A cutting-edge, halogen-cooled electron accelerator capable of snap-freezing a target in moments.

The Glaxion Vandal is the Vandal variant of the Glaxion Glaxion freeze ray rifle, sporting higher damage, critical chance, status chance, magazine size, max ammo reserves, and reload speed. The Vandal variant also sports a spherical area-of-effect damage at the beam's maximum range or point-of-contact, allowing the gun to hit more than one enemy at the end of its beam stream.


  • This weapon deals DmgColdSmall64 Cold damage.
  • The zone of impact or maximum beam range produces a damaging cold blotch in a spherical radius of 2 meters, allowing it to hit multiple enemies at once.
  • Kills create an extra corpse, synergizing with NekrosIcon272 Nekros' Desecrate130xWhite Desecrate.
  • Can use the Glaxion-exclusive Mod TT 20px Photon Overcharge mod.

Advantages over other Primary weapons (excluding modular weapons):

  • Highest status chance of all continuous and automatic primary weapons.
  • Pinpoint accuracy.
  • Consumes 0.5 ammo per tick of damage.
  • Normal Attack (wiki attack index 1)
    • Above average reload speed (1.80 s)
    • High magazine (100)
    • High ammo max (800)
    • High fire rate (12.00 attacks/sec)
    • Very high status chance (38.00%)

Disadvantages over other Primary weapons (excluding modular weapons):

  • Damage ramps up from 30% to 100% over 0.6 seconds when firing. After firing stops for 0.8 seconds, the damage decays back to 30% over 2 seconds.
  • Area of effect has a headshot multiplier of 1x and cannot trigger headshot conditions.
  • Limited range of 28 meters.
  • Normal Attack (wiki attack index 1)
    • Low crit chance (14.00%)
    • Low total damage (29)

See WARFRAME Wiki:Stat Comparison/Percentiles for more details.




This weapon was awarded for earning 4,000 points in a single Endurance Disruption Mission in Operation: Hostile Mergers, complete with a free weapon slot and a pre-installed Orokin Catalyst.

Was re-obtainable by watching a livestream from any channel in The Game Awards directory with a Twitch-linked account for 30 consecutive minutes on December 12, 2019.

Drop was re-deployed by watching Prime Time episode 273 with a Twitch-linked account for 30 consecutive minutes on December 19, 2019.

As of June 5th, 2020, the weapon is now potentially sold by Baro Ki'Teer in the Concourse section of the Tenno Relay for Credits64 250,000 and OrokinDucats 475. Note that Baro Ki'Teer's stock changes with each appearance, and this weapon may not be available on a succeeding appearance.

The version sold by Baro Ki'Teer can be traded, but only when unranked and without Forma or an Orokin Catalyst installed. The trading recipient must also have a Mastery Rank of at least 12.


  • The zone of impact or maximum beam range creates a spherical area of effect of 2 meters, dealing the weapon's full damage (i.e. there is no damage falloff).
    • The range of the area of effect is unaffected by Mod TT 20px Sinister Reach.
    • Punch Through affects the location of the weapon's area of effect. The weapon's area of effect is applied at the final point of contact rather than whenever an enemy is struck.
  • The Glaxion Vandal is capable of freezing enemies solid with sustained fire if it kills them. Enemies will progressively turn icy blue (spreading from the point of contact), and eventually become completely solid upon death. Frozen enemies can then be shattered by other attacks. This only applies to normal enemies such as Lancers, Crewmen, and MOAs—Ospreys will simply explode upon death.
    • Even if the weapon is modified to have a non-DmgColdSmall64 Cold damage type (such as DmgBlastSmall64 Blast damage), the Glaxion will still freeze foes solid if it kills them.
    • Amusingly, it can freeze enemies with DmgFireSmall64 Heat damage effects upon death; this effect is merely visual.
    • Whether or not they display frozen visuals, enemies killed by the Glaxion create two corpses due to the "shatter" death animation (though the extra corpse may not be visible).
  • When combining elemental mods, the Glaxion's innate DmgColdSmall64 Cold damage is added last.


  • Enemies that are frozen solid will take at least 1 hit from any source to be destroyed regardless of how much damage it is dealt. This can block powerful enemy projectiles such as Napalm and Bombard shots.
    • Frozen corpses remain solid for 3 seconds before deteriorating which takes 5 seconds.
    • Some enemy abilities still remain in effect while deteriorating such as a Nullifier Crewman's bubble, which will start to grow back while deteriorating.
  • The weapon's innate Cold damage, along with its decent critical stats, means that a combination of Mod TT 20px Hunter Munitions and DmgViralSmall64 Viral procs can be quite potent, and easily achieved with the aforementioned Hunter Munitions mod and Mod TT 20px Malignant Force.
  • Because the beam can generate a damaging AoE at impact or at its max range, the Glaxion Vandal can become a deceptively effective crowd controller without the need for loading Punch Through - especially considering its ability to slow a group of enemies with DmgColdSmall64 Cold procs to give ample space for players to finish them off.


  • The Glaxion Vandal is the fifth weapon to deal pure DmgColdSmall64 Cold damage, after the original Glaxion, the Sibear Sibear hammer (prior to Update 26), and the Artax Artax and Cryotra Cryotra Sentinel weapons.
  • The Glaxion Vandal is the first Vandal variant that has a unique distinguishing feature to its standard counterpart instead of merely having direct stat changes (in this case, the spherical AoE at the beam's maximum reach).
    • These altered features of standard weapons have been previously exclusive to their Primed, Kuva and Tenet variants.
  • The revolver-style cartridges on the Glaxion's body spin during firing, though the magazine is the small (battery) box behind the trigger.
    • Additionally, the Glaxion's barrel telescopes back and forth rapidly during firing and collapses inward when holstered.
    • The beam itself will oscillate slightly. This does not seem to affect the accuracy or hit registration in any way.
  • Enemies who die by the weapon are frozen solid, much like Frost's Avalanche130xWhite Avalanche ability, and shatter when hit by any weapon. This effect persists even if the Glaxion's Cold damage has been changed into another element.
    • If frozen bodies are left alone for five seconds, the ice will thaw into nothingness.
  • Glaxion bears similarity to the French word glaçon, meaning "ice cube" or "icicle".

Glaxion Vandal Skins



Patch History[]

Update 32.0 (2022-09-07)

Headshot Damage Changes

During playtesting, the ammo changes alone weren’t enough to significantly change things for AoE weapons. So instead of tightening these values to be overly restrictive, we chose to address other factors that make these weapons so strong, such as headshot damage.

Our approach here is two-fold, to reduce the impact of headshots for AOE weapons, but to also make precision headshots pack a larger punch overall.

  • Radial damage no longer gains extra headshot damage or triggers headshot conditions.
    • This is primarily targeted at the Ignis Wraith - as a “flamethrower” weapon, it’s hard to imagine a blanket of elements being precise enough to target weak points specifically. Explosive projectiles themselves can still land headshots, so there is still a reason to aim with most weapons for maximum damage.

Update 28.0 (2020-06-11)

  • The Glaxion Vandal is now tradable.

Update 25.7 (2019-08-29)

  • Fixed the Glaxion Festive Skin missing its jolly green glowy lights when equipped on the Glaxion Vandal.

Hotfix 25.2.3 (2019-06-25)

  • Fixed Energy color not applying to the Glaxion Vandal’s Festive Skin.

Update 25.0 (2019-05-22)

  • Introduced.

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