Saints Row Weapon Tier List [February 2024]

All weapons are graded in the following Saints Row Weapon tier list according to their damage output and effectiveness.

You may use a wide variety of weaponry in Saints Row, including pistols, rocket launchers, melee baseball bats, and more. According to their strength and effectiveness, we’ll rank all the weapons in our Saints Row Weapon Tier List.

Key Highlights
  • The Saints Row Weapon category consists of a total of 30+ available weapon pieces divided across distinct types, namely pistols, LMGs, SMGs, assault rifles, sniper rifles, and melee weapons. 
  • The base criteria used for ranking all Saints Row Weapons mainly focus on attack power, damage output, and overall effectiveness and durability on the field. 
  • It is recommended to employ only the best weapons as they pair well with the other Saints Row equipment, ensuring players an easy success for their efforts.
Saints Row Weapons Tier List Ranking Table 
Tiers Weapons 
S-Tier RPG Launcher, Idol Star Launcher, AT Rocket Launcher, MDI-68 Focus Rifle, TOGO-13 Sniper Rifle, Police Shotgun, AS3 Ultimax, 585 Safari Express Rifle, K-8 Krukov AR, AR-55 Burst Rifle, Dustlander Shotgun, 1921 Johnson
A-Tier Handcannon .44, Machine Pistol, Idol Lite, Sawed-Off Shotgun, KA-1 Kobra, MDI-50 Tac, Stagecoach shotgun, Sledgehammer, Ax, Dustlander Sword, Bone Crusher, TEK Z-10, El Lanzador, C4 Satchel Charge.
B-Tier Smelterville Slugger, ElectroStun P1200, Dustlander Revolver, MDI-39M Sixguns, MDI-12 Stun Baton, Dustlander Crossbow, Crowbar, Machete, Pickaxe, Pugnus Sanctus Dei

Seven different kinds of weaponry are available in Saints Row, and we suggest trying out a few of them to discover which ones work best for you. Your loadout will be heavily influenced by your particular preferences and playstyle.

Let’s examine every weapon in the game, including the pistols, melee weapons, LMGs, assault rifles, SMGs, sniper rifles, and more from Saints Row.

Saints Row Weapon Tier List Stats Breakdown:

TierWeaponTypeDamageRangeTotal AmmoSignature AbilityCost
SRPG LauncherBig Gun1500.0300.08.0Big Bang$5,000
SIdol Star LauncherBig Gun--24.0Flashgasm-
SAT Rocket LauncherBig Gun-300.020.0Guiding Eye$5,000
SMDI-68 Focus RifleSpecial--60.0Repulsor Beam-
STOGO-13 Sniper RifleSpecial150.0500.020.0Bonus Round$900,000
SPolice ShotgunShotgun---Flechette Shells$400
SAS3 UltimaxAS3 Ultimax90.030.0160.0Full Battle Rattle$4,000
S585 Safari Express RifleRifle---Shock & Ouch$80,000
SK-8 Krukov ARRifle100.0200.0240.0Johny Fuse$10,000
SAR-55 Burst RifleRifle200.0200.0216.0Beowulf Receiver$10,000
SDustlander ShotgunShotgun--108.0--
S1921 JohnsonSMG---Armor Piercing Rounds$5,000
AHandcannon .44Pistol---Magnum Rounds$600
AMachine PistolSMG1000.0200.0-Splatter Gun$500
AIdol LitePistol---Trigger Happy$600
ASawed-Off ShotgunShotgun---Dragonbreath Shells$400
AKA-1 KobraShotgun160.0100.0100.0Arm High$100
AMDI-50 TacShotgun---Supercharger $40,000
AStagecoach shotgunShotgun--24.0Buffalo Shot$4,000
ASledgehammerMelee115.02.0-Swing Away$100
AAxMelee---Bloodsucker $100
ADustlander SwordMelee---Bleeding Edge-
ABone CrusherMelee---Swing Away-
ATEK Z-10SMG80.0100.0270.0Shocker Rounds$5,000
AEl LanzadorBig Gun---Major Impact$1,000
AC4 Satchel ChargeSpecial---Power Vacuum$1,000
BSmelterville SluggerMelee---Swing Away$100
BElectroStun P1200Pistol---Socktacular$3,000
BDustlander RevolverPistol --72.0--
BMDI-39M SixgunsPistol ---Rocket Rebound $30,000
BMDI-12 Stun BatonMelee---Electrotherapy $10,000
BDustlander CrossbowRifle--35.0--
BCrowbarMelee100.02.0-Bashmaster $100
BMacheteMelee115.01.5-Bleeding Edge $75
BPickaxeMelee---Bloodsucker $1,000
BPugnus Sanctus DeiMelee---Double Fist-

This Tier List includes all Saints Row weapons. Use it to identify the most effective weapons. All weapons are graded according to how effective and durable they are in the game.

