Charge attacks from this scythe unleash a wave of acid that mutilates enemies and leaves a trail of corrosive sludge.

The Caustacyst is an Infested Scythe available through clan research. Aside from dealing Corrosive b.png Corrosive damage, its heavy attacks create a trail of sludge that damages and staggers enemies who walk into it.

Manufacturing Requirements
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30,000
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10
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15,000
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4,000
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5
Time: 24 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 35
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 230 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png50,000
Bio Lab Research ClanAffinity64.png 3,000
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5,000
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30
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600
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4,000
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1,200
Time: 72 hrs
Prereq: Embolist
Ghost Clan x1   Shadow Clan x3   Storm Clan x10   Mountain Clan x30   Moon Clan x100

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals Corrosive b.png Corrosive damage.

Advantages:

Disadvantages:

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • When performing a heavy attack, the Caustacyst throws a toxic wave in the direction of the player's aim. This wave will travel up to 20 meters, dealing Corrosive b.png Corrosive damage to all enemies it hits. The wave will also leave behind a temporary trail on the ground that deals Corrosive b.png Corrosive damage to enemies that stand on it.
    • Wave range is not affected by Mod TT 20px.pngReach or Mod TT 20px.pngPrimed Reach.
    • Wave has infinite Punch Through.
    • The wave inherits any elemental damage from mods and can proc their status effects, having an approximated 10% base status chance.
  • Enemies hit by the wave are also staggered, making them vulnerable to melee finishers (default E ) and susceptible to stealth damage multipliers.
    • Enemies stunned by these pools do not have their alert status changed; enemies can be damaged by the pools and still be killed for stealth kills as long as their stun animation is still playing.
    • This allows players to launch a pool, then launch up to 3 more charge attacks before the enemy can become alerted.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The Caustacyst is an excellent weapon against the Grineer, allowing for Corrosive b.png Corrosive and Viral b.png Viral to be used at the same time, as well as additional Heat b.png Heat to attack their health or Electricity b.png Electricity for extra stunning capabilities.
    • Alternatively, it can be paired with Radiation b.png Radiation for bonus damage against Alloy Armor, pairing with Corrosive b.png Corrosive's innate armor-peeling to allow for more general use against Grineer enemies.
  • The slow attack speed can be mitigated by equipping Mod TT 20px.pngFury (Mod TT 20px.pngPrime) alongside Mod TT 20px.pngBerserker and Mod TT 20px.pngGladiator Vice.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This is the first melee weapon with innate Corrosive b.png Corrosive damage.

Media[edit | edit source]

Caustacyst Skins

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 26.0

  • Damage increased from 75 Corrosive to 260 (17 Impact, 71 Puncture, 69 Slash, and 103 Corrosive).
  • Range increased from 1 to 2.9.
  • Status Chance increased from 30% to 37%.
  • Critical Chance increased from 5% to 9%.
  • Slam Attack increased from 150 to 780.
  • Slide Attack increased from 150 to 520.
  • Parry Angle set to 60.
  • Follow Through reduced from 0.8 to 0.6.

Update: The Index Preview

  • Introduced.

See Also[edit | edit source]

  • InfestedPistol.png Embolist, a secondary pistol which shares the same theme.
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