Today’s gun for this Call of Duty: Mobile weapon guide is one of the most popular assault rifles, Man-O-War. In CoD Mobile, the Man-O-War is a slow but powerful weapon, a weapon that players would love to use. The gun features a low fire rate, high damage, and good ranges. The only drawback is the slightly bouncy recoil of the gun. In the CoD Mobile Season 2, the weapon’s hip-fire got slightly nerfed. So is Man-O-War still one of the meta in this game? 

Call of Duty: Mobile Weapon Guide - Manning the War with Man-O-War

The Man-O-War can deal heavy damage at all ranges. It is one of the few weapons that have a 3-shot kill ability in close to mid range, which makes it very effective in MP. Even with the damage nerf from Season 9, the gun can still score 3-shot kills very consistently. In BR, even though it has the best damage among all assault rifles, the extremely low fire rate might cause some problems hitting the shots. More recently, Activision had made a secret update for Man-O-War in Season 2: The weapon’s hip-fire accuracy got nerfed. They also nerfed the ADS time and vertical recoil of the short barrel but increased the movement speed of the same attachment. So with the new balance of close range combat ability, is Man-O-War still a top-tier weapon?

Weapon Stats and Details

Man-O-War has a very low fire rate with very high damage and moderate accuracy. By default, it has only 25 bullets in the magazine with a fire rate of 507 rounds per minute. It is the slowest assault rifle, even slower than AK-47 and ASM10. With such a low fire rate, the default mag size isn’t too bad. However, it is always good to equip an extended mag to make the weapon more robust. The quick reload time of the weapon is 2 seconds, and the full reload time is 3.2 seconds, which is again very slow.

Call of Duty: Mobile Weapon Guide - Manning the War with Man-O-War

Its ADS speed is 300 milliseconds, which is slightly below the average. As a slow weapon, its mobility is not too bad, which is about the average of assault rifles. The movement speed is at 6.5 meters/second, and ADS movement speed is around 2.1 meters/second. The base weapon stats indicate Man-O-War is a slow assault rifle, the slowest weapon of its kind.

All that said, Man-O-War has a very good damage range. Similar to ASM10, it deals high damage in close to mid-range, except it performs better in mid-range combat. It deals 34 damage up to 23 meters, 28 damage from 24 to 43 meters, and 24 damage beyond that.

Call of Duty: Mobile Weapon Guide - Manning the War with Man-O-War

The weapon has 2 body multipliers and a headshot only deals 1.1 times normal damage. So it is not necessary to aim for the head using this weapon. In MP Mode, it’s time to kill figures is absolutely at the top level, which makes Man-O-War the meta in this game. However, in BR it’s a different story. Due to the damage reduction from the vest, weapon damage is not consistent in BR; it has 1 floating damage in all ranges. Even though there is damage reduction, the time to kill figure of Man-O-War is still quite impressive.

Even with the secret nerf in Season 2, it did not fall out of the meta. To rank this weapon, it has the highest damage, fairly good accuracy, and average mobility in terms of weapon speed. So you can see, the main strength of Man-O-War is really depending on its 3 shot kill ability in close to mid-range gunfights.

Man-O-War MP Loadout

This is the most ideal loadout of this weapon for MP mode games. In MP games, weapon mobility is most important as it determines how fast you can kill. However, as a slow weapon, Man-O-War is not that good at close-range combat, especially after the nerf of the short barrel. Use the marksman barrel, or the huge suppressor to increase the damage range. This will make the Man-O-War a killing machine in MP that can 3-shot kill in all ranges. Then use the combat stock and the stippled grip tape to boost the ADS speed.

Call of Duty: Mobile Weapon Guide - Manning the War with Man-O-War

You can also use the granulated grip tape instead, as well as the tactical laser to improve weapon accuracy. To finish up the build, add a 30 round extended mag to improve ammo capacity. 

Comparison with the default Man-O-War

The default ADS speed is 18 frames which translates to 300 milliseconds. With this MP build, the ADS time is decreased by 1 frame, which is about the average of the assault rifles. This is not ideal for close-range combat, so engage with your enemies from a distance.

The default recoil pattern of Man-O-War is quite good already. It has a bit of horizontal recoil to the left. Don’t expect to see much improvement with this build in terms of weapon accuracy. The vertical recoil and horizontal recoil should be improved by 10% at most.

When it comes to damage range, the default Man-O-War has the best 3-shot kill range among other weapons, which is up to 23 meters. With this MP build, the 3 shots kill range is increased to 32 meters, which is insane.

Call of Duty: Mobile Weapon Guide - Manning the War with Man-O-War

In MP games, apart from very few large maps, the weapon can guarantee a 3-shot kill in any range. This makes Man-O-War a true monster in CoD Mobile, as long as you can hit your target. 

To sum up, this is a well-rounded MP build, that provides good mobility, better range and easy recoil control. It really dominates the mid-range combat, and can 3-shot kill in all ranges.

Man-O-War BR Build

Now let’s move on to the BR build. In BR games, the weapon damage range is always the first concern. Man-O-War has the best damage range among all assault rifles. Use the huge suppressor and the marksman barrel to maximize the damage range. These two attachments increase the range by 75%. The weapon will now deal 28 damage up to 75 meters, which is akin to a sniper’s range. Since the ADS accuracy is also very important in BR, use MIP strike stock to improve weapon accuracy and flinch stability. It helps in horizontal recoil as well.

Call of Duty: Mobile Weapon Guide - Manning the War with Man-O-War

Next, choose the granulated grip tape, and the tactical laser to boost weapon accuracy. There is no extended mag in this build, so it is recommended to equip an extended mod in the game. This is a max range BR build. 

Comparison with the default Man-O-War

In this build, you will sacrifice some mobility for better range and accuracy, so ADS speed is 4 frames slower than the default. Besides, this build has a huge negative impact on the movement speed as well. So it is not suitable for a close-range fight. So remember to carry a shotgun or SMG as a secondary weapon.

Next, let’s compare the recoil patterns. The bullet spread accuracy is significantly improved with this BR build. The recoil of this BR build is mainly vertical, which is easy to control. This can help you to eliminate your enemies in a longer range. It works really well in mid to long range, like an automatic version of the marksman rifle. It can be found on the floor as Epic blueprints, or from the Airdrops as a custom weapon. To sum up, this is a build with max damage range and good accuracy, specially designed for BR. It provides low recoil and constant high damage at all ranges.

Call of Duty: Mobile Weapon Guide - Manning the War with Man-O-War

When compared to the king of BR, the AK-47, they both deal similar damage with a similar range. AK-47 beats Man-O-War with a slightly higher fire rate and better recoil control. Practically, Man-O-War is one of the top weapons in MP. It deals very high damage in close to mid range. In BR, it is also a viable option as an alternative to the AK-47, thanks to its top-tier damage range.