- "Pump-action energy shotgun. Hurls a deadly bolt of energy at enemies."
- — Description
Unlike normal shotguns, the Banshii shoots off a short beam of energy when fired that is similar to a slug. Due to this, it can serve more as a long-range energy cannon instead, since the energy blast can travel quite a distance. However, compared to other weapons, the projectile is not hitscan, so leading the target is usually mandatory for kills. Its projectile is always a one hit kill, but can't pass through walls. Using a Reflex or ELO sight is recommended for the most accurate kills.
The Banshii can also serve as a powerful anti-air Scorestreak weapon, but is almost useless against ground-based scorestreaks. It can one-shot UAVs, two-shot Counter UAVs, three-shot Wraiths and six-shot Motherships but it takes nearly fifty shots to destroy a Cerberus and does nearly no damage to any other ground-based scorestreaks.
The Banshii does good damage. It also carries a decent amount of ammo. But its biggest weakness is its rate of fire, as well as only being able to penetrate through 1 zombie when shooting the unupgraded version. When Pack-a-Punched, it becomes the Slachdan of the Cailleach, doubling the magazine to 12 rounds and also increasing the rate of fire, and it increases the penetration. It was also previously shown in the poster of the map Gorod Krovi, carried by Takeo Masaki but not available in said map.
Banshii vs Slachdan of the Cailleach
|Banshii||Slachdan of the Cailleach|
|Rate of fire||50 RPM|
|Extras||Extended Mags, higher damage, more reserve ammo|
- The Banshii's Pack-a-Punch name, Slachdan of the Cailleach, refers to the wand that the Cailleach from Gaelic mythology utilizes.