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PostedJul 24, 2012 3:25 pm   Last edited by trainer772 on Jul 27, 2012 7:43 pm. Edited 1 time in total

General Mods Guide

The do-it-yourself instructions!
General Mods Guide

This guide was created to inform users about the effects of every mod they put on their gun. When modding your gun, it is important to realize what they exactly do and whether it will suit your playstyle or not. This was made to encourage users to set up their own mods and not necessarily use what pros say are the best mods.

No unique mods are put into this guide. Unique mods are mods that only one gun has; for example, the Veresk ammo mod, PP2k penetration mod, Diemaco scope mod, and FRF2 ammo mod are some examples of unique mods that are not included in this guide.

There may be mistakes in this guide. Please reply to this thread if you see a mistake or a mod that is missing or misplaced.
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PostedJul 24, 2012 3:26 pm   Last edited by trainer772 on Aug 06, 2013 7:02 pm. Edited 5 times in total
Pointman


Front

Laser sight: 1k
Pros: +Acc
Cons: -Mobility
Detail: Increases accuracy using laser
Verdict: Hardly noticeable effects, useless for CQC. Not worth the money.


Laser sight II: 1.2k
Pros: +Acc
Cons: -Mobility
Detail: Increases accuracy using laser
Verdict: Hardly noticeable effects, useless for CQC. Not worth the money.


Mount
Dot (x2 HS): 800
Pros: +You get a sight on your PM gun
Cons: -What good is it? It only decreases DPS tremendously, making it a very useless mod for any SMG
Detail: High powered and precise dot sight
Verdict: Mostly useless. The time someone would buy one is to replace the default ACOG on an SMG (like the Veresk) to increase FOV.


Barrel
Burst Barrel 1.1k
Pros: +ROF
Cons: -Accuracy
Detail: Increases rate of fire but decreases accuracy
Verdict: Excellent mod to increase an SMG's CQC abilities but decreases its effective range. Highly recommended for pros.

Spetsnaz Edition 1.1k
Pros: +Accuracy, +Stability
Cons: -Mobility
Detail: Increases accuracy and spray control using special forces mod parts but significantly increases weapon weight
Verdict: Excellent mod for increasing hit rate. Highly recommended to beginners. Best used on guns that suffer intense bloom like the MP5SD5.

Long Range Barrel 1k
Pros: +Range
Cons: -Stability
Detail: Suited for long range fire. Increases long range damage
Verdict: Good mod to have. Since PM guns lack range damage but often have good stability, the LRB helps to even the battlefield against RM. Do not get this mod if the decreased stability decreases your hit rate.

Sharpshooter Barrel 1.2k
Pros: +Accuracy
Cons: -Stability, -ROF
Detail: Increases accuracy but slightly decreases stability
Verdict: Not a thrilling mod to have on a PM gun. The increased recoil and decreased ROF makes the gun useless against both PM and RM.

Advanced Silencer 1.1k
Pros: +No silencer range penalty
Cons: N/A
Detail: Nullifies range penalty when using silencer
Verdict: If there isn't anything better, go with this mod. If there is something better but you want this for the lolz, go ahead.


Trigger
Mechanism Improvement 1k
Pros: -Accuracy
Cons: +ROF
Detail: Rate of fire increases but accuracy decreases
Verdict: Good mod to have. Same effects as the Burst Barrel.

Aimed Shot Mech Kit 2k
Pros: +Maintain DPS while ADS
Cons: N/A
Detail: Aimed fire control increased so your rate of fire does not decrease
Verdict: Useless mod to have. Pointmen should never ADS.

Advanced Trigger 2k
Pros: +Stability
Cons: -Range
Detail: Increases reliability using high quality inner devices
Verdict: Good mod for beginners.

Precision Trigger 1k
Pros: +Accuracy
Cons: -Stability
Detail: Increases single fire accuracy but decreases spray accuracy
Verdict: Not a very good mod to have on an SMG. Makes gun more difficult while increasing accuracy, which contradicts each other. Helpful to accurate pros.

Custom Trigger 1.5k
Pros: +Stability
Cons: -ROF
Detail: Custom Trigger increases stability but slows rate of fire
Verdict: Good mod for beginners. Decreases DPS, making it less effective for CQC but increases effective range.

