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This jet-powered Grineer throwing mace always comes back to its owner and is even capable of disarming targets.

The Halikar is a IconGrineerOn.png Grineer throwing mace similar to the Glaive.png Glaive, serving as the Drahk Master's weapon of choice. Thrown attacks with this weapon have a chance to disarm enemies it hits.

Characteristics[]

  • This weapon deals primarily DmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture damage.
  • Slam Attacks deal only DmgMagneticSmall64.png Magnetic damage.
  • Can be wielded in-tandem with a single-handed secondary weapon.
  • Holding the melee button throws the glaive, which can bounce up to three times, travels up to 23 meters uncharged, and 30 meters fully charged before returning to the user, damaging anyone in its path. Meleeing while the glaive is in mid-flight commands it to return.
    • Primary and secondary weapons can be fired and reloaded normally with a thrown glaive, and retrieving the glaive does not interrupt these actions. Additional throws can also be "buffered" while the glaive is in mid-flight.
    • Thrown glaive has a guaranteed DmgImpactSmall64.png Impact proc.
    • Thrown glaive has above average critical multiplier.
    • Thrown glaive has a chance to disarm.
    • Innate 1 meter punch through.
    • Thrown glaive is silent.
    • Heavy Attacks while the glaive is in mid-flight produce a 4.9 meter explosion and forces the glaive to return.
      • Explosion inflicts a guaranteed DmgImpactSmall64.png Impact proc.
      • Explosion does not need direct line of sight to deal damage and will penetrate walls.
      • No Damage Falloff.
      • Explosion inflicts self-stagger.
    • Cannot use melee attacks or block while the glaive is in mid-flight.
  • Can use the Glaive-exclusive mods Mod TT 20px.png Combo Fury, Mod TT 20px.png Power Throw, Mod TT 20px.png Quick Return (Mod TT 20px.png Volatile), Mod TT 20px.png Rebound (Mod TT 20px.png Volatile), and Mod TT 20px.png Whirlwind.
  • Innate Madurai Pol.svg and Naramon Pol.svg polarities.

Advantages:

Disadvantages:

  • Normal Attack
    • Below average crit chance
    • Low damage
    • Very low attack range
  • Throw
    • Low damage
    • Very low attack range
  • Throw Bounce Explosion
    • Low attack range
  • Throw Recall Explosion
    • Low damage
    • Below average attack range
    • Below average crit multiplier
  • Charged Throw
    • Below average damage
    • Below average attack range
  • Charged Throw Bounce Explosion
    • Low damage
    • Below average attack range
    • Below average crit multiplier
  • Charged Throw Recall Explosion
    • Low damage
    • Below average attack range
    • Below average crit multiplier

Comparisons:

Acquisition[]

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

Manufacturing Requirements
CreditsLarge.png
15,000
ArgonCrystal.png
2
Ferrite.png
4,800
NanoSpores.png
5,000
Oxium.png
500
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 35
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 150 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png20,000

Notes[]

  • When equipping the Halikar, the player can throw it and then press the melee button to detonate the Halikar, dealing high AoE damage and returning to the player immediately. This is true for all thrown melee weapons.
    • This is very useful for regenerating health with Mod TT 20px.png Life Strike.
    • It can explode in this manner when not equipped and thrown, but the explosion timing cannot be controlled and will often stagger the user in close quarters.
    • It should be however noted that finisher attacks can still be executed while the weapon is in the air.
  • The Halikar is a unique weapon as it is the first equipable weapon capable of disarming an enemy. This capability was initially reserved for Warframe abilities, including RadialDisarm130xDark.png Radial Disarm.
  • Unlike the Glaive.png Glaive and the Kestrel.png Kestrel, the Halikar has a limited degree of homing capability in-flight by gently curving its flight path via thrusters. However, this ability only benefits targeting at longer range and is lost after the first bounce.
  • Certain enemies cannot be disarmed, e.g. Ospreys or Capture Targets.
  • The Halikar has a base range similar to the Kestrel, or 3/4 that of the Glaive. Like with other thrown weapons, using Mod TT 20px.png Whirlwind on the Halikar will increase flight speed as well as distance traveled, because the flight time is constant. A fully levelled Mod TT 20px.png Whirlwind will increase the maximum distance to ~63m.
  • When used within Clan Duels, the enemy will have their weapon removed permanently and the wielder will have their weapon slot replaced with the stolen weapon.
    • Both the original weapon and the stolen weapon will be returned upon leaving the Clan Dojo.

Tips[]

  • While hard to achieve, it is possible to disarm several enemies with one throw.
    • To get this to work in a way other than hoping for lucky rebounds, one can either use Mod TT 20px.png Power Throw for direct hits or a fully levelled Mod TT 20px.png Quick Return to hit them on the way back, as it will have a predictable return path and punch through everything on the way back.
    • The latter works even better in combination with Mod TT 20px.png Whirlwind when aiming past a lined-up group of enemies at a nearby wall and following up with a quick sidestep.
  • Using Mod TT 20px.png Whirlwind is highly recommended as it can lead to easier headshots.

Trivia[]

  • The Halikar's name derived from Chalikar, which is another name for Chakrams, a throwing weapon in which Glaive-type weapons are based on.
  • Previously, the Halikar's thrown damage was lower than stated by the Arsenal. This was fixed in Hotfix: The Vacuum Within 2 (2016-10-06) and additionally buffed to 150 (from the formerly claimed 105).

Bugs[]

  • An unranked copy of Jen Dro's weapon can be stolen from her by using the Halikar thrown attack. It will replace the player's secondary weapon if they have one, which will hover in mid air.

