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A highly-optimized Nukor that allows for the weapon’s microwave field to hit up to two additional targets.

The Kuva Nukor is the Kuva variant of the Nukor Nukor, with improvements to its already high critical multiplier and status chance, and increased critical chance, magazine, and range, but with marginally lower damage. Its beam has also gained the ability to chain between multiple enemies.

Characteristics[]

  • This weapon deals primarily DmgRadiationSmall64 Radiation damage.
  • Highest critical multiplier of all weapons in the game.
  • Continuous Weapon: Shoots a beam with a range of 29 meters. Consumes 0.5 ammo per tick of damage. Damage ramps up from 30% to 100% over 0.6 seconds when firing. After firing stops for 0.8 seconds, the damage decays back to 30% over 2 seconds
  • Chain: Beam can chain up to 2 nearby enemies within 9 meters from the initial target, each doing 50% of the main beam's damage.
    • Enemy corpses will still allow the beam to connect to nearby enemies.
  • Kuva weapon: Comes with an additional bonus DmgImpactSmall64 Impact, DmgFireSmall64 Heat, DmgColdSmall64 Cold, DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity, DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin, DmgMagneticSmall64 Magnetic, or DmgRadiationSmall64 Radiation damage, based on the Kuva Lich's progenitor Warframe, which increases the listed base damage of the weapon by 25%-60%.
    • Valence Fusion can optionally change the resulting output damage type, and can upgrade the bonus increase (up to 60%).
    • Polarizing the weapon increases its max rank by 2, capping at rank 40 after 5 polarizations, granting the weapon additional mod capacity.
    • Listed Mastery Rank requirement is not enforced - the weapon may theoretically be obtained at any mastery rank by acquiring and vanquishing a Kuva Lich that has this weapon equipped.

Advantages over other Secondary weapons (excluding modular weapons):

  • Pinpoint accuracy.
  • Normal Attack (wiki attack index 1)
    • High magazine (77)
    • Above average ammo max (210)
    • High fire rate (10.00 attacks/sec)
    • Very high status chance (50.00%)
    • Very high crit multiplier (5.00x)

Disadvantages over other Secondary weapons (excluding modular weapons):

  • Normal Attack (wiki attack index 1)
    • Low crit chance (7.00%)
    • Low reload speed (2.00 s)
    • Low total damage (21)
    • Very low disposition (●○○○○ (0.50x))

See WARFRAME Wiki:Stat Comparison/Percentiles for more details.

Comparisons:

Acquisition[]

Kuva Nukor 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[]

  • The Kuva Nukor can proc an invisible Status Effect called Microwave that causes the part of the enemy hit to become larger.
  • Upon striking an enemy, the beam chains up to 2 enemies within 9 meters of the main target. Each chain beam does 50% of the main beam's damage.
    • Headshotting the original target does not affect the chain damage.
    • The beam will not chain to a Nullifier through its shield should it connect with a target outside or partially enclosed by it.
    • The beam can also continue to chain to enemies even if targeting a dead enemy or an enemy who is dead but in a dying animation.
    • Compared to its Tenet counterpart, the TenetCycron Tenet Cycron, that chains within 7 meters at 60% of its main damage, the Kuva Nukor generally deals less damage albeit at a longer range. But this is not considering the critical stat differences between the two weapons, as while the former got a far higher critical chance stat (20% against 7%), the latter has a far superior critical multiplier stat (1.8x against 5x).
  • Punch Through will cause the main beam to chain independently from each additional target hit, potentially doubling or tripling the total damage output when fired into a crowd. The chain from the target hit after the Punch Through can deal damage to the first target, and vice versa. [1]
  • The beam can damage Rampart from the front.
This section is transcluded from Lich System § Notes. To change it, please edit the transcluded page.

