M-6 Carnifex Hand Cannon
The Carnifex
Vital statistics
Type Handgun
Effects Wounds, Death
Source Mercenaries
Cost to buy 750 Bytes
Cost to sell 500-1,200 Bytes

The M-6 Carnifex Hand Cannon is a dangerous mercenary handgun designed to do maximum damage but suffers from a high recoil. The weapon is mostly used by criminals and shady mercs, and purchasing one outside the market can be difficult at best. The Hand Cannon is leathal against armor, but not nearly as deadly against shields and other projection-based defenses.


The Carnifex was dual-wielded by the Snow Trooper commander Nieve Proeliator during the Seige of the Icecrown near the end of the Swarm Wars. The guns effectivley took down multiple foes, though thier slow reload time and heavy recoil nearly cost him his life.

Behind the ScenesEdit

The Carnifex is an alternate handgun in Mass Effect 2, where Commander Shepard recieves one from the Salarian scientist Mordin Solus when he arrives at the clinic at Omega. Solus tells the Commader he picked it from a dead Blue Suns Mercenary. After obtaining the weapon it can be equipted by Miranda, Jacob, Mordin, Jack, Tali and Kasumi. The weapon's design is based on the alternate hand gun from the original Mass Effect, though they are not the same gun.