The Kuva Kraken is the Kuva variant of the 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 damage.
- High Impact damage – effective against shields.
- High critical chance and critical multiplier.
- Very high status chance.
- Fast reload speed.
- Alternate Fire shoots all remaining ammunition in the magazine in a quick burst.
- Benefits from magazine increasing mods to further increase the burst's damage.
- 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, Heat, Cold, Electricity, Toxin, Magnetic, or Radiation damage, based on the Kuva Lich's progenitor Warframe.
- Low Puncture and 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.
- Kuva Kraken, compared to Kraken:
- Lower base damage (43.0 vs. 49.0)
- Higher critical chance (21% vs. 5%)
- Higher critical multiplier (2.3x vs. 2x)
- Higher status chance (29% vs. 13%)
- Higher fire rate (6.77 rounds/sec vs. 4.42 rounds/sec)
- Larger magazine (21 rounds vs. 14 rounds)
- Faster reload speed (1.5 s vs. 2.45 s)
- Higher Mastery Rank required (15 vs. 0)
- Lower disposition (1.05 vs. 1.53)
Acquisition[edit | edit source]
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.
- Base "real" fire rate is 20 rounds per second.
- Increasing the magazine size of the weapon such as with Slip Magazine and using recoil reduction mods like Steady 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.
|Impact||Baruuk • Gauss • Grendel • Rhino • Sevagoth • Wukong • Zephyr|
|Heat||Chroma • Ember • Inaros • Nezha • Protea • Vauban • Wisp|
|Cold||Frost • Gara • Hildryn • Revenant • Titania • Trinity|
|Electricity||Banshee • Excalibur • Limbo • Nova • Valkyr • Volt|
|Toxin||Atlas • Ivara • Khora • Nekros • Nidus • Oberon • Saryn|
|Magnetic||Harrow • Hydroid • Lavos • Mag • Mesa • Xaku|
|Radiation||Ash • Equinox • Garuda • Loki • Mirage • Nyx • Octavia|
*Note that the Primed, Umbra or Shadow version of a Warframe share the same element
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The Grineer text on the side of its barrel translates to "Clash".
Kuva Kraken Skins
Patch History[edit | edit source]
Last updated: Update 26.0
See also[edit | edit source]
- Kraken, the normal counterpart of this weapon.