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The Gorgon sports a large clip that allows it to provide suppressing fire and sustain a high damage rate over a long time. Its high fire rate is only achieved following a short wind-up cycle.

The Gorgon is a IconGrineerOn.png Grineer light machine gun standard issue to Heavy Gunners and Grineer Wardens, and wielded by Lieutenant Lech Kril. It has a small spool-up period during which it fires slowly, before reaching its maximum fire rate.


  • This weapon deals primarily DmgImpactSmall64.png Impact damage.
  • Requires a spool-up of 9 shots before optimal fire rate is achieved.
    • Fire rate starts at 20% of its listed value, and increases by 10.667% per shot.
    • Burst firing maintains spool-up.


  • Can use the Gorgon-exclusive Mod TT 20px.png Gorgon Frenzy mod. (Conclave only)
  • Fully Spooled
    • High magazine
    • Very high effective fire rate
    • Above average max ammo
    • High disposition


  • Spool-up creates a warm-up period of weakness for fire rate, making short engagements undesirable.
  • Fully Spooled
    • Below average crit chance
    • Very low damage
    • Very low reload speed
    • Very low status chance
    • Very low crit multiplier



The Gorgon's blueprint can be dropped by Heavy Gunners, Arid Heavy Gunners, Grineer Wardens, and Gokstad Officers.

Item Source Chance Expected Nearly Guaranteed
Gorgon.png Blueprint Frontier Heavy Gunner 1% ~ 100 Kills 687 ± 229 Kills
Gorgon.png Blueprint Arid Heavy Gunner 1% ~ 100 Kills 687 ± 229 Kills
Gorgon.png Blueprint Grineer Warden 1% ~ 100 Kills 687 ± 229 Kills
Gorgon.png Blueprint Narmer Heavy Gunner 1% ~ 100 Kills 687 ± 229 Kills
Gorgon.png Blueprint Corrupted Warden 1% ~ 100 Kills 687 ± 229 Kills
Gorgon.png Blueprint Heavy Gunner 1% ~ 100 Kills 687 ± 229 Kills

All drop rates data is obtained from DE's official drop tables. See Mission Rewards#Standard Missions for definitions on reward table rotations. Drop chances are rounded to two decimal places, following the official drop tables repository.
Expected means a player can expect to obtain at least one of a drop every N attempts on average.
Nearly Guaranteed refers to the total number of attempts a player needs to obtain a 1 in 10^2,3, and 4 probability not to have recieved a single drop (99%, 99.9%, and 99.99% probability to have received at least one drop).
The combined probability of multiple drops is 1 - ((1-A%) * (1-B%) * ...) (add drops in same rotation)

For more detailed definitions and information, 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 7,500.


  • After the spool up time, it is possible to use the Gorgon in quick short bursts, allowing you to keep up the high rate of fire, but with less recoil and fewer bullets wasted, making the Gorgon usable at medium to medium-long ranges.
  • You can retain the 'charge' of the fire rate by sprinting. This way the weapon stops shooting but as long as you keep the fire button held down, the fire rate will not reset and the weapon will resume fast firing once you stop sprinting.
  • Use the Mod TT 20px.png Rifle Ammo Mutation mod or the Carrier Sentinel equipped with Mod TT 20px.png Ammo Case to compensate for lost ammo due to the weapon's high rate of fire consuming ammunition on full spool.
  • Mod TT 20px.png Speed Trigger decreases the spool-up time considerably, though the increased maximum fire rate causes the weapon to burn through ammo reserves extremely quickly. Consider firing in bursts.
  • Mod TT 20px.png Stabilizer can be used to reduce recoil and make the weapon more steady.


