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The Kuva Drakgoon flak cannon sends volleys of intensely hot shrapnel ricocheting around the room that do not slow down. Larger Magazine Capacity and Reload Speed. Can be fired in wide or concentrated bursts.

The Kuva Drakgoon is the Kuva variant of the GrineerFlakCannon Drakgoon flak cannon, featuring a larger magazine, faster reload speed, faster charge time, and much higher critical chance on charged shots, but at some expense to base damage.

AcquisitionEdit

The Kuva Drakgoon 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.

CharacteristicsEdit

This weapon does primarily Slash b Slash damage.

Advantages:

  • High Slash b Slash damage – effective against health.
  • High critical chance and critical multiplier on charged shots.
  • Very high overall status chance.
  • Very fast charge speed.
  • High ammo efficiency.
  • Shots ricochet once.
    • This allows one to fire at a wall and kill an enemy behind cover, albeit with some difficulty.
  • Charged shots have innate 1.5 meter punch through.
  • Effective over multiple ranges due to charge/spread mechanic:
    • Uncharged shots fires wide-dispersal shots to soften up multiple enemies at mid/long range, or quickly hit a single target at short range.
    • Charged shots fires a tightly focused blast over longer ranges for high single-target damage.
  • No damage falloff.
  • Can use the Drakgoon-exclusive Mod TT 20pxFomorian Accelerant mod.
  • Polarizing the weapon increases its max rank by 2, capping at rank 40 after 5 polarizations, granting the weapon additional mod capacity.
  • Comes with an additional bonus Impact b Impact, Heat b Heat, Cold b Cold, Electricity b Electricity, Toxin b Toxin, Magnetic b Magnetic, or Radiation b Radiation damage, based on the Kuva Lich's progenitor Warframe.

Disadvantages:

  • Low Impact b Impact and Puncture b Puncture damage – less effective against shields and armor.
  • Shrapnel projectiles have travel time.
    • Unlike its normal counterpart, shrapnel does not slow down after ricocheting.

Comparisons:

NotesEdit

  • As with all Kuva 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 carrying it has been vanquished.
  • The weapon will have a prefix of the name of the Kuva Lich it was acquired from (e.g. Odizrigg Agekk Kuva Drakgoon).
  • 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 Mastery Rank Experience, giving 4,000 points in total.
    • 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 Kuva Drakgoon.
      • 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.
  • Comes with an additional bonus damage stat, dependent on the Warframe that summoned the Lich.
Element Progenitor Warframe*
Impact b Impact BaruukIcon272 BaruukGaussIcon272 GaussGrendelIcon272 GrendelRhinoIcon272 RhinoWukongIcon272 WukongZephyrIcon272 Zephyr
Heat b Heat ChromaIcon272 ChromaEmberIcon272 EmberInarosIcon272 InarosNezhaIcon272 NezhaProteaIcon272 ProteaVaubanIcon272 VaubanWispIcon272 Wisp
Cold b Cold FrostIcon272 FrostGaraIcon272 GaraHildrynIcon272 HildrynRevenantIcon272 RevenantTitaniaIcon272 TitaniaTrinityIcon272 Trinity
Electricity b Electricity BansheeIcon272 BansheeExcaliburIcon272 ExcaliburLimboIcon272 LimboNovaIcon272 NovaValkyrIcon272 ValkyrVoltIcon272 Volt
Toxin b Toxin AtlasIcon272 AtlasIvaraIcon272 IvaraKhoraIcon272 KhoraNekrosIcon272 NekrosNidusIcon272 NidusOberonIcon272 OberonSarynIcon272 Saryn
Magnetic b Magnetic HarrowIcon272 HarrowHydroidIcon272 HydroidMagIcon272 MagMesaIcon272 MesaXakuIcon272 Xaku
Radiation b Radiation AshIcon272 AshEquinoxIcon272 EquinoxGarudaIcon272 GarudaLokiIcon272 LokiMirageIcon272 MirageNyxIcon272 NyxOctaviaIcon272 Octavia

*Note that the Primed/Umbra version of a Warframe share the same element


  • Despite the lower base damage, with the minimum elemental damage bonus of 25%, and increased critical stats, the Kuva Drakgoon will deal more damage on average for charged shots than the original Drakgoon. And a damage bonus of over 42.172% will cause the uncharged shot to deal more damage on average as well. This is accounting only for base critical hit stats; the higher status chance will also increase status-based damage.
    • Any mods that enhance critical hit chance or damage will increase the advantage of the Kuva Drakgoon over the original.
    • Because the Kuva Drakgoon has the same status chance for charged vs uncharged shots and the Drakgoon has a lower status chance on uncharged shots, the uncharged shot on the Kuva Drakgoon will deal more status-based damage.

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 27.2

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% to 9%.

Update 26.0

  • Introduced.

See alsoEdit

  • GrineerFlakCannon Drakgoon, the normal counterpart of this weapon.
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