Most effective against armor. Puncture status reduces the target's damage output by up to 75%.

—In-game Description

DmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture Damage is one of the three physical damage types. It is highly effective against IconGrineerB.svgGrineer Armor and IconCorpusB.svgCorpus Robotics, but suffers against Corpus shields.

Status Effects[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

The status effect of DmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture damage is Weakened. It causes the victim's attacks to deal 30% less damage over 6 seconds. Subsequent procs add 5% reduced damage up to 75% in total after 10 stacks, with each proc having their own duration. Affected enemies will have a yellow aura.

Enemies killed by a DmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture proc may have a large bloody hole on where they were hit by the killing blow.

Railjack[edit | edit source]

The status effect of DmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture damage against Railjack space enemies is Decompress, reducing the target ship's shields and armor for 20 seconds, with subsequent procs stacking additively.

Type Effectiveness[edit | edit source]

IconGrineerB.svgGrineer Health DmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture Modifier IconCorpusB.svgCorpus Health DmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture Modifier Infestation b.svgInfested Health DmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture Modifier
Cloned Flesh Flesh Infested
Ferrite Armor +50% Shield -20% Infested Flesh
Alloy Armor +15% Proto Shield -50% Fossilized
Machinery Robotic +25% Infested Sinew +25%

As with all damage types effective against armor, DmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture damage's type modifier works in two ways: it ignores a percentage of the target's armor, and increases the damage dealt in the same way as a type modifier against hitpoints. Practically speaking, this means that DmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture​ damage is only reduced by 50% of a target's whole Ferrite Armor and the base damage is increased by +50%, is only reduced by 85% of a target's whole Alloy Armor and the base damage is increased by +15%, and is only reduced by 75% of a target's whole Infested Sinew and the base damage is increased by 25%.

Puncture Sources[edit | edit source]

Main article: Category:Puncture Damage

Weapons[edit | edit source]

These weapons deal more than a majority of their physical damage as DmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture. The damage ratio is important for physical damage status effects because the game weights the likelihood of which proc occurs according to physical damage ratio. Hence, these weapons proc Weakened more than Stagger or Bleed.

