Developed by Nod in the closing stages of the First Tiberium War, the Mantis Tiberium automatic rifle is a bullpup assault weapon designed to fire concentrated Tiberium gas from a 50 "round" magazine inserted in the back, capable of firing 300 rounds per minute.
It is commonly used by Acolyte-class cyborgs.
The Tiberium Automatic Rifle or Tiberium Auto-Rifle is an anti-personnel weapon with the added benefit of Tiberium poisoning.
Due to how light armor works on vehicles in multiplayer, the Tiberium Auto-Rifle is surprisingly effecting against airborne units and even things lightly-armored vehicles like the Humvee or Buggy. However, it is largely ineffective against more heavily-armored vehicles, such as APCs and especially tanks.
- The weapon's frame and the green capsule in the front are printed with the string TE33-31.