Escape From Tarkov has 4 weapons Tiers each more powerful than the last. Tier 1 weapons are the most powerful while the rest lack one thing or the other. In our Escape From Tarkov Tier 3 weapons list we will discuss the best weapon for this tier.

Best Tier 3 Weapons

Escape From Tarkov Tier 3 weapons are sometimes too expensive and don’t offer enough value, or they are cheap and accessible weapons for those just starting off in Escape From Tarkov.


The Soviet-developed SKS is great for low-level players. It can pierce armor if the right ammo is used for it.

Caliber 7.62x39mm
Feed System 10-Round Stripper Clip, Internal Box Magazine, 20-Round SKS Magazine
Action Semi-Automatic, Gas-Operated
Weight 3.68kg

Available Attachments: Rear Sights, Stocks, Muzzle Breaks, Magazines.

Vepr KM / VPO-136

Another Soviet-developed weapon, this semi-automatic assault rifle lacks firepower but it is still a great choice as a starter weapon. It is for those who prefer to keep their distance from the enemy.

Caliber 7.62x39mm
Feed System 30-Round Box Magazine
Action Semi-Automatic
Weight 3.58 kg

Available Attachments: Grenade Launcher, Gas Blocks, Muzzle Breaks, Receivers, Pistol Grips, Stocks, Front Sights, Rear Sights, Magazines, Charge Handles.


Probably not the best gun in our Tier 3 weapons list, this semi-automatic carbine lacks firepower and isn’t very useful against armored targets.

However, the weapon is pretty accurate so you can still do some serious damage if the enemy is carrying a weapon with poor handling. Still, it is too expensive and isn’t worth it.

Caliber 9x19mm Parabellum
Feed System 10, 20 or 30-Round Box Magazine,
Action Short Stroke Gas-Operated, Closed Bolt
Weight 2.9kg

Available Attachments: Stocks, Pistol Grips, Charge Handles, Magazines, Muzzle Breaks, Receivers, Gas Blocks, Rear Sights.


Another weapon that while good, isn’t our first choice. The SMG lacks firepower and is too expensive. It’s accuracy and handling is amazing but it is up to you to decide.

Caliber 9x19mm Parabellum
Feed System 30-Round Box Magazine, 10 Round Plastic Double Stack
Action Semi-Automatic, Gas-Operated, Rotating Bolt
Weight 3.0kg

Available Attachments: Magazines, Pistol Grips, Charge Handles, Stocks, Receivers

SR1MP Gyurza

It is a great semi-automatic pistol, one of the best Escape From Tarkov Tier 3 weapons. It is a close-range weapon that can do some serious damage, however, it won’t help if the enemy has high-level armor on.

Caliber 9x21mm Gyurza
Feed System 18-Round Box Magazine
Action Double Action
Weight 0.9kg

Available Attachments: Additional Mounts, Magazines


This is the best Tier 3 weapon in Escape From Tarkov. It is a sniper rifle that comes with a suppressor. DVL-10 is accurate and powerful, capable of piercing armor. However, it is an extremely expensive weapon.

Caliber 7.62x51mm NATO
Feed System 10-Round Box Magazine
Action Bolt-Action
Weight 5.1kg

Available Attachments: Stocks, Magazines, Scopes, Barrels, Pistol Grips.

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