Equipped with a huge magazine and impressive rate of fire, the GRAKATA is the preferred weapon of Grineer Lancers.
For the soundtrack, see Grakata (Soundtrack).

The Grakata is a standard-issue Grineer assault rifle used by Lancers, Hellions and Commanders, capable of unloading a quick barrage of bullets upon enemies. Despite having a low amount of damage and very high recoil, the Grakata has a high fire rate, and is able to inflict a large amount of damage in short periods of time, at the cost of being extremely ammo inefficient and hard to control in sustained fire.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64.png7,500; it is also a requisite ingredient for Akgrakata.png Twin Grakatas (x2)

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 24 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 30
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 125 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png15,000

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily Impact b.svg Impact damage.



  • High recoil makes it difficult to shoot down enemies beyond medium range.
  • High rate of fire and recoil hinders the weapon's high accuracy.
  • Slow reload speed.
  • Inefficient ammo economy.
  • Fairly low magazine size for such a high fire rate weapon.


  • Grakata, compared to Prisma Grakata:
    • Higher base damage (17.0 vs. 15.0)
      • Higher Impact b.svg Impact damage (6.8 vs. 6.0)
      • Higher Puncture b.svg Puncture damage (5.7 vs. 5.0)
      • Higher Slash b.svg Slash damage (4.5 vs. 4.0)
    • Lower fire rate (20 rounds/sec vs. 21.67 rounds/sec)
    • Smaller magazine (40 rounds vs. 50 rounds)
    • Smaller max ammo capacity (160 rounds vs. 200 rounds)
    • Slower reload speed (2.4 s vs. 2 s)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (5 vs. 11)

Weapon Loadouts[edit source]

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Holding the trigger down and spraying bullets is not recommended, as the strong recoil of the weapon can easily waste of a lot of ammo. The Grakata's reload time also becomes far more of a problem on full auto, as the weapon discharges its entire magazine in 3 seconds without mods. Firing short bursts helps to increase your accuracy. Aim low when firing longer bursts to compensate for recoil.
  • If you're leveling the weapon and running low on ammo, remember that weapons gain experience for assists as well, so one can damage an enemy with just one shot and then finish him with other weapon (Melee is recommended to avoid the switch time).

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Grakata was released on April 19, 2013 with Update 7.8.
  • This weapon is treated as a side-grade to the U10DesignCouncilTennoAR.png Soma, trading out low recoil, and damage in exchange for greater rate of fire and slightly more damage. it also does not require a spin-up period to fire at full speed.
  • Due to its inefficient ammo economy, one can find themselves running out of ammo very quickly.
  • As of Update 18.0 the Grakata blueprint can be acquired as a Daily Tribute reward.
  • Update 17.0 allowed two Grakata to be built into the Akgrakata.png Twin Grakatas, akimbo secondary rifles. 

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The magazine is the round ball on the bottom of the grip, not the box on the front end of the barrel. This is similar to some SMGs that have the magazine inside the grip such as the Mac-11.
    • The spherical magazine suggests that Grakata uses a very small-caliber and helical layout.
    • The large box assembly may be a gas block, suggesting the Grakata uses the gas operated method of auto-loading.
  • The Grakata's standard fire rate of 20 rounds per second equates to 1,200 RPM, similar to that of the fastest available submachine guns today.
    • Along with the Ignis, the Grakata has four visible lines of text on various parts of the gun. The ones marked by a red Grineer symbol, Grineer W.svgGrineer A.svgGrineer N.svgGrineer T.svg   Grineer T.svgGrineer O.svg   Grineer K.svgGrineer N.svgGrineer O.svgGrineer W.svg translates to "Want to know" (close to the trigger) and Grineer G.svgGrineer R.svgGrineer I.svgGrineer N.svgGrineer E.svgGrineer E.svgGrineer R.svg meaning "Grineer" (closest to the muzzle), while the other two lines of text are just random letters, numbers and symbols.
  • The Grakata used to share the same reload animation and sound as the GrineerFlameThrower.png Ignis, probably because they both share the same basic model. The reload sound does not seem to fit the Grakata however, as it sounds as if a tank of gas or fuel is being replaced rather than a magazine of bullets.
    • This was eventually fixed in Update 18.5, with the animation simply cutting short.

Media[edit | edit source]

Grakata Skins

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Hotfix 22.12.4

  • Fixed Grakata low magazine sounds being audible by all players when used by friendly AI.

Update 22.12

  • Mastery Rank increased from 0 to 5

Update 21.0

  • Thought the Grakata couldn’t get any better? Well now it’s firepower sounds even more satisfying! We’ve improved it’s 3D sound to use stereo samples, which gives the Grakata a meatier sound when in close proximity to it. This gives ally and enemy Grakatas a more dynamic feel in 3D! Clem will be pleased.

Update 18.5

  • Fixed the Grakata improperly using the Ignis' reload animation

Update 16.5

  • Grakata damage increased in PvP
  • Grakata has been given the PBR treatment!

Hotfix 15.13.7

  • Updated audio quality on the Grakata

Update 15.13

  • Improvements to the Grakata's audio

Update 14.2

  • Ammo capacity increased from 675 to 750

Update 13.3

  • Fixed an issue with the Grakata not properly aiming if the player attempted to aim while in the middle of a reload animation

Update 11.3

  • Buffed Grakata - Higher Proc/Crit chance. Higher damage (9 to 11)

Update 10.3

  • Fixed Grakata playing reload sound twice

Hotfix 10.0.1

  • Grakata critical rate buff

Update 9.5

  • Added custom reload sound for Grakata

Update 7.9

  • Increased base Crit Chance and damage on Grakata

Update 7.8

  • Introduced to the game

See also[edit | edit source]

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