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

—In-game Description
Puncture b Puncture Damage is one of the three physical damage types. It is highly effective against IconGrineerBGrineer Armor and IconCorpusBCorpus Robotics, but suffers against Corpus shields.

Status EffectsEdit

The status effect of Puncture b 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 Puncture b Puncture proc may have a large bloody hole on where they were hit by the killing blow.


The Empyrean game mode version of Puncture b Puncture is called Plasma b Plasma. Its status effect is Decompress, reducing the target ship's shields and armor by 20 seconds, with subsequent procs stacking additively. Against the Tenno's Railjack, it creates a Hull Rupture which reduces the ship's max health by 5%.

Type EffectivenessEdit

IconGrineerBGrineer Health Puncture b Puncture Modifier IconCorpusBCorpus Health Puncture b Puncture Modifier Infestation bInfested Health Puncture b Puncture Modifier
Cloned Flesh Flesh Infested
Ferrite Armor +50% Shield –20% Infested Flesh
Alloy Armor +15% Proto Shield –50% Fossilized
Machinery Robotic +25% Sinew +25%

As with all damage types effective against armorPuncture b 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 Puncture b 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 Damage WeaponsEdit

These weapons deal more than a majority of their physical damage as Puncture b 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 Puncture b Puncture Puncture b%
AfurisSecondary Dual Pistols14Puncture b 70%
AgkuzaArch-Melee 305.2Puncture b 70%
AkboltoSecondary Dual Pistols36Puncture b 90%
Akbolto PrimeSecondary Dual Pistols27.5Puncture b 86%
AklexSecondary Dual Pistols104Puncture b 80%
Aklex PrimeSecondary Dual Pistols120Puncture b 80%
AkzaniSecondary Dual Pistols8.4Puncture b 70%
AnkuMelee Scythe136Puncture b 80%
Arca SciscoSecondary Pistol36Puncture b 60%
Artemis BowPrimary Exalted Weapon1344Puncture b 80%
AtticaPrimary Crossbow60Puncture b 75%
BallisticaSecondary Crossbow80Puncture b 80%
Ballistica PrimeSecondary Crossbow88Puncture b 55%
BazaPrimary Rifle6.7Puncture b 42%
Baza PrimePrimary Rifle6.7Puncture b 42%
BoltaceMelee Tonfa140.8Puncture b 80%
BoltoSecondary Pistol36Puncture b 90%
BoltorPrimary Rifle20Puncture b 80%
Boltor PrimePrimary Rifle41.4Puncture b 90%
Burst LaserRobotic Pistol6Puncture b 86%
BurstonPrimary Rifle10Puncture b 33%
Ceramic DaggerMelee Dagger126Puncture b 90%
CestraSecondary Pistol20.8Puncture b 80%
CorinthPrimary Shotgun226.8Puncture b 42%
Corinth PrimePrimary Shotgun226.8Puncture b 42%
Cyngas (Atmosphere)Arch-Gun (Atmosphere) 40Puncture b 33%
DaikyuPrimary Bow280Puncture b 40%
DargynVehicle Turret150Puncture b 33%
Dark Split-Sword (Dual Swords)Melee Dual Swords56Puncture b 48%
Dark SwordMelee Sword120Puncture b 46%
DeraPrimary Rifle22.5Puncture b 75%
Dera VandalPrimary Rifle24Puncture b 75%
DespairSecondary Thrown46.4Puncture b 80%
DestrezaMelee Rapier134.3Puncture b 85%
Destreza PrimeMelee Rapier119Puncture b 70%
Dex FurisSecondary Dual Pistols11.2Puncture b 70%
DiwataMelee Exalted Weapon150Puncture b 75%
Dual CestraSecondary Dual Pistols20.8Puncture b 80%
Dual ToxocystSecondary Dual Pistols60Puncture b 80%
EnduraMelee Rapier140Puncture b 70%
FangMelee Dual Daggers75.6Puncture b 70%
Fang PrimeMelee Dual Daggers124.6Puncture b 70%
FerroxPrimary Speargun245Puncture b 70%
FurisSecondary Pistol14Puncture b 70%
GrattlerArch-Gun 80Puncture b 80%
Grattler (Atmosphere)Arch-Gun (Atmosphere) 80Puncture b 80%
HalikarMelee Glaive119.2Puncture b 80%
HarpakPrimary Rifle37.5Puncture b 75%
Heat DaggerMelee Dagger76Puncture b 37%
HekPrimary Shotgun341.25Puncture b 65%
HikouSecondary Thrown15.6Puncture b 60%
Hikou PrimeSecondary Thrown30.6Puncture b 85%
HirudoMelee Sparring104Puncture b 80%
HystrixSecondary Pistol31Puncture b 86%
KaszasArch-Melee 313.6Puncture b 80%
KnellSecondary Pistol69Puncture b 46%
KunaiSecondary Thrown34.5Puncture b 75%
Kuva SeerSecondary Pistol68.1Puncture b 52%
Kuva ShildegMelee Hammer100.5Puncture b 49%
Kuva TonkorPrimary Launcher59Puncture b 100%
Laser RifleRobotic Rifle6.4Puncture b 80%
LatronPrimary Rifle38.5Puncture b 70%
Latron PrimePrimary Rifle72Puncture b 80%
Latron WraithPrimary Rifle42Puncture b 70%
LexSecondary Pistol104Puncture b 80%
Lex PrimeSecondary Pistol120Puncture b 80%
MK1-FurisSecondary Pistol9.1Puncture b 70%
MK1-KunaiSecondary Thrown30Puncture b 75%
MK1-ParisPrimary Bow86.25Puncture b 75%
MultronRobotic Rifle3.75Puncture b 75%
Mutalist QuantaPrimary Rifle15Puncture b 60%
OpticorPrimary Rifle850Puncture b 85%
Opticor VandalPrimary Rifle280Puncture b 70%
ParisPrimary Bow120Puncture b 75%
Paris PrimePrimary Bow153Puncture b 85%
PennantMelee Two-Handed Nikana140Puncture b 70%
PhaedraArch-Gun 36.4Puncture b 65%
Phaedra (Atmosphere)Arch-Gun (Atmosphere) 36.4Puncture b 65%
PlinxSecondary Pistol26Puncture b 57%
Prime Laser RifleRobotic Rifle8.4Puncture b 70%
Prisma Burst LaserRobotic Pistol8.5Puncture b 85%
Prisma TetraPrimary Rifle30.4Puncture b 80%
Prisma Twin GremlinsSecondary Dual Pistols12.7Puncture b 47%
QuellorPrimary Rifle22Puncture b 38%
Rakta BallisticaSecondary Crossbow270Puncture b 90%
RampartEmplacement Dual Machine Gun66.7Puncture b 33%
Secura Dual CestraSecondary Dual Pistols22.4Puncture b 80%
SeerSecondary Pistol33.67Puncture b 33%
SepulcrumSecondary Pistol26.9Puncture b 56%
SnipetronPrimary Sniper Rifle144Puncture b 80%
Snipetron VandalPrimary Sniper Rifle180Puncture b 90%
SpiraSecondary Thrown49.2Puncture b 60%
Spira PrimeSecondary Thrown48Puncture b 80%
StradavarPrimary Rifle9.8Puncture b 35%
Stradavar PrimePrimary Rifle10.5Puncture b 35%
SupraPrimary Rifle30Puncture b 75%
Supra VandalPrimary Rifle30Puncture b 75%
SydonMelee Polearm213.75Puncture b 95%
Telos AkboltoSecondary Dual Pistols42.3Puncture b 90%
Telos BoltaceMelee Tonfa178.5Puncture b 85%
Telos BoltorPrimary Rifle27Puncture b 90%
TenoraPrimary Rifle9.6Puncture b 40%
TetraPrimary Rifle25.6Puncture b 80%
TiberonPrimary Rifle22Puncture b 50%
Tiberon PrimePrimary Rifle18.4Puncture b 40%
TonkorPrimary Launcher75Puncture b 100%
TulokGear Thrown10Puncture b 100%
Twin GremlinsSecondary Dual Pistols12.33Puncture b 33%
Twin RoggaSecondary Dual Shotguns352.5Puncture b 50%
Valkyr TalonsMelee Exalted Weapon83.3Puncture b 33%
Vaykor HekPrimary Shotgun341.25Puncture b 65%
Vaykor SydonMelee Polearm202.3Puncture b 95%
Vectis PrimePrimary Sniper Rifle157.5Puncture b 45%
VelocitusArch-Gun 150Puncture b 25%
Velocitus (Atmosphere)Arch-Gun (Atmosphere) 150Puncture b 25%
ZaktiSecondary Pistol18Puncture b 60%
ZhugePrimary Crossbow75Puncture b 75%
Zhuge PrimePrimary Crossbow22.5Puncture b 45%
ZymosSecondary Pistol13.8Puncture b 60%