View Weapons with Puncture Damage List
Name Type Class DmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture DmgPunctureSmall64.png%
Afuris Secondary Dual Pistols 14 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 70%
Agkuza Arch-Melee 305.2 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 70%
Akbolto Secondary Dual Pistols 36 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 90%
Akbolto Prime Secondary Dual Pistols 27.5 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 85.94%
Aklex Secondary Dual Pistols 104 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 80%
Aklex Prime Secondary Dual Pistols 120 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 80%
Akzani Secondary Dual Pistols 8.4 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 70%
Anku Melee Scythe 136 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 80%
Arca Scisco Secondary Pistol 36 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 60%
Artemis Bow Primary Exalted Weapon 1344 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 80%
Attica Primary Crossbow 60 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 75%
Ballistica Secondary Crossbow 80 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 80%
Ballistica Prime Secondary Crossbow 88 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 55%
Baza Primary Rifle 6.7 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 41.88%
Baza Prime Primary Rifle 6.7 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 41.88%
Boltace Melee Tonfa 140.8 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 80%
Bolto Secondary Pistol 36 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 90%
Boltor Primary Rifle 20 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 80%
Boltor Prime Primary Rifle 41.4 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 90%
Burst Laser Robotic Pistol 6 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 85.71%
Burston Primary Rifle 10 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 33.33%
Cedo Primary Shotgun 180 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 100%
Ceramic Dagger Melee Dagger 126 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 90%
Cestra Secondary Pistol 20.8 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 80%
Corinth Primary Shotgun 226.8 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 42%
Corinth Prime Primary Shotgun 226.8 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 42%
Cyngas (Atmosphere) Arch-Gun (Atmosphere) 40 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 33.33%
Daikyu Primary Bow 280 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 40%
Dargyn Vehicle Turret 150 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 33.33%
Dark Split-Sword (Dual Swords) Melee Dual Swords 56 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 48.28%
Dark Sword Melee Sword 120 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 46.15%
Dera Primary Rifle 22.5 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 75%
Dera Vandal Primary Rifle 24 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 75%
Despair Secondary Thrown 46.4 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 80%
Destreza Melee Rapier 134.3 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 85%
Destreza Prime Melee Rapier 119 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 70%
Dex Furis Secondary Dual Pistols 11.2 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 70%
Diwata Melee Exalted Weapon 150 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 75%
Dual Cestra Secondary Dual Pistols 20.8 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 80%
Dual Toxocyst Secondary Dual Pistols 60 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 80%
Endura Melee Rapier 140 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 70%
Fang Melee Dual Daggers 75.6 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 70%
Fang Prime Melee Dual Daggers 124.6 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 70%
Ferrox Primary Speargun 245 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 70%
Furis Secondary Pistol 14 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 70%
Grattler Arch-Gun 80 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 80%
Grattler (Atmosphere) Arch-Gun (Atmosphere) 80 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 80%
Halikar Melee Glaive 119.2 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 80%
Halikar Wraith Melee Glaive 180 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 80%
Harpak Primary Rifle 37.5 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 75%
Heat Dagger Melee Dagger 76 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 36.54%
Hek Primary Shotgun 341.25 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 65%
Hikou Secondary Thrown 15.6 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 60%
Hikou Prime Secondary Thrown 30.6 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 85%
Hirudo Melee Sparring 104 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 80%
Hystrix Secondary Pistol 31 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 85.87%
Kaszas Arch-Melee 313.6 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 80%
Knell Secondary Pistol 69 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 46%
Kunai Secondary Thrown 34.5 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 75%
Kuva Seer Secondary Pistol 68.1 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 51.98%
Kuva Shildeg Melee Hammer 100.5 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 49.02%
Kuva Tonkor Primary Launcher 59 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 100%
Laser Rifle Robotic Rifle 6.4 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 80%
Latron Primary Rifle 38.5 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 70%
Latron Prime Primary Rifle 72 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 80%
Latron Wraith Primary Rifle 42 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 70%
Lex Secondary Pistol 104 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 80%
Lex Prime Secondary Pistol 120 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 80%
MK1-Furis Secondary Pistol 9.1 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 70%
MK1-Kunai Secondary Thrown 30 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 75%
MK1-Paris Primary Bow 86.25 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 75%
Multron Robotic Rifle 3.75 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 75%
Mutalist Quanta Primary Rifle 15 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 60%
Opticor Primary Rifle 850 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 85%
Opticor Vandal Primary Rifle 280 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 70%
Paris Primary Bow 120 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 75%
Paris Prime Primary Bow 153 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 85%
Pennant Melee Two-Handed Nikana 140 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 70%
Phaedra Arch-Gun 36.4 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 65%
Phaedra (Atmosphere) Arch-Gun (Atmosphere) 36.4 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 65%
Plinx Secondary Pistol 26 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 56.52%
Prime Laser Rifle Robotic Rifle 8.4 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 70%
Prisma Burst Laser Robotic Pistol 8.5 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 85%
Prisma Tetra Primary Rifle 30.4 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 80%
Prisma Twin Gremlins Secondary Dual Pistols 12.7 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 47.04%
Pugil Nech-Melee 83.3 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 33.33%
Quellor Primary Rifle 22 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 37.93%
Rakta Ballistica Secondary Crossbow 270 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 90%
Rampart Emplacement Dual Machine Gun 66.7 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 33.35%
Secura Dual Cestra Secondary Dual Pistols 22.4 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 80%
Seer Secondary Pistol 33.67 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 33.33%
Sepulcrum Secondary Pistol 26.9 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 56.04%
Snipetron Primary Sniper Rifle 144 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 80%
Snipetron Vandal Primary Sniper Rifle 180 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 90%
Spira Secondary Thrown 49.2 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 60%
Spira Prime Secondary Thrown 48 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 80%
Stradavar Primary Rifle 9.8 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 35%
Stradavar Prime Primary Rifle 10.5 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 35%
Supra Primary Rifle 30 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 75%
Supra Vandal Primary Rifle 30 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 75%
Sydon Melee Polearm 213.75 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 95%
Telos Akbolto Secondary Dual Pistols 42.3 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 90%
Telos Boltace Melee Tonfa 178.5 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 85%
Telos Boltor Primary Rifle 27 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 90%
Tenora Primary Rifle 9.6 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 40%
Tenora Prime Primary Rifle 11.2 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 40%
Tetra Primary Rifle 25.6 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 80%
Tiberon Primary Rifle 22 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 50%
Tiberon Prime Primary Rifle 18.4 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 40%
Tonkor Primary Launcher 75 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 100%
Tulok Gear Thrown 10 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 100%
Twin Gremlins Secondary Dual Pistols 12.33 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 33.33%
Twin Rogga Secondary Dual Shotguns 352.5 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 50%
Valkyr Talons Melee Exalted Weapon 83.3 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 33.33%
Vaykor Hek Primary Shotgun 341.25 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 65%
Vaykor Sydon Melee Polearm 202.3 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 94.98%
Vectis Prime Primary Sniper Rifle 157.5 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 45%
Velocitus Arch-Gun 150 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 25%
Velocitus (Atmosphere) Arch-Gun (Atmosphere) 150 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 25%
Zakti Secondary Pistol 18 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 60%
Zakti Prime Secondary Pistol 18 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 60%
Zhuge Primary Crossbow 75 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 75%
Zhuge Prime Primary Crossbow 22.5 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 45%
Zymos Secondary Pistol 13.8 DmgPunctureSmall64.png 60%


