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This Lich-variant semi-automatic hand cannon delivers a lot of punch in a small package. Higher fire rate, magazine capacity and reload speed.

The Kuva Brakk is the Kuva variant of the BrakkDEGrineerHandShotgun.png Brakk shotgun pistol, featuring higher critical chance, status chance, fire rate, magazine capacity, and innate punch through, at the cost of overall base damage.

Characteristics[]

This weapon does primarily Impact DamageDmgImpactSmall64.png Impact damage.

Advantages:

Disadvantages:

Comparisons:

  • Kuva Brakk, compared to Brakk:
    • Lower base damage (16.25 vs. 20)
      • Lower DmgImpactSmall64.png  damage (5.85 vs. 9)
      • Lower DmgPunctureSmall64.png  damage (3.25 vs. 5)
      • Lower DmgSlashSmall64.png  damage (3.9 vs. 6)
    • Lower total damage (162.5 vs. 200)
    • Higher critical chance (29% vs. 17%)
    • Higher status chance (11.1% vs. 5.1%)
    • Higher fire rate (5.83 round(s)/sec vs. 5 round(s)/sec)
    • Shorter range before damage falloff starts (10m vs. 11m)
    • Shorter range before damage falloff ends (20m vs. 22m)
    • Larger max damage reduction due to falloff (96% vs. 60%)
    • Larger magazine (11 round(s) vs. 5 round(s))
    • Larger max ammo capacity (221 round(s) vs. 210 round(s))
    • Slower reload time (1.1 s vs. 1.05 s)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (13 vs. 6)
    • Lower disposition (0.9 vs. 1.25)
    • Higher average damage per shot (268.32 vs. 234)
    • Higher burst DPS (1,564.31 vs. 1,170)
    • Higher sustained DPS (988.19 vs. 570.73)

Acquisition[]

Kuva Brakk is obtained by vanquishing a Kuva Lich who generated with one equipped. After the Lich is vanquished it will be in the player's Foundry ready to claim.

While the weapon itself is not tradeable, a converted Kuva Lich generated with the weapon can be traded to another player. The trade is performed inside a Clan Dojo's Crimson Branch room, and the recipient must not have any active Lich. Once traded, the recipient must fight and vanquish the Lich to claim its weapon.


Notes[]

