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 Tenno single dagger introduced in Update 14.2 that deals innate Toxin b Toxin damage.

The Karyst Dagger can be sold for Credits645,000.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 35
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 95 Blueprint2 Blueprints Price:Credits6420,000

The Karyst dagger blueprint can be acquired from the Market for Credits6420,000.


This weapon deals Toxin b Toxin damage.



  • Second lowest attack speed of all dagger-type weapons, shared with HeatDagger Heat Dagger.
  • Normal attack damage cannot be increased with physical damage mods.
  • Toxin damage deals 50% less damage to Fossilized Infested.
  • Ground slam attack does not knock down enemies. 

Weapon LoadoutsEdit


  • The stance slot has Madurai Pol polarity, matching the Mod TT 20pxStinging Thorn and Mod TT 20pxPointed Wind stances.
  • Quick melee limits the weapon to attacking a single target at a time.
  • Has Momentum so while swinging you are immune to knockdowns, pulls, etc.
  • When combining elemental mods, the Karyst's innate Toxin b Toxin damage is added last.
  • Jump attacks will always inflict the Toxin b 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 b Slash bleed proc, despite the fact that the Karyst has no physical damage element. This effect is lost if one uses the Mod TT 20pxPointed 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.


  • This is the first non-infested melee weapon that deals pure Toxin b Toxin damage.
  • 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 TnoCutlassAndPoignard 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.


  • Karyst in Codex.

Karyst Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 17.3
  • Karyst is now available in Conclave.

Update 14.2

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Hotfix 22.19.1

See alsoEdit

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