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Overview

The M-23 Katana is the default shotgun in Mass Effect 2. It is usable once the player starts the Freedom's Progress mission. It is a semi-automatic shotgun.
 

Stats

The M-23 Katana has a 10 rounds, and 5 rounds per clip. Through player driven tests, It has been determined that it has a a base DPS of 85 damage per second. According to an official post on the Bioware forums, it does 1.5 extra damage to shields and barriers. This makes it an effective weapon against enemies with shields (such as Geth) or barriers (such as Collectors).

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