Yes I agree, if you fight exclusively point blank the Spiker is bad, if though, like me, you use guns to shoot people further than knife distance, its actually a good pistol (compared to the AMP or the Scat). Now, its still useless compared to the NS pistols, they all are, we wont bother treading there. The burst is the reason you buy the Spiker, you dont buy it for its normal DPS, thats no doubt why its so low, in order for it not to make the burst seem pointless like it was before. Though like the other pistols, the Spiker will also have a much higher average headshot ratio than the other pistols. Regardless, the Spiker is the only pistol Ill actually spend the 1000 certs on. The AMP is utterly impractical with its current mag dump speed and Mag scatter is far too situational to be your trusty sidearm which you should always be able to rely on. If you are comparing other empire specific pistols though. Compare the Repeater to the AMP for me. Then come here and convince me why I should spend 1000 certs on it than to just use the Repeater. If you can come up with any convincing thing, then Ill admit the AMP is good. For a TR soldier the AMP is redundant and impractical compared to the Repeater. The AMP is useless because of the 9/10 chance you will need to reload in order to finish the guy off. Thats what REALLY kills the weapon. To the VS the Spiker is new with a good niche function but worse than the Beamer for everything else Mag Scatter is niche but its close range advantage to the Rebel or Magshot are insignificant compared to its complete inability to function at range. And just to be clear, yes the NS pistols are better than everything anyway. So as you can see, you may, as VS see the AMP as great, since you have nothing like it. But for us it is utterly laughable. At least you guys dont already have a charge up that is better than the Spiker.