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Executor-issued shotgun for loyal supporters of the New Monarchy.
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— In-game description

Bad Counsel IV is a legendary shotgun which can be equipped by all classes at level 40. It can also be transferred between characters using the vault. Bad Counsel IV can be dismantled to generate upgrade materials.

SourcesEdit

Bad Counsel IV can be retrieved from one of the following activities/vendors:

New Monarchy Vendor source icon New Monarchy Vendor
Gain reputation with Executor Hideo of the New Monarchy faction to access this item.
Rise of Iron source icon Rise of Iron
This item is granted by playing Rise of Iron activities.
Nightfall source icon Nightfall
This item can drop from Nightfall activities.

UpgradesEdit

Bad Counsel IV can also be upgraded with the following perks:

Column 0Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of three randomly selected perks.
Void Damage perk icon Void Damage
This weapon causes Void Damage.
Solar Damage perk icon Solar Damage
This weapon causes Solar Damage.
Arc Damage perk icon Arc Damage
This weapon causes Arc Damage.
Infuse perk icon Infuse
Consume a more powerful Weapon to boost the Attack value of this Weapon.

Column 1Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of three randomly selected perks.
Smooth Ballistics perk icon Smooth Ballistics
Increased recoil.

Boost to range.

Smart Drift Control perk icon Smart Drift Control
Predictable and controllable recoil.

Penalty to range.

Linear Compensator perk icon Linear Compensator
More predictable recoil.

Slight boosts to range and impact. More recoil.

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of three randomly selected perks.
Field Choke perk icon Field Choke
More range and impact.

Increased recoil.

Accurized Ballistics perk icon Accurized Ballistics
More range and impact.

Increased recoil.

CQB Ballistics perk icon CQB Ballistics
Greatly reduced recoil.

Significant penalty to range.

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of two randomly selected perks.
Aggressive Ballistics perk icon Aggressive Ballistics
More predictable recoil.

Enhanced impact. Shorter range and more recoil.

Soft Ballistics perk icon Soft Ballistics
Less recoil.

Penalty to Impact.

Column 2Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of three randomly selected perks.
Flared Magwell perk icon Flared Magwell
Reload this weapon even faster.
Extended Mag perk icon Extended Mag
A larger magazine.
Hand Loaded perk icon Hand Loaded
This weapon is effective at an extended range.
Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of four randomly selected perks.
Lightweight perk icon Lightweight
When held, this weapon grants +2 character Agility.
Snapshot perk icon Snapshot
Aiming this weapon is incredibly fast.
Quickdraw perk icon Quickdraw
This weapon can be drawn unbelievably fast.
Hip Fire perk icon Hip Fire
This weapon has bonus accuracy while firing from the hip.

Column 3Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of three randomly selected perks.
Feather Mag perk icon Smallbore
Increased Range and Stability

Slower Reload, Reduced Magazine Size

Perfect Balance perk icon Perfect Balance
This weapon has extremely low recoil.
Hammer Forged perk icon Hammer Forged
Improved range and accuracy.
Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of four randomly selected perks.
Kneepads perk icon Kneepads
Slide further while this weapon is equipped.
Cascade perk icon Cascade
Melee kills automatically reload a portion of this weapon's magazine.
Close andor Personal perk icon Close and/or Personal
Short period of 25% bonus melee damage after landing a hit with this weapon.
Surrounded perk icon Surrounded
This weapon gains bonus damage when three or more enemies are in close proximity.

Column 4Edit

Random perk icon Randomly Selected Perk
This could be one of four randomly selected perks.
Rangefinder perk icon Rangefinder
Aiming this weapon increases its effective range.
Crowd Control perk icon Crowd Control
Kills with this weapon grant bonus damage for a short time.
Final Round perk icon Final Round
The last round in a magazine deals bonus damage.
Full Auto perk icon Full Auto
This weapon can be fired in full auto mode.

ReferencesEdit

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