This isn’t a -Yoink- about the dmr or the boltshot or anything like that. This is a -Yoink- on how some weapons are simply better than others.
Now in the past Halo’s no weapon has ever been the best. Cqb weapons are bad at long range, the splaser required a charge, The needler is useless without the supercombine, anything long ranged was likely to miss. There was no “better” weapons, only the right tool for the right job. Having two power weapons rather than a precision rifle/pistol would screw you over when fighting lots of grunts.
The saw is downright just a better assault rifle. It’s better than the storm rifle and it’s better than the suppressor.
The incinerator cannon is better than the Spartan laser. They function differently, but they’re both supposed to be equal. With the exception of maybe banshees and killing large vehicles at extreme ranges (the extreme minority of the time) the incinerator cannon is the better choice. It does more damage, it’s not a baterry weapon, it has a better blast radius. The projectile speed/charge issue is the only thing that stops it from being completely and undoubtedly better.
The gravity hammer is better than the sword. (except when it comes to audio, griffball just sounds so silly) and the ball is better than both.
Going by primary fire and completely avoiding the secondary, the Plasma pistol is far inferior to the boltshot. The projectiles are both slower and do less damage. surely the bolts should do equal or even more damage to compensate for their speed?