Media[]

Halikar Skins Edit

Patch History[]

Update 30.9 (2021-11-11)

  • Fixed Glaives not being affected by abilities that attract projectiles (i.e Mag’s Magnetize).
    • This also fixes a Glaive that has been redirected in such a way infinitely bouncing.
    • This also fixes Glaive being unable to punchthrough certain Metal surfaces (Crewman Helmets)
  • Fixed disarming an Acolyte with the Halikar replacing your secondary weapon with a Rank 0 version of the Acolyte’s weapon.

Update 30.5 (2021-07-06)

MELEE / PRIMARY BALANCE CHANGES

In late 2020, we reworked the Glaive melee class to be more powerful and comfortable to use. Overall, we feel these changes had their intended effect as weapons like the Glaive Prime skyrocketed from obscurity to the top of the pile with their newfound ability to inflict huge damage using heavy attacks.

However, these changes also introduced a common issue: players with high melee attack speed would sometimes accidentally throw their Glaives when trying to perform simple melee strikes, and the “catch and release” mechanic sometimes resulted in multiple unintended throws. In reviewing our Melee system, we felt it was a good opportunity to address this concern, while also doing a balancing pass to reflect the power in this newly reworked melee class.

That said, our two changes to Glaives go hand in hand:

First, the heavy attack wind-up speed is being increased from 0.6 seconds to 1.2 seconds. With more time on the wind-up, it is much harder to accidentally throw when you are trying to swing.

With this increased wind-up speed, players are also more capable of performing quick throws. Right now the damage on quick throws is very close to fully charged, so in order to encourage more meaningful choice, our second change is to reduce quick throw damage to approximately 50% of the maximum charge. Exact number changes are as follows:

Halikar
Direct Hit Damage from 298 to 163
Radial Damage from 447 to 225

Update 29.5 (2020-11-19)

  • Added guaranteed Impact proc to Heavy Attack Detonation.
  • Reduced AoE fall off from 50% to 40%.
  • Updated Halikar’s thrown hit effects to be more in-line with other projectile effects.
  • Removed falloff from Throw Explosion and Charged Throw Explosion damage.
  • (Undocumented) Throw Explosion and Charged Throw Explosion damage increased from 447 to 894 Blast damage.

Hotfix 27.2.2 (2020-03-06)
Reduced the following AoE weapons Radial Damage Falloff from central impact that were all previously 90%:

  • Halikar: 50%

Update 27.2 (2020-03-05)

Self Damage Changes

We are getting rid of Self Damage and replacing it with something else: instead of Self Damage, it’s now ‘Stagger’. This change completely removes the chance of killing yourself, and instead now creates scenarios where you will interrupt yourself - or ‘Stagger’ - to varying degrees if you aren’t careful.

The degrees of Self-Interrupt start with a small stumble all the way to full knockdown depending on how close you are to the center of explosion. Any Mods referring to Self Damage will be converted to acknowledge Stagger.

With this Self-Interrupt system, we have added dozens of new recovery animations that harness a ninja-like recovery experience. By pressing ‘Jump’ at the correct time, you can execute a ninja-skill-based knockdown recovery to ALL in-game knockdowns. This ninja recovery window is indicated by a glowing FX on your Warframe.

In the original Dev Workshop, we said:
As a result of this overall systemic change, Weapons with Stagger will be getting approximately a 20% buff in Damage, with any weapons with AOE receiving a 50% Radial Damage Falloff from central impact.

This is no longer accurate after continued testing. What we are doing now is:

No damage buffs have been added, but any weapons with AOE are receiving ~20% increase in Radius. Additionally, AOE weapons are receiving a 90% Radial Damage Falloff from central impact. This means on the very outer section of the explosion Radius 10% of the Damage will be dealt. Tactics will be deadly - aim true, Tenno.

Why: Several players brought up the history of the Tonkor and we want to make sure we ship this change in a place that’s conservative in its starting point from a balance perspective. The complete removal of Self Damage does change the pace of destruction with some of the game’s most powerful weapons, so we want to make sure we can iterate upwardly instead of releasing a bonanza of explosions with no other choices.

Update 26.0 (2019-10-31)
As a general note, self damage has been removed from Glaive power throws. As this decision made it through the testing pipeline, some mentioned this impacts a specific Chroma interaction, but positively impacts 41 other Warframes.

  • Damage increased from 45 to 149.
  • Range increased from 0.5 to 1.2.
  • Status Chance increased from 20% to 29%.
  • Critical Chance increased from 10% to 17%.
  • Slam Attack increased from 90 to 447.
  • Slide Attack increased from 225 to 298.
  • Parry Angle set to 55.
  • Follow Through increased from 0.5 to 0.7.

Update 25.1 (2019-06-05)

  • Demolysts can no longer be disarmed by the Halikar, as they stop attacking the Conduit. This follows precedent with Demolysts already being immune to the effects of Loki's and Mesa's disarm abilities.

Hotfix 24.5.3 (2019-03-19)

  • Changed the Glaive recall to be done with Melee instead of Melee Channel so its consistent again (Channel being a toggle-only messed up this function).
  • Fixed an error where, after Dual-Wielding gun and Glaive, throwing the Glaive in the "normal" Melee only mode could result in a turbo throw that is only supposed to apply for Dual-Wield.

Update 21.0 (2017-06-29)

  • Increased status chance from 15% to 20%.
  • Increased critical chance from 5% to 10%.
  • Increased Critical Damage from 1.5x to 2x.
  • Increased Damage from 35 to 45.
  • Increased Mastery from 0 to 7.

Last updated: Update 26.0 (2019-10-31)

See Also[]

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