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PKR Maelstrom

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PKR Maelstrom
PKR Maelstrom.png
Weapon Type Shotgun
Rarity RareRarity.svg Rare
Faction Korolev
Unlock Level 5
Weight 25 Weight icon.png
Buy Price 17,000 KMarks.png
Sell Value 5058 KMarks.png
Faction Reputation 50
Damage 7Damage Icon.png
Weakspot Multiplier 1.2
Penetration 20Heavy Converter.png
Firerate 0.4
Projectile Speed 30000
Movement Multiplier 0.9
Reload time 2.2s
Magazine Size 8


The PKR Maelstrom is a RareRarity.svg Rare automatic shotgun manufactured by Korolev. It is able to quickly dispatch of any close-quarters threat a prospector might encounter.


The PKR Maelstrom can have 8 different Attachments installed on it, one for each slot. The type of attachment must be compatible with the weapon's type, so only attachments that have Shotgun or Shotgun Ammo as a category can be installed onto a PKR Maelstrom.


A semi-automatic shotgun, it's heavy and a poor choice at range, but utterly devastating up close.


Korolev's first attempt at a building a phase weapon, the Phase-Kinetic Reactive ""Maelstrom's"" ammo pack carries more than enough energy to fulminate whatever gets in its way in a matter of seconds, provided it's close enough.


Name Ammo Faction Buy Price Sell Value Rarity Weight Crit Multi Damage Penetration Magazine Size Refire Time Rounds Per Minute Reload Time Move Speed Projectile Speed
B9 Trenchgun Shotgun Station 1200KMarks.png 371KMarks.png Common 25 1.2 8 10 5 0.95 63.16 2.4 0.9 26000
Bulldog Shotgun ICA 6400KMarks.png 1918KMarks.png Uncommon 20 1.2 12 15 2 0.6 100 1.78 1 28000
PKR Maelstrom Shotgun Korolev 17000KMarks.png 5058KMarks.png Rare 25 1.2 7 20 8 0.4 150 2.2 0.9 30000
Shattergun Shotgun ICA 41000KMarks.png 12341KMarks.png Epic 25 1.2 7 25 4 1.255 47.809 3.3 0.9 28000

Detailed Stats

Stat Value
Ammo Type Shotgun Ammo
Direct Damage 7 Damage
Weakspot Multiplier 1.2×
Pellets per shot 6 Pellets
Penetration 20 Penetration
Refire Rate 0.4s
Rounds per minute (RPM) 150 Shots
Projectile Speed 300 m/s
Falloff Range 1.0m-3.0m
Falloff Multiplier 0.5×
Magazine Size 8 Bullets
Reload Time 2.2s
Equip Time 1s
Unequip Time 0.5s


This item is used in the following missions, jobs, upgrades, printing recipes:


This item is not required to complete any missions.


This item is required to complete the following jobs.

And two smoking Barrels


This is an incomplete list of all cosmetics for the WEAPON in The Cycle: Frontier.

List of Cosmetics

Vanity WeaponSkin P MaelstromPop.png

Pop! PKR Maelstrom

Vanity WeaponSkin P MaelstromPaladin.png

Paladin PKR Maelstrom

Vanity WeaponSkin P MaelstromSeason02Reward.png

Korolev Officer PKR Maelstrom

Vanity WeaponSkin P MaelstromRonin.png

War Spirit PKR Maelstrom

Vanity WeaponSkin P MaelstromSyndicate.png

Royalty Maelstrom

Vanity WeaponSkin P MaelstromMarshal.png

Marshal PKR Maelstrom

Vanity WeaponSkin P MaelstromCultist.png

Cultist Maelstrom

Vanity WeaponSkin P MaelstromPrestige.png

Luxury Maelstrom

Update history

Patch 2.2.0
  • Decreased movement speed when weapon is drawn by 10% (from 1 to 0.9 movespeed multiplier).

Reduced buying price from 22,000 to 17,000 K-Marks

Patch 2.0.0
  • Reduced spread by 20%.
Patch 1.3.5
  • Reduced recoil.
  • Increased spread to be more in line with that of other shotguns.
  • Hip fire spread 3.5 --> 5
  • ADS spread 3 --> 4.5
  • Weapon spread increase Speed 0.5 --> 0.65
  • Reduced camera shaking intensity.
Closed Beta 2.5
  • Damage reduced from 8 to 7
Closed Beta 2.3
  • Reduced weight to 25
Closed Beta 2.2
  • Damage increased from 7 to 8


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