"Try it. You'll like it. Use the same technique as watering your rosebush."

The Shaft is a weapon that appears in Serious Sam's Bogus Detour.

Overview[edit | edit source]

The old lightning gun design was used with great success beyond the slipgate during Operation Counterstrike. The Shaft is the newer version that is much lighter to carry than its precedessaors. When the fire key is held down, the Shaft fires a beam of electricity. This beam has decent range, and can deal rapid damage to targets, and extra damage to 'metal' based enemies, like Major Bio-mechanoids, Minor Bio-mechanoids and Towers. Like the minigun, the Shaft drains ammunition quickly when used for a period of time.

Occurrence[edit | edit source]

The Shaft is first acquired in Illogical Biological in a laboratory, though it can be obtained earlier in the secret level, Serious Sabotage. From then onwards, ammunition becomes somewhat frequent, but it doesn't occur as much as other types of ammo.

Tactics[edit | edit source]

  • Ammunition for the Shaft is not very common, thus it is recommended to use the weapon against large groups of weak enemies or targets that take extra damage from it.
  • The Shaft works well against Major Bio-mechanoids, Minor Bio-mechanoids and Towers, as they take extra damage from this weapon.

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