Deliver a massive punch with each blast of this shotgun, or launch a round that explodes mid-air knocking down nearby enemies.

The Corinth is a large Tenno designed shotgun, featuring two firing modes. The primary fire is a powerful buckshot supported by incredible critical stats, while the Alternate Fire launches a grenade projectile that creates an 8-meter explosion after traveling for 20 meters in midair possessing high status chance.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
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This weapon deals primarily Puncture b Puncture damage on its primary fire and Blast b Blast damage on its alt-fire.


  • Primary fire has high Puncture b Puncture and good Slash b Slash damage – effective against armor and health.
  • Alt-fire has high Blast b Blast damage – effective against Machinery and Fossilized.
    • Alt-fire features a grenade that creates an 8-meter area of effect explosion after traveling 20 meters in midair (distance is affected by Projectile Speed).
    • Physical contact with the grenade has a guaranteed Impact b Impact proc.
  • Primary fire has the highest critical chance and critical multiplier of all shotguns.
  • Alt-fire has a very high status chance.
  • Tied with Hek and Vaykor Hek for the narrowest pellet spread of all shotguns.
  • Reloads one shell at a time, which can be interrupted at any point, allowing for planned reloading.
    • Reload time of 0.22 seconds for each shell, plus 1.2 seconds to begin/end reload.
  • Innate two Madurai Pol polarities.


  • Alt-fire has innate Blast b Blast damage – less effective against Ferrite Armor and Infested Sinew.
    • Physical contact with the grenade deals lower Impact b Impact damage.
    • Alt-fire damage cannot be increased with Puncture b Puncture or Slash b Slash mods.
      • The physical contact grenade deals only Impact b Impact damage, while explosion itself deals only Blast b Blast damage, therefore the explosion does not benefit from any physical damage mods.
  • Alt-fire grenade only explodes in midair; does not explode if it hits a surface or an enemy.
  • Alt-fire explosion deals self-damage, possibly killing the player when they use alt-fire while bullet-jumping or using Ivara's Navigator.
  • Primary fire has linear damage falloff from 100% to 33% from 18m to 36m target distance (distances are affected by Projectile Speed).
  • Before 100% status chance on primary fire, the listed status chance is the base chance per shot that at least one pellet will proc a status; the actual base status chance per pellet is ~2.11%.
  • Alt-fire has extremely low critical chance.
  • Alt-fire has below average critical multiplier.
  • Low magazine size.
  • Second slowest fire rate of all shotguns, after Arca Plasmor.
  • Reloading the weapon has a short delay before it begins.

Weapon LoadoutsEdit


  • Reload time is 1.2s + 0.22s per round, coming to 2.3 total seconds to reload a completely empty mag.
    • This time will further increase if magazine mods such as Ammo Stock are used.
  • The Air Bursts detonate after traveling around 20 meters, and will not explode if hitting a surface, an enemy or a corpse before this time.
    • Explosion radius is around 8 meters.
  • The Corinth reloads rounds one at a time, which can be interrupted at any point, allowing for planned reloading.
    • This also allows the Corinth to fire between reloading each round, allowing it to be used even if the magazine is not fully loaded.
  • Modding the Corinth with Punch Through does not allow the grenades to pass through enemies or objects.
  • The Air Burst's explosion can inflict self-damage, although its distance-based fuse makes this very unlikely to occur. This can occur when accelerating while in Sky Archwing mode. It can also deal damage to teammates if it is reflected off of a Nullifier Crewman's shield.


  • While direct hits from the Alternate Fire deal significantly reduced damage, the guaranteed Impact b Impact proc can be used to momentarily stun a priority target, allowing for a follow-up shot.
  • Ivara's Navigator halves the distance that the grenade has to travel before an explosion.
  • The sound of the pump action when chambering the last shell in the magazine is noticeably different, providing an audible warning that reloading will be required.


  • While shell-fed shotguns (the Strun series) and pump-action shotguns (the Arca Plasmor) have always existed in WARFRAME, the Corinth is the first "true" pump-action, shell-fed shotgun in the game.
  • As mentioned in Devstream 102, the Corinth's firing SFX includes a lion's roar.
    • Interestingly, the Primary Fire's SFX is similar to that of the Protecta, a pump-action shotgun featured in Dark Sector.
  • In antiquity, Corinth was a Greek city-state and is currently the capital city of the Corinthia region.
    • Though the use of the city-state's name bears no direct reference, Ancient Corinth was involved in the Trojan War and among its participants was Odysseus, the legendary king of Ithaca. Thus, the Corinth's name is an indirect nod to the Ithaca 37, one of the most prolific pump-action shotguns ever produced.
    • The Ithaca 37 is notable for having a dual purpose ejection/loading port located beneath its receiver, whereas the Corinth also has an ejection/loading port located on top of its receiver instead.
  • The weapon deals predominantly puncture damage, despite being labeled as a Buckshot firearm. Buckshot fires low-velocity metal balls called "shot", which cannot be supplemented by rifled barrels. In a real-world scenario, it would be highly ineffective in penetrating armor.


  • There sometimes is a delay between firing the last shotgun blast or grenade, making manually reloading necessary for maximum DPS. However, specifically firing a grenade at the last shot in the magazine and manually reloading will bug the weapon and cause only one ammo to be reloaded, before the animation stops.
  • Specters equipped with the Corinth will animate reloading one shell but will refill the entire magazine.


  • Corinth in Codex.

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 22.12
  • Reduced aimed zoom for all shotguns apart from the Astilla
  • Fixed Corinth reloading only one shell when spamming the alt-fire button without having enough ammo to fire or having Auto Swap On Empty disabled.

Update 22.10

  • Fixed Corinth showing Astilla model on the ground when disarmed.

Update 22.9

  • Fixed only reloading 1 bullet (instead of the whole magazine) if you use alt fire on the Corinth while reloading the first bullet.

Hotfix 22.8.3

  • Fixed alt-fire short circuiting reload loops. This was specifically happening with the Corinth.

Update 22.8

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Hotfix 24.1.5

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