A flash of red ribbon is the last thing most victims of these throwing-daggers see.

The Spira are large throwing knives released in Update 17.4.5.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 45
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 175 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png20,000

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily Puncture b.svg Puncture damage.


  • High damage.
  • Silent- will not be present on opponent's minimap.
  • Very high reload speed.
  • On kill, bodies will follow the knife that killed them, damaging anyone in their path and pinning the corpse to walls.
  • Two Madurai Pol.svg polarity slots.


  • Low Impact b.svg Impact damage – less effective against shields.
  • Projectiles have travel time and travel in an arc, making it hard to hit at longer ranges and achieve headshots.
  • Second lowest fire rate of all throwing-type secondaries, behind InfProximityStars.png Pox.


  • Spira, compared to Spira Prime:
    • Higher base damage (88.6 vs. 82.8)
      • Higher Impact b.svg Impact damage (8.9 vs. 8.3)
      • Lower Puncture b.svg Puncture damage (53.1 vs. 66.2)
      • Higher Slash b.svg Slash damage (26.6 vs. 8.3)
    • Lower fire rate (2.5 rounds/sec vs. 3.33 rounds/sec)
    • Smaller magazine (10 rounds vs. 12 rounds)
    • Smaller max ammo capacity (20 rounds vs. 24 rounds)
    • Slower reload speed (1 s vs. 0.8 s)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (8 vs. 10)

Weapon Loadouts[edit source]

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • For effective use of non-hitscan weapons, it is strongly recommended to learn how to lead your target. In short, leading means aiming ahead of your target so the projectile still hits him. It can be a challenge to learn it, low level Grineer are recommended for practicing.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • There is a slight delay after firing a knife before being able to reload, which requires pausing before trying to reload, or tapping the reload button several times.
  • The right handed throw does not land at the same place as the left throw, landing lower and slightly to the right of your aim

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Spira was one of the items (along with the Nunchaku.png Ninkondi and the RepeatingCrossbow.png Zhuge) initially made exclusive to Warframe China.
    • The Spira has a Prime version, which was given as part of the Chinese Version's Founders Program, along with the Nikana Prime and Excalibur Umbra.
  • The Spira is referred to in the game files as "littlelidaggers", a reference to the Little Li daggers (小李飛刀) which are the signature weapon of the martial artist Li Xunhuan in the famous Xiaoli Feidao novels written by Gu Long.

Media[edit | edit source]

Spira Skins

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 22.12

  • Mastery Rank increased from 1 to 8
  • Damage increased from 55 to 82
  • Status chance increased from 5% to 8%
  • Critical chance increased from 25% to 30%

Update 17.4.5

  • Introduced
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