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Equipped with a huge magazine and impressive rate of fire, the GRAKATA is the preferred weapon of Grineer Lancers.
For the soundtrack, see Grakata (Soundtrack).

The Grakata is a IconGrineerOn.png Grineer assault rifle standard issue for Lancers, Hellions and Commanders, capable of unloading a quick barrage of bullets upon enemies. The low base damage is offset by the Grakata's high critical chance and status chance. Coupled with its high fire rate, the Grakata is able to inflict large amounts of damage and statuses in short periods of time, at the cost of being extremely ammo inefficient and hard to control in sustained fire with its absurd recoil.

This is a requisite ingredient (x2) for TwinGrakatas.png Twin Grakatas.


  • This weapon deals primarily DmgImpactSmall64.png Impact damage.


  • Can use the Grakata-exclusive Mod TT 20px.png Brain Storm and Mod TT 20px.png Wild Frenzy mods.
  • Normal Attack
    • Second highest effective fire rate behind PrismaGrakata.png Prisma Grakata
    • Above average crit chance
    • Above average magazine
    • High max ammo
    • Above average disposition


  • High recoil.
  • Normal Attack
    • Very low damage
    • Low reload speed
    • Below average status chance



The Grakata's blueprint can be purchased from the Market.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 24 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 30
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 125 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png15,000

This weapon can be sold for Credits64.png 7,500; it is also a requisite ingredient (x2) for TwinGrakatas.png Twin Grakatas.


  • This weapon can be treated as a side-grade to the Soma.png Soma, trading critical chance, magazine capacity, recoil, damage, and critical damage multiplier in exchange for a much greater status chance, rate of fire and maximum ammo capacity. it also does not require a spin-up period to fire at full speed.
  • Due to its inefficient ammo economy, one can find themselves running out of ammo very quickly.
  • With a fully ranked Mod TT 20px.png Ammo Drum, the Grakata can hold up to 1,035 rounds, magazine included.


  • The Grakata has a high chance of cutting corpses into pieces despite the fact that the Grakata's primary damage type is DmgImpactSmall64.png Impact, making it an ideal candidate for a Desecrating NekrosIcon272.png Nekros to bring along, as the game considers the cut corpses as separate entities, essentially giving multiple corpses to desecrate from a single enemy and thus yielding more chances to create more drops.
  • Holding the trigger down and spraying bullets is not recommended, as the strong recoil of the weapon can easily waste of a lot of ammo. The Grakata's reload time also becomes far more of a problem on full auto, as the weapon discharges its entire magazine in 3 seconds without mods. Firing short bursts helps to increase your accuracy. Aim low when firing longer bursts to compensate for recoil.
  • If you're leveling the weapon and running low on ammo, remember that weapons gain experience for assists as well, so one can damage an enemy with just one shot and then finish him with other weapon (Melee is recommended to bypass holster times).
  • Using Mod TT 20px.png Rifle Ammo Mutation and/or Mod TT 20px.png Ammo Case can also help to recover ammo lost due to the weapon's habit of burning through ammo quickly. Alternatively, Mod TT 20px.png Vigilante Supplies can be used, trading out some ammo conversion efficiency for a minor boost to DPS.
  • There are various mods you can use to counteract the Grakata's high recoil.
    • Mod TT 20px.png Stabilizer is recommended as it reduces the recoil without compromising its fire rate.
    • Mod TT 20px.png Critical Delay can be used as an alternative as the increased critical chance brings higher damage output and the lower fire rate decreases the recoil. However, this will lower overall DPS and it cannot be equipped simultaneously with Mod TT 20px.png Point Strike.
    • Mod TT 20px.png Vile Precision can be used as another alternative, reducing both recoil and fire rate. It will increase accuracy on medium and long distances, albeit at the cost of lowering overall DPS.
    • Reducing the fire rate with the previously mentioned mods does also help with ammo efficiency as well, since firing slower means consuming ammo slower. Some players may find that this benefit more than compensates for the loss of DPS.
  • Mod TT 20px.png Heavy Caliber is a good choice for the Grakata, as the weapon's deceptively high accuracy mitigates the accuracy penalty generated by the mod, reducing the overall bullet spread. However, this is difficult to fully utilize without the simultaneous addition of one of the mods mentioned above as Heavy Caliber's accuracy penalty will be greatly exacerbated with the Grakata's high recoil.
  • The Grakata will benefit the most from Mod TT 20px.png Hammer Shot, as the weapon has both a high status chance and critical chance, and will receive extra critical damage alongside a boost to status chance.
  • Due to its high status chance and incredibly high firing speed, Grakata is able to proc many status effects rapidly.
    • Although a large portion of procs will be physical-damage based, the Grakata is still easily capable of causing all possible procs in a single burst.
    • Area-of-effect procs such as DmgGasSmall64.png Gas and DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity damage are effective at all levels. Electric can also be used to stun targets.
      • The Gas & Electric combination can be remarkably effective against thick swarms of lower level light Infested.
    • Grakata is ideal for rapidly stacking DmgCorrosiveSmall64.png Corrosive effects to quickly strip higher level armored enemies of their thick armor (up to 80%), or for using DmgRadiationSmall64.png Radiation for crowd control.
    • To significantly decrease time-to-kill for higher level content, DmgViralSmall64.png Viral elemental procs are recommended, to increase damage to enemies health by a significant amount.


