Mass Effect Weapons 

↳ M-96 Mattock

Medium-range, semi-automatic rifle effective against armor, shields, and barriers. Upgrades the Avenger assault rifle.

The Mattock is a semi-automatic hybrid weapon with an assault rifle’s low heat production and a sniper rifle’s punch. Though it does not have a sniper rifle’s precision scope, marksmen favor its increased power over that of an assault rifle to bring down hardened targets. Its lack of a full-auto setting is advertised as a feature rather than a shortcoming since it curbs a soldier’s tendency to spray inaccurate fire under stress.