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Kunai throwing daggers offer a silent alternative to the traditional sidearm. Perfect for assassins.

The Kunai are a set of throwing knives, released in Update 8.0. It deals a significant amount of damage, but can be hard to aim with because of its arrow-like arc projection.

This weapon can be sold for Credits645,000; it is also a requisite ingredient for Tipedo.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64
15,000
Morphics64
5
Ferrite64
3,000
NanoSpores64
4,000
Salvage64
4,000
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 50
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 175 Blueprint2 Blueprints Price:Credits6415,000

CharacteristicsEdit

This weapon deals primarily Puncture b Puncture damage.

Advantages:

  • High Puncture b Puncture damage – effective against armor.
  • Silent.
  • Very high reload speed.
  • High fire rate.
  • Can hit multiple enemies in a short line (caused by flying dead bodies and not by the Kunai).
  • The arc of the shots enable headshots over cover.
  • Has two Madurai Pol polarity.
  • Can use the Kunai-exclusive Stockpiled Blight augment.

Disadvantages:

  • Low Impact b Impact and Slash b Slash damage – less effective against shields and health.
  • Low critical chance.
  • Low status chance.
  • Below average critical multiplier.
  • Has travel time, making it difficult to land an accurate shot at long distances.
  • Shoots in an arc, making it difficult for use at long range.
  • Although listed as 100% accurate, the MK1-Kunai has a slight random spread with every throw, making long range targets more difficult to hit.

Comparisons:

TipsEdit

  • Make sure to adjust your aim for moving targets.
  • When using at a distance, aim above the enemy to adjust for the arc of the blades.
  • Using the Pistol Ammo Mutation mod can help regain lost ammo when needed.
  • The Kunai's throwing arc means you can sometimes aim at targets behind cover. Aiming slightly above the cover will result in the Kunai curving downwards onto the target.
    • Note that this is extremely situational, as enemy cover is usually too high to take advantage of this.

NotesEdit

  • The Kunai does not have the pinning properties of other projectile weapons, such as the Boltor or Paris, but will simply throw targets backwards upon death.

TriviaEdit

  • The Kunai (苦無) were traditionally a multipurpose tool, similar in design to a crowbar or trowel. It could be used for gardening, masonry, and other things. Popular culture has since associated the kunai with ninjas.
  • The Despair and Hikou share similarities to the Kunai, they are all thrown secondaries that deal mostly Puncture b Puncture damage.
  • Update 16.7 revealed the Kunai to be a themed-weapon based off the Paris, in the same manner that other themed-weapons like the Akjagara, Aksomati, and Bolto are related to the Tigris, Soma, and Boltor respectively.

MediaEdit

  • Close up shot of the Kunai being held
  • The stance used when holding the Kunai
  • Kunai Colour Choices
  • Holding the Kunai like dual pistols
  • Hobbled Sprinting Kunai
  • Sliding Kunai Glitch
  • Kunai dispersion

Kunai Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 22.12
  • Damage increased from 45 to 46.
  • Status chance increased from 2.5% to 8%.
  • Critical chance increased from 2.5% to 8%.
  • Critical damage increased from 1.5x to 1.6x.

Update 21.6

  • Picking up disarmed thrown Secondary weapons (Kunai) will now display the context action "Pick Up *Thrown Weapon" instead of "Pick up Auto Pistol".

Hotfix 20.5.2

  • Fixed an issue with the Kunai entry diorama being too zoomed in.

Update 19.10

  • Kunai model reworked.
  • Kintsugi and Nocturne weapon skin added.

Update 17.9

  • Day of the Dead skin added.

Update 17.5

  • Fixed the bloom FX on Kunai making it too difficult to aim through the glare.

Update 16.8

  • Fixed thrown weapons not showing the proper energy trails.

Update 16.4

  • Slightly improved hit effects to Kunai impact visual.

Hotfix 15.7.2

  • Adjustments made to Kunai and Despair holster to remove redundant visual attachments.

Update 12.4

  • Fixed Agile and Noble animation sets that were playing akimbo pistol idles when using thrown weapons.

Hotfix 11.0.3

  • Toned down Kunai trails.

Hotfix 10.3.3

  • Kunai now hide on player's thighs when player is attacking with melee weapons.

Update 9.3

  • Fixed incorrect default colors appearing after choosing to reset colors for specific weapons (e.g. Kunai).

Update 9.0

  • Fixed weapon attachments (Kunai holsters) that would detach from player while using a sniper rifle.

Update 8.1

  • Kunai sheaths can now be color customized.

Update 8.0

  • Introduced.
Last updated: Hotfix 23.2.1

See alsoEdit

  • Despair, a similar weapon.
  • MK1-Kunai, the starter version of this weapon.
  • Paris, the bow the Kunai is based off.
  • Tipedo, a weapon crafted from the Kunai.
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