What does the Dueling Laser do in Enter The Gungeon?
The Dueling Laser is a quirky B-rank gun that fires large piercing lasers that deal 100 damage. The quirk is that, like active items, the Dueling Laser needs to recharge after every shot similar to how you need to deal damage to enemies before you can use them again.
The Dueling Laser’s special recharge mechanic gives it virtually infinite ammo, but its recharge requirement will only allow you to shoot once every few minutes.
The Dueling Laser is a good gun in Enter the Gungeon, but its use case will be very limited.
Because of the Dueling Laser’s recharge requirement, the gun will only be useful for one shot, after which, you need to damage enemies to recharge the gun again. The Dueling Laser is only really good for one target (or multiple, if you take the time to line enemies up) at a time such as bosses or large enemies.
Best Synergy for the Dueling Laser in Enter The Gungeon
The Dueling Laser has two Synergies in Enter the Gungeon – Banshee Cry and Death Square.
If you have the Screecher in your inventory as well, you can unleash the Banshee Cry Synergy between the Screecher and the Dueling Laser.
The Banshee Cry Synergy will give the Screecher two more sound waves for a total of three per shot.
Death Square is a Synergy between the Dueling Laser and the Dueling Pistol.
Dealing damage to enemies with the Dueling Pistol will significantly increase the rate at which you recharge the Dueling Laser, making these two guns a lethal one-two punch combo around the Gungeon.
The Dueling Laser will only fire one big high-damage piercing beam per charge that you can use on high-HP enemies such as bosses. After which, you have no choice but to switch to a different gun and deal damage to enemies to recharge the Dueling Laser once again.
Items such as Ice Cube can help recharge the Dueling Laser much faster, but the Death Square Synergy with the Dueling Pistol is by far your best bet if you want to use the Dueling Laser more often.
The Dueling Laser is one of those go big or go home guns in Enter the Gungeon. It deals massive damage but is limited to just one shot per few minutes, effectively giving it a DPS rating that’s pretty mediocre for a B-rank gun.
However, if you don’t mind switching weapons frequently, then the Dueling Laser can bring high burst damage every few seconds to limited targets within the Gungeon. With some help from its Synergy with the Dueling Pistol, you can recharge the Dueling Laser much faster and take advantage of its burst damage more often.