Kuva/Tenet Notes[]

  • For weapons obtained from vanquishing the Kuva Lich or Sister:
    • 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 Lich/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. a Kuva Kohm might be called "Odizrigg Agekk Kuva Kohm").
  • Refraining from Mercy killing a lich candidate will remove their weapon from the pool of potential lich weapons until each has been refused, but only if the mission is completed. Weapons rejected from aborted missions will remain in the current cycle.
  • For weapons obtained from Ergo Glast's shop:
    • The player must meet the Mastery Rank displayed to obtain this weapon, as it is claimed from an NPC shop rather than the foundry.
  • 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 for some beginner-friendly builds as they typically use less mod capacity.
      • 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 damage stat.
    • For Lich/Sister-obtained weapons this is dependent on the Warframe that summoned the Lich/Sister.
    • For Ergo Glast shop a random bonus stat will be offered for each weapon and changed every 4 days (96 hours).
    • This damage stat randomly ranges between 25%-60%. It can be upgraded up to its maximum value with Valence Fusion using another copy of the weapon.
    • This bonus stat is considered a base damage type and will be applied after all elemental mods for the purposes of elemental combinations.
  View detailed explanation about element merging  
  • Weapons with an innate primary element and a different primary element provided by the progenitor both behave as innate elements and combine with each other. They will also recombine with modded elements in the following order:
    • Mod slot 1 → Mod slot 2 → ... → Mod slot 8 → Innate DmgFireSmall64 Heat → Innate DmgColdSmall64 Cold → Innate DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity → Innate DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin
HCET Priority Results from Modding an Element
Bonus Element + Modded Element Innate DmgFireSmall64 Heat
E.g. TenetSpirex Tenet Spirex
Innate DmgColdSmall64 Cold
E.g. TenetEnvoy Tenet Envoy
Innate DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity
E.g. TenetAgendus Tenet Agendus
Innate DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin
Bonus DmgFireSmall64 Heat + Modded DmgColdSmall64 Cold DmgBlastSmall64 Blast DmgBlastSmall64 Blast DmgBlastSmall64 Blast + DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity DmgBlastSmall64 Blast + DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin
Bonus DmgFireSmall64 Heat + Modded DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity DmgRadiationSmall64 Radiation DmgRadiationSmall64 Radiation + DmgColdSmall64 Cold DmgRadiationSmall64 Radiation DmgRadiationSmall64 Radiation + DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin
Bonus DmgFireSmall64 Heat + Modded DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin DmgGasSmall64 Gas DmgGasSmall64 Gas + DmgColdSmall64 Cold DmgGasSmall64 Gas + DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity DmgGasSmall64 Gas
Bonus DmgColdSmall64 Cold + Modded DmgFireSmall64 Heat DmgBlastSmall64 Blast DmgBlastSmall64 Blast DmgBlastSmall64 Blast + DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity DmgBlastSmall64 Blast + DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin
Bonus DmgColdSmall64 Cold + Modded DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity DmgRadiationSmall64 Radiation + DmgColdSmall64 Cold DmgMagneticSmall64 Magnetic DmgMagneticSmall64 Magnetic DmgMagneticSmall64 Magnetic + DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin
Bonus DmgColdSmall64 Cold + Modded DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin DmgGasSmall64 Gas + DmgColdSmall64 Cold DmgViralSmall64 Viral DmgViralSmall64 Viral + DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity DmgViralSmall64 Viral
Bonus DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity + Modded DmgFireSmall64 Heat DmgRadiationSmall64 Radiation DmgBlastSmall64 Blast + DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity DmgRadiationSmall64 Radiation DmgRadiationSmall64 Radiation + DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin
Bonus DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity + Modded DmgColdSmall64 Cold DmgBlastSmall64 Blast + DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity DmgMagneticSmall64 Magnetic DmgMagneticSmall64 Magnetic DmgMagneticSmall64 Magnetic + DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin
Bonus DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity + Modded DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin DmgGasSmall64 Gas + DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity DmgViralSmall64 Viral + DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity DmgCorrosiveSmall64 Corrosive DmgCorrosiveSmall64 Corrosive
Bonus DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin + Modded DmgFireSmall64 Heat DmgGasSmall64 Gas DmgBlastSmall64 Blast + DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin DmgRadiationSmall64 Radiation + DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin DmgGasSmall64 Gas
Bonus DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin + Modded DmgColdSmall64 Cold DmgBlastSmall64 Blast + DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin DmgViralSmall64 Viral DmgMagneticSmall64 Magnetic + DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin DmgViralSmall64 Viral
Bonus DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin + Modded DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity DmgRadiationSmall64 Radiation + DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin DmgMagneticSmall64 Magnetic + DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin DmgCorrosiveSmall64 Corrosive DmgCorrosiveSmall64 Corrosive
This section is transcluded from Lich System/Progenitor . To change it, please edit the transcluded page.
Element Progenitor Warframe*
DmgImpactSmall64 Impact BaruukIcon272 Baruuk DanteIcon272 Dante GaussIcon272 Gauss GrendelIcon272 Grendel RhinoIcon272 Rhino SevagothIcon272 Sevagoth WukongIcon272 Wukong ZephyrIcon272 Zephyr
DmgFireSmall64 Heat ChromaIcon272 Chroma EmberIcon272 Ember InarosIcon272 Inaros JadeIcon272 Jade KullervoIcon272 Kullervo NezhaIcon272 Nezha ProteaIcon272 Protea VaubanIcon272 Vauban WispIcon272 Wisp
DmgColdSmall64 Cold FrostIcon272 Frost GaraIcon272 Gara HildrynIcon272 Hildryn RevenantIcon272 Revenant StyanaxIcon272 Styanax TitaniaIcon272 Titania TrinityIcon272 Trinity
DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity BansheeIcon272 Banshee CalibanIcon Caliban ExcaliburIcon272 Excalibur GyreIcon272 Gyre LimboIcon272 Limbo NovaIcon272 Nova ValkyrIcon272 Valkyr VoltIcon272 Volt
DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin AtlasIcon272 Atlas DagathIcon272 Dagath IvaraIcon272 Ivara KhoraIcon272 Khora NekrosIcon272 Nekros OberonIcon272 Oberon NidusIcon272 Nidus SarynIcon272 Saryn
DmgMagneticSmall64 Magnetic CitrineIcon272 Citrine HarrowIcon272 Harrow HydroidIcon272 Hydroid LavosIcon272 Lavos MagIcon272 Mag MesaIcon272 Mesa XakuIcon272 Xaku YareliIcon272 Yareli
DmgRadiationSmall64 Radiation AshIcon272 Ash EquinoxIcon272 Equinox GarudaIcon272 Garuda LokiIcon272 Loki MirageIcon272 Mirage NyxIcon272 Nyx OctaviaIcon272 Octavia QorvexIcon272 Qorvex VorunaIcon272 Voruna

