Twisted and tortured from exposure to the Infestation, this glaive becomes an absolute predator in the hands of the right Tenno.

The Cerata is an Infestation b.svgInfested glaive that primarily deals Toxin b.png Toxin damage on melee attacks and Puncture b.svg Puncture damage on thrown attacks.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 24 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 35
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 150 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png50,000
Bio Lab Research ClanAffinity64.png 3,000
Time: 72 hrs
Prereq: Scoliac
Ghost Clan x1   Shadow Clan x3   Storm Clan x10   Mountain Clan x30   Moon Clan x100

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals Toxin b.png Toxin damage on melee attacks and primarily Puncture b.svg Puncture damage on thrown attacks.


  • Innate Toxin b.png Toxin damage – effective against health and bypasses shields.
  • Silent.
  • Heavy Attack throws the glaive, which can bounce up three times or travels up to 27 meters before returning to the user, damaging anyone in its path.
    • Thrown glaive has high Puncture b.svg Puncture damage – effective against health.
    • Primary and secondary weapons can be fired and reloaded can be used normally with a thrown glaive, and retrieving the glaive does not interrupt these actions.
    • Glaive can explode mid-flight via blocking and forces a return.
  • Can be wielded in-tandem with a single-handed secondary weapon.
  • Innate Madurai Pol.svg and Naramon Pol.svg polarities.


  • Lowest base melee damage of all glaives.
  • Innate Toxin b.png Toxin damage – less effective against shields.
  • Exploding glaive has low Impact b.svg Impact and Slash b.svg Slash damage – less effective against shields and health.
  • Short melee range.
  • Cannot use melee attacks while the glaive is in mid-flight.
  • Exploding glaive inflicts self-damage.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The thrown attack deals physical damage, with Puncture b.svg Puncture damage as the dominant damage type.
  • When equipping the Cerata, the player can throw it and then press the channeling button to detonate the Cerata, dealing high AoE damage and making it return to the player immediately. This is true for all thrown melee weapons.
    • It can explode in this manner when not equipped and thrown, but the explosion timing cannot be controlled and will often damage the user in close quarters.
    • It should be however noted that finisher attacks can still be executed while the weapon is in the air.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Cerata are anatomical structures found externally on nudibranches. They are typically used to aid respiration, but are sometimes used for attack and defense.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • The Cerata will appear very small in the codex, after the selected warframe holds the weapon upwards it will become normal sized again.
    Cerata Bug.jpg

Media[edit | edit source]

Cerata Skins Edit

See Also[edit | edit source]

  • DEGlaive.png Glaive, a Tenno Thrown Melee Weapon.
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