The Gauss Spiker is the most commonly used ranged weapon by the Aesoteric. With very few moving parts, the Gauss Spiker makes a reliable, powerful weapon. By accelerating steel flechettes through a magnetized chamber, extremely high velocities can be achieved. The weapon has near perfect accuracy thanks to the aerodynamic design of the projectiles. Ammunition is cheap and readily available, and is designed to maintain its composition when passing through organic material.
The Gauss Spiker is among the myriad coilguns created by the Aesoteric during the Third Mantid War. When the war ended, the weapons were repurposed as the primary ranged weaponry for Aesoteric soldiers due to their effectiveness in battle, pinpoint accuracy, maximum tissue damage, and finally the cheapness of their production.