The Hek is a Grineer shotgun that deals very high damage, particularly known for its relatively narrow cone compared to other shotguns. Due to this relatively tight spread, the Hek is also able to perform with greater success at more moderate ranges, regardless of pellet/ projectile falloff. However, the Hek does trade its raw power and relative focused fire for its small magazine size, and generally limited crowd-control ability.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
This weapon deals primarily Puncture damage.
- High Puncture damage – effective against armor.
- Very high overall status chance.
- Tied with Tigris, Tigris Prime, Vaykor Hek and Corinth for the third narrowest pellet spread of all shotguns, behind Exergis and Astilla.
- Innate multishot of 7 pellets.
- Can equip the Hek-exclusive Scattered Justice mod.
- Lower Impact and Slash damage – less effective against Shields and Flesh.
- Has linear damage falloff from 100% to 20% from 10m to 20m target distance (distances are affected by Projectile Speed).
- Low critical chance.
- Small magazine size.
- High recoil.
- May miss enemies at point-blank range due to the length of the barrels.
- Hek, compared to Vaykor Hek:
- Lower critical chance (10% vs. 25%)
- Higher status chance (10.71% vs. 10.7%)
- Lower fire rate (2.17 rounds/sec vs. 3 rounds/sec)
- Shorter range before damage falloff ends (20m vs. 25m)
- Larger max damage reduction due to falloff (80% vs. 73.33%)
- Smaller magazine (4 rounds vs. 8 rounds)
- Faster reload speed (2 s vs. 2.25 s)
- Lack of an innate Justice effect
- Different polarities (None vs. )
- Lower Mastery Rank required (4 vs. 12)
- Higher disposition (1.2 vs. 1.1)
Acquisition[edit | edit source]
The Hek's blueprint can be purchased from the Market.
|Time: 24 hrs|
|Market Price: 225||Blueprints Price:25,000|
Tips[edit | edit source]
- Along with the Corinth and Vaykor Hek, the Hek is able to use Accelerated Blast more efficiently than other shotguns due to Puncture being its primary damage, which is uncommon among weapons in its class.
- Ammo Stock at Rank 3 (+40%) adds two into the magazine size (for a total of 6). There is no need to upgrade the mod further as no additional rounds will be gained.
- A fully ranked Ammo Stock combined with a fully ranked Burdened Magazine will add 5 additional rounds to the magazine, giving it 9 rounds in total.
- Using the Shotgun Ammo Mutation mod can help regain ammo when needed, although not as often as the full auto shotguns.
- The weapon's spread cone can be shrunk by zooming in, as with all shotguns.
- Equipping both Hell's Chamber and Scattered Justice will give the Hek +320% Multishot, giving it an impressive 29 pellets per shot with a 40% chance of firing a 30th pellet. This greatly improves the Hek's damage and status chance.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- This weapon seems to be modeled on the main weapon of Councilor Vay Hek's Terra Frame, which fires rockets as opposed to shotgun shells. This has caused speculation as to whether the Councilor himself is merely the shotgun's namesake, or otherwise responsible for designing/commissioning it.
- The magazine for the Hek is the cylindrical 'handle' sticking out of the side of the bottom right barrel. This raises questions as to how the shells are actually loaded into each barrel.
- It is possible that the barrel it is attached to is a tubular feeding system and not for firing, and that the other three barrels actually fire.
- The Hek received a minor visual update in Hotfix 13.4.1, which added weathering and other textures to the weapon to make it look more worn and aged, putting it in line with other Grineer weapons.
- The Hek was named during a livestream. When one of the developers asked what the shotgun should be called, the other developer on stream stubbed his toe and yelled 'Hek', which led to the naming of this shotgun.
- The Hek has a striking resemblance to a 1960s quad-barrel shotgun prototype.
Media[edit | edit source]
Patch History[edit | edit source]
Last updated: Hotfix 18.13.2
See Also[edit | edit source]
- Councilor Vay Hek, the Grineer boss who uses an oversized version of this weapon, and may have invented it.
- Vem Tabook, the leader of The Grustrag Three, uses a modified version of the Hek.
- Scattered Justice, a Hek exclusive Syndicate mod.
- Vaykor Hek, the Steel Meridian custom version.