The Gust is a light hardpoint shotgun.
This weapon works very similarly to the Thunder (much different design though) due to bullet spread and the "reload while firing" mechanic, although it is faster on this shotgun. This makes it a light version of the Thunder since it acts like it in many ways, and should be played similarly to it.
Due to the amount of bullet spread, the weapon should be treated like a knife fighting weapon with effective ranges as close as 200 meters (although you can be closer), even though it can hit from much farther away. Playing with the Gust closely to your enemies can take down Ancile shields and Ecu shields extremely quickly (due to a significant amount of damage) and can easily damage or destroy robots if used correctly. The ability to reload while firing allows it to do very heavy damage in a brief amount of time at close range combat.
Like the other shotguns, in order for the Gust to severely damage another robot, you must get close to your opponents. Not much damage will be done long range due to the bullet spread of the gun. It is recommended you use an Ecu shield or an Ancile shield to close the distance and get close, or you could purchase a damage taking robot (like Leo )
This shotgun does relatively high damage per shot for a light weapon, and firing multiple at a time can be deadly. To purchase the Gust, you must acquire 10,000 Gust components and use them to buy the Gust in Storage (along with other weapons and robots needing components). After purchase, the Gust can be upgraded with Ag (silver).
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Damage from all four particles. Data from warrobots.net.