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Quickly fire off a volley of deadly bolts with the Attica repeating crossbow.

The Attica is an automatic LotusWhite.png Tenno crossbow. It has the second-slowest fire rate of all automatic primary weapons but delivers high damage, high critical chance bolts. However, these bolts are also slow, requiring a Tenno to lead their shots.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64.png 7,500.


This weapon deals primarily DmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture damage.


  • Third highest base damage of all fully automatic rifles, behind ZhugePrime.png Zhuge Prime and Zhuge.png Zhuge/Panthera.png Panthera/PantheraPrime.png Panthera Prime.
  • High critical chance.
  • Tied with Soma.png Soma/SomaPrime.png Soma Prime and Baza.png Baza/BazaPrime.png Baza Prime for the highest critical multiplier of all fully automatic rifles, and the highest critical multiplier of all bows.
  • High accuracy.
    • Pinpoint accuracy when aiming.
  • Very ammo efficient.
    • High ammo reserve for its magazine size.
    • Uses rifle ammo pickups instead of the scarcer sniper ammo pickups.
  • On kill, bodies will follow the bolt that killed them, damaging anyone in their path and pinning the corpse to walls.
  • Silent.
  • Innate Madurai Pol.svg polarity.
  • Can use the bow-exclusive Mod TT 20px.png Thunderbolt mod.
  • Counts as a bow in regards to fire rate mods, doubling the fire rate bonus.



The Attica's blueprint can be researched from the Tenno Lab in the dojo.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 30
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 125 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png15,000
Tenno Lab ResearchClanAffinity64.png3,000
Time: 72 hrs
Prereq: Akstiletto
Ghost Clan x1   Shadow Clan x3   Storm Clan x10   Mountain Clan x30   Moon Clan x100


  • Can be used in bow-only Sortie missions.
  • Despite being a crossbow, maxing it out will not unlock the PS4 "Bow Proficiency" trophy.


  • While possessing an Auto trigger, the Attica is best used when fired in bursts to better aim shots and manage its small magazine. On the other hand, its automatic fire combined with its native knockback makes it good when strafing against multiple enemies, or shooting a single tough enemy multiple times.
  • The Attica ragdolls enemies it kills a significant distance with momentum. This momentum allows the Attica to kill an enemy behind the first target.
  • Mod TT 20px.png Thunderbolt synergizes well with the Attica due to the weapon's multiple shots per magazine combined with its automatic trigger, giving it a very high chance of triggering explosions within a shorter amount of time than conventional bows. This makes the Attica more proficient at crowd-control than single-shot bows like the Dread.png Dread, with its full-auto fire allowing one to strafe an area with explosive bolts to deal damage against multiple enemies.
    • The potency of the crowd control property of this trick can be boosted much further with MirageIcon272.png Mirage's HallOfMirrors130xDark.png Hall Of Mirrors, since each copy's Thunderbolt explosion will still deal full damage, unlike their normal attacks. This can be further augmented if Mirage has Mod TT 20px.png Hall of Malevolence installed.


  • The Attica is the second crossbow introduced in the game, after the Ballistica.png Ballistica. However, it is the first full-sized crossbow to be introduced.
  • The Repeating Crossbow is an ancient Chinese invention, using a hand-operated mechanism to achieve faster rates of fire than normal crossbows at the cost of killing power.
  • Attica's namesake is a region of Greece that encompasses the entire metropolitan area of Greece's capital Athens. The Greeks also had a type of repeating ballista (A kind of scaled-up crossbow) called the Polybolos.
  • Like the Dread.png Dread, the Attica's 'string' glows with energy-colored light running along it towards the draw point.



Attica Skins Edit

Patch History[]

Hotfix 27.3.8 (2020-04-02)

  • Optimized the Attica’s embedded projectiles to help CPU and GPU performance.

Hotfix 24.2.13 (2019-02-06)

  • Attica Foundry Rushing cost changed to balance disproportions between Rushing and Purchasing costs.

Update 23.10 (2018-10-12)

  • Tweaked the Attica to have better combat sounds.
  • Fixed the Attica playing sounds at a lowered pitch.

Update 22.12 (2018-02-09)

  • Mastery Rank increased from 0 to 7.
  • Critical damage increased from 2x to 3x.
  • Damage decreased from 125 to 80.

Update 20.0 (2017-03-24)

The Attica was the debut entry into Automatic Primary Crossbows! We've revisited it to perhaps bring it back into the spotlight of your Arsenal.
  • The Weapon Recoil has been reduced.
  • The Fire Rate has been increased.
  • The Flight Speed of the bolts has increased.
  • The Critical Chance has increased to 25%.
  • The Critical Multiplier has increased to 2x.
  • The Ammo Capacity has increased to 20.

Update 19.4.2 (2016-12-20)

  • Disposition has been increased for the Attica.

Hotfix 18.6.2 (2016-03-22)

  • Attica damage has been increased in Conclave.

Update 18.5 (2016-03-04)

  • The Soaring Strike Mod is no longer usable with the Attica or Daikyu in Conclave.

Update 17.10 (2015-11-04)

  • Attica damage increased in PvP.

Update 17.0 (2015-07-31)

  • Attica is now available for use in Conclave.

Update 16.8 (2015-06-10)

  • Fixed the Attica not firing as a silent weapon – the weapon is now functioning as a Silent weapon by design.

Update 14.2 (2014-08-13)

  • Fire rate increase – almost doubled.
  • Clip size increased from 8 to 16.
  • Damage increased from 100 to 125.

Hotfix 13.0.3 (2014-04-10)

  • Tweaked the energy colors on the Attica.

Update 13.0 (2014-04-09)

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Update 25.3 (2019-07-06)

See also[]