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Once the blade weapon of choice for an exclusive order of Tenno assassins, the Karyst dagger grew to become a symbol of honor and duty for all Tenno

Karyst is a LotusBlack.png Tenno single dagger that deals innate Toxin DamageDmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin damage.

The Karyst Dagger can be sold for Credits64.png 5,000.

Characteristics[]

This weapon deals primarily Toxin DamageDmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin damage.

Advantages:

Disadvantages:

Comparisons:

Acquisition[]

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

Manufacturing Requirements
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20,000
Salvage64.png
1,500
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800
Oxium64.png
100
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1
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 35
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 95 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png20,000

Notes[]

  • When combining elemental mods, the Karyst's innate Toxin DamageDmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin damage is added last.
  • Jump attacks will always inflict the Toxin DamageDmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin proc, regardless of the weapon's current elemental mods.
  • When equipped without a Stance mod, the Karyst adds a 4th lunging stab on its normal attack combo that propels the Warframe a good distance forward, which is useful for catching up to moving enemies. It also has a 100% chance of inflicting Slash DamageDmgSlashSmall64.png Slash bleed proc, despite the fact that the Karyst has no physical damage element. This effect is lost if one uses the Pointed Wind12?cb=20190608095452 Pointed Wind stance, which replaces the lunge with a sweeping slash.
    • If the lunge lands behind an unalerted enemy, a stealth attack will be performed instead.

Trivia[]

  • The Karyst is the only single dagger that is available in the Market. All other daggers are available only through Nightwave, Invasions and Red Veil.
  • The name and shape of this dagger are based on the Kris, an Indonesian dagger. This trait is shared with the Skyla of Nami SkylaTnoCutlassAndPoignard.png Nami Skyla.
    • Traditionally, the belief is held that poison added to the Kris during the forging process grants it an envenoming effect when used in combat.  Further, the "flambard" style blade would help hold poisons applied to the blade before combat, as well as inflict more substantial wounds against sliced opponents; a useful characteristic against unarmored opponents in hot weather climates.  This is the likely inspiration for this weapon doing toxin damage.
  • The swirl pattern on the blade closely resembles patterns seen on Damascus steel.

Media[]

Karyst Skins Edit

Patch History[]

Update 26.0 (2019-10-31)

  • Mastery Rank increased from 0 to 6.
  • Damage increased from 50 Toxin to 273 (30 Impact, 84 Puncture, 72 Slash, and 87 Toxin).
  • Range increased from 1 to 1.75.
  • Status Chance increased from 10% to 26%.
  • Slam Attack increased from 100 to 546.
  • Slide Attack increased from 107 to 546.
  • Parry Angle set to 45.
  • Follow Through increased from 0.3 to 0.9.

Update 17.3 (2015-09-02)

  • Karyst is now available in Conclave.

Update 14.2 (2014-08-13)

  • Introduced.

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

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