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The Drakgoon Flak Cannon sends volleys of intensely hot shrapnel ricocheting around the room. Can be fired in wide or concentrated bursts.

The Drakgoon is a Grineer flak cannon with a distinct charge mechanic. The longer the weapon is charged, the tighter the spread of the pellets fired, and charged shots gain punch through depending on how long the charge is held, giving the Drakgoon extreme versatility at any range. Additionally, the flak from the Drakgoon can bounce off surfaces once, allowing for a volley to hit more than once if positioned correctly.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64.png 7,500; it is also a requisite ingredient for the Zarr.png Zarr.


This weapon deals primarily DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash damage.


  • High DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash damage – effective against health.
  • High overall status chance.
  • High charge speed.
  • High ammo efficiency.
  • Shots ricochet once.
    • This allows one to fire at a wall and kill an enemy behind cover, albeit with some difficulty.
  • Charged shots have innate 2 meter punch through.
  • Innate multishot of 10 pellets.
  • Effective over multiple ranges due to charge/spread mechanic:
    • Uncharged shots fires wide-dispersal shots to soften up multiple enemies at mid/long range, or quickly hit a single target at short range.
    • Charged shots fires a tightly focused blast over longer ranges for high single-target damage.
  • No damage falloff.
  • Can use the Drakgoon-exclusive Mod TT 20px.png Fomorian Accelerant mod.


  • Low DmgImpactSmall64.png Impact and DmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture damage – less effective against shields and armor.
  • Very low critical chance.
  • Shrapnel projectiles have travel time.
    • Shrapnel projectiles slow down by a great margin after ricocheting.
    • Shrapnel will vanish after 2 seconds of leaving the weapon.
  • Fairly low reload speed.



The Drakgoon's blueprint can be purchased from the Market. Alternatively, it can be acquired from completing the Neptune to Pluto Junction.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 24 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 40
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 225 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png30,000


  • The projectiles bounce once when not charged, and bounce twice when fully charged. 
  • The "Flak" from the weapon works with MagIcon272.png Mag's Magnetize130xDark.png Magnetize and can headshot if it enters the field at a high enough point.


  • Shrapnel spread upon fire will narrow as the charge is held. Using Mod TT 20px.png Accelerated Blast and Mod TT 20px.png Shotgun Spazz will decrease the charge time, whilst accuracy mods like Mod TT 20px.png Tainted Shell will reduce the initial uncharged spread.
  • Rolling will cancel the charge.
  • If a melee attack is performed while holding down the charge, it will fire and then immediately melee.
  • The charge can be held while sprinting, sliding, wall running, and wall clinging, allowing for mobility and closing in on enemy targets.
  • The Drakgoon excels against the Infested thanks to its Slash-focused damage. There are a few ways to increase its effectiveness;
  • The pellets will ricochet off the environments only once. If well handled, these pellets can clear a tight, empty room as every pellet has a second opportunity to hit a target if they missed the first time.
  • Firing an uncharged shot at a low angle into the ground will cause the ricocheted projectiles to form into a horizontal line with significantly lower spread. This is useful for quickly taking out groups of charging infested at medium range without having to charge.
  • Equipping Mod TT 20px.png Tainted Shell makes this weapon an extremely accurate long-distance weapon when fully charged.
  • Mod TT 20px.png Fatal Acceleration is extremely useful for increasing the Drakgoon's effectiveness at long range; at maximum rank, the Drakgoon's shrapnel will have a speed slightly higher than the shots of a Dera.png Dera.


  • The Drakgoon's charging animation is not affected by mods. This, however, is purely visual.
  • Punch through is currently bugged and acts unpredictably, at best. 


  • Concept art of it was first seen in Livestream 17, and this weapon would be introduced on January 8, 2014.
  • "Drakgoon" may be a combination of Flak and Dragoon.
    • Flak is derived from the German Fliegerabwehrkanone (literally "air defense cannon"). This is any cannon used primarily for anti aircraft fire, but the term is often used to refer to an anti aircraft cannon that fires a shell that bursts in the air, sending a spray of shrapnel towards the target: the idea being that a spread of shrapnel will have a greater chance of hitting a moving target by covering a large area, as opposed to a single shell, which can only cover its impact point.
    • Dragoon refers to mounted infantry trained to deliver tremendous damage against a squad of unmounted infantry, thus relating the weapon's capability of spreading massive damage against a crowd of enemies. They are named as such because they wield a weapon known as the 'dragon', which is essentially a handgun-sized version of the blunderbuss (the forerunner of the modern shotgun).
  • There is Grineer text on both sides of the Drakgoon with the first line saying Grineer F.svgGrineer L.svgGrineer A.svgGrineer K.svg "FLAK". The second line reads Grineer 1.svgGrineer Dot.svgGrineer 8.svg "1.8".
  • This is the first shotgun to gain a Charge feature.
  • Prior to Hotfix 11.6.1 (2014-01-10), the Drakgoon used Rifle Ammunition instead of Shotgun Ammunition.
  • This is the third shotgun to have a non-static model, following the BoarPrime.png Boar Prime and the Sobek.png Sobek.
  • The colored cap on the top of the mid portion of the Drakgoon is what appears to be the magazine. This magazine is awkwardly small if it contains ammunition but the Drakgoon appears to instead use energy projectiles, suggesting this is a battery or an energy capsule.
  • Having a black energy color on Drakgoon will make projectiles nearly invisible and remove the lights inside the funnels.


Drakgoon Skins Edit

Patch History[]

Update 27.2 (2020-03-05)

Greater than 100% Status having meaning

Shotguns have a unique Role here based on a very patch-work history with how they interact with Status Chance. A Shotgun that shoots 99% Status Chance would give you 35% (roughly) status per pellet. 100% Status Gives you 100% Status per pellet. This huge jump in performance happens with just a 1% gain - why? Well, to answer that we have to look at our choice to make what the UI conveys reality. It would feel broken to shoot a Shotgun with 100% Status and not see a perfect spread of Effects. In reality, to make Status consistent we have to treat Shotguns as a special case.

Shotguns as a special case means we have buffed the Status Chance of all Shotguns by x3 or greater. The UI now behaves to show the reality that you are determining Status Chance per pellet.

  • (Undocumented) Status chance per projectile increased from 2.6% to 6.9%.

Update 25.7 (2019-08-29)

  • Converted materials to PBR on the Drakgoon

Hotfix 22.13.1 (2018-02-15)

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

Update 22.12 (2018-02-09)

  • Mastery Rank increased from 3 to 5.
  • Quick shot damage increased from 35 to 40 (per pellet).
  • Status chance increased from 10% to 23% (charged).
  • Increased Projectile Speed.
  • Reduced charge time from 1s to 0.5s.
  • Projectile lifetime reduced from 4s to 2s.
  • Damage of charged shot decreased from 90 to 70 (per pellet).

Hotfix 19.0.5 (2016-11-18)

  • Improved performance of a number of projectile weapons including Drakgoon.

Update: The Index Preview (2016-10-20)

  • The Drakgoon is now available for use in Conclave.

Update 18.10 (2016-04-29)

Update 18.1 (2015-12-16)

  • Fixed innate punch through not working correctly for the Drakgoon.

Hotfix 14.0.11 (2014-07-30)

  • Normalized damage multiplier.

Update 14.0 (2014-07-18)

  • Improved effect performance.

Hotfix 12.0.1 (2014-02-06)

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

Hotfix 11.6.1 (2014-01-10)

  • Now uses shotgun instead of rifle ammo.
  • Tweaked Sound effects.
  • Fixed custom colors not being applied.

Update 11.6 (2014-01-08)

  • Introduced.

See also[]