A Prefix is the "left hand part" of a weapon or shield's name. It is the adjective part, that describes the variant of the model. Prefix should not be confused with Title.
The prefixes usually describe how much a weapon is good, as opposed to the title, which describes what a weapon is. For example, rocket launchers can be Big, Massive or Colossal, they can be Evil or Devastating etc... It is interesting to note that Unique items will never have prefixes.
Effect on weapons
In Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, prefixes have no effect on weapon or item characteristics.
In Borderlands, most prefixes do not have any effect on the weapon, apart from "flavor". Some will modify the weapon by slightly increasing its traits (more often than not: Damage, but also accuracy and recoil reduction), although typically not as much as weapon parts. However, there are some exceptions, such as the Support Machine Guns' "Shattering", the Combat Rifles' "Punishing", or the Combat Shotguns' "Hunter's"
Prefixes are generated the same way that Titles are generated: First, Manufacturer and weapon Parts are chosen at random. The Title is then applied according to Title rules. At this point, the Prefix with the highest Priority that is applicable is chosen.
Prefixes actually come in a much broader and richer spectrum than titles. Prefixes can describe:
- Common to all weapons:
- The quality of the Manufacturer material: White/Pearl, Red/Crimson etc...
- The quality of the elemental effect: Combustion, Fulgurating, Pestilent, Erupting etc...
- Different names per weapon class
- The general quality of the weapon: Repeaters can be Bad, Cruel or Wicked
- A trait of the weapon: Support Machine Guns can be Glorious, Frantic...
- A specific part on the weapon: A Revolver can be Bladed, Stabilized...
These are the top 100 Steam games of 2017
By Alec Meer on January 2nd, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Another year over, a new one just begun, which means, impossibly, even more games. But what about last year? Which were the games that most people were buying and, more importantly, playing? As is now something of a tradition, Valve have let slip a big ol’ breakdown of the most successful titles released on Steam over the past twelve months.
Below is the full, hundred-strong roster, complete with links to our coverage if you want to find out more about any of the games, or simply to marvel at how much seemed to happen in the space of 52 short weeks.
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