  • In Greek mythology, there are three Gorgons (Γοργών); Stheno, Euryale, and Medusa. Their hair was made of living snakes, and Medusa could turn people into stone by making eye contact.
    • The word Gorgon (Γοργώ) is derived from the Greek word "gorgós," meaning "dreadful".
  • Before Update 11.0 (2013-11-20), General Sargas Ruk used it as his primary weapon.
  • The box on the right side of the trigger is the magazine, as seen in the current reload animation.
  • The Gorgon appears to use a motor-driven feed system and action as there is a sound akin to a motor spinning down when the trigger is released. This may also explain the need to spool up before it reaches the full fire rate.
    • As of around Update 12.4 (2014-03-05), the Gorgon's sound effects have been updated. It does not appear to have the spooling down sound effect any more.
  • Grineer Heavy Gunners have a description "High damage minigun" implying directly on their weapons although the Gorgon is a Light Machine Gun.
  • The words Grineer N.svgGrineer O.svgGrineer T.svg   Grineer T.svgGrineer O.svgGrineer U.svgGrineer C.svg appear just above the trigger, translating to "Not Touc", most likely "Do not touch" with some letters rubbed out.
  • The words Grineer B.svgGrineer I.svgGrineer G.svg   Grineer H.svgGrineer U.svgGrineer R.svgGrineer T.svg   Grineer F.svgGrineer P.svgGrineer 4.svgGrineer 3.svgGrineer 3.svgGrineer 7.svg can be found on the side of the barrel, near the end of the gun translating to "Big Hurt FP4337".
  • This weapon was removed from the market in Update 10.3 (2013-10-09), and its blueprint was only available from Login Rewards tier 2 and 3 prior to Update 18.0 (2015-12-03). In Hotfix: Specters of the Rail 1.1 (2016-07-29) it was added as a drop to the Arid Heavy Gunner.
  • The Arid Heavy Gunner's Gorgon deals mostly DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash rather than DmgImpactSmall64.png Impact.
  • Second slowest reload speed of all primary rifles, after Trumna.png Trumna.


Gorgon Skins Edit

Patch History[]

Update 31.5 (2022-04-27)

  • Fixed the following weapon icons not being angled the same as others:
    • Gorgon Towsun Skin

Update 22.12 (2018-02-09)

  • Status chance increased from 5% to 9%.
  • Critical chance increased from 10% to 17%.
  • Increased accuracy while aiming.

Hotfix: Specters of the Rail 1.1 (2016-07-29)

  • Arid Heavy Gunners will now drop the Gorgon Blueprint!

Hotfix 18.6.2 (2016-03-22)

  • Gorgon series damage has been reduced in Conclave.

Hotfix 18.5.5 (2016-03-08)

  • Reduced the damage of Gorgon series weapons in the Conclaves.

Update 18.5 (2016-03-04)

  • Typhoon Conclave skin now available.

Hotfix 17.10.4 (2015-11-10)

  • Reduced the damage of the Gorgon series in PvP.

Update 17.8 (2015-10-21)

  • Added Gorgon Frenzy (Gorgon): On kill, 30% increase in fire rate for 3 seconds.

Update 17.2 (2015-08-19)

  • The Gorgon series of weapons has had their damage increased in PvP.

Hotfix 16.8.4 (2015-06-15)

  • Fixed duplicate entries for the Gorgon that would appear in player profile after killing certain enemies under the effects of Mind Control.

Hotfix 16.6.3 (2015-05-29)

  • Fixed the Strun Wraith and Gorgon weapons not showing the correct Impact / Slash / Puncture stats in the Conclave Arsenal.

Update 16.5 (2015-05-12)

  • Damage increased in PvP.

Update 16.3 (2015-04-09)

  • Increased the damage of the Gorgon in PvP.

Update 14.0 (2014-07-18)

  • Limited the max instances of Gorgon fire sound effects.

Update 13.2 (2014-05-01)

  • Created a new Custom AI version of the 3D Gorgon fire sound effects used by all Grineer Enemy types which use the Gorgon.

Update 12.5 (2014-03-19)

  • Tweaks to firing sound.

Hotfix 11.0.1 (2013-11-20)

  • Adjusted Gorgon crit to compensate for Damage 2.0.

Update 10.3 (2013-10-09)

  • Gorgon retired from the Market.

Update 9.5 (2013-08-09)

  • Added Gorgon Camo Skin.
  • Added custom reload sounds for the Gorgon.

Update 8.3 (2013-07-04)

  • Sound changes.

Update 7.11 (2013-05-17)

  • Weapon pricing overhaul; 225 platinum.

Update 7.10 (2013-05-03)

  • Gorgon rifle accuracy increase.

Update 7.9 (2013-04-26)

  • Accuracy adjustments while aimed.

Update 7.7 (2013-04-03)

  • Fire rate reduced to 11.9 from 16.7

Update 7.x Weapon Balance (2013-03-22)

  • Tweaks to Recoil feel and Accuracy, sharper Rotation Spring, added Translation Spring, tuned Noise. Added force feedback to its firing sound.
  • Damage now 24, was 25 / Reload time now 4.2, was 4.0.

Update 5.4 (2013-01-14)

  • Balance changes for Gorgon.

Update 3 (2012-10-30)

  • Beefed up the Gorgon rifle.

Vanilla (2012-10-25)

  • Item introduced with game release.

See Also[]