Fires a small burst of lasers.

The Burst Laser is the default weapon for the Shade Sentinel that fires three-round bursts in succession. This weapon accepts pistol mods.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64.png 1,250.


This weapon deals primarily DmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture damage.





The Burst Laser is automatically acquired upon claiming the Shade from the Foundry. Note that this weapon also takes up one Sentinel inventory slot.


  • Actual fire rate of this weapon is not affected by fire rate mods. Instead, these mods affect delay between bursts.
  • Due to having instantaneous reload, this weapon is not affected by magazine capacity or reload speed mods.
  • Due to the travel time of each projectile as well as the slow fire rate, it may be advisable to keep your sentinel's attack precept at low levels, to prevent them from acquiring long ranged targets that are moving and difficult to hit.
  • Whilst considered by much of the community to be a terrible weapon, it's still considered better than the DESentinelLaserRifle.png Laser Rifle.
  • Tied with the sentinel weapon Laser Rifle and the Archwing Archaxe.png Onorix as the lowest critical multiplier weapons in Warframe.
  • Has a very key synergy with the Dethcube; Pistol mods equipped on the Burst Laser will affect the Dethcube's Mod TT 20px.png Vaporize ability, and Pistol mods are frequently more powerful than their direct Rifle or Shotgun counterparts.

Patch History[]

Update 27.4 (2020-05-01)

  • Fixed Clients only seeing Sentinel Burst Laser weapon only firing 1 bolt instead of 3.

Hotfix 14.0.11 (2014-07-30)

  • Adjusted the sound of the Sentinel Burst Laser weapon hit effect.

Update 7.0 (2013-03-18)

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Hotfix 24.1.3 (2018-12-05)

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