Weapons with guaranteed Puncture proc



RadialJavelinMod RadialJavelin
Radial Javelin
Launches javelins towards enemies, dealing high damage and impaling them to walls.
Strength:500 / 650 / 800 / 1000 (damage)
Range:15 / 18 / 22 / 25 m
Misc:5 / 7 / 10 / 12 (javelins)

DecoyModU15 Decoy
Loki deploys a holographic copy of himself, drawing enemy fire.
Duration:7 / 15 / 20 / 25 s
Misc:100 m (cast range)
400 SP (Decoy shields)
200 HP (Decoy health)
? % (physical status chances)
1 (limit of decoys)

Smite OberonSmite
Focuses deadly energy within a target and then projects it outwards, damaging both the target and surrounding enemies.
Strength:150 / 200 / 300 / 500 (initial Impact w Impact & Radiation w Radiation damage)
75 / 85 / 100 / 150 (orb base Radiation w 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 % (Radiation w Radiation status chance)
15 / 20 / 25 / 35 % (hitpoints to damage conversion)
? % (Impact w Impact, Puncture w Puncture & Radiation w Radiation status chances)

HysteriaModU15 HysteriaPanel
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)
Misc:1% / 2% / 4% / 5% (lifesteal)
5-20 m (aura radius)


  • Puncture effect hit
  • Puncture Effect launch
  • Puncture on Loki
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  • Puncture Effect (click to view gif)

Patch HistoryEdit

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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