The Burston fires 3-round bursts, which provides a balance between the lethality of automatic rifles and the accuracy of semi-automatic rifles.

The Burston is a LotusWhite.png Tenno burst-fire assault rifle characteristically known for its three-round bursts.


  • This weapon deals equal physical damages.
  • Can equip the Burston-exclusive Mod TT 20px.png Triple Tap mod (Conclave only).


  • Normal Attack
    • Above average magazine
    • Above average effective fire rate
    • Above average max ammo
    • High disposition


  • Normal Attack
    • Very low crit chance
    • Low damage
    • Below average status chance
    • Low crit multiplier



The Burston's blueprint can be purchased from the Market.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 Hour(s)
Rush: PlatinumLarge.png 25
MarketIcon.png Market Price: PlatinumLarge.png 120 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:CreditsLarge.png15,000

Can be sold for Credits64.png 7,500.


  • Be patient and find a rhythm with shooting to fire at a faster rate.
  • There are various means to counteract the Burston's climbing recoil;
    • Move the mouse down during each burst. Doing this can allow all three rounds of a burst to be headshots at medium range and can also be used to keep all bullets on target for long-distance shots.
    • At long distances, aiming the first shot at the torso of enemies will help to guarantee at least one headshot in a burst.
    • Mod TT 20px.png Stabilizer can almost negate the recoil generated, making it easier to keep the bullets on target.
  • Use Mod TT 20px.png Rifle Ammo Mutation to regain extra ammo if needed.
  • If you can't perform well with this weapon at long ranges, consider equipping the Mod TT 20px.png Heavy Caliber mod, as the Burston can do just as well at close range to mid-range combat.


  • The Burston design was a source of much speculation as it did not directly fit the design aesthetic of the main factions. It was speculated that the Burston was an obsolete Grineer weapon; it was fielded by Grineer Elite Lancers prior to the release of the Hind in Update 9.6 (2013-08-16) and it also appeared in Grineer faction art. However, its redesign teased in Devstream 53 and subsequent release in Update: Specters of the Rail 0.0 (2016-07-08) shows it to be of Tenno origin.
  • The Burston also appeared in the original Dark Sector video, where it was used by the Grineer. However, the connection between this video concept and Warframe is still unclear.
    • Strangely enough, the Burston used in the video fires in an automatic manner.


Burston Skins Edit

Patch History[]

Update 24.4 (2019-03-08)

  • Changed Burston building requirements to 600 Ferrite instead of 600 Nano Spores.

Update 22.12 (2018-02-09)

  • Status Chance increased from 10% to 18%.
  • Critical chance increased from 5% to 6%.
  • Critical damage increased from 1.5x to 1.6x.

Hotfix: Specters of the Rail 0.11 (2016-07-19)

  • Recieved a new reload sound and remodel

Update 7.10 (2013-05-03)

  • Burston rifle hip fire accuracy increases.

Update 7.x Weapon Balance (2013-03-22)

  • Increased damage from 20 to 21.

Vanilla (2012-10-25)

  • Introduced with game release.

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