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 burst-fire assault rifle characteristically known for its unique three-round burst mechanic. It is based off the Orokin PrimeBurston.png Burston Prime. As a burst rifle, the Burston has a lower DPS than calculations suggest. Despite this shortcoming, the Burston performs decently at long ranges, with low recoil and decent damage per burst, provided you land at least one of the shots on a weakspot. Due to the burst-fire mechanic, the Burston may be uncomfortable to some Tenno, but learning the pattern of the bursts can yield great results.

Can be sold for Credits64.png7,500.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 25
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 120 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png15,000

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals equal physical damage.


  • Equal physical damage distribution.
  • Good accuracy.
  • Low recoil.
  • High burst fire rate.
  • Has one Madurai Pol.svg polarity.
  • Can equip the Burston-exclusive Mod TT 20px.pngTriple Tap mod.


  • Punishes missed shots more than automatic weapons.
  • Linearly less efficient — sometimes a target may only die with four bullets, which requires an entire second burst to be fired.
  • Low fire rate between bursts.


  • Burston, compared to Burston Prime:
    • Higher base damage (35.1 vs. 21.0)
      • Higher Impact b.svg Impact damage (11.7 vs. 6.3)
      • Higher Puncture b.svg Puncture damage (11.7 vs. 6.3)
      • Higher Slash b.svg Slash damage (11.7 vs. 8.4)
    • Lower fire rate (7.83 rounds/sec vs. 13.64 rounds/sec)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (0 vs. 12)

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Theoretically, it is a powerful weapon, able to kill even the strongest non-heavy enemies in the game (excluding those in Endless Defense) with a single well-aimed burst, once properly modded.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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 and it also appeared in Grineer faction art. However, its redesign teased in Devstream 53 and subsequent release in Update: Specters of the Rail 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.

Media[edit | edit source]

Burston Skins Edit

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 22.12

  • 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 11

  • Recieved a new reload sound and remodel


  • Introduced with game release.

See Also[edit | edit source]

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