Unload a barrage of explosives or a huge shot of flak from this cannon's enormous barrel.

The Zarr is a Grineer heavy weapon introduced in Update 19.0. Its Alternate Fire allows users to choose between firing a single explosive cannonball or a barrage of projectiles.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 24 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 40
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 225 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png30,000

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily Blast b.png Blast damage.


  • Innate Blast b.png Blast damage in Cannon mode – effective against shields.
  • High Puncture b.svg Puncture and good Impact b.svg Impact damage in Barrage mode – effective against health and shields.
  • Effective over multiple ranges due to its Alternate Fire;
    • Cannon mode is well suited for targets at a distance, or groups of enemies.
      • Bomblets do not deal self-damage.
    • Barrage mode deals heavy damage to targets at close range and covers a wide spread.
  • Cannon mode has pinpoint accuracy.
  • Large ammo reserves.
  • Reloads one cannonball at a time, which can be interrupted at any point, allowing for planned reloading.
    • Reload time of 0.5 seconds for each cannonball, plus 0.75 seconds to begin/end reload.
  • Has a Madurai Pol.svg polarity.


  • Cannon mode has innate Blast b.png Blast damage – less effective against health.
  • Cannon mode cannot deal Slash b.svg Slash and Puncture b.svg Puncture damage; does not benefit from mods that converts to these damage types.
    • Physical contact with cannonballs deals only Impact b.svg Impact damage, while explosions themselves deal only Blast b.png Blast damage, therefore the explosion does not benefit from any physical damage mods.
  • Cannon mode's main explosion deals self-damage.
  • Cannon mode's projectiles have travel time and travel in an arc, making it hard to hit at longer ranges.
  • Barrage mode has a maximum range of 10 meters.
  • Very small magazine size.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Reload time is 0.75s + 0.5s per round, coming to 2.25 total seconds to reload a completely empty mag.
  • The Zarr can switch between two different firing modes using its Alternate Fire (default Mouse 3 ) button. These modes are officially named Cannon mode and Barrage mode;
    • Cannon mode fires an explosive projectile in an arc that explodes on impact, dealing 137.5 Blast b.png Blast damage within a ~5m radius, then splitting into 6 smaller projectiles that spread from point of impact and home in on targets, each dealing 22.92 Blast b.png Blast damage within a small radius.
    • Barrage mode works in a shotgun-like pattern, shooting ten pellets in a wide spread, dealing physical damage and shoots faster than primary mode. Pellets cover a maximum range of 10 meters (distance is affected by Projectile Speed).
    • The Zarr's current firing mode is indicated by orange text next to the Zarr's current Rank. Additionally, switching to Cannon mode is indicated by two short clicks, while switching to Barrage mode is indicated by three short clicks.
      • The player should also take care in that the Zarr will always start in Cannon mode after Respawning, or in the beginning of a match, resulting in the user possibly triggering self damage if used inside close quarters.
  • The listed damage is actually a combination of all pellets' damage values in Barrage mode. The actual damage per pellet is 10.71 Impact b.svg Impact, 17.85 Puncture b.svg Puncture and 7.14 Slash b.svg Slash.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The Zarr is unique in the fact that it can quickly switch to a close range function that has no chance of damaging the player, allowing it to be used in tight spaces safely.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The word "Zarr" could be a play on the Slavic word "Tsar", a word used as a title for supreme rulers of eastern and south-eastern European countries.
    • In this context, 'Zarr' might be a reference to Tsar Cannon, one of the largest cannons in terms of caliber.
  • The Zarr is visually and somewhat functionally reminiscent of a swivel cannon.
  • Upon release, the Codex entry misspelled "cannon" as "canon".
  • When stuck to surfaces with Mod TT 20px.pngAdhesive Blast, it has a unique sound effect signaling to the player that they are stuck.
    • Mod TT 20px.pngAdhesive Blast will cause the bombs to gain a 3 second timer before exploding. It does not change anything on the secondary fire
  • The Zarr shares the same reload mechanic with the Strun.png Strun, with the only difference that the latter shows the reload time of a single projectile.

Media[edit | edit source]

Zarr Skins

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 22.12

  • Status chance increased from 20% to 29% (Primary and Alt Fire)
  • Critical chance increased from 15% to 17% (Primary and Alt Fire)
  • Lessened the effect of gravity on the projectile
  • Improved projectile trail FX of the bomblets after the initial explosion

Hotfix 19.5.6

  • Fixed part of Zarr's muzzle flash showing up in the Arsenal when applying colors.
  • Fixed some firing effects not showing up.

Hotfix 19.0.3

  • Crit Chance increased from 10% to 15%
  • Status Chance increased from 15% to 20%
  • Barrage range increased from 12m to 15m
  • Barrage reload time now matches Cannon reload time
  • Added Punch Through to Barrage mode
  • Removed Self Damage from secondary cluster bombs
  • Added ability to use Mod TT 20px.pngAdhesive Blast (see Bugs)

Update 19.0

  • Introduced.
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