Custom Cylinder 1.5k
Pros: +Damage
Cons: -Stability
Detail: Reinforced cylinder strengthens power but stability decreases
Verdict: Pro mod only. Not recommended if it lowers your hit rate, but good for weak and stable guns.


Grip
Ergonomic Grip 1.1k
Pros: +Accuracy
Cons: N/A
Detail: Better handling increases accuracy
Verdict: When in doubt, always use this grip! This mod is one of the best due to its good accuracy bonus with no side effects.

Soft Grip 1.4k
Pros: +Stability, +Bloom recovery
Cons: -Accuracy
Detail: Increases spread recover speed but slightly decreases accuracy
Verdict: Good mod for any SMG that suffers from problematic bloom. Only effective when the user bursts; spraying will not utilize bloom recovery speed.

Hard Grip
Pros: +Stability when bursting
Cons: -Increased cumulative recoil
Detail: Improves early recoil control when spraying but destabilizes control after a while
Verdict: Good for bursting, bad for spraying.

Silicon Grip 1.2k
Pros: +Less recoil
Cons: -Increased bloom
Detail: Recoil control increases but impact area widens when spraying
Verdict: Good for guns with recoil problems. Do not use on guns with bloom problems.

Carbon Grip 800
Pros: +Stability, +Aimed shot stability/accuracy
Cons: N/A
Detail: Increases hit rate and stability when aimed firing
Verdict: Useless mod. Pointmen should never ADS.


Stock
Shock Absorber 1k
Pros: +Accuracy
Cons: -Stability
Detail: Increases single-fire accuracy but decreases spray stability
Verdict: Avoid using this mod. Pointmen guns should be stable and sprayable. Increasing accuracy and decreasing stability merely weakens it all around.

Recoil Control Stock 1.2k
Pros: +Stability
Cons: N/A
Detail: Decreases weapon's maximum recoil level
Verdict: Good stock to have. Good stability bonus with no negative side effect.

Aimed shot Sock absorber 1k
Pros: +Stability when ADS
Cons: N/A
Detail: Improves recoil control when aimed firing
Verdict: Useless mod. Pointmen should never ADS.


General theme:
It is extremely crucial when modding your guns to understand how these mods will affect your effectiveness with certain styles of gameplay.

Certain mods decrease effective range, making it restricted for CQC. At the same time, they increase firepower within that limited range. Burst Barrel, Mech Improvement, and Custom Cylinder all increase ROF at the cost of a shorter effective range. These mods are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! If a gun has both a Burst Barrel and Mech Improvement available but you feel like both would overdo it, use only one; for example, you can use BB + CustomTrig on AKs for a balance of stability and DPS, or BB + Mag on Veresk for a balance of DPS and ammo.

Some mods are geared towards increasing stability or hit rate. The Spetsnaz Barrel, Advanced Trigger, Custom Trigger, Ergo Grip, Soft Grip, Hard Grip, and Recoil Control Stock all help a user to increase stability and sprayability. I highly recommend Ergo grip wherever it is available.

Another set of mods increase accuracy and effective range at the cost of DPS and stability. Shock Absorber, Sharpshooter Barrel, Precision Trigger, and Long Range Barrel all help to increase effective range. These mods are not recommended, since they decrease effectiveness within a low range and can still be defeated by riflemen.

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PostedJul 24, 2012 3:26 pm   Last edited by trainer772 on Feb 26, 2013 9:01 pm. Edited 3 times in total
Rifleman


Front

Laser sight: 1k
Pros: +accuracy
Cons: -Mobility
Detail: Increases accuracy using laser
Verdict: OK mod to have.

Laser sight II: 1.2k
Pros: +accuracy
Cons: -Mobility
Detail: Increases accuracy using laser
Verdict: OK mod.


Mount
Dot (x2 HS): 1k
Pros: +You get a sight on your rifle
Cons: -Less DPS when aiming down sights
Detail: High powered and precise dot sight
Verdict: Preference based. Generally a bad idea to use sights on guns since they lower ROF drastically. It increases FOV for guns who's default mount is an ACOG.

ACOG(x4): 1.6k
Pros: +You get a sight on your rifle
Cons: -Less DPS when aiming down sights
Detail: High powered and precise dot sight
Verdict: Preference based. Generally a bad idea to use sights on guns since they lower ROF drastically.


