Forged in the fires of rebel struggle, this shotgun is a force for liberation.

The Vaykor Hek is a Hek.png Hek variant available only from Steel Meridian, boasting double the magazine capacity of the base variant and a faster rate of fire, but it does, however, take slightly longer to reload than the base variant.

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

  • The Vaykor Hek can be acquired by reaching the Rank of General with Steel Meridian, and spending ReputationLargeBlack.png125,000 to purchase. As with all Syndicate Weapons, the Vaykor Hek cannot be chosen as the free offering upon ranking up to General rank.
  • Syndicate weapons can 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 12 to acquire the Vaykor Hek, either through trading or through the Syndicates themselves.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily Puncture b.svg Puncture damage.


  • High Puncture b.svg Puncture damage – effective against health.
  • Tied with normal Hek.png Hek and TnHeavyShotgun.png Corinth for the narrowest pellet spread of all shotguns.
  • Good magazine size.
  • Innate Vazarin Pol.svg and Madurai Pol.svg polarities.



  • Vaykor Hek, compared to Hek:
    • Lower base damage (105.1 vs. 133.0)
      • Lower Impact b.svg Impact damage (15.8 vs. 20.0)
      • Lower Puncture b.svg Puncture damage (68.3 vs. 86.4)
      • Lower Slash b.svg Slash damage (21.0 vs. 26.6)
    • Higher fire rate (3 rounds/sec vs. 2.17 rounds/sec)
    • Longer range before damage falloff ends (25m vs. 20m)
    • Larger max damage reduction due to falloff (26.7% vs. 20%)
    • Larger magazine (8 rounds vs. 4 rounds)
    • Larger max ammo capacity (24 rounds vs. 20 rounds)
    • Slower reload speed (2.3 s vs. 2 s)
    • Innate Justice effect
    • Different polarities (Vazarin Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg vs. None)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (12 vs. 4)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The listed damage is actually the total of all the pellets' damage value. The actual damage per pellet is 2.25 Impact b.svg Impact, 9.75 Puncture b.svg Puncture and 3 Slash b.svg Slash.

Media[edit | edit source]

VAYKOR HEK Build - Warframe Weapons Update 17.1
Warframe Vaykor Hek - Is it a buff?
Lets Max (Warframe) E85 - Vaykor Hek
Warframe My Updated VAYKOR HEK Setup 4x Forma (U18.12.2)
VAYKOR HEK - Shotgun of Justice 3 forma - Warframe

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 17.3

  • Introduced

See Also[edit | edit source]

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