Each God Eater is equipped with deus ex machina, a transforming weapon that changes into a sword, gun, and god eating predator form.
Namco Bandai released screenshots of different types of weapons. Swords can fall into the speedy short sword, balanced long sword, and heavy buster sword groups. Guns have similar categories. Assault-type are fast firing, blast-type deal heavy damage, and the sniper-type have the best range.
Take a look at some of the deus ex machina and shields below.