5 Light Build Weapons in The Finals to Secure Most Victories

Tahmid Shihab Murshed
By Tahmid Shihab Murshed
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Are you a Light Build main? Then here are our recommendations on the 5 light build weapons that should help you win more matches in The Finals.

The Finals is a team-based arena shooter developed by Embark Studios. After a long beta testing period, the game was finally released for all platforms, including PC, Xbox, and PlayStation.

The Finals is a trio team-based shooter with classes such as Light, Medium, and Heavy Build. Each class has its weapon pool containing a wide range of options. If you’re a Light Build main, you might find it hard to choose from the options. However, we have tested out the available weapons, and here are the best weapons you should use for Light Build.

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How Many Weapons Are Available for Light Build?

Currently, there are a total of 21 weapons in the game divided across all builds. In the future, more weapons will be added for each category. For Light Build mains, you can choose from 9 weapons. Here are all weapons for Light Build ranked according to their effectiveness:

  1. V9S
  2. M11
  3. XP-54
  4. LH1
  5. SR-84
  6. Throwing Knives
  7. Dagger
  8. Sword
  9. SH1900
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Best Weapon You Should Use for Light Build

There are 21 weapons in the Finals, with 9 of them exclusive to the Light Build. Although all weapons for Light Build are potent in-game, a few stand out due to their versatility and damage output.

You may notice that we’ve excluded all the melee weapons from the list. We discovered that they were unreliable while trying to play for the actual goal. In short, they are only good for killing, not for winning. In any case, here are our top 5 light build weapon picks that can maximize your winning chances in The Finals.

5. SR-84

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Weapon overview:

  • Bodyshot damage – 115
  • Headshot damage – 230 (2x)
  • Damage per second – 90
  • Magazine capacity – 40
  • Reload time – 3.3 seconds

The SR-84 is the scout or marksman rifle option for Light Build mains. During our playtime with the sniper rifle, we found it the perfect option for long-range combat. However, its visibility issues made the sniper less impactful for close-range engagements. In a team environment, there are better options for light build mains to choose from.

ProsCons
High damage outputLess reliable at closer ranges
High hip-fire inaccuracy
Not ideal for team compositions

4. LH1

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Weapon overview:

  • Bodyshot damage – 47
  • Headshot damage – 94 (2x)
  • Damage per second – 241
  • Magazine capacity – 15
  • Reload time – 2.7 seconds

The LH1, better known as the M1 Garand in most games, is one of the two long-range options of Light Build mains. We used the rifle during our playing sessions and found it a great option for long-range gunfights. Although the LH1 has a slower fire rate, the high damage output makes up for the DPS. It is a great weapon, albeit there are better options.

ProsCons
Reasonable magazine sizeHigh recoil
High Damage ProfileInaccuracy at hip fire
Hard to master

3. XP-54

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Weapon overview:

  • Bodyshot damage – 18
  • Headshot damage – 27 (1.5x)
  • Damage per second – 265
  • Magazine capacity – 30
  • Reload time – 2.45 seconds

The XP-54 is the MP5 of the Finals. We chose the SMG for close-range engagements during our testing period. It has a great DPS stat and easily hits opponents at close to mid-ranges. We recommend the SMG over M11 if you face aiming difficulties without attached optic sights.

ProsCons
Better than M11 at medium-rangesLow magazine size and DPS compared to M11
Low recoil
Attached optic sight

2. M11

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Weapon overview:

  • Bodyshot damage – 16
  • Headshot damage – 24 (1.5x)
  • Damage per second – 274
  • Magazine capacity – 40
  • Reload time – 1.7 seconds

The M11 is a pistol-SMG hybrid with the best fire rate and high DPS. During our testing, we found it to be the best auto-firing weapon in the game. However, the only downside we encountered was its weakness at longer ranges.

ProsCons
Best for close-range engagementsWeak at longer ranges
Highest DPS
Highest fire rate

1. V9S

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Weapon overview:

  • Bodyshot damage – 35
  • Headshot damage – 53 (1.5x)
  • Damage per second – 263
  • Magazine capacity – 20
  • Reload time – 1.3 seconds

The V9S is one of the strongest weapons for Light Build. During our testing period, the pistol stood out due to its unmatched versatility. It performed exceptionally well for close-range gunfights due to its quick firing ability. However, the only downside to the pistol is its damage falls off at longer ranges, which can easily be countered by playing with your team or around your Heavy Build teammate.

ProsCons
Excellent damage output at close-rangeHard to master
Zero detection
Fast reload time

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So, if you’re a Light Build main, we recommend you take one close-range weapon and a long-range weapon as reserve, allowing you to switch and pick weapons depending on what you or your team needs.

Tahmid Shihab Murshed is an FPS writer at GameRiv. Born with a knack for gaming, he has played all types of games out there. He has a heartfelt love for Call of Duty, and other shooter titles out there.