The Brakk is a small-scale shotgun type sidearm with high damage and good reload rate but with high recoil and low magazine size.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
- High base damage.
- High damage – effective against shields.
- Good critical chance.
- Good overall status chance.
- Innate multishot of 10 pellets.
- Very fast reload speed.
- Good fire rate.
- Very ammo efficient.
- Innate and polarities.
- Second lowest base damage of all shotgun secondaries, after / .
- Has linear damage falloff from 100% to 60% from 11m to 22m target distance (distances are affected by Projectile Speed).
- Wide pellet spread cone makes the weapon ineffective beyond medium range.
- High recoil.
- Brakk, compared to Kuva Brakk:
- Higher base damage (200 vs. 130)
- Lower critical chance (17% vs. 29%)
- Lower status chance (5.1% vs. 11.1%)
- Lower fire rate (5 rounds/sec vs. 5.83 rounds/sec)
- Longer range before damage falloff starts (11m vs. 10m)
- Longer range before damage falloff ends (22m vs. 20m)
- Smaller max damage reduction due to falloff (60% vs. 96%)
- Smaller magazine (5 rounds vs. 11 rounds)
- Smaller max ammo capacity (210 rounds vs. 221 rounds)
- Faster reload speed (1.05 s vs. 1.1 s)
- Lower Mastery Rank required (6 vs. 13)
- Higher disposition (1.25 vs. 0.9)
Brakk was initially an award for completing at least 100 missions supporting the Grineer invasions during The Gradivus Dilemma. After the event, a blueprint was handed out to players who supported the Corpus by running at least 100 invasions on their side, as compensation.
|Main Blueprint||12.5%||10 – 11 kills||52 ± 17 kills|
All drop rates data is obtained from DE's official droptables.
Expected refers to total number of attempts a player can expect to need in order to receive at least one of each drop associated with the respective values.
Nearly Guaranteed refers to the total number of attempts a player needs to obtain a 99%, 99.9%, and 99.99% probability to receive at least one of each drop associated with the respective values.
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|Time: 12 hrs|
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Notes[edit | edit source]
- Brakk parts including the blueprint are not tradable.
- During The Gradivus Dilemma, if you have supported the Grineer more than the Corpus, this gun will come with an inventory slot and an Orokin Catalyst. If the Corpus was supported, this will be rewarded as a Blueprint instead, meaning a lack of the inventory slot and Orokin Catalyst.
Tips[edit | edit source]
- The Brakk, when modded with only a maxed , fires faster than it is possible to click with a mouse. Binding to mousewheel down or another alternative will allow the weapon to deal maximum DPS.
- The Brakk's critical and status stats make it viable for critical and/or proc-oriented builds.
- A shotgun in the secondary weapon slot allows for several interesting weapon combinations, particularly primary weapons that are inconvenient/risky to use in close quarters ( , , Sniper Rifles and Bows).
These are based on opinions and may not be true. These should be viewed as advice unless proven undoubtedly true. Check comments for confirmation. Results may vary.
- When trying to actively acquire the Brakk, first check your profile to see if you have a Grustrag Three mark — You should be able to see it in your profile on the bottom right under: "Marked for Death by:". If you do not, play 5 consecutive missions of a Grineer vs Corpus Invasion siding with the Corpus (fighting Grineer). After you have completed the missions, you will receive a message from Councilor Vay Hek notifying you of being marked.
- Once marked: Play Lex, Ceres – recommended since it has both Orokin Cells and is a Grineer mission – for 5 minutes exactly, then extract. The Grustrag Three do not spawn past 5 minutes. Feel free to get Orokin Cells by roaming the map waiting for the timer to run out, which you can check by holding tab for mission time. Having multiple party members with the Grustrag Three mark improves chances; although, everyone should be able to get the loot even if only one person has a mark.
- The Grustrag Three will spawn after enough runs. Use ' ability for a better chance at getting the part you want. Dying can fail the mission unless you have a party member who is also marked. In which case, you will have 50% less damage against Grineer and your party member can still fight the Three. If the mark is consumed, do 5 more Grineer vs Corpus Invasions siding with Corpus until marked again. This can be doing the same mission from 3/3 to 8/3 supporting Corpus and so on.[Unconfirmed: 's Pilfering Swarm ability may improve chances of acquiring Brakk parts.]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- General Sargas Ruk gives this weapon to those who supported him and the Grineer in The Gradivus Dilemma with the following message:
"The way you fight, we cannot grow this in a test tube. You are a true warrior. I need more warriors like you. Continue to fight for me, there is more where this came from."
- If the player chose to support Alad V in The Gradivus Dilemma, the Lotus gifted them a Brakk blueprint instead. The blueprint uses entirely different resources to build the weapon, which is the following:
|Time: 24 hrs|
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- The Corpus counterpart for The Gradivus Dilemma is the . Had the Corpus won the Dilemma the Detron would have been rewarded instead.
- The Brakk's cylinder rotates every time after it fires. Curiously the player can fire the Brakk very rapidly before the cylinder even finishes rotating.
- The gun is described as a "semi-auto handcannon" of Grineer design. Colloquially, a "hand cannon" often refers to an extremely powerful handgun chambered for a high caliber cartridge such as .500 S&W Magnum or .50 Action Express.
- The word "Brakk" may be translated from Grineer to English as "Break", due to its sustained ability to deliver powerful blasts against its targets.
Media[edit | edit source]
Patch History[edit | edit source]
Last updated: Hotfix 24.1.5
See Also[edit | edit source]
- The Gradivus Dilemma, the event that introduced this gun.
- , the Kuva Lich counterpart of this weapon.
- , the Corpus counterpart, and it's improved form — .
- , a similar shotgun sidearm.
- The Grustrag Three, the group that drops this weapon's parts.
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