A custom variant that fires three shot bursts with a single pull of a trigger, or can alt-fire burst the remainder of the magazine. Higher Fire Rate, Magazine Capacity and Reload Speed.

The Kuva Kraken is the Kuva variant of the Kraken.png Kraken burst-fire sidearm, firing rounds in bursts of three instead of two, with higher critical stats, status chance, fire rate, magazine capacity, and reload speed. The Alternate Fire allows it to eject all magazine in a single concentrated burst.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon does primarily Impact b.svg Impact damage.

Advantages:

Disadvantages:

  • Low Puncture b.svg Puncture and Slash b.svg Slash damage – less effective against armor and health.
  • Linearly less efficient – sometimes a target may only die with four bullets, which requires an entire second burst to be fired.

Comparisons:

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

The Kuva Kraken 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[edit | edit source]

  • Normal burst fire has significantly more recoil when fired from the hip.
  • The Alternate Fire of the Kuva Kraken will eject all of the remaining ammunition in the magazine in a single burst.
    • Because of this fact, increasing the magazine size of the weapon such as with Mod TT 20px.pngSlip Magazine and using recoil reduction mods like Mod TT 20px.pngSteady Hands can help to make its damage output more consistent and reliable.
    • If buffed with unlimited ammo such as from the Reactant Buff, the weapon will only fire its magazine amount at a time, with small delays between each trigger pull.
  • 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. Golopp Lidd Kuva Kraken).
  • 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 Kraken.
      • 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.svg Impact BaruukIcon272.png BaruukGaussIcon272.png GaussGrendelIcon272.png GrendelRhinoIcon272.png RhinoWukongIcon272.png WukongZephyrIcon272.png Zephyr
Heat b.png Heat ChromaIcon272.png ChromaEmberIcon272.png EmberInarosIcon272.png InarosNezhaIcon272.png NezhaProteaIcon272.png ProteaVaubanIcon272.png VaubanWispIcon272.png Wisp
Cold b.png Cold FrostIcon272.png FrostGaraIcon272.png GaraHildrynIcon272.png HildrynRevenantIcon272.png RevenantTitaniaIcon272.png TitaniaTrinityIcon272.png Trinity
Electricity b.png Electricity BansheeIcon272.png BansheeExcaliburIcon272.png ExcaliburLimboIcon272.png LimboNovaIcon272.png NovaValkyrIcon272.png ValkyrVoltIcon272.png Volt
Toxin b.png Toxin AtlasIcon272.png AtlasIvaraIcon272.png IvaraKhoraIcon272.png KhoraNekrosIcon272.png NekrosNidusIcon272.png NidusOberonIcon272.png OberonSarynIcon272.png Saryn
Magnetic b.png Magnetic HarrowIcon272.png HarrowHydroidIcon272.png HydroidLavosIcon272.png LavosMagIcon272.png MagMesaIcon272.png MesaXakuIcon272.png Xaku
Radiation b.png Radiation AshIcon272.png AshEquinoxIcon272.png EquinoxGarudaIcon272.png GarudaLokiIcon272.png LokiMirageIcon272.png MirageNyxIcon272.png NyxOctaviaIcon272.png Octavia

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


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Grineer text on the side of its barrel Grineer C.svgGrineer L.svgGrineer A.svgGrineer S.svgGrineer H.svg translates to "Clash".

Kuva Kraken Skins Edit

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 26.0

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Update 26.0

See also[edit | edit source]

  • Kraken.png Kraken, the normal counterpart of this weapon.
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