Creates and focuses a high-frequency field of microwaves, literally cooking the target from within.

The Nukor is a IconGrineerB.svgGrineer sidearm that is researched from the Chem Lab in the Dojo, firing a microwave-like frequency beam that inflicts Radiation b.png Radiation damage.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 24 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 35
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 150 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png15,000
Chem Lab Research ClanAffinity64.png 3,000
Time: 84 hrs
Prereq: Detonite Injector
Ghost Clan x1   Shadow Clan x3   Storm Clan x10   Mountain Clan x30   Moon Clan x100

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals Radiation b.png Radiation damage.


  • Innate Radiation b.png Radiation damage - effective against health.
    • Innate Radiation b.png Radiation damage gives the opposing team the ability to damage their own.
  • Pinpoint accuracy.
  • Consumes 0.5 ammo per tick of damage.
  • Enemies being hit by the weapon's beam temporarily take more damage from all sources, including the weapon itself. [currently bugged]


  • Innate Radiation b.png Radiation damage - less effective against shields.
  • Damage ramps up from 30% to 100% over 0.6 seconds when firing. After firing stops for 0.8 seconds, the damage decays back to 30% over 2 seconds.
  • Limited range of 25 meters.
  • Pulsing weapon effect blocks the reticle.

Weapon Loadouts[edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Enemies affected by Nukor will temporarily take double damage from the Nukor itself and 50% more damage from all succeeding attacks, including other weapons and powers, this effect is listed visually by the increase of size to select bodyparts. [citation needed]
    • Despite the visual indication of this being for specific body parts, the damage resistance debuff applies regardless of the bodypart targeted.
    • The damage resistance debuff effect has a limited duration and will be reapplied upon contact and continued use of the Nukor's beam.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

A Heavy Gunner trapped in Vauban's Bastille, with her head expanded by a Nukor.

  • This is the first known manufactured Grineer energy weapon and the second gun to deal pure radiation damage, the first being the DECorpusHandCannon.png Detron.
    • The CaptainVorPistol.png Seer is technically the first Grineer energy weapon, as its projectiles appear to be energy; as well when reloading the magazine, an energy like substance appears to discharge. Though there is the possibility that these projectiles could be superheated materials.
    • The Seer is also composed of Orokin technology, and not actually made by the Grineer entirely; this can bring to question whether or not the Grineer possessed the technology and/or know how to create an energy source or if it was simply salvaged from the Orokin tech.
  • As a microwave beam weapon, the Nukor could be considered a maser - such devices work similar to lasers, but using lower frequency microwave radiation.
    • The name itself is likely a nod to 'nuking', a term used to refer to cooking/reheating food or drink using a microwave oven.
  • As the Nukor is being fired, its magazine will rotate and its front encasing will slowly open up. This can be assumed to be a method of cooling the weapon as it heats up during operation. 
  • The aimed body part of the target inflates in size as the target is damaged, as demonstrated by the picture above.
  • Enemies killed by the Nukor dissolve in a fashion similar to NovaIcon272.png Nova's MolecularPrime130xDark.png Molecular Prime, however this effect is purely visual and corpses can still be Desecrate130xDark.png Desecrated.
  • Oddly, the Nukor has two separate energy colors when used with its default pallet, being orange for the weapon energy colors themselves and blue for its radioactive beam and warped circles.
    • This however changes when the user is applying their own energy color and will apply the singular color to both.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • Enlargement can cause several clipping or graphical issues including parts growing too big as to make them see through in some places, or in extreme cases can make enemies glitch and stretch out into the environment after death.

Media[edit | edit source]


Nukor Skins

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 22.14

  • Fixed Beam weapons not being able to damage enemies (alive but in a ragdolled state) when being affected by certain 'crowd control' Abilities.
  • Damage now ramps up over 0.6 seconds and after moving off target there is a delay of 0.8 seconds before it starts to decay over 2 seconds.
  • All Beam weapons now start their Damage ramp up at 20% (instead of 10%).
  • The Multishot chance should now apply more consistently with Beam weapons.
  • Fixed Beam weapons continuously firing when quick Meleeing.
  • Nukor ammo capacity reduced to 60 in Conclave.

Hotfix 22.13.4

  • Increased the Beam weapon Damage ramp up time from 0.8 to 1 second.
  • Fixed Beam weapon Damage ramp up not happening per target.

Hotfix 22.13.3

  • Perfect accuracy and high fire rate is balanced by limited range and damage ramping up from 10% to 100% over 0.8 seconds when firing and decays back to 10% over 1 second after stopping.
  • Damage changed from 32 Radiation per sec to 22 Radiation per tick.
  • Fire Rate increased from 5 to 10.
  • Status chance increased from 20% per sec to 29% per tick of damage.
  • Critical chance increased from 1% to 3%.
  • Range increased from 20m to 25m.
  • Ammo consumption decreased from 1.0 to 0.5 per tick of damage.
  • Aimed Zoom reduced from 2.23x to 1.7x.

Update 22.0

  • Fixed poor optimization on weapons like the Nukor.

Hotfix 21.0.7

  • Fixed the Nukor creating a ton of FX if it kills something while it's been paused by Harrow's Condemn ability.

Update 20.0

  • Fixed a rare script error with the Nukor.

Update 19.5

  • Nukor's magazine capacity reduced from 50 to 35 in the Conclave.

Update: The Index Preview

  • Nukor is now available for use in the Conclave!

Update 17.1

  • Nightwatch skin added.

Hotfix 16.5.6

  • Fixed coloring on Nukor.

Update 14.8

  • Fixed an issue where Orokin Shield Drones would rotate onto their sides when shot by the Nukor.

Update 14.6

  • Tweaked the sound effects of the Nukor pistol.
  • Improved the performance of the Nukor on low end computers.

Hotfix 14.5.2

  • Fixed the magazine drop animation not playing properly on the Nukor.


  • Tweaked Nukor's sound effects.

Update 14.5

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Hotfix 23.10.1

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