Weapons with guaranteed Puncture proc


Abilities[edit | edit source]

RadialJavelinMod.jpeg RadialJavelin.png
ENERGY:
75
KEY
3
Radial Javelin
Launches javelins towards enemies, dealing high damage and impaling them to walls.
Strength:500 / 650 / 800 / 1000 (damage)
Duration:N/A
Range:15 / 18 / 22 / 25 m
Misc:5 / 7 / 10 / 12 (javelins)
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ENERGY:
25
KEY
1
Decoy
Loki deploys a holographic copy of himself, drawing enemy fire.
Strength:N/A
Duration:7 / 15 / 20 / 25 s
Range:N/A
Misc:100 m (cast range)
400 SP (Decoy shields)
200 HP (Decoy health)
? % (physical status chances)
1 (limit of decoys)
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Smite.png OberonSmite.png
ENERGY:
25
KEY
1
Smite
Focuses deadly energy within a target and then projects it outwards, damaging both the target and surrounding enemies.
Strength:150 / 200 / 300 / 500 (initial DmgImpactSmall64.png Impact & DmgRadiationSmall64.png Radiation damage)
75 / 85 / 100 / 150 (orb base DmgRadiationSmall64.png Radiation damage)
3 / 4 / 5 / 6 (number of orbs)
Duration:12 s (orb duration)
Range:20 / 30 / 40 / 50 m (cast range)
5 / 7.5 / 10 / 12.5 m (orb range)
Misc:100 % (knockdown chance)
100 % (DmgRadiationSmall64.png Radiation status chance)
15 / 20 / 25 / 35 % (hitpoints to damage conversion)
? % (DmgImpactSmall64.png Impact, DmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture & DmgRadiationSmall64.png Radiation status chances)
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ENERGY:
25
KEY
4
Hysteria
Valkyr is imbued with energy and becomes a ball of vicious rage, capable of unleashing a torrent of deadly claw attacks on unsuspecting foes.

Minimum Energy Drain: 2.5 s-1
Maximum Energy Drain: 15 s-1

Strength:100 / 125 / 200 / 250 (damage)
Duration:N/A
Range:N/A
Misc:1% / 2% / 4% / 5% (lifesteal)
5-20 m (aura radius)
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Tutorials/Media[edit | edit source]

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 27.2

  • The first Puncture Status Effect has an enemy deal 30% less Damage. Subsequent Puncture Status add +5% weakening, leading to up to 75% (capped). Each Puncture Status has a duration of 6 Seconds.


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