Looking for an assault rifle with some serious punch in Tom Clancy’s The Division? The Caduceus may be the powerhouse you’re looking for. This is a special high-end version of the standard SCAR-L. It has pretty decent stats, is obtained via random drops, has some great weapon talents equipped, and slots for multiple mods.
The Division Caduceus
As mentioned above, this is a gun that is capable of dealing pretty decent damage. But that’s not all. It also has talents that provide healing, skill cooldowns, and more. Below are the official standard stats of the gun.
DPS: 72k – 150k
Firing Rate: 600 RPM
Clip Size: 30 rounds
Weapon Level: 30+
Coolheaded: Headshots reduce cooldown time of all skills by 5%.
- Requires: 1889 Firearms; 1889 Electronics
Restored: Earning a kill with the Caduceus results in the removal of all negative effects on the player.
- Requires: 105 Electronics; 60 Stamina
Self-Preserved: Critical hits on enemies result in a portion of damage translating to healing for the player. The total amount is typically somewhere between 0.8% to 2.2%.
The Caduceus has room for a total of four mods. These include:
- Large Magazine
- Large Muzzle
- Large Optics
- Large Underbarrel
NOTE: Mods are what can bring this assault rifle’s total damage output up significantly. The starting DPS of the weapon is typically around 72,000 to 75,000. With mods at 3,000 firearm ratings this can be increased to 100,000 to 150,000.
The Good and The Bad: Caduceus Review
Let’s talk about what makes this weapon great and what makes it not so awesome. Nearly every gun in The Division has both positive and negative aspects to it – this includes high-end weapons.
- High DPS
- Decent Fire Rate
- Useful Talents
- High Recoil (strong upward kick)
- Talents Require High Electronics
- ~5% Drop Rate
The Caduceus is good for DPS and works well in close to mid range combat. At longer distances it becomes less effective. It’d be better at range if it weren’t fully-automatic. Nevertheless, it has a decent fire rate and the talents on the gun come pretty handy.
On the flip side, the recoil of the base weapon is a bit nasty, especially if you’re not burst firing it. This can, however, be solved using mods that improve stability. Equipping superior or better underbarrel and muzzle mods that improve stability can actually almost completely eliminate recoil on this assault rifle.
Where to Get It
Most high-end weapons like this drop randomly from named enemies, but, nevertheless, it has been established that certain enemies tend to drop certain weapons more than others. Users on Reddit, forums, and other places dedicated to The Division have determined that the enemies below tend to have better drop rates for the Caduceus.
Caduceus can drop from ANY elite enemy, but your chances are likely to be higher if you farm the guys listed above.