Each weapon has a rank, from S to B, where S-tier has the best weapons, and B-Tier has the above-average ones. Therefore, let’s begin.

S-Tier

Saints Row Weapons S-Tier

The Saints Row Weapon Tier list’s S-Tier weapons are the best in terms of attack power and damage output.

TOGO-13 Sniper Rifle

Weapon Type Special 
Cost DLC
Range 500
Attack Damage 150
Refire Force 400
How to Unlock Kill 20 enemies who are driving vehicle 
Signature Ability Bonus Round 

Players that want to kill from a distance will find the TOGO-13 Sniper Rifle useful. The Bonus Round trademark ability increases the damage of headshots made with the weapon and replenishes your supply of ammunition. By using the sniper rifle to kill 20 adversaries who are operating vehicles, you may unlock it.

MDI-68 Focus Rifle

Weapon Type Special
How to Unlock Kill 5 Marshall Specialists
Signature Ability Repulsor Beam

While fighting Marshall, the player will get quite tired of avoiding these weapons, but they may utilize the MDI-68 to inflict injury on Marshall. Five Marshall Specialists must be taken out with the rifle to access the distinctive move Repulsor Beam, which forces adversaries back.

AT Rocket Launcher

Weapon Type Big Gun 
Cost 3000 SR, 10,000 SR2
Range 300
Attack Damage 1500
Total Ammo 12 SR, 26 SR2
How to Unlock Destroy 20 Marshall vehicles
Signature Ability Guiding Eye 

A multi-rocket weapon called the AT Rocket Launcher was created especially for heavier vehicles like helicopters and tanks. You may direct the rockets by using the reticle to aim with the Guiding Eye signature ability. By killing 20 hostile Marshall vehicles, you can unlock it.

Idol Star Launcher

Weapon Type Big Gun
How to Unlock Kill 30 Idols
Signature Ability Flashgasm

The Idol Star Launcher fires the distinctive grenades of the Idol at a rapid rate and with only marginal damage. The Flashgasm bombs from the signature ability create three miniature fireworks that detonate and deliver additional damage in a zone. You must use the Launcher to destroy 30 idols to unlock Flashgasm.

RPG Launcher

Weapon Type Special Big Gun
Cost 3000 SR, 10,000 SR2
Range 300
Attack Damage 1500
Total Ammo 12 SR, 26 SR2
How to Unlock Shoot down 5 aerial vehicle 
Signature Ability Big Bang

Anyone who has seen an action film will be familiar with the traditional RPG Launcher, which can be used to annihilate big groups of adversaries or vehicles.

The RPG warhead’s payload triples thanks to the trademark ability Big Bang, resulting in larger explosions and increased damage. You must use an RPG to take down five enemy aerial vehicles to unlock Big Bang.

AR-55 Burst Rifle

Weapon Type Rifle
Cost 10000
Range 200
Attack Damage 200
Ragdoll Force  400
How to Unlock Kill 5 enemies with your last magazine 
Signature Ability Beowulf Receiver

Players have the option of using the more precise burst firing mode with the AR-55 Burst Rifle. With the modified.50 receiver, the Beowulf Recover signature ability deals greater damage to moving objects and vehicles. By killing five people while using the gun’s last magazine, you can unlock it.

K-8 Krukov AR

Weapon Type Rifle
Cost 10000
Range 200
Attack Damage 100
Ragdoll Force 400
How to Unlock Kill 10 enemies with last magazine 
Signature Ability Johny Fuse

Although the Krukov has a longer magazine and a shorter stock than the Burt Rifle, they are comparable. The cooldown of your takedown lessens as your killstreak lengthens, and it is known as Johnny Fuse. You must use your last magazine to kill ten adversaries to activate Johnny Fuse.

.585 Safari Express Rifle

Weapon Type Rifle
Cost 80000
How to Unlock Kill 10 enemies from long range 
Signature Ability Shock & Ouch

Although it takes some time to reload, the Safari Express Rifle has a huge caliber and might be used to halt a charging animal. The muzzle blast’s force is increased by your trademark ability Shock & Ouch, which also does damage to nearby foes. It can be unlocked by using the Safari Express Rifle to get 10 long-range abilities.

