The Silencer is a weapon attachment in RUST that allows players to modify their gun’s overall damage, recoil, velocity, sway, and sound. Simply put, the silencer will drastically reduce the amount of recoil present when shooting but simultaneously reduce the damage output and bullet velocity by a rather large margin. It will do this while dampening the noise made to almost a non-existent audible fraction of its original firing noise.
The silencer is most commonly used when raiding via Explosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo or by newer players using weapons with harsh recoil to make learning their spray easier.
Players may acquire a silencer through several low-to-mid-tier crates or as drops from scientists. Players may also learn them directly via researching or investing considerable Scrap into the tier 1 workbench tech tree.