  • The magazine is the round ball on the bottom of the grip, not the box on the front end of the barrel. This is similar to some SMGs that have the magazine inside the grip such as the Mac-11.
    • The spherical magazine suggests that Grakata uses a very small-caliber and helical layout.
    • The large box assembly may be a gas block, suggesting the Grakata uses the gas operated method of auto-loading.
  • The Grakata's standard fire rate of 20 rounds per second equates to 1,200 RPM, similar to that of the fastest available submachine guns today.
    • Along with the Ignis, the Grakata has four visible lines of text on various parts of the gun. The ones marked by a red Grineer symbol, Grineer W.svgGrineer A.svgGrineer N.svgGrineer T.svg   Grineer T.svgGrineer O.svg   Grineer K.svgGrineer N.svgGrineer O.svgGrineer W.svg translates to "Want to know" (close to the trigger) and Grineer G.svgGrineer R.svgGrineer I.svgGrineer N.svgGrineer E.svgGrineer E.svgGrineer R.svg meaning "Grineer" (closest to the muzzle), while the other two lines of text are just random letters, numbers and symbols.
  • The Grakata used to share the same reload animation and sound as the Ignis.png Ignis, probably because they both share the same basic model. The reload sound does not seem to fit the Grakata however, as it sounds as if a tank of gas or fuel is being replaced rather than a magazine of bullets.
    • This was eventually fixed in Update 18.5 (2016-03-04), with the animation simply cutting short.
  • Lowest base damage of all fully automatic rifles.
  • Second fastest fire rate of all primary weapons, behind PrismaGrakata.png Prisma Grakata.


Grakata Skins Edit

Patch History[]

Update 31.5 (2022-04-27)

  • Fixed incorrect icon sizing for the following icons:
    • Grakata Day of the Dead Skin

Update 25.7 (2019-08-29)

  • Converted materials to PBR on the Grakata.

Hotfix 22.12.4 (2018-02-13)

  • Fixed Grakata low magazine sounds being audible by all players when used by friendly AI.

Update 22.12 (2018-02-09)

  • Mastery Rank increased from 0 to 5.

Update 21.0 (2017-06-29)

  • Thought the Grakata couldn’t get any better? Well now it’s firepower sounds even more satisfying! We’ve improved it’s 3D sound to use stereo samples, which gives the Grakata a meatier sound when in close proximity to it. This gives ally and enemy Grakatas a more dynamic feel in 3D! Clem will be pleased.

Update 18.5 (2016-03-04)

  • Fixed the Grakata improperly using the Ignis' reload animation.

Update 16.5 (2015-05-12)

  • Grakata damage increased in PvP.
  • Grakata has been given the PBR treatment!

Hotfix 15.13.7 (2015-02-10)

  • Updated audio quality on the Grakata.

Update 15.13 (2015-02-05)

  • Improvements to the Grakata's audio.

Update 14.2 (2014-08-13)

  • Ammo capacity increased from 675 to 750.

Update 13.3 (2014-05-14)

  • Fixed an issue with the Grakata not properly aiming if the player attempted to aim while in the middle of a reload animation.

Update 11.3 (2013-12-12)

  • Buffed Grakata - Higher Proc/Crit chance. Higher damage (9 to 11).

Update 10.3 (2013-10-09)

  • Fixed Grakata playing reload sound twice.

Hotfix 10.0.1 (2013-09-14)

  • Grakata critical rate buff.

Update 9.5 (2013-08-09)

  • Added custom reload sound for Grakata.

Update 7.9 (2013-04-26)

  • Increased base Crit Chance and damage on Grakata.

Update 7.8 (2013-04-19)

  • Introduced.

See also[]