This remotely detonated electrical trap is used by devotees of New Loka to protect their temples and shrines.

The Sancti Castanas are an exclusive version of the TaserStar Castanas available only from New Loka.


  • The Sancti Castanas can be acquired by reaching the Rank of Flawless with New Loka, and spending ReputationLargeBlack100,000 to purchase. As with all Syndicate Weapons, the Sancti Castanas cannot be chosen as the free offering upon ranking up to Flawless rank.
  • Syndicate weapons can be also be acquired via Trading, but only for unranked copies without Forma and Orokin Catalyst installed.
  • Players must have a Mastery Rank of at least 10 to acquire the Sancti Castanas, either through trading or through the Syndicates themselves.


This weapon deals Electricity b Electricity damage.


  • Highest base damage of all throwing-type secondaries.
  • Very high reload speed.
  • Pinpoint accuracy.
  • Mines can stick to surfaces, including enemies and allies.
  • Silent - will not be present on opponent's minimap.
  • User can detonate charges on command via Alternate Fire, giving the player precise timing in detonation.
    • Detonation has an explosion radius of 3 meters.
    • Up to two deployed mines can be ready for detonation at the same time.
  • Two innate Madurai Pol and one Vazarin Pol polarities.


  • Damage cannot be converted with Slash b Slash, Impact b Impact or Puncture b Puncture mods.
  • Projectiles have very slow travel time with arcing.
  • Explosions inflict self-damage.
  • Semi-automatic fire, unlike other throwing weapons.
  • Extremely low magazine size of just 2 rounds; requires frequent reloading.
  • Low ammo capacity size of 8.
  • Can only have two deployed mines out at once.


  • Sancti Castanas, compared to Castanas:
    • Innate Purity effect
    • Different polarities (Madurai PolMadurai PolVazarin Pol vs. Madurai PolMadurai Pol)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (10 vs. 3)

Weapon LoadoutsEdit


  • Up to 2 charges can be active at one time. Using alternate fire will detonate all active charges in rapid succession.


  • The first part of its name, Sancti, is likely derived from the Latin word "sanctus", meaning holy. The Sanctus is also the name of a hymn in Catholic liturgy, or 'Hymn of Victory' in the Greek rendition.


  • Sancti Castanas in Codex.

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 22.20

  • Reduced the ammo pool of Sancti Castanas.
  • Increased the effect of gravity on the Sancti Castanas.

Hotfix 22.13.3

  • Made the additional projectiles of Talons and Castanas from Multishot spread in a more uniform/predictable pattern.

Update 22.12

  • Mastery Rank increased from 6 to 10.
  • Damage increased from 115 to 300.
  • Status chance increased from 15% to 34%.
  • Critical chance increased from 10% to 23%.
  • Critical damage increased from 1.5x to 2x.
  • Increased speed of projectile.
  • Deployed damage radius increased from 2m to 3m.
  • Multishot now spreads additional projectiles horizontal only.
  • Ammo pool decreased from 30 to 18.

Update 21.0

  • Fixed Mod TT 20pxMagnum Force equipped on Castanas modded for multishot resulting in pin-point accuracy.

Update 20.5

  • Reduced the detonation delay of detonated explosive weapons (Talons, Castanas, etc).

Update 16.0

  • Fixed Sancti Castanas looking blurry.

Hotfix 15.12.2

  • Fixed an issue causing attachments on the Sancti Castanas and regular Castanas to turn grey.

Update 15.5

  • Introduced.

See alsoEdit

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.