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sK1p July - 9 - 2009 PainkillerADD COMMENTS

The importance of ammo is often overshadowed by the other items in the game. Perhaps rightly so. However, it certainly does have its place in the game. Ammo can be use tactfully in several ways. The 15-second respawn time can be used to time other important items such as weapons and armor. Controlling ammo can also help to reduce the effectiveness of your opponents attacks. The last thing you want is for a great battle to end prematurely with a deafening CLICK! So unless you have amazing skills with the Painkiller, keep track of your ammo.

Most importantly ammo can be used to give away the location of your opponent. Each type of ammo in Painkiller has a distinctive pickup sound. (Yes, really. Listen for them.) This can be a dead giveaway as to the location of your opponent. It can also give away your own location so you may want to be a bit more selective when picking it up.

Stakegun Ammo

Statistics
Ammo Value: 12
Respawn Time: 15s.
Max. Ammo: 100
Needed for Max. Ammo: 9

The Stakegun Ammo is one of the least sought after items in the game due to the fact that you already have 10 ammo upon spawning. The re-fire rate on the Stakegun is slower than most weapons, allowing for only 1 stake each second.

Tips and Notes

» Stakes can be used in combination with grenades – see the weapon guide for more info.
» The only ammo you spawn with is 10 stakes.
» Picking up different types of ammo can give away your location.

Rocket Launcher / Grenade Launcher Ammo

Statistics
Ammo Value: 7 / 12
Respawn Time: 15s.
Max. Ammo: 100
Needed for Max. Ammo: 15 / 9

The Rocket Launcher / Grenade Launcher ammo is the only ammo that can be used by 2 different guns. For that reason, the RL/GL ammo is probably the most sought after type of ammo. This ammo can be put to use without ever picking up a weapon because you spawn with the Stake Gun / Grenade Launcher weapon.

Tips and Notes

» This ammo can be used in combination with Stakes – see the weapon guide for more info.
» Grab RL/GL ammo whenever possible…Go into battle well stocked and monitor your ammo. Running out can leave you defenseless.
» Need a weapon? Grab a RL/GL ammo and use the Grenade Launcher – it can be deadly when mastered and also provide defense while you stock up on items.
» Got lots of RL/GL ammo? You can hold up to 100, but you can’t take it with you when you die…If you are well stocked, use it. Spam grenades and rockets anywhere you think your opponent will show his face next.

Chaingun Ammo

Statistics
Ammo Value: 75
Respawn Time: 15s
Max. Ammo: 250
Needed for Max. Ammo: 4

Chaingun ammo is used by the Rocket Launcher / Chaingun weapon. It’s always a good idea to have some of this ammo ready to finish off a weak opponent or inflict damage from a distance.

Tips and Notes

» Each crate of Chaingun ammo has 75 rounds. 3 crates will give you 225 of 250 total Chaingun ammo.
» For every click of the Chaingun, 3 rounds of ammo are used.
» If you can see your opponent, you can hit him with Chaingun. Stock up on Chaingun ammo and inflict damage whenever your opponent is visibile, yet out of range for other weapons.

Shotgun Ammo

Statistics
Ammo Value: 18
Respawn Time: 15s
Max. Ammo: 100
Needed for Max. Ammo: 6

The Shotgun typically gives you 10 ammo to start, so it’s a good idea to pick up a box of ammo to be safe. 1 Shotgun ammo is used for each click with the Shotun and the rate of fire is slightly less than 2 shots per second. This ammo is usefull close to medium range to finish off an opponent, but is ineffective at long range.

Tips and Notes

» You can use 10 Shotgun ammo in about 6 seconds, make sure you don’t run out!
» Using Shotgun at long range can be a waste of ammo.

Freezer Ammo

Statistics
Ammo Value: 15
Respawn Time: 15s
Max. Ammo: 100
Needed for Max. Ammo: 7

The Freezer ammo is one of rarest types of ammo. It is used by the Shotgun / Freezer weapon. The weapon only includes 10 Shotgun ammo and no Freezer ammo when picked up so you must pick up Freezer ammo seperately in order to use it. With a slow rate of fire and slow movement speed, the Freezer ammo is difficult to hit with.

Tips and Notes

» Freezer ammo does not damage an opponent. It temporarily removes your opponents armor.
» 1 Freezer ammo is used per shot.
» Picking up ammo can give away your location so pick up only what you think you will use.

Electro Ammo

Statistics
Ammo Value: 37
Respawn Time: 15s
Max. Ammo: 250
Needed for Max. Ammo: 7

Having plenty of Electro ammo can allow you to frustrate your opponent as it is very difficult to close in on an opponent that has the Electro on you. Each click with the Electro uses 3 ammo and it doesn’t take long to use up 37 ammo. It’s best to have plenty of ammo, especially if your opponent is good at dodging.

Tips and Notes

» Plan your Electo battle close to more ammo so you can strafe over more if you get low.
» Use Electro to slow down a charging opponent or to pin them in a corner or against a wall.
» Electro is most effective at medium range and is a waiste of ammo at long range. Know the range limit of the Electro to save ammo.

Driver Ammo (Shurikens)

Statistics
Ammo Value: 37
Respawn Time: 15s
Max. Ammo: 200
Needed for Max. Ammo: 6

Each Driver ammo contains 37 shurikens. The Driver uses 1 shuriken per click and has a very fast rate of fire. Direct hits do 30 damage but you’ll get more damage from your ammo if you use long ranged exploding shurikens.

Tips and Notes

» Using shurikens from a distance can do 40 – 70 points of splash damage.
» Slightly lead a moving opponent to hit more effectivly.

Mega-pack

Statistics
Shotgun Ammo: 15
Freezer Ammo: 6
RL / GL Ammo: 6
Chaingun Ammo: 67
Stakegun Ammo: 12
Electro Ammo: 30
Driver Ammo: 30
Respawn Time: 1 min.
Respawns in same location? Yes

The Mega-pack is the ultimate collection of ammo as it contains some ammo for every weapon. If you have alot of weapons with little ammo, you might want to go for the Mega-pack to stock up, but with a 1 minute respawn time, you might find yourself waiting a while.

Tips and Notes

» If you are without a weapon, the Mega-pack will give you 6 grenades.
» Regardless of which weapon you are using, the Mega-pack can bail you out if you are running low on ammo.

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Painkiller is a first-person shooter game released on April 12, 2004. The game takes place in Purgatory and Hell. The main character is Daniel Garner.