Bofors Automatkarbin 5 – ★★★★ Assault Rifle
AKA Ak 5
An upgraded version of the FN FNC, both IRL and ingame. Like FNC, her 5/8 skill uptime makes her burstier than the 10/16 of G36, with better stats, which evens out to DPS comparable to G36. Not your first choice for ARs, but solid… if you can be arsed to farm her.
Do note that while AK5 has a worse skill than G36, her better base stats cover any actual difference, allowing them to perform relatively equal up to 15 seconds, which then she surpasses G36. A short reminder here that battles tend not to last very long, which means that Ak5 doesn't really have an edge here.
How is Ak5's skill worse?
Initial cooldown of 5 seconds instead of 4. Same uptime ratio (10/16 vs 5/8). Actually worse FP buff (70% vs 65%). While I understand that it is somewhat intentional and counterbalanced by her good bases, it's weird to see a variation of a skill that is completely weaker in every form at the same rank.
That aside, Ak5 is a decent DPS AR with a few glaring flaws.
- Bad tiles. Her tiles are completely useless for a Tank SMG and good only for a Molotov/Hand greade/DPS SMG. However, she can only buff a them at position 4 (unless if your DMG SMG is at a weird position). Often times, using a AR Buffer or HG Buffer at that exact position will give the entire echelon more.
- Comes very late as a chapter 9 drop, when you likely have better options. Not to mention you likely have to grind for her.
- Weaker than most 5* DPS ARs. Even if compared only with FP ARs, she is weaker than G41 and Type95.
- Not much stronger than FNC, despite being harder to get and more costly to train.
And while Ak5 IS better than G36, even if you have decided you want to train a DPS AR, training her might not be the best choice, for 2 reasons.
- G36 actually gets a MOD 3 down the road.
- G36 does have better, more usable tiles.
In the end, if you have thought of all of these and still decide to train her for whatever reason, then she still is definitely a pretty decent DPS AR. Just don't expect her to perform exceptionally.
Also FNC will overtake her if her MOD comes, which can be another downside.