Scope out the enemy with this long-range revolver style rifle.

The Rubico is a revolver-styled Tenno Sniper Rifle released in Update 18.0.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 35
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 225 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png20,000

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily Impact b.svg Impact damage.



  • Tied with CorpusSniperRifle.png Snipetron for the lowest base damage of all sniper rifles.
  • Linear damage falloff from 100% to 50% from 400m to 600m target distance.
  • Relatively small magazine size.
  • Fairly low reload speed.
  • Draws from the rare sniper ammo pool.
  • Inaccurate beyond short range when fired from the hip.


  • Rubico, compared to Rubico Prime:
    • Higher base damage (110.0 vs. 76.0)
      • Higher Impact b.svg Impact damage (88.0 vs. 60.8)
      • Higher Puncture b.svg Puncture damage (16.5 vs. 11.4)
      • Higher Slash b.svg Slash damage (5.5 vs. 3.8)
    • Lower fire rate (2.67 rounds/sec vs. 3.67 rounds/sec)
    • Slower reload speed (2.4 s vs. 2 s)
    • Different polarities (None vs. Madurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (6 vs. 12)

Weapon Loadouts[edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • It closely resembles the Grineer Vulkar.png Vulkar in terms of damage type distribution and other stats; the main difference being the Rubico has higher damage but lower magazine.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • If the zoom HUD can make aiming difficult, turn off "Use Sniper Scopes" in Interface Options if it hinders you from aiming properly.

Trivia [edit | edit source]

  • Rubico is a clay made from crushed basalt that is used to build tennis courts, with its green color being similar to the default color of this weapon.
  • The Rubico appears to share an aesthetic with the U18throwingknives.png Talons thrown bombs and StalkerMios.png Lacera bladed whip, both of which are also included in the Huntress Bundle.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • It seems as though there is a chance for a bullet to not hit its mark, even when scoped in.

Media[edit | edit source]

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Hotfix 23.0.2

  • Fixed Sniper combo not decaying over time and instead resetting to zero.

Hotfix 22.12.3

  • Minor sound remastering updates have been made to the Rubico.

Update 22.12

  • Mastery Rank increased from 5 to 6.
  • Status chance increased from 5% to 12%.
  • Critical chance increased from 25% to 30%.
  • Reload speed increased from 3 secs to 2.4 secs.
  • Damage decreased from 200 to 180.

Update 22.0

General Sniper Changes:

  • Reticle sway removed from all zoom levels!
  • 1 meter punch through added to all snipers without any to start with (snipers with innate punch through unchanged).
  • 1 combo count removed at a time when duration runs out instead of all of them (decay vs. cooldown).
  • 1 combo count removed on miss instead of all of them
  • Additional bullets from multishot will each count as their own hits and misses in the combo counter
  • Combo duration reduced to 2 seconds for all snipers apart from Lanka which is reduced to 6
  • Damage fall off begins at 400 meters and ends at 600 meters with damage reduced to 50% past 600 meters.

Specific Sniper Weapon Changes: Rubico

  • Fire rate increased from 1.5 to 2.67.
  • First level zoom reduced from 5x to 3.5x.
  • Second level zoom reduced from 12x to 6x.

Hotfix 20.6.2

  • Adjusted the Rubico's left hand placement to fix clipping inside the weapon.

Update: Recurring Dreams

  • Rubico Headshot multiplier returned to its intended 2x multiplier in Conclave.

Hotfix: Lunaro 2

  • The Rubico is now an ‘Alarming’ type weapon.

Update 18.0

  • Introduced.
Last updated: Hotfix
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