Recently there have been a lot of thread asking "What permanent weapon should I buy?" Well hopefully this thread will resolve any issues about this problem. I have combined personal experience as well as some statistics to present my views. This week I will be providing information about assault rifles. Weekly guides will be made. Due to studies, it may be hard for me, if you want to do a review on other weapon classifications (SMG, MG, pistols, SG, SR) simply type a similarly structured review, let me edit it and I'll send it back to you for you ready to post
Assault Rifles are the games most commonly used weapons and cost 24990 nx for permanent usage. I will rank the top 3 guns in my opinion as well using the Nexon Stats from the website.
No.1 G36E Valkyrie
Ever since Beta, the G36E is the most commonly assault rifle used causing people to call the user "G36E noob." This is mainly because the G36E is probably the best and most versatile gun in the game due to its scope. It's scope has a magnification rate of a sniper and can take down enemies quite far away. However, if you're purchasing the G36E Valkyrie, never ever get it for anything lower than permanent. It's just the GP G36E with a cooler skin.
Here are the statistics:
It's damage is slightly above average and combined with its scope and high accuracy (highest for any AR) can take down enemies quite quickly. However, if they are extremely long range it may take a whole clip to take down enemies, in this case bring a sniper rifle. Statistics show an above average recoil as well as a below average rate of fire, however, this is actually a benefit. The slower rate of fire actually makes the recoil easier to control, spraying in close quarters is actually very easy to take down enemies. This also makes tap firing from far away (with or without scope) very easy. Portability is average, but that doesn't really matter. Reload is average.
-Good accuracy+high damage
-Arguably best scope in the game
-Easy to control spread+recoil
-Easy to pick of should-shoulder peaking enemies
-Tap-firing is a must to use the G36E Valkyrie efficiently
-Damage drop-off may be annoying to take down people in long distance up to a 7-9 shot kill (in my experience).
No.2 M416 CQB
The M416 CQB is renowned to be one of the most noob-friendly assault rifles, if not, the most noob-friendly. This due to the fact of its next to no recoil and its high rate of fire combined with its pre-built i-tech scope makes it easy to take down enemies close to mid-range. As a result its a very easy to spray gun. As a result it's a very very popular nx gun and I highly recommend it permanent as it's a very fun gun to use. It's the nx variant of the M416 with slightly better damage and better recoil. The pre-built scope may or may not be beneficial which will be mentioned below.
Here are the statistics:
As you can see the statistics show it has quit an average damage. However the rest of the statistics makes it up as a result. It's portability is extremely high being 8 points lower than the G36E. This means you can sprint faster to your destinations making it harder for you enemies to hit you. It's high rate of fire and low recoil as I mentioned before makes it very efficient from short to mid-range even when spraying (with or without scope). However, due to its average accuracy and it's low magnification scope, I highly recommend you don't use this in long-range distance. It's reload is quite quick. Spread is quite low.
-Noob-friendly guns due to low recoil and high rate of fire
-Very easy to spray
-Very good close quarters to mid-rage gun
-Fun gun to use.
-Low magnification and average accuracy makes it hard to use in long distances.
-Scopes cannot be changed
The AK-74M is the heavily improved version of the gp AK-74U and is a very versatile gun like the G36E. It's improved fire rate mixed with its above average damage makes it more efficient than possibly any gun in the game in close quarters. Unlike the M416CQB and G36E Valkyrie, any scope can be attached to the AK-74M which is beneficial to some users. It's portability and recoil is quite average. However, the recoil can get out of control as a result of the high rate of fire. Similarly to the G36E Valkyrie, the damage drop-off maybe hard to take enemies down long range and since current scope attachments do not have the desired sniper magnification scope may be quite hard for long distance engagements. However, this gun is a definite improvement of the GP version and arguably one of the top assault rifles to use.
Here are the statistics:
As you can see it has a 1 point lower damage than the G36E which doesn't really matter considering its a high 4 shot kill gun. It's rate of fire as mentioned above is extremely high however may render the spread and recoil out of control at times. Spraying may not be an option particularly in mid to long range engagements. Even tap firing may cause some problems (especially with the scope) as the fast fire rate may cause recoil problems. It's portability is average. It's accuracy is the same as the G36E making it the most accurate AR in the game. Although it doesn't have the sniper scope, it may be beneficial for people who prefer lower magnification scopes especially considering this excels in close quarter engagements. Spread and recoil is still controllable when tap firing. Spraying can still be used as long as you can control it and when it's excelling in close quarters. Reload is average.
-High rate of fire mixed with a high damage makes it possibly the most the best AR for close quarters.
-Interchangeable scopes which may be beneficial for some people.
-Highest accuracy for an AR in the whole game
-Best non-prebuilt scope AR in the game.
-Tap firing ability is a must
-Lack of sniper scope may make it hard for long range engagements.
-More money spent on scope attachments (barely a con unless you're a cheapass)
-High rate of fire+relatively high recoil makes recoil hard to control when spraying especially when scoping in or in long range engagements.
Here are some other guns I would recommend that weren't ranked in the top three.