Slice through mobs of unruly enemies with this fierce halberd; the signature weapon of the Kuva Guardians.

The Kesheg is the signature polearm of the IconGrineerOn Grineer Kuva Guardians.


Advantages over other Melee weapons (excluding modular weapons):

  • Second highest base damage of all polearms behind Pupacyst Pupacyst.
  • Tied with VaykorSydon Vaykor Sydon for the highest critical multiplier of all polearms.
  • Normal Attack (wiki attack index 1)
    • Above average total damage (241)
    • High attack range (2.90 m)
    • Above average disposition (●●●●● (1.35x))
    • High crit multiplier (2.50x)

Disadvantages over other Melee weapons (excluding modular weapons):

  • Tied with Guandao Guandao and Pupacyst Pupacyst for the slowest attack speed of all polearms.
  • Normal Attack (wiki attack index 1)
    • Below average crit chance (19.00%)
    • Very low attack speed (0.83x animation speed)

See WARFRAME Wiki:Stat Comparison/Percentiles for more details.


The Kesheg's blueprint can be researched from the Chem Lab in the dojo.

Manufacturing Requirements
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DetoniteInjector Detonite Injector
Kuva Kuva
Ferrite Ferrite
AlloyPlate Alloy Plate
Time: 1 Day(s)
Rush: PlatinumLarge 35
MarketIcon Market Price: PlatinumLarge 180 Blueprint2 Blueprints Price:Credits15,000
Chem Lab ResearchClanAffinity643,000
DetoniteAmpule Detonite Ampule
Kuva Kuva
Ferrite Ferrite
AlloyPlate Alloy Plate
Time: 3 Day(s)
Prereq: Sydon
Ghost Clan x1   Shadow Clan x3   Storm Clan x10   Mountain Clan x30   Moon Clan x100


  • This weapon may be named after the Kheshig, the imperial guard for the Mongol royal family. The name translates to "favored" or "blessed". The Kheshig are thought to be the basis for similar institutions that existed in many of the societies that succeeded the Mongol Empire in the regions that it used to control.
  • The Keshegs wielded by Kuva Guardians in cinematics all have a glowing vial of Kuva attached near the blade (similar to the one on the BrokenScepter Broken Scepter). This is not seen during gameplay, however, and may be a bug or an oversight.
  • Unlike any other polearm, the Kesheg possesses a unique "Halberd" holster. Currently this holster can only be applied to the Kesheg.
  • The Kesheg comes with a Kuva Cord fixed to it. This isn't considered a Sugatra and cannot be removed.
    • The market-available Kuva Cord Sugatra and the Kuva Cord attached to the Kesheg have different appearances, with the Kesheg's Kuva Cord being larger and having a different form.
    • The Market description for the Kuva Cord Sugatra, however, refers to the Kesheg as the source of the Sugatra.
  • Unlike most Polearms, which feature a blade on each end and are used by twirling the weapon, the Kesheg's default attack animations involve it being jabbed and thrusted rather than spun due to it only having one blade. This anomaly is shared with the (Vaykor) Sydon Sydon.
    • This special trait is lost when equipping most stances, which utilize spinning attacks
  • Though it may just be oversight or a bug, the Kesheg is the only melee weapon besides Sarpa Sarpa to be given a Finisher multiplier that isn't a whole number. All other Polearms for example have a 6.0x multiplier while the Kesheg's is 6.543x. Ground Finishers remain the same however at 12x.


Kesheg Skins


Patch History[]

Update 26.0 (2019-10-31)

  • Damage increased from 105 to 241.
  • Range increased from 2 to 2.9.
  • Status Chance increased from 10% to 23%.
  • Critical Chance increased from 7.5% to 19%.
  • Slam Attack increased from 210 to 723.
  • Slide Attack increased from 233 to 482.
  • Parry Angle set to 55.
  • Follow Through reduced from 0.8 to 0.6.

Update 22.6 (2017-12-07)

  • Fixed polearms clipping on some Warframes when using the standard holster position.

Update 19.0 (2016-11-11)

  • Introduced.

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

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