AS3 Ultimax

Weapon Type Shotgun
Cost 10000
Range 30
Ragdoll Force 300
Damage  90
How to Unlock Get 10 Triple kills
Signature Ability Full Battle Rattle

A big battle shotgun having a drum magazine that holds tonnes of rounds is called the AS3 Ultimax. By obtaining 10 triple eliminations with the shotgun, you may acquire the trademark ability Full Battle Ratte, which makes the weapon completely automatic.

Police Shotgun

Weapon Type Shotgun
Cost 400
How to Unlock Get 10 Double kills
Signature Ability Flechette Shells

A police shotgun with a tweaked choke to lessen pellet dispersal is the source of inspiration for the Police shotgun. The distinguishing quality of Sharpened barbed darts called Flechetter Shells penetrate targets and produce further bleeding injury. By completing 10 double fatalities with the Police Shotgun, you can unlock it.

Dustlander Shotgun

Weapon Type Shotgun
How to Unlock Complete “the Rod Warrior” mission

The user may utilize the Dustlander Shotgun to blast their opponents away with foam pellets in close-quarters Dustland battles. It doesn’t have a special talent.

1921 Johnson

Weapon Type SMG
Cost 5000
How to Unlock Destroy 20 hostile enemy vehicles
Signature Ability Armor Piercing Rounds

You can purchase this weapon from the store for 5000 SR. Its Armor Piercing weapon signature ability is a real support that can penetrate the most fortified enemies. You need to destroy 20 hostile enemy vehicles to unlock 1921 Johnson.

A-Tier

Saints Row Weapons A-Tier

The A-Tier of the Tier Lists includes weapons that are greater effective than others and a great option for taking on a wide range of enemies.

KA-1 Kobra

Weapon Type Pistol
Cost 100
Range 100
Attack Damage 160 ( 240 when upgraded )
Ragdoll Force  300
How to Unlock Kill 20 enemies while riding on a vehicle roof
Signature Ability Aim High 

The KA-1 Kobra is a typical handgun in the Glock style that deals typical damage to foes. With a complete reload, the trademark skill, Aim High, grants headshots using one of the final few bullets in the magazine. It features a few distinct graphic modifications, including the Star God Blaster sci-fi one.

Sawed-Off Shotgun

Weapon Type Shotgun
Cost 400
How to Unlock Kill 30 idols
Signature Ability Dragonbreath Shells

The Sawed-Off is a weapon to be reckoned with at close-range thanks to its half-shotgun and double recoil. The player may launch incendiary shells that will ignite their target with their trademark skill, Dragonbreath Shells. Using the shotgun, players need to kill 30 idols to unlock Dragonbreath.

Idol Lite

Weapon Type Pistol 
Cost 300
How to Unlock Get 20 headshot kills
Signature Ability Trigger Happy

The Idol Lite, which has a neon paint scheme and an expanded magazine that speeds up reloading, is the Collective’s take on the normal Kobra. After completing 20 headshot kills, the Trigger Happy signature, which transforms the weapon into a full-auto machine pistol, may be obtained.

Machine Pistol

Weapon Type SMG
Cost 500
Range 200
Attack Damage 1000
Total Ammo 250
How to Unlock Get 20 Idol double kills
Signature Ability Splatter Gun

The Machine Pistol is a typical SMG that may be utilized in a variety of circumstances, making it ideal for people who like to travel as lightly as possible. Getting 20 Idol double-kills unlocks the trademark ability Splattergun, which causes bullets to do modest splash damage at the point of contact.

Handcannon .44

Weapon Type Pistol
Cost 600
How to Unlock Shootout 24 tires from hostile Panteros vehicle 
Signature Ability Magnum Rounds

The Handcannon is a one-handed cannon pistol that provides tremendous damage in return for recoil or fire rate. It is precisely what its name suggests.

Magnum Rounds, the character’s hallmark move, deals moderate AoE damage and knocks the victim back. To get Magnum Rounds, you must destroy the tires of 24 adversary Panteros cars.

