Sunday, 2 June 2013

Nerf Elite Triad EX-3 Usage Tips

Just some extra tips on my favourite single shot.
  1. Take out the dart post. Using needle nose pliers, grasp the tip of the dart post in each barrel, twist and pull them off. Make sure to not bend the posts, otherwise darts may get stuck in the barrel. It allows you to use streamlines effectively. Trust me, I've actually won a TDM game with the Triad.
  2. Always keep it topped up with darts. 3 darts isn't much, and you can run out of ammo very quickly especially when you're rapid firing the Triad. Also because of the 'intelligent' AR system, it doesn't matter which barrel you load.
  3. When modding the Triad DO NOT take out the ARs. Unless you're planning to turn your Triad into a pocket shotgun, don't take out the ARs, as that can destroy the whole 'smart' firing system.
  4. If you can't fit the Triad in your pocket, then make a holster. Link for how to make the holster is here. While the Triad does perform very well, it does not have the ROF or capacity to take on larger 'primary' blasters in a straight firefight, and hence you should use it as a backup blaster.
  5. Take advantage of the Triad's high ROF. No other single shot blaster is capable of putting out several darts quickly. With the Triad's ROF, you can hold out against more than one opponent, which is near impossible with other single shots. Additionally, in a single shot vs single shot war, you can exploit the Triad's ROF by rushing after your opponent fires.
  6. Do not use the Triad offensively against primary like blasters. Examples of such primary blasters are Elite ATs, Longshots and Retaliators. Although the Triad is superior to single shot pistols, capacity and ROF wise it is still inferior to most primary blasters. 3 shots in 2 seconds from the Triad is nothing compared to 12 shots in 2 seconds from an EAT, or 25 shots in ~5 seconds from a Rampage.
  7. If you have the space/ability to wield two Triads, dual wield. Because Triads are easy to prime with just a single finger and have a very short priming stroke, they are much more suited to dual wielding than traditional blasters like the Maverick/Strongarm. Additionally dual wielding doubles your capacity and potential dart output, while not drastically decreasing accuracy or mobility. Triads are small enough to run, roll and fire comfortably even when dual wielded, and their low weight means they can be aimed effectively with one hand.
And... that's about it. 
I'll update this post as I discover more.

15 comments:

  1. Good tips, now if I could just find anywhere in Melbourne actually stocking Triads… Been hunting for weeks :(

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  2. I would use a buzz bee spring and replace with the triad, it increases the range by another 16 feet 😄

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    1. Interesting which buzz bee gun spring is this

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    2. I believe Double Shot or Tek 6 springs have been used, though a lot of earlier Buzz Bee blasters have surprisingly strong springs.

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  3. I removed the rubber piece in the triad as well as the spring and it fires out the bottom barrel with reasonable range, but here's the problem, both of the top barrels can barely fire out, and all the darts need to be pulled forward in able to fire! Can anyone help me?

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    1. Your problem is you removed the rubber piece. That piece is essential to maintaining the air seal to the AR system.

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    2. I stuff it back in the gun, but still doesn't work. *cry*

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    3. Then besides just buying a new one, you'll have to take your Triad apart and compare it to other Triad internal pictures on the internet, and see where you've gone wrong.

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    4. HOW do I split the triad in half?

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    5. There are guides on the internet, however seeing as you've managed to remove the rubber piece, you've presumably managed to get the barrel block out. Beyond seeing pictures of your Triad's current state (or seeing it in person of course), I won't be able to help you any further.
      Try undoing all of your modifications and see if the Triad works again.

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  4. Is there any guides to take out the AR

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    1. You shouldn't take out the ARs unless you want to turn the Triad into a weak shotgun pistol. The AR system is what gives the Triad its ability to fire 3 darts consecutively.

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  5. would there be enough space on the side to attach a flat bottomed dart holder, The dart holder by 3d printed solid is 2.54cm long, (4.52cm) wide and 3.25cm high

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    1. I don't quite understand what you mean, but the answer is most likely yes, depending on how well you attach it.

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