The Type-27 Special Application Sniper Rifle, also referred to as the Beam Rifle, is a version of the Covenant beam rifle used during the post-war era. Through the ionization of hydrogen gas and the use of a linear accelerator, a powerful beam is emitted at hypervelocity speeds, lethally striking enemy targets.
Sword of the Faithful is a modified Type-27 "Beam Rifle" SASR, tuned by the Prophet of Regret's majordomo to be more accurate, have a higher rate of fire and to dissipate excess heat quicker.
Krith's Left Hand is a modified Type-27 "Beam Rifle" SASR, which fires a burst of three shots with each trigger pull, rather than a single shot.
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Name: Type-27 Special Application Sniper Rifle, Beam Rifle
Classification: Special Application Sniper Rifle
Wielders: Covenant Empire
Attack Potency: Small Building level (Beam Rifles are significantly stronger than UNSC Sniper Rifles, can kill a fully shielded Spartan in two shots, and should be comparable in power to the Focus Rifle which can kill a fully shielded spartan in seconds. As a designated Heavy Weapon, the Beam Rifle should be comparable in power to the Fuel Rod Cannon.)
Speed: Hypersonic+ Attack Speed (Fires particles at 3657 m/s)
Weaknesses: Overheats if used two to three times in rapid succession