P.A.X. Imperator V2.0


P.A.X. Imperator v2.0

Damage Damage


Impact Impact


Attack Speed Attack Speed


Single Rigged Proficiency Scaling


Energy Gain Energy Gain


Elemental Damage


Crush Damage


Slash Damage


Thrust Damage


P.A.X. Imperator V2.0 is a Weapon in The Surge.


P.A.X. Imperator V2.0 Information

“An arm-mounted section of the Pacification Automaton X's powered blade weapon, refit for use at a human scale. Even scaled down it retains formidable mass and can deliver devastating blows. A fully functional energized cutting blade enables it to cleave through augmented machinery, and salvaged gyros release a seismic slam upon impact with the ground.


P.A.X. Imperator V2.0 details

  • The ground slam attack also release a seismic shockwave.
  • Parries can do minor elemental damage.


P.A.X. Imperator v2.0 Location

  • Dropped from P.A.X boss if you kill him by Hardcore means.
  • To get the hardcore kill, you need to hit his supporting leg when he is stomping, and not let him get hit by his own missiles once. doing this will cause him to drop as if he was hit by his own missiles, and then you can hit his weak points.
  • Be careful of him getting splashed by his missiles when he's close to a wall and firing at you - this is the most common way to accidentally miss the hardcore kill.
  • If you're not good at hitting his support leg while he's trying to stomp you, just keep attacking his legs even if he's not stomping - he will eventually fall down and you can attack his weak spots.
  • Remember that P.A.X. has three weak spots - one on each side of his "head" and one underneath in back - if you're attacking and not doing damage, switch to the other side of his head.


P.A.X. Imperator v2.0 Notes & Tips

  • Is a better version of P.A.X. Imperator
  • Drops pre-upgraded to Mk. I 
  • Aside from the shockwave, its moveset is not special, since more than a half of single-rig weapons have the ground slam attack.


P.A.X. Imperator V2.0 Upgrade Table


 Upgrade Cost


Prof 5

Prof 10 Damage

Prof 20 Damage

Prof 25

Mk. I n/a n/a 45 50  55    
Mk. II  2,966 9 55   72    
Mk. III 6,835 9 67        
Mk. IV 11,353 9 78        
Mk. V 26,850 3       ~150  
Mk. VI    38,914   9   132       
Mk. VII   54,243    9   153    226   
Mk. VIII   70,197    9   175     259  
Mk. IX   86,569    9   197    290   
Mk. X   26,850   3   220      359 


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    • Anonymous

      19 Apr 2018 01:59  

      How much you enjoy this weapon depends entirely on what type of single rigged user you are. If you're the type that prefers speed and maneuverability, your best bet's probably the legionnaire. If you're the timing perfectionist type, however, I can't recommend it enough.

      • Anonymous

        22 Feb 2018 00:19  

        I've accedentialy got this "hardcore" kill cause i'm too dumb to figure out that i need hit him with his owm missiles, but as good DS player i was fast on remembering his attack pattern =3

        • Anonymous

          08 Jan 2018 09:54  

          If you want an easy, well easy in my opinion, hardcore kill just use the Yosuke Butterfly you get in the plant, it’s fast and has a fluid multi hit spin combo that lets you hit either leg regardless of which one is raised. It took me all of three minutes to kill him by just dodging forward behind his legs and the hack’n’slashing his armor off.

          • Anonymous

            21 Dec 2017 14:02  

            Can confirm that you CAN NOT get it in NG+.

            I'm in NG++ and I still don't have it. In NG I legit missed it, but in NG+/+ I made sure he was never near walls and never took any damage from his own rockets. Still drops the regular version every time.

            • Anonymous

              31 May 2017 16:12  

              i did not get it even though i followed instructions to hardcore kill to the letter. dont let pax near walls

              • Anonymous

                23 May 2017 01:37  

                This is the only v.2 boss weapon I missed when I started. Can we still get the 2.0 version in NG+ If we have the reg version in inventory?

                • Anonymous

                  19 May 2017 15:15  

                  So what does this version actually do thats better? I have all the boss weps with v2.0 and know all the combos etc. Except this *****er haha.

                  • Anonymous

                    18 May 2017 23:41  

                    To get this you actually wait for him to do his leg stomp and hit the other leg when one is raised. Then pound him. Rinse and repeat. Easy kill

                    • Anonymous

                      18 May 2017 08:17  

                      Somehow, I failed to get this even though it didn't get hit by rockets once. There were a couple moments early on where it randomly fell over even before I filled the orange bar, so maybe it glitched out?

                      • 17 May 2017 16:40  

                        The Damage stat is calculated including the weapon proficiency.
                        Had 70 damage with the Mk. II with proficiency level 9 and 72 damage with level 10.

                        Maybe the spgrade table should include the raw stats and not the overall damage stats?

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