  • As with all Kuva and Tenet weapons, the player does not have to meet the Mastery Rank displayed to obtain this weapon. It can simply be claimed from the foundry after the Kuva Lich or Sister carrying it has been vanquished.
  • The weapon will have a prefix of the name of the Lich/Sister it was acquired from (e.g. Odizrigg Agekk Kuva Kohm).
  • The weapon's max rank caps at 40 after 5 polarizations (max rank increases by 2 per Forma added).
    • Additional polarizations can be added when the weapon reaches its new max rank at that polarization level.
    • Each additional rank also gives 100 Mastery Rank experience, giving 4,000 points in total at level 40.
    • Mod capacity scales with the additional ranks, and can reach a total of 80 at rank 40 with an Orokin Catalyst installed.
      • Without an Orokin Catalyst, the max is 40. Combined with the five polarized mod slots required to reach that point, an Orokin Catalyst might not be required to finish modding the weapon.
      • After polarizing a weapon, any additional mod capacity above 30 (60 with an Orokin Catalyst) will not take effect until the weapon's rank reaches 31 and above.
        • Legendary Mastery Rank increases the minimum mod capacity for such weapons, without the weapon needing to be rank 31 and above. For example, Legendary 1 increases the minimum capacity to 31 (62 with an Orokin Catalyst).
  • Comes with an additional bonus damage stat, dependent on the Warframe that summoned the Lich/Sister.
Element Progenitor Warframe*
Impact DamageDmgImpactSmall64.png Impact BaruukBaruukIcon272.png BaruukGaussGaussIcon272.png GaussGrendelGrendelIcon272.png GrendelRhinoRhinoIcon272.png RhinoSevagothSevagothIcon272.png SevagothWukongWukongIcon272.png WukongZephyrZephyrIcon272.png Zephyr
Heat DamageDmgHeatSmall64.png Heat ChromaChromaIcon272.png ChromaEmberEmberIcon272.png EmberInarosInarosIcon272.png InarosNezhaNezhaIcon272.png NezhaProteaProteaIcon272.png ProteaVaubanVaubanIcon272.png VaubanWispWispIcon272.png Wisp
Cold DamageDmgColdSmall64.png Cold FrostFrostIcon272.png FrostGaraGaraIcon272.png GaraHildrynHildrynIcon272.png HildrynRevenantRevenantIcon272.png RevenantTitaniaTitaniaIcon272.png TitaniaTrinityTrinityIcon272.png Trinity
Electricity DamageDmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity BansheeBansheeIcon272.png BansheeExcaliburExcaliburIcon272.png ExcaliburLimboLimboIcon272.png LimboNovaNovaIcon272.png NovaValkyrValkyrIcon272.png ValkyrVoltVoltIcon272.png Volt
Toxin DamageDmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin AtlasAtlasIcon272.png AtlasIvaraIvaraIcon272.png IvaraKhoraKhoraIcon272.png KhoraNekrosNekrosIcon272.png NekrosNidusNidusIcon272.png NidusOberonOberonIcon272.png OberonSarynSarynIcon272.png Saryn
Magnetic DamageDmgMagneticSmall64.png Magnetic HarrowHarrowIcon272.png HarrowHydroidHydroidIcon272.png HydroidLavosLavosIcon272.png LavosMagMagIcon272.png MagMesaMesaIcon272.png MesaXakuXakuIcon272.png XakuYareliYareliIcon272.png Yareli
Radiation DamageDmgRadiationSmall64.png Radiation AshAshIcon272.png AshEquinoxEquinoxIcon272.png EquinoxGarudaGarudaIcon272.png GarudaLokiLokiIcon272.png LokiMirageMirageIcon272.png MirageNyxNyxIcon272.png NyxOctaviaOctaviaIcon272.png Octavia

*Note that the Primed and Umbra versions of a Warframe share the same element (including altered, exalted, spectral or enhanced forms such as Atlas using Rumbled, Titania in Razorwing, or Sevagoth's Shadow).

Tips[]

  • It is recommended to bring a long-range primary, so you have an option for long-range engagements.
  • Fire close to the enemy for maximum damage.
  • This weapon is suitable for status and critical hybrid build
  • When hunting for Kuva Larvlings make sure to bring the right Warframe for which element you want.
  • Being projectile-based, Lethal Momentum12?cb=20190608095452 Lethal Momentum and ZephyrZephyrIcon272.png Zephyr's TurbulenceTurbulence130xDark.png Turbulence with the Jet Stream12?cb=20190608095452 Jet Stream augment can be used to extend the fall-off distance, giving it more range before losing damage.

Trivia[]

  • This and the other Kuva weapons are the only weapons in the game which are built automatically without player input. 
  • The characteristic to reach past the normal level cap of 30 is only shared with the other weapons in this set and the ParacesisBallasSword.png Paracesis.

Media[]


Kuva Brakk Skins[]

Patch History[]

Update 27.2 (2020-03-05)

Greater than 100% Status having meaning

Shotguns have a unique Role here based on a very patch-work history with how they interact with Status Chance. A Shotgun that shoots 99% Status Chance would give you 35% (roughly) status per pellet. 100% Status Gives you 100% Status per pellet. This huge jump in performance happens with just a 1% gain - why? Well, to answer that we have to look at our choice to make what the UI conveys reality. It would feel broken to shoot a Shotgun with 100% Status and not see a perfect spread of Effects. In reality, to make Status consistent we have to treat Shotguns as a special case.

Shotguns as a special case means we have buffed the Status Chance of all Shotguns by x3 or greater. The UI now behaves to show the reality that you are determining Status Chance per pellet.

  • (Undocumented) Status chance per projectile increased from 3.7% to 11.1%.

Update 26.0 (2019-10-31)

  • Introduced.

See also[]

  • BrakkDEGrineerHandShotgun.png Brakk, the normal counterpart of this weapon.