Fires razor-sharp darts that anchor themselves in their target before erupting in a plume of toxic gas.

The Zakti LotusBlack.pngTenno pistol fires darts that explode with Gas b.png Gas damage after a short period. Each dart also deals Puncture b.svg Puncture damage.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 35
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 190 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png15,000
Tenno Lab Research ClanAffinity64.png 4,000
Time: 72 hrs
Prereq: Akstiletto
Ghost Clan x1   Shadow Clan x3   Storm Clan x10   Mountain Clan x30   Moon Clan x100

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily Gas b.png Gas damage.


  • High Puncture b.svg Puncture and innate Gas b.png Gas damage – effective against health and shields.
  • Direct hits deal Gas b.png Gas damage - effective against shields.
    • Darts explode shortly after hitting a surface in a 5-meter area of effect dealing Gas b.png Gas damage which produces clouds that inflict Toxin b.png Toxin damage – effective against health.
    • Does not inflict self-damage.
  • Very high reload speed.
  • High ammo efficiency.


  • Low Impact b.svg Impact and no Slash b.svg Slash damage – less effective against shields and health.
  • Direct hits deal Gas b.png Gas damage, which is less effective against health
    • Exploding darts cannot deal Slash b.svg Slash, Impact b.svg Impact, and Puncture b.svg Puncture damage; does not benefit from mods that convert these damage types.
  • Very low magazine capacity.
  • High recoil, even more so when firing from the hip.
  • Darts have travel time, making them ineffective against targets at longer ranges.
  • Darts explode after a brief delay rather than on impact, somewhat delaying each shot's total damage from being dealt at once.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Darts can detonate off of objects and terrain as well, enemy hits are not required.
    • Darts that land on objects will detonate with delay.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Zakti is the first weapon to have Gas b.png Gas as its primary damage type.
  • śaktí is a Hindi and Sanskrit word meaning force, energy, or potency.
  • The Zakti's reload animation involves ejecting a real life pistol magazine from the top and receiving an invisible magazine from the bottom, although the magazine has an overtravel stop (seen when ejected). This is clearly visible in Captura, and the magazine can be seen on the ground after reloading, still with a round (visually similar to a 9m) in the magazine.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • Dart explosion audio will sometimes cut short.
  • Darts sometimes lodge themselves in terrain without detonating.
  • The Zakti cannot equip some Conclave mods such as Mod TT 20px.pngHydraulic Barrel.
  • When shot by MirageIcon272.png Mirage's clones during her HallOfMirrors130xDark.png Hall Of Mirrors ability, the clones' darts will detonate on contact instead of after a delay.

Media[edit | edit source]

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 22.12

  • Mastery Rank increased from 6 to 10

Hotfix 21.1.1

  • Reload sounds will now play properly when Dual-wielding the Zakti with thrown Melee weapons.
  • Fixed the Zakti projectiles not hitting enemies in Mag’s Magnetize field.
  • Fixed the Zakti projectiles never exploding with toxic gas when killing enemies or hostile objects.
  • Reduced the AoE damage radius of the Zakti in Conclave.

Update 21.1

  • Introduced.
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