Barrel
Burst Barrel 1.1k
Pros: +ROF
Cons: -Accuracy
Detail: Increases rate of fire but decreases accuracy
Verdict: Decreases weapon's effective range but increases effectiveness within the short range. Good for riflemen who like to go CQC against pointmen. Good for rifles with low ROF.

Burst Barrel II 1.3k
Pros: +A lot of ROF
Cons: -Accuracy
Detail: Increases rate of fire but decreases accuracy
Verdict: Decreases weapon's effective range but increases effectiveness within the short range. Good for riflemen who like to go CQC against pointmen. Good for rifles with low ROF.

Spetsnaz Edition 1.1k
Pros: +Accuracy, +Stability
Cons: -Mobility
Detail: Increases accuracy and spray control using special forces mod parts but significantly increases weapon weight
Verdict: Excellent mod for increasing hit rate. Highly recommended to beginners. Tends to decrease damage dealt for unknown reasons.

Long Range Barrel 1k
Pros: +Range
Cons: -Stability
Detail: Suited for long range fire. Increases long range damage
Verdict: Useful for those who fight at 20-30 meters.

Long Range Barrel II 1k
Pros: +Range
Cons: N/A
Detail: Suited for long range fire. Increases long range damage
Verdict: Good mod to have. Gives a small damage bonus over range with no penalty. When in doubt, use this barrel.

Sharpshooter Barrel 1.2k
Pros: +Accuracy
Cons: -Stability, -ROF
Detail: Increases accuracy
Verdict: Increases effective range but decreases effectiveness within CQC. Pro only. Do not confuse with the sharpshooter barrel on the AK74, FNC, or F2K. The sharpshooter barrel on these three guns will increase ROF and accuracy, making the weapons more effective all around.

Reinforced Barrel 1k
Pros: +Damage
Cons: -Stability, -ROF, -Range
Detail: Increases power by reinforcing rifling but decreases recoil control and spray capability
Verdict: Slightly decreases hits to kill, but drastically decreases damage and DPS at longer ranges. Not recommended when fighting under 10 meters or past 20 meters.


Trigger
Mechanism Improvement 1k
Pros: -Accuracy
Cons: +ROF
Detail: Rate of fire increases but accuracy decreases
Verdict: Decreases weapon's effective range but increases effectiveness within the short range. Good for riflemen who like to go CQC against pointmen.

Aimed Shot Mech Kit 2k
Pros: +Maintain DPS while ADS
Cons: N/A
Detail: Aimed fire control increased so your rate of fire does not decrease
Verdict: Good for people who wish to ADS without a ROF penalty. This mod makes ADSing worthwhile.

Advanced Trigger 2k
Pros: +Stability
Cons: -Range
Detail: Increases reliability using high quality inner devices
Verdict: Good mod for beginners. Increases side-to-side recoil.

Veteran mechanism 1k
Pros: +Stability
Cons: -Accuracy
Detail: Increases spread recover speed but slightly decreases accuracy
Verdict: Good for people who like to spray in CQC. Decreases recoil and increases bloom recover speed but increases side-to-side recoil.

Precision Trigger 1k
Pros: +Accuracy
Cons: -Stability
Detail: Increases single fire accuracy but decreases spray accuracy
Verdict: Not a very good mod to have on burstfire weapons. Makes gun more difficult while increasing accuracy. Helpful to accurate pros.

Custom Trigger 1k
Pros: +Stability
Cons: -ROF
Detail: Custom Trigger increases stability but slows rate of fire
Verdict: Good mod for beginners. Decreases DPS, making it less effective for CQC but increases effective range.


Grip
Ergonomic Grip 1.1k
Pros: +Accuracy
Cons: N/A
Detail: Better handling increases accuracy
Verdict: When in doubt, always use this grip! This mod is one of the best due to its good accuracy bonus with no side effects.

Hard Grip
Pros: +Stability when bursting
Cons: -Increased cumulative recoil
Detail: Improves early recoil control when spraying but destabilizes control after a while
Verdict: Good for bursting, bad for spraying.

Aimed Shot Helper 1k
Pros: +Stability, +Aimed shot stability/accuracy
Cons: N/A
Detail: Greatly increases hit rate when aimed firing
Verdict: Good for people who like to ADS. Increases effectiveness of gun at longer ranges when ADSing.

