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Lion's Roar

Lion icon new.png
THIS IS A DRAGAN CHARACTER PACK ITEM!
Accurate and good stopping power. High recoil

Lion's Roar Rifle FBI Files.png
THIS IS A DRAGAN CHARACTER PACK ITEM!
Accurate and good stopping power. High recoil

Gameplay
Unlock Level 28
Inventory Slot Primary
Weapon Type Assault Rifle
Firing Mode(s) Selective firing AutoIcon.png / SemiIcon.png
Cost $629,000
Statistics
Magazine 30
Total Ammo 180
Rate of Fire 857
Damage 78
Accuracy 60
Stability 60
Concealment 17
Threat 12
Other
Internal name vhs
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Mod stats
Description
The Lion’s Roar rifle is 765 mm (30.1 in) long, with a 500 mm (20 in) barrel. The whole rifle body is a mono-block construction made from high impact polymer. When looked at from the front, it looks something like a bugle. May this weapon hearken your glorious arrival, and may it help you perform the glorious melodies of PAYDAY.

The Lion's Roar is an assault rifle added along with the Dragan Character Pack DLC.

Overview[]

The Lion's Roar appears to be intended for mainly close quarters use. Its high damage and rate of fire lends itself well to clearing rooms quickly. With a base accuracy rating of 60, it can also perform well at longer ranges if the high recoil is managed. Unfortunately, the range of unique mods is limited to the barrel which means that is this weapon is less customizable for different situations than other weapons such as the CAR-4.

Summary[]

Pros:

  • High damage
  • High rate of fire
  • Good accuracy
  • Can be modded for very good recoil control
  • Deep ammo pool and good ammo pickup
  • Does not need extensive modding for high offensive stats
  • Unique silenced barrel that greatly increases Stability with no Concealment penalty

Cons:

  • Very limited range of available mods
  • Low overall and potential Concealment
    • Only 1 concealment-increasing mod
  • Tight iron sights, making the use of a custom sight highly recommended
  • Slow reload

Builds[]

All Round Assault Rifle[]

A balanced loadout providing good Damage (80), average Accuracy (76), and high Stability (80).

  • Precision Barrel (+8 acc, -2 con)
  • Tactical Compensator (+1 dmg, +12 acc, -4 stb, -2 con)
  • Auto Fire (+1 dmg, -4 acc, +8 stb)
  • LED Combo (+8 stb, -2 con)
  • Sight of choice (+4 stb, -1-3 con)

Tips[]

  • Due to its low base Stability, it is advised that one focuses on Stability-boosting mods when modifying the Lion's Roar. Said mods are particularly effective on this weapon as the stat increases in this category for the Lion are considerably higher than most other assault rifles, particularly so with Gage Courier mods with the easily available Competitor's Compensator boosting Stability by 9 and the Military Laser Module by 4.
  • Skills that increases Stability are recommended.
  • Switching to semi-automatic or locking the weapon to Auto Fire works equally well in improving the player's control over the Lion's recoil. Just remember to fire in short bursts when the latter option is chosen, though.
  • The default iron sights of the Lion's Roar is nearly identical to that of the JP36, thus may become obstructive when used at longer ranges. Unless one is perfectly comfortable with using both gun's default sights, an optic might be a better alternative.

Available modifications[]

CQB Barrel

Dragan Character Pack
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CQB Barrel (Lion's Roar).png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy -4 Stability +4
Concealment +3 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Precision Barrel

Dragan Character Pack
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Precision Barrel (Lion's Roar).png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +8 Stability -
Concealment -2 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Silenced Barrel

Dragan Character Pack
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Silenced Barrel (Lion's Roar).png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -1
Accuracy - Stability +12
Concealment - Threat -18
Cost: $14,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Silences weapon

Low Profile Suppressor

Base game
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Low Profile Suppressor.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -5
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment - Threat -18
Cost: $21,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Silences weapon.

Medium Suppressor

Base game
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Medium Suppressor.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -3
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat -18
Cost: $14,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Silences weapon.

The Bigger The Better Suppressor

Base game
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The Bigger The Better.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -1
Accuracy +8 Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat -18
Cost: $36,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Silences weapon.

Stubby Compensator

Base game
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Stubby.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +1
Accuracy - Stability +12
Concealment - Threat +1
Cost: $21,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

The Tank Compensator

Base game
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The Tank.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +2
Accuracy - Stability +8
Concealment -1 Threat +2
Cost: $28,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Fire Breather Nozzle

Base game
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +3
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat +12
Cost: $36,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Tactical Compensator

Gage Mod Courier
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Tactical Compensator.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +1
Accuracy +12 Stability -4
Concealment -2 Threat -
Free
15 Red Spider.png Red Spider Packages

Competitor's Compensator

Gage Mod Courier
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Competitor's Compensator.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +2
Accuracy +4 Stability +12
Concealment -2 Threat +1
Free
5 Green Mantis.png Green Mantis Packages

Funnel of Fun Nozzle

Gage Mod Courier
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Funnel of Fun Nozzel.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +4
Accuracy -8 Stability -
Concealment -2 Threat +12
Free
10 Yellow Bull.png Yellow Bull Packages

Ported Compensator

The Butcher Mod Pack 2
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Ported Compensator.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +2
Accuracy +4 Stability -8
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Concealment

Base game
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ModBoost.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment +1 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Stability

Base game
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ModBoost.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Accuracy

Base game
v·d·e
ModBoost.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +4 Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Team Boost

Base game
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TeamBoost.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): +3% Experience & money reward for you and your crew.

