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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. In essence, It is a scaled-down version of the CorpusMachineGun Supra, where it has a brief spooling period before reaching its maximum fire rate.

This weapon can be sold for Credits645,000; it is also a requisite ingredient for DualCorpusMinigun Dual Cestra (x2).


Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64
25,000
NanoSpores64
3,000
Rubedo64
1,200
Gallium64
4
Neurode64
2
Time: 24 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 25
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 175 Blueprint2 Blueprints Price:Credits6420,000

CharacteristicsEdit

This weapon deals primarily Puncture b Puncture damage.

Advantages:

Disadvantages:

  • Low Impact b Impact and no Slash b Slash damage – less effective against shields.
  • Projectiles have travel time.
  • Has a short spool-up time before reaching optimal fire rate.
  • High recoil when fully spooled.
  • Poor ammo economy.

Comparisons:

  • Cestra, compared to Dual Cestra:
    • Higher base damage (40.0 vs. 27.0)
      • Higher Impact b Impact damage (8.0 vs. 5.4)
      • Higher Puncture b Puncture damage (32.0 vs. 21.6)
    • Lower fire rate (8.33 rounds/sec vs. 12.5 rounds/sec)
    • Smaller magazine (30 rounds vs. 60 rounds)
    • Smaller max ammo capacity (90 rounds vs. 180 rounds)
    • Faster reload speed (2 s vs. 3.5 s)
    • More accurate (33 vs. 20)
    • Different polarities (None vs. Madurai Pol)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (4 vs. 7)

Weapon LoadoutsEdit

NotesEdit

  • 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. 

TriviaEdit

  • 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 DETetra Tetra, which has a barrel with four blocks attached and a "quad-chambered magazine"; and the DEPenta 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-.

BugsEdit

MediaEdit

  • Cestra in Codex.

Cestra Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 22.12
  • 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

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

Update 17.5

  • 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

  • Reduced the damage of all Cestra weapons in PvP.

Hotfix 16.4.3

  • Made various audio adjustments to the Cestra.

Update 14.0

  • Limited the max instances of Cestra fire sound effects.

Update 13.3

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

Update 11.0

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Update 22.15

See alsoEdit

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