For the Machete stance, see Cyclone Kraken.

The Kraken is a heavy pistol of Grineer design that fires two quick shots with a single pull of the trigger. Skilled marksmen will appreciate the value in this deadly accurate weapon.

The Kraken is a Grineer burst pistol that fires two shots with one trigger pull, and is highly accurate at range. It is deadly in the hands of the Seeker, as its high Impact b.svg Impact can easily destroy player shields in a single burst.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64.png5,000; it is also a requisite ingredient for GrnTorpedoPistol.png Kulstar.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 24 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 30
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 120 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png20,000

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily Impact b.svg Impact damage.


  • High Impact b.svg Impact damage - effective against shields.
  • High accuracy.
  • Ammo efficient.


  • Low Puncture b.svg Puncture and Slash b.svg Slash damage - less effective against health.
  • Low fire rate.
  • Slow reload speed.
  • Linearly less efficient – sometimes a target may only die with three bullets, which requires an entire second burst to be fired.

Weapon Loadouts[edit source]

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Kraken shoots two bullets in quick succession. Practice is recommended to fully master this weapon. Increasing the weapons rate of fire also decreases the gap between the bullets' firings.
  • One can drop their aim to negate the kick on the second shot. With practice it is possible to snipe ranged targets, hitting with all bullets. If the first shot is aimed for the chest region, the recoil will knock the second bullet up, resulting in a headshot. 
  • Like the Sicarus.png Sicarus pistol which also fires in bursts, timing is key to acquire maximum fire rate. Do not spam the fire button as the fire rate will be nearly half of what it should be. Instead, time your clicks accordingly to get the hang of when to correctly press the fire button. 
  • There is a small delay after firing where reloading can occur, unlike most weapons, so usually tapping the reload button after firing will not work and you must either double tap or wait a moment before reloading. This can be very annoying, and it is the same for the Sicarus as well. 

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Kraken was released on the 14th of February, 2013 with Update 6.3.
  • The Kraken is a massive sea monster in Norse mythology, which is said to dwell off the coasts of Norway and Greenland.
  • The Kraken is used in crafting the GrnTorpedoPistol.png Kulstar.
  • The large bulb in the front of the weapon with a cable running to it might be a flashlight of some sort, or possibly an infrared bulb. It could also be part of a targeting system, possibly connected to the Seekers visor.

Media[edit | edit source]

Kraken Skins

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 23.3

  • Fixed Kraken sounds not being muffled correctly during stealth effects.

Update 22.20

  • PBR treatment.

Update 22.12

  • Damage increased from 45 to 49.
  • Status chance increased from 10% to 13%.
  • Recoil decreased while aiming.

Update: The Silver Grove

  • Conclave skin added for the Kraken.

Update 16.4

  • The Kraken has now been balanced for use in Conclave.

Hotfix 11.0.1

  • Fixed Kraken dealing 0 damage.

Update 9.5

  • Camo skin added for the Kraken.
  • Added custom reload animations for Kraken.
  • Added custom reload sound for Kraken.

Update 7.x Weapon Balance

  • Slight tweaks to base fire rate and/or recoil following the queued firing issue being fixed.
  • Reload time now 2.1, was 2 / Damage now 45, was 50 / Crit Chance now 2.5%, was 5%.

Update 6.3

  • Introduced.
Last updated: Update 23.3

See also[edit | edit source]

  • Grineer Seeker, the Grineer unit that uses this weapon.
  • TnoLeverActionRifle.png Sybaris, a Tenno 2 round burst-fire rifle.
  • Sicarus.png Sicarus, a Tenno 3 round burst-fire pistol.
  • GrnTorpedoPistol.png Kulstar, weapon that uses the Kraken in its construction.
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