Single Fire

Gage Weapon Pack 01
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +4 Stability -8
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $50,400
Bonus (5), Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Locks firing mode of a weapon to single fire.

Auto Fire

Gage Weapon Pack 01
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Locked auto.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage +1
Accuracy -4 Stability +8
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $86,800
Bonus (5), Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Locks firing mode of a weapon to fully-automatic.

  • To activate Gadgets on PC, press "Q".
  • To activate Gadgets on Console, press down on the "D-pad".

Assault Light

Base game
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Assault Light.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $21,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Flashlight

Tactical Laser Module

Base game
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Tactical Laser Module.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $36,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Laser

Compact Laser Module

Gage Mod Courier
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Compact Laser Module.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Free
15 Red Spider.png Red Spider Packages

Special Effect(s): Laser

Military Laser Module

Gage Mod Courier
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Military Laser Module.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat -
Free
20 Blue Eagle.png Blue Eagle Packages

Special Effect(s): Flashlight & Laser

LED Combo

The Butcher Mod Pack 2
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LED Combo.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +8
Concealment -2 Threat -
Cost: $36,000
Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): Flashlight & Laser

Riktpunkt 45 degree Sight

Base game
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Riktpunkt 45 degree Sight.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

45 degree red-dot sight

Gage Spec Ops Pack
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45 Degree Red-dot Sight.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Infinite Granted

45 Degree Ironsights

Cartel Optics Mod Pack
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45 Degree Ironsights.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment +1 Threat -
Cost: $14,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Riktpunkt Magnifier Gadget

Base game
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Riktpunkt Magnifier Gadget.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Signature Magnifier Gadget

Cartel Optics Mod Pack
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Signature Magnifier Gadget.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $14,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

For a comparison between sight looks ingame, check here.

The Professional's Choice Sight

Base game
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The Professional's Choice.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $21,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Surgeon Sight

Base game
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Surgeon Sight.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $36,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

See More Sight

Armored Transport (DLC)
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See More Sight.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat -
Cost: $43,200
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Combat Sight

Gage Mod Courier
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Combat Sight.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat -
Free
20 Blue Eagle.png Blue Eagle Packages

Speculator Sight

Gage Mod Courier
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Speculator Sight.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat -
Free
5 Green Mantis.png Green Mantis Packages

Trigonom Sight

Gage Mod Courier
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Trigonom Sight.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -1 Threat -
Free
10 Yellow Bull.png Yellow Bull Packages

Holographic Sight

Base game
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Holographic Sight.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat -
Cost: $21,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Compact Holosight

Gage Mod Courier
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Compact Holosight.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat -
Free
5 Green Mantis.png Green Mantis Packages

Solar Sight

Gage Mod Courier
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Solar Sight.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat -
Free
20 Blue Eagle.png Blue Eagle Packages

Military Red Dot Sight

Lootbag Pre-order DLC
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Military Red Dot (Lootbag DLC).png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Military Red Dot Sight

Base game
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Military Red Dot.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat -
Cost: $62,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Milspec Scope

Base game
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Milspec Scope.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat -
Cost: $62,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Acough Optic Scope

Base game
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Acough Optic.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat -
Cost: $44,000
Bonus (1), Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Compact Profile Sight

Cartel Optics Mod Pack
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Compact Profile Sight.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -4
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $62,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Maelstrom Sight

Cartel Optics Mod Pack
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Maelstrom Sight.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -2 Threat -
Cost: $62,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Advanced Combat Sight

Cartel Optics Mod Pack
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Advanced Combat Sight.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat -
Cost: $62,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Reconnaissance Sight

Gage Spec Ops Pack
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Reconnaissance Sight.png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment -3 Threat -
Cost: $62,000
Infinite Granted

Special Effect(s): Rangefinder

Skins[]

  • Masai is either a misspelling of Maasai, a Nilotic ethnic group famous for their fearsome warriors, or Massai, an Apache warrior.

Trivia[]

  • The Lion's Roar rifle was based on the HS Produkt VHS-D2 (Višenamjenska Hrvatska Strojnica, a.k.a. "multifunctional Croatian machine gun"). With the CQB Barrel, it becomes the VHS-K2 variant.
    • The brand icon on the rifle reads HVH instead of VHS.
    • The Roar's profile was likened to that of a bugle on its announcement site description. This is a reference to the visual profile of the FAMAS/Clarion, the weapon from which HS Produkt drew inspirations to create their first VHS design. As the company transits to the new VHS-2 model, however, much of the resemblances have begun to disappear.
    • Its name is a reference to the developer of the Dragan Pack, Lion Game Lion studio.
    • This is the first appearance of this rifle in any form of media.[1]
  • The in-game weapon uses its own type of proprietary magazine, which is odd from a realistic standpoint as most of the VHS rifles manufactured after 2008 were modified to use Heckler & Koch G36 magazines (due to the Croatian army's surplus of such rifles). The VHS-2 wasn't known to even accept any other magazine type but the G36's, the proprietary magazine was designed and a very small number was made for testing, but was still ultimately scrapped.
  • Comparison between the JP36's sight (left) and that of the Lion's (right).

    The Lion's Roar Iron Sights are nearly identical to those on the JP36.
  • Like the Patchett L2A1 and the Chicago Typewriter, when viewing the Lion's Roar when previewing it, it shows the bolt in the open position, showing a cartridge.
    • The exposed magazine and its rounds in the preview would indicate that this is an open bolt firearm, while the real-life VHS and VHS-2 both fires from a closed bolt.

References[]

Gallery[]

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