Weight Grip 1k
Pros: +Stability
Cons: -Mobility
Detail: Stabilizes the weapon but increases in weight
Verdict: Noticeably increases crouchshot stability but increases horizontal recoil and makes weapon difficult to control. Recommended for the crouch rifler.

Swap Grip 800
Pros: +Swap speed
Cons: N/A
Detail: Improves handling and increases weapon draw speed
Verdict: Useful if no other grip exists.

Stock
Shock Absorber 1k
Pros: +Accuracy
Cons: -Stability
Detail: Increases single-fire accuracy but decreases spray stability
Verdict: Good for those who use 1-2-burst weapons and want the extra accuracy.

Recoil Control Stock 1.2k
Pros: +Stability
Cons: N/A
Detail: Decreases weapon's maximum recoil level
Verdict: Good stock to have. Good stability bonus and decreases maximum bloom level with no negative side effect.

Aimed shot Shock absorber 1k
Pros: +Stability when ADS
Cons: N/A
Detail: Improves recoil control when aimed firing
Verdict: Good mod for ADS. Makes ADSing worthwhile when combined with the no-ROF-penalty mod.

Light Stock 1k
Pros: +Mobility
Cons: -Stability
Detail: Lightens stock and movement speed but decreases stability
Verdict: Don't even bother with this.

General Theme:

Some mods increase DPS in CQC while decreasing effectiveness over range, while other mods increase damage output over range. Same deal as the PM mods.

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PostedJul 24, 2012 3:26 pm   Last edited by trainer772 on Feb 26, 2013 9:04 pm. Edited 6 times in total
Snipers

Mount


Just a personal note, I think that all sniper rifles are perfectly fine with their default scope. The only exceptions are FRF2 (best with SS scope) and DSR (best with Quick Scope II).

Precision Scope 800
Pros: +Visual range, +Scope speed
Cons: N/A
Detail: High powered double phase scope
Verdict: Has a dot scope.

High Powered Scope
Pros: +Visual range, +Zoom phase
Cons: -Noticeably decreased FOV
Detail: High powered, high efficiency double phase scope
Verdict: Good for people who snipe long-range, bad for CQC.

Sharpshooter Scope 1k
Pros: +Visual range
Cons: N/A
Detail: Does not automatically zoom after aimed fire
Verdict: Recommended for people who are too lazy to QS.

Quick Scope 1k
Pros: N/A
Cons: -Decreased scope speed
Detail: Scope with quick first phase zoom
Verdict: Not a good mod. Ironically, it decreases scope speed. It also gives 1-phase zoom only. However, it is recommended for the DSR.


Barrel
.338 Lapua Barrel 2.5k
Pros: +Damage
Cons: -Stability
Detail: Increases power using larger-caliver ammo but decreases stability
Verdict: Must have! Increases OHK drastically.

Light Weight Barrel 1k
Pros: +ROF, +Mobility
Cons: -Range
Detail: Improves weapon maneuverability and spray but decreases long range damage output
Verdict: Good for a CQC sniper.

Long Range Barrel 1k
Pros: +Range
Cons: -Stability
Detail: Suited for long range fire. Increases long range damage
Verdict: Good for increasing OHK over range if there is no damage barrel available.

Sharpshooter Barrel 1.2k
Pros: +Accuracy
Cons: -ROF
Detail: Increases accuracy but slightly decreases stability
Verdict: Meh, don't bother with this.

Reinforced Barrel 1k
Pros: +Damage
Cons: -ROF, -Stability, -Range
Detail: Increases power by reinforcing rifling but decreases recoil control and spray capability
Verdict: Great for increasing OHK within a short distance


Trigger
Veteran mechanism 1k
Pros: +Stability
Cons: -Accuracy
Detail: Slightly increases reload speed
Verdict: Not a great mod to have on a sniper rifle. Increases speed of bolt.

Precision Trigger 1k
Pros: +Accuracy
Cons: -Stability, -Damage, -Scope speed
Detail: Increases single fire accuracy but decreases spray accuracy
Verdict: Waste of money.

