Used by the Stalker, Despair throwing blades have a mono-filament edge, sharp enough to penetrate a Warframe.

Despair are a set of throwing knives with micronic edges, used by the Stalker.


This weapon deals primarily Puncture DamageDmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture damage.



  • Low critical multiplier.
  • Low fire rate.
  • Projectiles have travel time and travel in an arc, making it hard to hit at longer ranges and achieve headshots.


Despair's blueprint is dropped by both Stalker and Shadow Stalker. It is also included in the What Stalker? bundle for Platinum64.png 800 in the market.

Source Chance Expected Nearly Guaranteed
Main Blueprint 2.765% 36 – 37 Shadow Stalker kills 246 ± 82 Shadow Stalker kills
Main Blueprint 5.53% 18 – 19 Stalker kills 121 ± 40 Stalker kills

All drop rates data is obtained from DE's official droptables.

Expected refers to total number of attempts a player can expect to need in order to receive at least one of each drop associated with the respective values.
Nearly Guaranteed refers to the total number of attempts a player needs to obtain a 99%, 99.9%, and 99.99% probability to receive at least one of each drop associated with the respective values.

For more detailed definitions and information on how these number were obtained, visit here.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 50
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png N/A Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:N/A

This weapon can be sold for Credits64.png 5,000.



  • A "monofilament" is a type of wire or edge, consisting of a single strand or side of strongly bound together molecules. This creates an edge that is micron or even nanometer thin, the sharpest possible.
    • Typically, they are applied as a cutting tool or a weapon that can sever nearly any object or other molecules.
    • Organic molecular wires have been proposed for usage in optoelectronics.
  • Similarly to the HikouHikou.png Hikou and KunaiKunai2.png Kunai, the Despair is a secondary thrown weapon that deals mostly Puncture DamageDmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture damage.


Despair Skins Edit

Patch History[]

Update 22.12 (2018-02-09)

  • Mastery Rank increased from 0 to 4.
  • Damage increased from 55 to 58.
  • Status chance increased from 2.5% to 16%.
  • Critical chance increased from 2.5% to 16%.
  • Critical damage increased from 1.5 to 1.6x.

Update 19.0 (2016-11-11)

  • Fixed being thrown backwards when using Ivara's Navigator.

Hotfix 18.4.7 (2016-02-04)

  • Slightly adjusted the location of Despair when holstered.

Update 18.1 (2015-12-16)

  • Despair is available for use in PvP.

Update 16.10 (2015-06-25)

  • Fixed Despair using wrong audio FX on impact.

Hotfix 15.7.2 (2014-12-19)

  • Adjustments made to Despair holster to remove redundant visual attachments.

Update 12.4 (2014-03-05)

  • Fixed Despair hand models disappearing forever after emptying one clip.

Hotfix 11.3.3 (2013-12-13)

  • Text corrections for Despair.

Update 9.0 (2013-07-13)

  • Fixed weapon attachments (Despair holsters) that would detach from player while using a sniper rifle.
  • Fixed/removed off-hand flashlight when using Despair.

Update 8.0 (2013-05-23)

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Hotfix 24.1.3 (2018-12-05)

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