Halo Infinite: How to Use the Mangler

The Mangler is one of the many new weapons introduced in Halo Infinite, and it can seem hard to use if you don't know how.

Halo Infinite introduces quite a few brand new weapons to the series, including a few new takes on pistols. Among those is the Mangler, a brutish pistol that shoots spikes for ammo. The Mangler might seem a tad useless at first, but it can actually be a deadly weapon in the right hands. 

How to Use the Mangler in Halo Infinite

The key thing to remember with the Mangler is that it really struggles to take down the enemy's shields. Because of that, it's best to pair it with some kind of energy weapon, so you can take down the shields then quickly swap to the Mangler and take down an enemy in just a single headshot. 

You'll want to aim for the head in almost all cases, as the spikes can take down an enemy in two to three headshots, but will take a few more body shots. The benefit to the Mangler is that it's equally effective at close, medium, and long-range, as long as you can get a handle on the recoil of the gun. 

The other thing to keep in mind with the Mangler, is that it causes more damage to vehicles than the basic pistol and some other weapons. You aren't going to single-handedly take down a vehicle, but if you combine your Mangler shots with other teammates, it should help. 

The Mangler may not be the best weapon in Halo Infinite, but if you learn how to use it, you can still be incredibly effective. For even more tips, make sure to check out our Halo Infinite guides hub

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Published Nov. 26th 2021

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