Unmodified: Firepower: 40, Recoil: 100%, Ammo Capacity: 4, Reload Speed: 100%.
The weapon can be found in the Talos I Main Lobby at the entrance to the Neuromod Division on the corpse of Nash Underwood. Also found in the Security Office in the Talos I Main Lobby.
Dismantle Results: x2 Spare Parts.
The Margrave Edit
The Margrave is a special Shotgun only available through the Cosmonaut Pack DLC with only cosmetic differences to the ordinary shotgun. The Margrave is then found in Morgan's office.
"Designed especially for Catherine Yu's participation in the Centennial European Shooting Championship, the Throne "Margrave" is a masterpiece of firearm craftsmanship. Mahogany stock, a proprietary metal alloy barrel and a 24 karat gold inlay combined with superior electronic gun control systems deliver the ultimate shooting experience."
The shotgun is useful when confronting enemies in small spaces or when facing a tough opponent. Unless a swarm of weak enemies are encountered, it is typically better to reserve shotgun ammo for larger threats like Phantoms and use the Wrench or Pistol on smaller threats like the Mimic. The shotgun is a close quarters weapon and damage falloff over distance is severe.
A useful combination when using the shotgun against a threat like a phantom is to freeze the enemy with the GLOO Cannon and then close range to deal maximum damage.
Shotgun ammunition is rarer than pistol ammunition, and it costs more resources to make a smaller number of shotgun shells with a Fabricator. As a result, it is difficult to keep the shotgun supplied with ammo to use it as a main weapon, and it is best saved for more powerful enemies. Shotgun shells take up one inventory space for every 48 rounds carried.
The shotgun can be wonderfully powerful when fully upgraded and the Neuromods Firearms I and II are enabled. This brings the firepower up to 98, and if it crits, it can bring down the Nightmare in two or three shots on normal difficulty.
The Shotgun is a "security weapon" and therefore requires Gunsmith I and II to fully upgrade.
- The Margrave could be a homage to the Bioshock shotgun.
- The Throne S4 is basically just a standard pump-action shotgun with a tube magazine. The only futuristic thing about it is the ammunition counter on the side.