The sleek lines of the Detron conceal its ferocious nature. The hand cannon's semi-automatic action takes down enemies with speed and efficiency.

The Detron is a pistol shotgun used by Detron Crewmen that shoots Radiation b Radiation pellets.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 50
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Detron was one of two possible rewards for The Gradivus Dilemma event, the other being the DEGrineerHandShotgun Brakk. However, it was not awarded from the event as the Corpus lost the conflict.

Since then, its blueprint and components are now dropped by the Zanuka Hunter.


This weapon deals Radiation b Radiation damage.




  • Detron, compared to Mara Detron:
    • Lower critical chance (4% vs. 8%)
    • Lower status chance (30% vs. 32%)
    • Shorter range before damage falloff starts (13m vs. 16m)
    • Shorter range before damage falloff ends (22m vs. 30m)
    • Smaller max damage reduction due to falloff (62.31% vs. 62.5%)
    • Smaller magazine (5 rounds vs. 8 rounds)
    • Less accurate (7 vs. 13)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (6 vs. 9)

Weapon LoadoutsEdit


  • Detron or its components and blueprint are not tradable.
  • The damage listed is the combination of all seven pellets' damage values, the actual damage per pellet is 40 Radiation b Radiation.


  • The Detron can be made into an effective anti-Grineer weapon by adding Corrosive b Corrosive damage and Blast b Blast damage, allowing it to deal extra damage against Ferrite ArmorAlloy Armor and Machinery.
  • In a similar vein, Magnetic b Magnetic damage can be added to drastically improve performance vs Corpus shields, whilst Gas b Gas improves performance against Infested.
  • The Detron's Index mod, Mod TT 20pxThermagnetic Shells, causes enemies killed by it to explode, dealing radial Magnetic b Magnetic damage to all nearby enemies.


  • Colloquially, a "hand cannon" often refers to an extremely powerful pistol chambered for a high caliber cartridge such as the .500 S&W Magnum or .50 Action Express.
  • In Livestream 17, the developers jokingly claimed that the Detron pistols intended as rewards for the Gradivus Dilemma were "melted down and used to make MOAs." Despite being facetious, this has more or less proven to be true, as the Zanuka Hunter drops the Detron blueprint and parts.
  • Like the CorpusLaserRifle Flux Rifle and ChainLightningGunEdit Amprex, the Detron does not follow the Corpus weapon naming convention.
  • During the reload animation, a pack of 6 energy cells is ejected from the gun, although, the Detron has only the capability of firing 5 rounds before reloading. This pack can be found on the floor after reloading.
    • The ejected magazine will appear in the default colors no matter what the player has selected.
  • The Detron had an entry in the Codex shortly before players could actually obtain it (at the time, the Zanuka Hunter dropped nothing upon defeat).
  • The existence of the MaraDetron Mara Detron hints that this is actually built on a much older design, raising questions about the origins of the Corpus.


  • Detron Blueprint
  • Detron on Vauban
  • Detron with the Shock Camo Skin.
  • Detron Color Scheme
  • Shock Camo Detron Color Scheme

Detron Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

Hotfix 25.0.4
  • Fixed Detron projectile firing incorrectly when in Glaive+Gun mode.

Hotfix 22.13.1

  • Fixed numerous projectile weapons (Detron, etc) having incorrect Status Chance calculations.

Update 22.12

  • Status chance increased from 20% to 32%.
  • Critical chance increased from 2.5% to 4%.

Update 21.0

  • Damage increased from 15 to 40.
  • Damage fall off added starting from 13m and ending at 26 with a minimum damage of 14.
  • Status Chance increased from 10% to 20%.
  • Mastery Rank 6 required.

Update 18.0

  • Detron series now available for use in Conclave.

Update 14.1

  • Fixed an issue with Detron piece drops using the incorrect item pickup model.

Update 12.3

  • Tweaked the depth cue on energy projectile's flares so they aren't so large in the distance (Detron Projectile feedback changes).

Hotfix 12.0.1

  • Fixed status chance for projectile weapons that shot multiple pellets (Detron).

Hotfix 11.8.2

  • Guaranteed Detron component drop upon Harvester death.

Hotfix 11.5.5

  • Introduced via Harvester drop.

Last updated: Update 22.18

See alsoEdit

  • Detron Crewman, an enemy who uses this weapon.
  • Swarmer-type Scrambus, an enemy that uses this weapon, in conjunction with power prevention.
  • Datalyst, another enemy who uses this weapon, similar to the above.
  • Swarmer-type Comba, an enemy who uses this weapon in conjunction with power nullification.
  • Zanuka Hunter, the assassin who drops parts and the blueprint for this weapon.
  • MaraDetron Mara Detron, a rare version sold by Baro Ki'Teer.
  • DEGrineerHandShotgun Brakk, the Grineer counterpart.
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