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Compact and deadly, the Cestra discharges bolts of energy at an increasingly rapid rate.

The Cestra is a Corpus-built sidearm added in Update 11.0 (2013-11-20). In essence, It is a scaled-down version of the SupraCorpusMachineGun.png Supra, where it has a brief spooling period before reaching its maximum fire rate.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64.png 5,000; it is also a requisite ingredient for Dual CestraDualCorpusMinigun.png Dual Cestra (x2).

Characteristics[]

This weapon deals primarily Puncture DamageDmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture damage.

Advantages:

Disadvantages:

Comparisons:

  • Cestra (attack: Normal), compared to Dual Cestra (attack: Normal):
    • Lower burst DPS (max Progenitor bonus if applicable) (224.38 vs. 505.05)
    • Lower sustained DPS (max Progenitor bonus if applicable) (175.61 vs. 326.5)
    • Lower fire rate (8.33 round(s)/sec vs. 18.75 round(s)/sec)
    • Smaller magazine (60 round(s) vs. 120 round(s))
    • Smaller max ammo capacity (420 round(s) vs. 480 round(s))
    • Faster reload time (2 s vs. 3.5 s)
    • More accurate (33.33 vs. 20)
    • Different polarities (None vs. Madurai Pol.svg)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (4 vs. 7)
    • Higher disposition (1.52 vs. 1.35)

Acquisition[]

The Cestra's blueprint can be purchased from the Market. Alternatively, it can be acquired from completing the Jupiter to Europa Junction.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64.png
25,000
NanoSpores64.png
3,000
Rubedo64.png
1,200
Gallium64.png
4
Neurode64.png
2
Time: 24 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 25
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 175 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png20,000

Notes[]

  • Despite the high rate of fire, there is a significant and mandatory pause between releasing the fire button and being able to fire again, limiting the Cestra's ability to fire single shots or short bursts. 

Tips[]

Trivia[]

  • The Cestra's barrel rotates clockwise slowly when not in use, and spins faster as it is fired.
  • The reload animation consists of the player pulling out the barrel, flipping it and reinserting it back into the Cestra, oddly making the revolving barrel the magazine itself.
    • This may suggest that the cylinder may be composed of two separate batteries; one used to fire plasma shots while the other is collecting energy from the ammunition reserve of the user.
  • The Cestra may be a numeral-derived name, just like other Corpus-designed weapons released around the time: the TetraDETetra.png Tetra, which has a barrel with four blocks attached and a "quad-chambered magazine"; and the PentaDEPenta.png Penta, which has a five-grenade magazine. Cestra may be a corruption of Sexa-/Sext-, from sixth, and has a rotating section with six blocks.
    • While Tetra- and Penta- are Greek numeral prefixes, Sexa-/Sext- is a Latin numeral prefix. The appropriate Greek prefix would be Hexa-.

Bugs[]

Media[]

Cestra Skins Edit

Patch History[]

Hotfix 28.3.2 (2020-08-12)

  • Fixed a script error when firing the Cestra.

Update 27.4 (2020-05-01)

  • Fixed Cestra’s clip ejecting in the wrong directions when reloading. Also tweaked the reload animation timing so that you can see the arm rotating instead of looking like it pops.

Update 22.12 (2018-02-09)

  • Increased the speed fire rate ramps up.
  • Status chance increased from 5% to 20%.
  • Critical chance increased from 2.5% to 6%.
  • Critical damage increased from 1.5 to 1.6x.
  • Ammo capacity increased from 210 to 420.

Update 19.5 (2016-12-22)

  • Cestra's conclave magazine reduced from 60 to 30.

Update 17.5 (2015-10-01)

  • Fixed weapon skins not properly attaching to the Cestra.
  • Fixed the Cestra’s barrel not properly sitting in the correct position after a reload.

Hotfix 16.4.5 (2015-05-06)

  • Reduced the damage of all Cestra weapons in PvP.

Hotfix 16.4.3 (2015-04-24)

  • Made various audio adjustments to the Cestra.

Update 14.0 (2014-07-18)

  • Limited the max instances of Cestra fire sound effects.

Update 13.3 (2014-05-14)

  • Fixed an issue with Cestra's barrel disappearing if a reload animation is interrupted.

Update 11.0 (2013-11-20)

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Hotfix 24.1.5 (2018-12-13)

See also[]