I am designing a simple video game set in a steampunk world where player will be able to get weapons in four different variations:

  • silent and light
  • loud and light
  • silent and heavy
  • loud and heavy

I am trying to come up with some adjective prefixes or suffixes to distinguish between them. Selection of weapon types is going to be quite wast, ranging from knives and bows to assault rifles and rocket launchers, so I would love to have adjectives usable with any kind of weapon. For now I have these ideas:

  • silent and light - sneaky, ...
  • loud and light - agile, nimble
  • silent and heavy - ...
  • loud and heavy - brute, ...

I would highly appreciate any help and suggestions, especially for silent and heavy variation. Of course it is desirable for words to "go together" and not look like being out of theme.

P. S. Sorry for my English, I am not a native speaker and am trying my best.

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  • Silent makes it sneaky but what about light? Light makes it agile, but what about loud? Loud and heavy do make it brute. – Yosef Baskin Jul 18 '17 at 14:10
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  • My suggestion would be to use animal names as metaphors. For instance: 1. Silent and light Cobra (or Black Mamba or Viper or Scorpion) 2. Loud and light Wolverine (or Hyena or Wolf) 3. Silent and heavy Panther (or Lion or Shark or Crocodile) 4. Loud and heavy Bear (or Rhino or Hippo or Elephant) – Brillig Jul 18 '17 at 18:28

In order: Stealthy / Advancing / Raiding / Storming. Or what about non-adjective, metaphor-based categories, like Special Ops / Combat / Tactical / Siege?

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