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NS-44L Blackhand
NS-44L Blackhand
With an extended barrel and integrated scope the NS-44L Blackhand provides significant advantages over similar pistols when engaging threats at longer ranges.
Costs
Cert Cost: 1000 Icon resource certpoints 25x25
DC Cost: 799 Icon Daybreak Cash
General Info
Empire: Icon NS
Can Use: Icon InfiltratorIcon Light AssaultIcon Combat MedicIcon EngineerIcon Heavy Assault
Weapon Type: Pistols
Fire Rate: 170 RPM
Muzzle Velocity: 550m/s
Effective Range: Medium
Fire Modes: Semi-Auto
Headshot Multiplier: 2x
ADS Move Speed Multiplier: 0.75x
Equip Time: 450 ms
Damage[?]
Max Damage: 450 before 20m
Min Damage: 275 after 125m
Reload Speed
Short Reload: 3s
Long Reload: 4s
Ammunition
Magazine Size: 4
Ammunition Pool: 36
Accuracy[?]
Hip Aim
Crouch Still: 1.75 0.05
Move: 2.5 0.1
Stand Still: 1.75 0.1
Move: 2.5 0.2
Bloom per Shot: 0.4 0.2
Recoil[?]
Vertical: 1.8
Horizontal, Min/Max: 0.1/0.2
Horizontal Tolerance: 0.3
Angle Min/Max: 15°/15°
Bias: ← = →
Recoil Decrease: 14
First Shot Recoil Multiplier: 1x
Data Sources
Census API source: NS-44L Blackhand API Data?

NS-44LB Blackhand
NS-44LB Blackhand
With an extended barrel and integrated scope the NS-44L Blackhand provides significant advantages over similar pistols when engaging threats at longer ranges.
Costs
Cert Cost: Unavailable Icon resource certpoints 25x25
DC Cost: 1399 Icon Daybreak Cash
General Info
Empire: Icon NS
Can Use: Icon InfiltratorIcon Light AssaultIcon Combat MedicIcon EngineerIcon Heavy Assault
Weapon Type: Pistols
Fire Rate: 170 RPM
Muzzle Velocity: 550m/s
Effective Range: Medium
Fire Modes: Semi-Auto
Headshot Multiplier: 2x
ADS Move Speed Multiplier: 0.75x
Equip Time: 450 ms
Damage[?]
Max Damage: 450 before 20m
Min Damage: 275 after 125m
Reload Speed
Short Reload: 3s
Long Reload: 4s
Ammunition
Magazine Size: 4
Ammunition Pool: 36
Accuracy[?]
Hip Aim
Crouch Still: 1.75 0.05
Move: 2.5 0.1
Stand Still: 1.75 0.1
Move: 2.5 0.2
Bloom per Shot: 0.4 0.2
Recoil[?]
Vertical: 1.8
Horizontal, Min/Max: 0.1/0.2
Horizontal Tolerance: 0.3
Angle Min/Max: 15°/15°
Bias: ← = →
Recoil Decrease: 14
First Shot Recoil Multiplier: 1x
Data Sources
Census API source: NS-44LB Blackhand API Data?