Dustlander Sword

Weapon Type Melee
How to Unlock Defeat 30 Dustlanders
Signature Ability Bleeding Edge

The Dustlander Sword, which is rumored to be among the best in the Dustland, can easily sever your adversaries. It may also be used to cover meals that you might want to store for later. By slaying 30 Dustlanders with this weapon, you may unlock the trademark ability Bleeding Edge, which does triple bleeding damage.

Ax

Weapon Type Melee
Cost 100
How to Unlock Kill 15 enemies from behind with regular attacks 
Signature Ability Bloodsucker 

Each time you strike an adversary with the ax’s signature move, Bloodsucker, you earn a tiny bit of health. By using standard attacks to defeat 15 adversaries from behind, you may unlock it.

Sledgehammer

Weapon Type Melee
Cost 125
Range 2
Attack Damage 115
Pickup Ammo 20
How to Unlock Kill 5 specialists with heavy attack 
Signature Ability Swing Away

The sledgehammer is the slowest-moving combat weapon, yet it does the greatest damage. Swing Away, a deadly heavy assault that sends the adversary flying, is its distinguishing feature. To obtain this skill, you must use heavy assaults to defeat five experts. It may be made into the Bone-Crusher weapon with a visual mod.

Stagecoach shotgun

Weapon Type Shotgun
Cost 4000
How to Unlock Kill 5 Marshall Gunslingers
Signature Ability Buffalo Shot

The Stagecoach Shotgun is the most damaging shotgun you may use to defend your caravans against robbers. The shot character may ragdoll and be knocked backward by the special move Buffalo Shot.

MDI-50 Tac

Weapon Type Shotgun 
Cost 40000
How to Unlock Kill 1 Gatling Gunner 
Signature Ability Supercharger 

This shotgun, which was taken from the Marshalls, has a respectable firing rate and average damage. Supercharger’s trademark ability has a chance to electrify and stun the victim at random. Eliminating a Gatling Gunner will open it.

TEK Z-10

Weapon Type SMG
Cost 5000
Range 100
Attack Damage 80
Ragdoll Force  400
How to Unlock Get 20 Marshall double kills
Signature Ability Shocker Rounds

The Tek Z-10 is a typical firearm patterned on the SMG that became well-known via various films and television programs.

Each reload for the special ability Shocker Rounds will alternate between the effects of fire, lightning, and bleeding. You must complete 20 Marshall double-kills with the firearm to unlock Shocker Rounds.

Bone Crusher

Weapon Type Melee
How to Unlock Kill 30 Marshalls
Signature Ability Swing Away

Use this big bone club to smash foes right up close. Swing Awaytrademark !’s move is a powerful heavy blow that throws opponents back. You must defeat Thirty Marshall troops with the Bone Crusher to activate its special ability.

El Lanzador

Weapon Type Big Gun
Cost 1000
How to Unlock Kill 5 Thumpers
Signature Ability Major Impact

El Lanzador is a Big Gun weapon that has the ability of raw firepower to kill enemies. The Major Impact, the Signature ability of El Lanzador, can easily clear out the targets with shockwaves and disrupts. You can unlock the El Lanzador by killing 5 thumpers in the game.

C4 Satchel Charge

Weapon Type Special
Cost 1000
Range 25
Attack Damage 1000
Total Ammo 11
How to Unlock Destroy 25 hostile vehicles
Signature ability Power Vacuum

C4 Satchel Charge is one of the special weapons in Saints Row which helps the players to kill enemies with high explosives. You can unlock and use this weapon by destroying 25 hostile vehicles. Attaching this weapon to a person or vehicle, it causes a bit of damage to the vehicles but the enemies are instantly destroyed. The Power Vacuum adds more damage to it.

B-Tier

Tier-B

Some decent weapons are found in The Saints Row’s B-Tier; however, there are some restraints. In multiplayer video games, several of them perform well when utilized as a secondary weapon.

MDI-12 Stun Baton

Weapon Type Melee
Cost 10000
Range 5
Attack Damage 15
Ragdoll Force  250
How to Unlock Stun 30 Marshalls 
Signature Ability Electrotherapy 

As you zap them at close range, your adversaries will undoubtedly find your stun-batons frightening. The player’s signature move is known as Electrotherapy, which restores health after strong melee blows. In Santo Lleso, you must kill 30 Marshall soldiers to unlock the skill.

MDI-39M Sixguns

Weapon Type Pistol 
Cost 30000
How to Unlock Kill 30 Marshalls
Signature Ability Rocket Rebound 

The MDI-39m Six-guns is a hand-gun and rocket launcher that fires auto-targeting micro-missiles at your foes. Eliminating 30 Marshalls with your Sixguns unlocks the distinctive skill Rocket Rebound, which causes the rockets to bounce to other opponents after striking their targets.

