The Grau 5.56 is a weapon of versatility. The easy to control weapon spray makes the Grau reasonably accurate at long ranges, but also decent in mid to short ranged skirmishes. To celebrate this jack of all trades weapon, we’ll be going over its top 10 best blueprints.
These blueprints will be based purely off of looks, and will have nothing to do with the associated attachments’ effectiveness in-game.
The Vizsla blueprint is one of nuanced artistic merit. The body boasts an almost spray-painted design of green and dark orange hues that are splattered in such a way that makes it obvious that this weapon is for those who like intentionally sloppy artwork.
The attachments make this blueprint, structurally, look very close to the original Grau. So, if you like the Grau in its stock form, this blueprint is a great option to add a little spice without changing it too drastically.
This blueprint was available at tier 81 of the season 5 battle pass.
If you’ve ever wanted to roleplay as someone smuggling illegal goods into Verdansk, Contraband is for you.
The weapon is built of pure gold on the body with a carbon fiber finish on all the rest. It’s attachments (or lack thereof) make it as compact as possible, which is a flavorful jest towards trying to sneak it past some travel security or another.
If you’re a high value target who likes packing high value heat, you can grab this blueprint in the Cartel Casanova bundle.
8. Prototype: Alpha
We’ve reached the first blueprint on the list that’s made to look like a futuristic test piece (there are usually a couple, aren’t there?)
Prototype: Alpha takes the Grau and turns it into what looks like a proper assault rifle. A 50 round mag, tac laser, and hybrid optics are just the appetizer for this ‘in testing’ weapon. The real meal is in the carbon fiber finish which compliments the almost alien-like purple coating and green ‘measurements’ on the magazine which suggest this weapon fires something other than bullets.
You can grab this blueprint in the tracer pack: purple bundle and get purple tracer rounds for your troubles!
7. Drawn and Quartered
For the players who enjoy a more realistic approach to their gameplay, Drawn and Quartered is your blueprint.
D n’ Q features a woodland camo paint job, a blackjack stock which adds a ton of length to the Grau, and compensator muzzle for an extremely snubbed look, which suits the Grau quite naturally.
It’s simple, straightforward, and does its job with no failure at all. That counts for a lot on these lists, as most of you know. You can get D n’ Q in the “Maze: Guns Blazing” store bundle.
Death is a blueprint that sparks a lot of creativity, and pulls a lot of attention.
This weapon features a teal and dark purple paint job, with almost no space on the weapon going to waste. Its cronen grip boasts intricate shadings that will probably make more sense to those with sharp eyes than the average player. But all the same, this blueprint is one that’s easy on the eyes.
Even the monolithic suppressor acts as just another way to increase the space of this canvas, and looks great while sporting the teal coloring. If you enjoy having all eyes on you while running and gunning, Death might be your blueprint of choice.
You can grab it in the Heiji Mishkin: Limited 2 bundle.
5. Going Bark
Whether you’re trying to go straight to the moon, or you’re just a fan of good boys, Going Bark is a terribly done piece of pun that easily earns itself the #5 position.
If this blueprint were audio, it’s decibel level would be off the charts. It sports and orange and light blue finish that declares your position at all times, and has a suppressor and strikelight stock that, while making the weapon seem more compact, also make it quite a bit fatter. Just like a chunky lil’ shiba
If you like fun weapons (or terrible puns), you can grab Going Bark in the Shib-uya Station bundle.
4. Executive Suite
This, hands down, is one of the prettiest blueprints in the game. Executive Suite was made for the luxurious days when you’ve got resources to spend, and it shows.
ES sports an olive and dark brown paint job on its stock, body, and underbarrel. Where these colors don’t run, though, is on its upper half. Here, a golden metal look strikes the optics, stretches out onto the enormous 26” Archangel barrel, and even runs out to the monolithic suppressor.
We don’t really care how useful a blueprint’s attachments are, but when they help make the weapon look this good, it’s hard to ignore.
You can grab this blueprint in the Fool’s Gold bundle.
Moving to a more subtle art style, the Envenom is the perfect skin for the marvel fan who enjoys a protagonist look. It’s tac suppressor and small optic are both fine n’ dandy. The real joy of this blueprint is in the coloring.
A carbon fiber black look colors almost exactly half of the weapon, while the other half is done up in a tealish olive. If you like having something to look at that is subtle but pretty, Envenom is your friend. Purchasable in the Alex: Death Stalker Bundle.
2. Mother Lode
You’d never imagine how hard it is to spot gold in a mine, but Mother Lode manages to capture this experience quite well. Harsh, dark golden paint is found outlining much of the weapon, but is marred (or complimented) by a futuristic, sleek black look. Almost like spotting that gold in an iron mine.
It looks pretty, but more importantly, this blueprint has a ton of flavor. Even when the weapon looks this good, that flavor is still the most important factor on these lists.
Grab ML in the Executive Armorer bundle.
1. Wolf Mother
Wolf Mother is the kind of skin that looks good, looks like its name, and features all of the flavor you’d want, while also maintaining a bright and attention attracting quality. Balancing all of these attributes together is quite difficult, but Wolf Mother does it perfectly.
The weapon sports a Siberian Husky-like paint job. Light and dark blue, which almost looks like white and blueish fur that you’d see on a snow wolf. The magazine, where all that firepower comes from, is blood red.
As pretty as this weapon, and Huskies, are. They both look extraordinarily menacing when they’ve got that post-prey hunting look about them. And Wolf Mother captures that moment about as well as any in-game skin is going to be able to. Great look, great flavor, great blueprint.
You can grab it in the SERE Kit: Top Tier bundle.
The Grau is a remarkably boring looking weapon, by default. But these blueprints help change that massively. If you find yourself using the weapon often, you should refer to this list to help find something that brightens up your average game. Who knows, they might give you the confidence to snag a couple extra wins, come game day.
Until then, GLHF.