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The Silencer is an attachment in the Crysis series. It completely silences all of the gunfire from a weapon. It trades this for a great increase in damage drop over distances.

Users

The Silencer is used in conjunction with the SCAR, FY71, SMG, AY69 and the Pistol.

Tactics

The Silencer should be used when you wish to quietly infiltrate an area. While enemies will usually take notice of an enemy dying (depending on where the victim is), the lack of audible gunfire will make it impossible for them to determine exactly where you are, making it easier to set up surprise attacks.

Because of the major damage decrease over range, the Silencer should not be used past close range. Attempting to use it at long range will neuter a weapon's power so greatly that it will usually take at minimum half of a weapon's magazine to kill a regular trooper. In order to save ammunition, equip a Sniper Scope (Assault Scope is fine too) and aim for the head.

The Ceph seem to be unaffected by the Silencer's effects, which, combined with the Silencer's damage reducing effects, makes it completely worthless.

Advantages

The silencer allows you to do stealth operations, granting the ability to defeat enemies without being spotted. In Crysis 2, the silencer allows the player to shoot and still remain cloaked, with a small price of twenty energy points per shot for silenced pistols, thirty points per shot for a silenced Feline or SCARAB, and eighty points for a silened DSG-1. This makes the silencer a worthy attachment for dispatching human enemies in a heavily populated base or area. It is recommended to use semi-automatic modes on these weapons, in order to avoid accidentally firing a burst and losing too much energy.

The silencer is available for the SCARAB, DSG-1, Marshall and FY71.

The pistol silencer is available for the M12 Nova, Hammer and Feline.

Disadvantages

The silencer decreases the damage of the weapon with the attachment over distances and is only effective at close range.

Trivia

  • There is a glitch in Crysis 2 in which the pistol silencer locks automatically, even if you already unlocked it. This prevents the 100% completion of the game.
Attachments in Crysis and Crysis: Warhead.
Sidearm attachments FlashlightLaser PointerSilencer
Assault weapon attachments Assault ScopeFlashlightGrenade LauncherIncendiary roundsLaser PointerReflex SightSilencerSniper scopeTactical attachment
Other attachments Molecular Arrestor
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Weapons in Crysis 3
Secondary M12 NovaHammer IIAY-69Majestic-Six
Sub-Machine Guns Feline X3TyphoonK-Volt
Assault Rifles SCAR Mod 2GrendelSCARAB Mod 2FY71MTakedownClaw
Sniper Rifles DSG-1Predator BowGauss Sabot Gun
Shotguns Alpha JackalMarshallRhino
Heavy Mk.60 MOD 0L-TAGO.G.R.X-43 MIKE
Explosives M17 Frag GrenadeM19 EMP GrenadeM34 FlashbangJAWREX ChargeSwarmer
Support Bolt SniperIncineratorPinch RifleReaper CannonX-PACHMGAGL
Melee KnifeFistsShield
Attachments
Barrel attachments BayonetMatch BarrelMuzzle BrakeSilencer
Scope Iron SightsAssault ScopeLaser sightReflex SightSniper scopeTech Scope
Under Barrel attachments Extended ClipDual MagazineForegripGauss attachmentGrenade LauncherHolographic decoy • Mini Typhoon
Skin Standard • C.E.L.L.
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