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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 (2013-05-23). 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 Credits64.png 5,000; it is also a requisite ingredient for TipedoTipedo.png Tipedo.

Characteristics[]

This weapon deals primarily Puncture DamageDmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture damage.

Advantages:

Disadvantages:

Comparisons:

  • Kunai, compared to MK1-Kunai:
    • Higher base damage (46 vs. 40)
      • Higher DmgImpactSmall64.png  damage (4.6 vs. 4)
      • Higher DmgPunctureSmall64.png  damage (34.5 vs. 30)
      • Higher DmgSlashSmall64.png  damage (6.9 vs. 6)
    • Higher total damage (46 vs. 40)
    • Higher critical chance (8% vs. 5%)
    • Lower critical multiplier (1.6x vs. 2x)
    • Higher status chance (8% vs. 2.5%)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (2 vs. 0)
    • Higher average damage per shot (max Progenitor bonus if applicable) (48.21 vs. 42)
    • Higher burst DPS (max Progenitor bonus if applicable) (160.53 vs. 139.86)
    • Higher sustained DPS (max Progenitor bonus if applicable) (128.45 vs. 111.91)

Acquisition[]

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

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64.png
15,000
Morphics64.png
5
Ferrite64.png
3,000
NanoSpores64.png
4,000
Salvage64.png
4,000
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 40
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 175 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png15,000

Notes[]

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

Tips[]

  • 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 Mutation12?cb=20190608095452 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.

Trivia[]

  • 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 DespairDespair.png Despair and HikouHikou.png Hikou share similarities to the Kunai, they are all thrown secondaries that deal mostly DmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture damage.
  • Update 16.7 (2015-06-04) revealed the Kunai to be a themed-weapon based off the ParisParis.png Paris, in the same manner that other themed-weapons like the AkjagaraTnoBladedPistols.png Akjagara, AksomatiAkimboSomaPistols.png Aksomati, and BoltoBolto.png Bolto are related to the TigrisDETigris.png Tigris, SomaU10DesignCouncilTennoAR.png Soma, and BoltorBoltor.png Boltor respectively.

Gallery[]

Media[]

Kunai Skins Edit

Patch History[]

Update 22.12 (2018-02-09)

  • 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 (2017-08-29)

  • 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 (2017-05-18)

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

Update 19.10 (2017-02-09)

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

Update 17.9 (2015-10-28)

  • Day of the Dead skin added.

Update 17.5 (2015-10-01)

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

Update 16.8 (2015-06-10)

  • Fixed thrown weapons not showing the proper energy trails.

Update 16.4 (2015-04-23)

  • Slightly improved hit effects to Kunai impact visual.

Hotfix 15.7.2 (2014-12-19)

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

Update 12.4 (2014-03-05)

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

Hotfix 11.0.3 (2013-11-22)

  • Toned down Kunai trails.

Hotfix 10.3.3 (2013-10-12)

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

Update 9.3 (2013-07-26)

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

Update 9.0 (2013-07-13)

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

Update 8.1 (2013-06-07)

  • Kunai sheaths can now be color customized.

Update 8.0 (2013-05-23)

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Hotfix 23.2.1 (2018-08-03)

See also[]