Sniper Trigger 1k
Pros: +Accuracy
Cons: -Stability, -Damage, -Scope speed
Detail: Improves accuracy when firing but decreases overall zoom speed
Verdict: Waste of money.

Custom Trigger 1.5k
Pros: +Stability
Cons: -ROF
Detail: Custom Trigger increases stability but slows rate of fire
Verdict: Chances are, the semi-auto gun this applies to needs all the ROF it can have. Don't use this unless you are a beginner with semi-autos.

Rapid Fire Mechanism 1.5k
Pros: +ROF
Cons: N/A
Detail: Increases speed of crosshair center
Verdict: Good for the experienced semi-auto user

Grip
Ergonomic Grip 1.1k
Pros: +Accuracy
Cons: N/A
Detail: Better handling increases accuracy
Verdict: Waste of money.

Weight Grip 1k
Pros: +Stability
Cons: -Mobility
Detail: Stabilizes the weapon but increases in weight
Verdict: Waste of money.

Swap Grip 800
Pros: +Swap speed
Cons:N/A
Detail: Improves handling and increases weapon draw speed
Verdict: Useful for quickswitch snipers.

Stock
Shock Absorber 1k
Pros: +Accuracy
Cons: -Stability
Detail: Increases single-fire accuracy but decreases spray stability
Verdict: Not a good mod to have. Often times, snipers have enough accuracy for this to be of any use.

Light Stock 800
Pros: +Mobility
Cons: -Stability
Detail: Lightens stock and movement speed but decreases stability
Verdict: Waste of money.

Heavy Stock 800
Pros: +Stability
Cons: -Mobility
Detail: Weights stock stabilizing the weapon but decreases mobility
Verdict: Sniper rifles need mobility more than stability. Do not use unless you're modding a semi-auto gun.

Fast Reaction Stock 1.2k
Pros: +Stability, +ROF
Cons: -Mobility, -Range
Detail: Increases accuracy and recovery rate by eliminating weapon's instability but decreases mobility and weapon range
Verdict: The damage decrease is too severe for it to be of any use.


General Theme:

Go for as much damage as you can. Stability/Accuracy mods are useless on bolt-action rifles, and accuracy mods are useless on semi-autos. The only exception for accuracy mods is when you're at sniper level 1 and you notice bars of instability on your gun; then you should buy an Ergo grip or something. Avoid using unnecessary mods like triggers, grips, or stocks. Scopes are all preference based but avoid using the Quick scope.

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PostedJul 24, 2012 3:26 pm
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PostedJul 27, 2012 4:37 pm
i think you forgot to note on the scopes that they have different scope speeds, generaly SS being fastest, followed by precision scope

i didnt know that sniper scopes actualy add range, do they? because that would explain better OHKOs on picked up PGMs that have high powered on them

also heard a rumor of tpg actualy scoping faster with high powered scope than with default, that true?

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PostedJul 27, 2012 7:42 pm
SiaoJyun wrote:
i think you forgot to note on the scopes that they have different scope speeds, generaly SS being fastest, followed by precision scope

i didnt know that sniper scopes actualy add range, do they? because that would explain better OHKOs on picked up PGMs that have high powered on them

also heard a rumor of tpg actualy scoping faster with high powered scope than with default, that true?  
They add visual range, but not +damagerange for the bullets.
And yes, the HPS on the TPG zooms in like .02-.04 seconds faster.

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PostedJul 28, 2012 4:05 am
trainer772 wrote:
SiaoJyun wrote:
i think you forgot to note on the scopes that they have different scope speeds, generaly SS being fastest, followed by precision scope

i didnt know that sniper scopes actualy add range, do they? because that would explain better OHKOs on picked up PGMs that have high powered on them

also heard a rumor of tpg actualy scoping faster with high powered scope than with default, that true?  
They add visual range, but not +damagerange for the bullets.
And yes, the HPS on the TPG zooms in like .02-.04 seconds faster.  


you should rephrase that, because it made me believe scopes for snipers actualy add range (and thus increase damage)

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PostedAug 15, 2012 3:29 pm
Is there a way to make an educate guess on each zoom level?

EXAMPLEs (assume them as FAKE values!)
I mean, standard 1st zoom is 2x and 2nd is 4x.
But the High Power Scope gives 3x and 6x...

I think it would be very useful, especially for the rifles which have more scopes available. Smile
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