NS-44LG Blackhand
NS-44LG Blackhand
With an extended barrel and integrated scope the NS-44L Blackhand provides significant advantages over similar pistols when engaging threats at longer ranges.
Costs
Cert Cost: Unavailable Icon resource certpoints 25x25
DC Cost: 1999 Icon Daybreak Cash
General Info
Empire: Icon NS
Can Use: Icon InfiltratorIcon Light AssaultIcon Combat MedicIcon EngineerIcon Heavy Assault
Weapon Type: Pistols
Fire Rate: 170 RPM
Muzzle Velocity: 550m/s
Effective Range: Medium
Fire Modes: Semi-Auto
Headshot Multiplier: 2x
ADS Move Speed Multiplier: 0.75x
Equip Time: 450 ms
Damage[?]
Max Damage: 450 before 20m
Min Damage: 275 after 125m
Reload Speed
Short Reload: 3s
Long Reload: 4s
Ammunition
Magazine Size: 4
Ammunition Pool: 36
Accuracy[?]
Hip Aim
Crouch Still: 1.75 0.05
Move: 2.5 0.1
Stand Still: 1.75 0.1
Move: 2.5 0.2
Bloom per Shot: 0.4 0.2
Recoil[?]
Vertical: 1.8
Horizontal, Min/Max: 0.1/0.2
Horizontal Tolerance: 0.3
Angle Min/Max: 15°/15°
Bias: ← = →
Recoil Decrease: 14
First Shot Recoil Multiplier: 1x
Data Sources
Census API source: NS-44LG Blackhand API Data?

NS-44LP Blackhand
NS-44LP Blackhand
With an extended barrel and integrated scope the NS-44L Blackhand provides significant advantages over similar pistols when engaging threats at longer ranges.
Costs
Cert Cost: Unavailable Icon resource certpoints 25x25
DC Cost: Unavailable Icon Daybreak Cash
General Info
Empire: Icon NS
Can Use: Icon InfiltratorIcon Light AssaultIcon Combat MedicIcon EngineerIcon Heavy Assault
Weapon Type: Pistols
Fire Rate: 170 RPM
Muzzle Velocity: 550m/s
Effective Range: Medium
Fire Modes: Semi-Auto
Headshot Multiplier: 2x
ADS Move Speed Multiplier: 0.75x
Equip Time: 450 ms
Damage[?]
Max Damage: 450 before 20m
Min Damage: 275 after 125m
Reload Speed
Short Reload: 3s
Long Reload: 4s
Ammunition
Magazine Size: 4
Ammunition Pool: 36
Accuracy[?]
Hip Aim
Crouch Still: 1.75 0.05
Move: 2.5 0.1
Stand Still: 1.75 0.1
Move: 2.5 0.2
Bloom per Shot: 0.4 0.2
Recoil[?]
Vertical: 1.8
Horizontal, Min/Max: 0.1/0.2
Horizontal Tolerance: 0.3
Angle Min/Max: 15°/15°
Bias: ← = →
Recoil Decrease: 14
First Shot Recoil Multiplier: 1x
Data Sources
Census API source: NS-44LP Blackhand API Data?
Note: Was given away to inactive players opted in to receive emails regarding PlanetSide 2 marketing.

NS-44L "Ravenous" Blackhand
NS-44L "Ravenous" Blackhand
With an extended barrel and integrated scope the NS-44L Blackhand provides significant advantages over similar pistols when engaging threats at longer ranges.
Costs
Cert Cost: Unavailable Icon resource certpoints 25x25
DC Cost: Unavailable Icon Daybreak Cash
General Info
Empire: Icon NS
Can Use: Icon InfiltratorIcon Light AssaultIcon Combat MedicIcon EngineerIcon Heavy Assault
Weapon Type: Pistols
Fire Rate: 170 RPM
Muzzle Velocity: 550m/s
Effective Range: Medium
Fire Modes: Semi-Auto
Headshot Multiplier: 2x
ADS Move Speed Multiplier: 0.75x
Equip Time: 450 ms
Damage[?]
Max Damage: 450 before 20m
Min Damage: 275 after 125m
Reload Speed
Short Reload: 3s
Long Reload: 4s
Ammunition
Magazine Size: 4
Ammunition Pool: 36
Accuracy[?]
Hip Aim
Crouch Still: 1.75 0.05
Move: 2.5 0.1
Stand Still: 1.75 0.1
Move: 2.5 0.2
Bloom per Shot: 0.4 0.2
Recoil[?]
Vertical: 1.8
Horizontal, Min/Max: 0.1/0.2
Horizontal Tolerance: 0.3
Angle Min/Max: 15°/15°
Bias: ← = →
Recoil Decrease: 14
First Shot Recoil Multiplier: 1x
Data Sources
Census API source: NS-44L "Ravenous" Blackhand API Data?
Note: Was available for limited time as part of Ravenous Bundle.

