Make easy prey of enemies with this quiet, agile, and pinpoint accurate Tenno submachine gun.

The Baza is a silenced, rapid-fire LotusBlack.pngTenno submachine gun with a high critical chance, critical multiplier, and fire rate while maintaining extreme accuracy at the cost of small magazine resulting in frequent reloading and medium range damage falloff.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily DmgPunctureSmall64.pngPuncture damage.

Advantages:

Disadvantages:

  • Tied with BazaPrime.pngBaza Prime for the fourth lowest base damage of all fully automatic rifles, after PrismaGrakata.pngPrisma Grakata, U10DesignCouncilTennoAR.pngSoma/PrimeSoma.pngSoma Prime, and GrineerAssaultRifle.pngGrakata; very reliant on its high critical damage potential.
  • Low status chance.
  • Has linear damage falloff from 100% to 50% from 22m to 34m target distance (distances are affected by Projectile Speed).
  • Poor ammo economy.
  • Fairly low magazine size in contrast to its high fire rate.
  • Low zoom when aiming can make ranged shooting more difficult.

Comparisons:

  • Baza, compared to Baza Prime:
    • Lower critical chance (26% vs. 28%)
    • Lower status chance (10% vs. 14%)
    • Shorter range before damage falloff starts (22m vs. 30m)
    • Shorter range before damage falloff ends (34m vs. 60m)
    • Smaller magazine (40 rounds vs. 60 rounds)
    • Smaller max ammo capacity (800 rounds vs. 840 rounds)
    • Slower reload speed (1.4 s vs. 1.1 s)
    • Different polarities (V vs. VV)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (7 vs. 10)
    • Higher disposition (1.05 vs. 0.95)

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

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

Manufacturing Requirements
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20,000
Ferrite64.png
3,500
AlloyPlate64.png
4,300
Cryotic64.png
575
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1
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 25
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 240 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png15,000
Tenno Lab Research ClanAffinity64.png 3,000
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10,000
AlloyPlate64.png
1,500
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5
Salvage64.png
1,750
Plastids64.png
300
Time: 72 hrs
Prereq: Akstiletto
Ghost Clan x1   Shadow Clan x3   Storm Clan x10   Mountain Clan x30   Moon Clan x100

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The weapon's firing sounds increases in pitch when 15 or fewer rounds are remaining in the magazine, indicating that the weapon's magazine is almost empty.
  • The weapon has minimal zoom when aiming, helpful for mods that add bonuses while aiming like Mod TT 20px.pngArgon Scope.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The Baza's high accuracy allows it to land headshots consistently compared to other automatic weapons, which along with its good critical hit chance makes it ideal for builds using Mod TT 20px.pngArgon Scope.
  • Its lower status chance compared to some other automatic rifles can be alleviated with the Mod TT 20px.pngHunter Munitions mod, allowing the weapon to spread DmgSlashSmall64.pngSlash procs rapidly to enemies, which helps the weapon a lot versus heavy armor.
  • Its silenced nature makes it synergize well with IvaraIcon272.pngIvara, as firing the weapon will not interrupt her Prowl130xDark.pngProwl ability.
  • Since the Baza has very high accuracy, it can use Heavy Caliber with almost no drawback and increasing the weapon's overall damage output.



Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Baza are a genus of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family.
  • Physically, the weapon bears a strong resemblance to the real-life PP-19 Bizon SMG, due to Baza's underbarrel, horizontal magazine, and its overall appearance.
    • The name Baza may be derived from the PP-19's nickname, Bizon.
  • The name Baza (shortening of "Barry") is strongly believe to be derived from a conversation had at PAX Aus between DE staff and fans, where "Australian Names" were discussed. It was claimed that "Baza" may be the "most Australian name".  There was also discussion about many great names from native flora and fauna (released with the Cassowar.pngCassowar).

Media[edit | edit source]

Baza Skins Edit

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Hotfix 23.1.2

  • Fixed audio crackling when firing the Baza with Ivara's Prowl ability.

Update 22.12

  • Critical damage increased from 2.8x to 3x.

Update 22.7

  • Fixed sounds not playing properly when firing the Baza.

Update 22.5

  • Reduced the camera rotation of the Baza's recoil from the hip.
  • Reduced the delay before auto reloading an empty mag while using the Baza.
  • Fixed clicking sounds when firing the Baza at fast Fire Rates while under audio stealth effects.
  • Fixed a very high pitched noise when reloading the Baza.
  • Fixed an issue with the Baza not having icons and pickup behaviors when being disarmed.

Update 22.4

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Hotfix 24.2.15

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