The Carmine Penta is a special variant of the DEPenta.png Penta grenade launcher, featuring a higher fire rate and doubled magazine size.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily Blast b.png Blast damage.

Advantages :


  • Innate Blast b.png Blast damage – less effective against Ferrite Armor.
  • Low critical chance and status chance.
  • Grenades have slow travel time and heavy arcing.
  • Explosions can cause self-damage.
  • Can only have five grenades out at once.
    • ​Extra projectiles generated by Multishot will count towards the limit of five live grenades.
  • Slow reload speed.
  • Grenades have a high bouncing capability which makes it hard to stack on a desired spot.
    • Can bounce off teammates or companions, potentially having lethal results.
    • This can be countered with the Mod TT 20px.pngAdhesive Blast mod which will make the grenades stick to any surface.
    • Mod TT 20px.pngTether Grenades counters this, with the additional benefit of keeping a tethered enemy from leaving the blast radius.
  • Extremely low ammo capacity of 20; requires just 2 reloads to fully deplete all ammo reserves.
  • Draws from the rare sniper ammo pool.


  • Carmine Penta, compared to Penta:
    • Higher fire rate (2.7 rounds/sec vs. 1 round/sec)
    • Larger magazine (10 rounds vs. 5 rounds)
    • Lower disposition (1.25 vs. 1.35)
  • Carmine Penta, compared to Secura Penta:
    • Higher area attack damage (350.0 vs. 300.0)
    • Lower critical chance (10% vs. 26%)
    • Lower status chance (10% vs. 26%)
    • Higher fire rate (2.7 rounds/sec vs. 2 rounds/sec)
    • Larger magazine (10 rounds vs. 7 rounds)
    • Smaller max ammo capacity (20 rounds vs. 28 rounds)
    • Lack of an innate Sequence effect
    • Different polarities (None vs. Naramon Pol.svgVazarin Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (6 vs. 12)
    • Lower disposition (1.25 vs. 1.3)

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

This weapon is currently only obtainable in WARFRAME (China) through a rebate program after purchasing at least ¥1 worth of Platinum.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Although it features twice the magazine size of the regular Penta, only a maximum of five grenades can be active.
  • Grenades will immediately explode when they hit Blunts, water surface, puddles from Tar Mutalist MOA or Bulwarks

Video Review[edit | edit source]

  • Warframe_Carmain_Penta

    Warframe Carmain Penta

Carmine Penta Skins Edit

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Carmine refers to a bright red pigment derived from various insects.

Patch History[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

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