Dustlander Revolver

Weapon Type Pistol 
How to Unlock Complete “The Dustmoot” mission
Signature Ability N/A

Foam darts can damage more than they appear, as anybody who has experienced them will attest. You may be confident that you will defeat your adversaries by the guidelines outlined in the Dustland Handbook by using the Dustlander Revolver. It lacks a distinctive skill and any cosmetic modifications.

ElectroStun P1200

Weapon Type Pistol 
Cost 3000
How to Unlock Tase 30 enemies
Signature Ability Socktacular

You may render NPCs unconscious by passing 8,000 volts of energy through their bodies if they go too close. When the player’s trademark move, Shocktacular, hits an enemy, an AoE stun assault is launched. You may unlock Shocktacular by tasing 30 different opponents.

Smelterville Slugger

Weapon Type Melee
Cost 100
How to Unlock Kill 25 Specialists with heavy attacks
Signature Ability Swing Away

The Smelterville Slugger will do severe harm to anyone unlucky enough to approach you, which would make Neegan envious. Swing Away is its distinguishing talent! and you must use powerful strikes to eliminate 25 Specialists. It features an aesthetic modification that transforms it into a walking aid for wounded persons.

Pickaxe

Weapon Type Melee
Cost 1000
How to Unlock Kill 5 Specialists with regular attacks 
Signature Ability Bloodsucker 

Play the part of a furious prospector and do a huge amount of damage to your rivals with this rusty pickaxe. By killing The Specialists with standard strikes, you can acquire Bloodsucker.

A signature ability that grants players a tiny amount of health whenever they hit an adversary. Another aesthetic upgrade for the Pickaxe transforms it into the sturdy sword Saintsblade.

Machete

Weapon Type Melee
Cost 75
Range 1.5
Attack Damage 115
Melee Range 1.8
How to Unlock Kill 30 Panteros with regular attacks 
Signature Ability Bleeding Edge 

The machete will be useful for slicing through everything in your path, whether you’re in the forest or the heart of Santo Lleso.

You may unlock the Machete’s trademark ability, Bleeding Edge, which deals triple bleeding damage, by using it to kill 30 Panteros. After completing the main plot, you may acquire a variety of graphic customizations.

Crowbar

Weapon Type Melee
Cost 100
Range 2
Attack Damage 180 SR, 100 SR2
Melee Range 1.8
How to Unlock Stagger 250 Idols
Signature Ability Bashmaster 

Two things a crowbar is excellent for are producing leverage and acting as a weapon when you have few other choices. You may stun foes for longer and gain the distinctive Bashmaster skill by stunning 250 Idols. It features a variant that resembles a vintage police baton.

Dustlander Crossbow

Weapon Type Rifle
How to Unlock Complete “The Dustmoot” mission
Signature Ability N/A

Foam darts may be fired from the Dustlander Crossbow at a little greater range with decent damage but with a slower rate of reloading. It doesn’t have a special talent.

Pugnus Sanctus Dei

Weapon Type Melee
Cost 1000
How to Unlock Punch 500 enemies with Pungus Sanctus Die
Signature Ability Double Fist

Pugnus Sanctus Dei is a special two-handed weapon in Saints row that allows the players to use dual-wield double fist boxing gloves. In order to use this weapon, you need to punch 500 enemies with Pugnus Sanctus Dei which directly unlocks it. Or you can complete one of the ‘sight-seeing tour’ missions.

How We Made This Tier List

For the Saints Row Weapon Tier List, each weapon in the game was evaluated. Despite their might, some weapons are challenging to learn. Weapon Damage, Weapon Speed, and Player Attacks must all work together to be effective with the least amount of additional work.

To ensure that you are alert of the top Saints Row weaponry accessible in our list, we went above and beyond. Since they will benefit you more, the S and A Tiers should be kept in place. But in the end, it’s up to you to choose which weapon to use.

Our team of gaming nerds worked with us to establish which Saints Row weaponry is the greatest for the meta to provide you with the most updated and correct data. They enjoy picking up new games to try out.

Given that tier lists are inherently subjective, your choices may or may not accord with our rating of the Saints Row weapons. Do you think otherwise than we do? If so, feel free to share your opinions in the comments section below.

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