Bolts from this Corpus bow deliver a one-two punch of an icy pulse, followed by a conventional explosion. Excess ammo picked up for other weapons will be converted into charges for the Lenz.

Warning, safety-protocols do not exist on this prototype.

The Lenz is a IconCorpusB.svgCorpus bow with a unique mechanic. It fires special bolts that inflict weak Cold b.png Cold procs within a six-meter radius before exploding and dealing a large amount of Blast b.png Blast damage within the same radius. It has the drawbacks of slow charge rate and small ammo pool.

The blueprint is available through Energy Lab Research in the Dojo.

Manufacturing Requirements
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25,000
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10
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8,200
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2,400
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3
Time: 24 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 35
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 235 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png50,000
Energy Lab Research ClanAffinity64.png 4,000
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7,500
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1,000
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1,200
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7,500
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50
Time: 72 hrs
Prereq: Amprex
Ghost Clan x1   Shadow Clan x3   Storm Clan x10   Mountain Clan x30   Moon Clan x100

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily Blast b.png Blast damage.

Advantages:

  • Highest base damage of all bows.
  • Arrow impacts explode in a 5-meter area of effect.
    • Direct arrow impacts deals Impact b.svg Impact damage.
    • Initial explosion has a guaranteed Cold b.png Cold proc in a 3-meter area of effect when impacting enemies or surfaces, regardless of mods.
      • Cold b.png Cold status effect reduces a target's movement speed and fire/attack rate by 50% over a duration of 6 seconds.
    • Shortly after the Cold b.png Cold effect, another explosion occurs in the same 5 meter area of effect zone, dealing very high Blast b.png Blast damage.
  • On kill, bodies will follow the arrow that killed them, damaging anyone in their path and pinning the corpse to walls.
  • Innate two Naramon Pol.svg polarities.

Disadvantages:

  • Innate Blast b.png Blast damage – less effective against armor and health.
  • Inflicts self damage if the arrow is fired too close to the user: the Cold b.png Cold proc on the arrow's impact, and the Blast b.png Blast damage from the resulting explosion. This renders the Lenz less suited for close-quarters combat.
    • Blast b.png Blast explosion does not occur if the arrow hits allies.
  • Damage cannot be converted with Puncture b.svg Puncture or Slash b.svg Slash mods.
    • The bolt only deals Impact b.svg Impact damage, while the explosions only do Cold b.png Cold and then Blast b.png Blast damage, therefore the explosions do not benefit from any physical damage mods.
  • Arrows have travel time with slight arcing.
  • Slowest charge speed of all bows.
    • Cannot be fired at partial charge.
    • If the bow is charged but not fired for more than a few seconds, the charge will be lost.
  • Low ammo pool.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • There are actually three sources of damage with the weapon. The arrow itself will deal Impact b.svg Impact, then a large Cold b.png Cold proc will occur when the arrow hits an enemy or surface, before exploding with Blast b.png Blast damage.
  • Enemies killed with the initial arrow's Impact b.svg Impact damage are ragdolled and launched forward, dealing the same damage to other enemies in their path. In such cases, the arrow will not arm until the slain enemy's corpse strikes a wall, the floor, or any other piece of level geometry. The arrow will then create its detonation field at the point where the corpse 'lands'.
  • Additional projectiles caused by MirageIcon272.png Mirage's HallOfMirrors130xDark.png Hall Of Mirrors do not inflict self-damage.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • VoltIcon272.png Volt's ElectricShield130xDark.png Electric Shield can be used to guard against self-damage.
  • Shooting NovaIcon272.png Nova's AntimatterDrop130xDark.png Antimatter Drop with the Lenz results in its projectiles instantly skipping to the explosion phase (self-damage still applies).
  • LimboIcon272.png Limbo's Rift Walk can protect from the explosion without having to escape the area of effect, even if already slowed by the initial proc if the player shifts planes quickly enough.
  • Players that tend to have trouble with other explosive weapons such as CorpusHandRocket.png Angstrum, GrineerCannon.png Zarr, or similar may find using the Lenz to be far easier. With practice, it is possible to use maneuvers like rolls to evade the primary Blast b.png Blast, even after being inflicted with the weapon's Cold b.png Cold proc.
  • It can be helpful to aim at a nearby surface within the enemy's vicinity and use the Lenz as a timed mine layer. The innate guaranteed Cold b.png Cold proc upon the arrow's impact will minimize enemy potential to escape, allowing the bulk of the Blast b.png Blast damage to reach them most of the time.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Lenz is the first bow that is not silent, and also the first bow that cannot equip Mod TT 20px.pngThunderbolt.
  • The Lenz's name may be a nod to Emil Lenz, a Russian physicist who studied electromagnetism. He is most commonly known for Lenz's Law.
  • The pitch of the humming sound played when charging a shot changes with altered fire rates. A higher fire rate results in a more high pitched sound, while a slower fire rate produces a lower pitched sound.
  • The Corpus text on the bow translates to "AUOKZ", its meaning unknown.

Media[edit | edit source]

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 22.6

  • Fixed arrow skins not showing when equipped with the Lenz.

Hotfix 21.7.1

  • Fixed shooting Frost’s Snow Globe from the outside with the Lenz resulting in the Blast damage applying twice instead of Cold then Blast.

Update 21.5

  • Fixed Mirage’s Hall of Mirrors not making the strap on Lenz's quiver go invisible.

Update 21.3

  • Introduced


Last update: Hotfix 23.0.3
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