The NS-44L Blackhand is a pistol produced by Nanite Systems, available to all factions. It is unlocked through purchase with Certification Points or Daybreak Cash.

The NS-44L Blackhand is a modified NS-44 Commissioner, sacrificing magazine size and hip accuracy for vastly increased power at range through velocity, damage fall-off and aimed accuracy.

Compared to the Commissioner, the Blackhand can notably kill non-overshielded infantry in two headshots at any range, as well as killing non-overshielded infantry in four bodyshots at any range, neither of which can be boasted of by the Commissioner.

 Damage Fall-off Edit

  • 450 before 20 meters
  • 334 at 84 meters
  • 275 at 125 meters

AttachmentsEdit

Available attachments
Optics
NSP4x (4X) The NSP4x is a high quality 4x zoom scope designed specifically for use with the NS-Blackhand pistol.
More reticles for this scope available, see full article.
Icon Weaponattachment NS Revolver4x
100Icon resource certpoints 25x25 150Icon Daybreak Cash
Barrel Attachments
No Barrel Attachments available.
Rail Attachments
Darklight Flashlight The rail mounted Darklight Flashlight can illuminate hostile cloaked infiltrators and dark areas but the light can give away your position.
Flashlight
100Icon resource certpoints 25x25 75Icon Daybreak Cash
Laser Sight A laser sight increases the user's hipfire accuracy by 25%.
Laser Sight
100Icon resource certpoints 25x25 75Icon Daybreak Cash
Ammo
No Ammo available.


StrategiesEdit

The NS-44L Blackhand is best used as a complement to a loadout that lacks the ability to output damage outside of close range, such as a loadout using a Shotgun or Submachine Gun.

It can also be incredibly useful as a "primary" weapon for an Infiltrator using Stalker Cloaking, as the NS-44L Blackhand is the secondary weapon with the longest effective range.

Below are some videos demonstrating the NS-44L Blackhand's use.

Ribbons and MedalsEdit

It is possible to get both Ribbons and Medals for using the NS-44L Blackhand. Each Ribbon is a standard reward for achieving a set amount of kills with the Blackhand. Medals relate to how many overall kills you have with the Blackhand.

RibbonsEdit

Ribbon Icon Requirements
NS-44L Blackhand Service Ribbon
Pistol Ribbon
10 kills.

See more available ribbons on the Service Ribbons page.


MedalsEdit

Medal Icon Requirements Certification Rewards
No Medal
Medal Empty
0 kill No Reward
Copper Medal
Medal Copper
10 kills 2 Icon resource certpoints 25x25
Silver Medal
Medal Silver
60 kills 10 Icon resource certpoints 25x25
Gold Medal
Medal Gold
160 kills 20 Icon resource certpoints 25x25
Auraxium Medal
Medal Araxium
1160 kills 200 Icon resource certpoints 25x25

History Edit

  • April 9th, 2015 Update
    • Added to the live game.
  • May 19, 2015 Update
    • Adjusted NS-44L Blackhand: Default cross reticle scope aimpoint.
    • NS-44L Blackhand: Camo now applies in the 3d preview.
  • September 7, 2016 Update
    • NS-44L Blackhand min damage from 250 to 275.
  • April 5, 2018 Update
    • Max damage range from 5m to 20m
    • Equip time from 250ms to 450ms
    • Hipfire CoF while standing and crouching from 2 to 1.75
    • Hipfire CoF while walking and crouchwalking from 3 to 2.5
  • June 12, 2018 Update
    • Max damage range from 8m to 20m.
    • Dev note: This change was proposed in an earlier update, but never made it Live.

See Also Edit

MediaEdit