The Lex is a pistol with high damage and very high accuracy. The Lex's damage output does not falter at long distances, making it a potent alternative to the Latron, Vectis, and Vulkar. It is capable of dispatching most light armored enemies with a well-aimed headshot.
This weapon deals primarily Puncture damage.
- High Puncture damage – effective against armor.
- One polarity slot.
- Very accurate.
- Very good ammunition efficiency.
- Good critical chance.
- Slow rate of fire.
- High recoil.
- Slow reload speed.
- Small magazine size.
- Has low Slash and Impact damage.
- Lex, compared to Lex Prime:
- Lower base damage (130.0 vs. 150.0)
- Lower critical chance (20% vs. 25%)
- Lower status chance (10% vs. 25%)
- Lower fire rate (1.08 rounds/sec vs. 2.08 rounds/sec)
- Smaller magazine (6 rounds vs. 8 rounds)
- Lower Mastery Rank required (3 vs. 5)
- Lex, compared to Aklex:
- Lower status chance (10% vs. 15%)
- Lower fire rate (1.08 rounds/sec vs. 2 rounds/sec)
- Smaller magazine (6 rounds vs. 12 rounds)
- Faster reload speed (2.35 s vs. 3 s)
- More accurate (16 vs. 10)
- Different polarities ( vs. None)
- Lower Mastery Rank required (3 vs. 4)
- See Category:Lex Build to see how players mod this weapon.
- See Category:Lex Guides for guides on how to use this weapon effectively.
- For more general help with weapons, you may wish to browse Category:Weapon Guides.
- It is well suited for medium to long range combat, and the Hawk Eye mod can increase zoom to effectively use it as a pocket sniper.
- At first the Lex will feel very weak, slow, and bulky. Upgrading it with a Catalyst and/or Forma is advised, as reload speed and fire rate mods are needed as well as damage and multishot.
- Recommended to pair this with a close to mid-range primary weapon as its small magazine and longer reload times can be crippling at closer ranges. This weapon is also very useful while playing a support role for its long-range capability and common ammo type.
- Can be purchased with credits instead of platinum if bought from the Arsenal, which makes it easy to acquire.
- Barrel Diffusion enables a 120% chance for additional projectiles without ammunition consumption (up to 180% and faster fire rate with Lethal Torrent). This, combined with Hornet Strike will cause damage rivaling most sniper rifles.
- Using Gunslinger to increase the firing rate of the Lex makes it a viable weapon in almost any circumstance.
- Combining a max ranked Slip Magazine and Ice Storm can push the Lex up to 10 rounds per magazine, and by adding Gunslinger, Quickdraw,Steady Hands and Stunning Speed , all drawbacks of the weapon will be eliminated.However using all of these mods at once will severely limit your mod space for equipping elemental damage, crit chance and crit damage mods.
- This weapon is useful alongside automatic rifles or shotguns, as most of those weapons have poor long-range capabilities.
- This weapon can also be a high-risk-high-reward alternative to pair with a sniper rifle, since it can be used to finish off heavy enemies usually in a few hits, when you need to reload your rifle, or when you're being surrounded by lightly armored enemies.
- Using Steady Hands (which reduces the recoil of pistols) can be very beneficial to the Lex, as the high recoil between each shot could lead to you missing your target at times.
- Mesa's passive provides a much needed reload speed.
- Lex is the Latin word for law.
- Lex shares its name with a mission node on Ceres.
- The Lex has a surprisingly conventional appearance compared to most weapons in the game, drawing inspiration from real-world firearms. Its Prime variant continues this trend, complete with a slide that is pulled back during reloading.
- The underbarrel attachment is a flashlight.
- The Lex appears to have two barrels, but the lower "barrel" is in fact a guide rod.