Chainsaw

Chainsaw #10
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A compact chainsaw lets you cut quickly in tight spots. Its standard diamond chain is more than a match for almost anything you might need to slice up.
Type
Melee
Buy Price
$15,000
Sell Price
$11,500
Weapon Info
Weapon Type
Mechanical
Damage Range
61 - 66
Accuracy Range
23 - 28

Chainsaw is a Melee Mechanical weapon that can be purchased from and sold to Big Al's Gun Shop, where it is the most expensive Melee weapon available.

The Chainsaw was one of the items available at the launch of Torn on 15 November 2004, having been introduced during the Torn City Beta. [1]

The Chainsaw counts as a Scary weapon during the yearly Trick or Treat Halloween event. It has a stealth rating of 3.0, the lowest of any Melee weapon.

The Chainsaw is the highest damaging, least accurate, and least stealthy Mechanical weapon in Torn. It is also the only mechanical weapon to not have the Shock Weapon Bonus.

Usage

The Chainsaw is commonly used during Halloween's Trick or Treat event due to its affordability compared to other Scary weapons.

Due to the low number of Mechanical weapons in the game, the Chainsaw is often used to get the 1,000 Mechanical finishing hits for the War Machine honor, especially as the Taser's and Cattle Prod's low damage make it difficult to consistently get finishing hits.

Obtaining

The Chainsaw is most commonly obtained as a purchase from Big Al's. It can also be found through city finds.

The Chainsaw can be found as a result of the following crimes:

Burglary:

  • "Farm Storage Unit" (quantity one)
  • "Farmhouse" (quantity one)
  • "Old Factory" (quantity one)
  • "Secluded Cabin" (quantity one)
  • "Slaughterhouse" (quantity one)
  • "Toolshed" (quantity one)

1,000 Chainsaws will be restocked at Big Al's after being sold out. The amount of time before a restock occurs is half the time it took the item to sell out, rounded to the nearest 15 minutes.

Chainsaws can be bought from other players through the Item Market, Bazaars, or Trades, but as Melee weapons do not stack they must be purchased one by one, making it time consuming to buy in bulk.

As Mechanical weapons cannot be obtained from weapon Caches, there is currently no way to get a Chainsaw that has a Weapon Bonus, is over 100% quality, or is Yellow, Orange, or Red quality.

Buffs

Players can gain Weapon Experience on Chainsaws once the "CBT3870 Bachelor of Military Arts and Science" Education course has been completed. Chainsaws, along with all melee weapons, receive a 10% damage bonus from the "Drunken Master" 3* special at Pubs and Restaurants, and a 2% damage bonus from the completion of the "HIS2170 Medieval History" course.

The Chainsaw is affected by all universal buffs such as the 1% damage boost from completion of the "BIO2350 Evolution" course or the +3 accuracy from the "Seasoned Poacher" 10* Zoo special.

Related Awards

Chainsaw Related Awards
Image Name Requirements
317926809.png Machinist Achieve 100 finishing hits with mechanical weapons

Historical Notes

The Chainsaw saw heavy use in the early days of the game due to being the highest damaging melee weapon at the time. Its usage was especially high after the Samurai Sword was moved from Big Al's to Mexico.

All Chainsaws used to have the same damage and accuracy stats. Unique stats for each Chainsaw were revealed in a December 2015 update. [2]

Image History

Chainsaw Image History
Years Used Image
2006* to ~2010 [3] 10.0.png
~2010 to July 2012 [4] 10.1.png
July 2012 to 12 September 2023 [5] 10.2.png
12 September 2023 to present [6] 10.3.png

* Items did not have images prior to 2006.

The first 3D model of the Chainsaw was released on 12 September 2023.

Trivia

The circulation of Chainsaws has historically spiked every October since the release of the Trick or Treat event due to their status as an affordable Scary weapon.

Patch History

Released in Patch list #

References

  1. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Melee Weapons (With citations) (26/05/23)
  2. Chedburn, Unique weapons and armor (08/12/15)
  3. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Melee Weapons (With citations) (09/01/23)
  4. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Melee Weapons (With citations) (05/08/22)
  5. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Melee Weapons (With citations) (04/03/24)
  6. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Melee Weapons (With citations) (08/02/24)