but must be equipped, spared (if possible), or dropped (if nothing else), if the Contestant wishes to use any other item.
  • Passing a weapon (or any other item) to an ally, teammate or similar, takes one turn for each. Receiving a weapon (or any other item) from someone else is a free action as long as the receiving hands are free. (Hands are considered "not free" if the hands are currently occupied by a temporary in-hands weapons; in other words - drop the temporary in-hands weapon if you want to receive items from someone else!)

NOTE: Certain weapons have a Weight rating set to "Unsparable", which is one tier above 30 units. "Unsparable" weapons cannot be stored in a backpack.

NOTE2: If the contestant intends to grab an item on the floor while in combat, he or she must be sure it can be reached. See this page for more details.

Firearm maintenance

More information on this article: Firearm maintenance

Weapon rarity

Weapons are generated using a rarity system, which regulates rarity according to shop value. The higher the rarity level, the less chances such a weapon may be generated.

Firearms and melee weapons are graded on two separate rarity scales:

Firearms (Class 1-4):

  • Rarity 1: Common - Chance to generate: 48%
  • Rarity 2: Regular - Chance to generate: 33%
  • Rarity 3: Premium - Chance to generate: 10%
  • Rarity 4: Superior - Chance to generate: 6%
  • Rarity 5: Rare - Chance to generate: 2.5%
  • Rarity 6: Extraordinary - Chance to generate: 0.5%
  • Rarity 7: Unique - Never generated randomly, is applied to custom weapons, crafting-only weapons, and specs docs weapons.

Melee weapons (Class 5L, 5S and Handgear):

  • Rarity 1: Common - Chance to generate: 55%
  • Rarity 2: Regular - Chance to generate: 26.5%
  • Rarity 3: Premium - Chance to generate: 12.5%
  • Rarity 4: Superior - Chance to generate: 6%
  • Rarity 7: Unique - Never generated randomly, is applied to custom weapons, crafting-only weapons, and specs docs weapons.

Lists of weapons

There is a grand total of 658 weapons that can be used by the contestant in MazeWorld.

  • 233 Class 1 weapons
  • 83 Class 2 weapons
  • 176 Class 3 weapons
  • 26 Class 4 weapons
  • 93 Class 5 weapons (including 45 C5 Long and 48 C5 Short)
  • 9 Handgear items, which can be considered weapons on their own
  • 7 UGLs, which can be considered weapons on their own
  • 3 USGs, which can be considered weapons on their own
  • 28 Knife-bayonets, which can be used as Class 5S weapons if so desired

Class 1 weapons

Class 1 weapons constitute the bread and butter of primary weapons, with types and efficiency running almost the full spectrum - from diminutive .22 LR training rifles to the most powerful of antimateriel rifles or rocket launchers, and everything in between; assault rifles, battle rifles, shotguns, machine guns, sniper rifles, and so on.

List of Class 1 weapons

Class 2 weapons

Class 2 weapons cover the submachine guns, personal defense weapons, compact assault rifles and compact shotguns of the game. With varying power and ammunition types, they may not always be as powerful as Class 1 weapons, but are as versatile and may serve as potent auxiliary weapons.

List of Class 2 weapons

Class 3 weapons

Class 3 weapons cover the one-handed weapons of the game, such as handguns, machine pistols, compact submachine guns and sawed-off shotguns. The relatively high variety in sizes, types and calibers makes Class 3 weapons versatile and suited for many different uses, from simple backup weapon to hand-cannon.

List of Class 3 weapons

Class 4 weapons

Class 4 weapons cover the explosives and grenades of the game. Being explosives, weapons of this class are one-use only, but very devastating when used properly. It must be noted that Class 4 weapons are considered to be two-handed weapons.

List of Class 4 weapons

Class 5 weapons

Class 5 weapons cover the melee weapons and the occasional few non-firearm ranged weapons of the game.
Class 5 weapons are separated in two subcategories: Short (one-handed) and Long (two-handed).
Weapons in this class are of various sizes and nature. Except in the case of the non-firearm ranged weapons, their chief advantage is that they use no ammunition, but the majority of them require the Contestant to be within melee range of the target. Certain of these weapons may have additional uses or modes as well, increasing their usefulness.

List of Class 5 weapons


Technically being both clothing and weapons, Handgear are a weapon Class on their own, as they affect the power of the Contestant's punches. Hand-to-hand combat is generally represented as unarmed combat, though wearing better handgear improves efficiency - both as weapons and as protective gear.
Handgear are the only items that will protect the contestant from injuries to the hands. It is never a bad idea to upgrade handgear, as it will both improve protection and damage done to enemies with them.

  • NOTE: Youkai wearing handgear do not benefit from the Armor Class protection of handgear.

List of Handgear

See also