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

Tips[]

  • While its base critical chance is low, Mod TT 20px Primed Pistol Gambit will allow the weapon to critically hit ~20.1% of the time.
  • You can shoot corpses to use them as "conduits" that can chain the beam to other enemies.

Media[]


Patch History[]

Update 32.0 (2022-09-07)

Ammo Changes

We understand the power fantasy of these weapons is very popular for some, so our first approach was to keep them powerful, but limit how often they can be used by making changes to ammo pick-up.

Ammo Pickup Overrides
The following weapons now have ammo pickup overrides, meaning they gain less from picking up ammo. This mostly applies to AoE weapons, in hopes that players will become more deliberate with their aim to make the most of their Ammo pools. The following lists the specific ammo pick up overrides per weapon category.

Secondary Weapon Ammo Pick Up Overrides

20 Ammo per Pick Up:

  • Kuva Nukor

Hotfix 30.5.2 (2021-07-07)

  • Changed the Kuva Nukor description from "hit up to four" to "hit up to two" as it now hits two additional targets.

Update 30.5 (2021-07-06)

MELEE / PRIMARY BALANCE CHANGES

We are indeed touching 1 non-Melee item in the series of Nerfs, and likely to no one’s surprise it’s the Kuva Nukor. It’s a dominant Secondary with incredible power, which is warranted given its acquisition. It’ll keep all of its signature behaviour, but the general output is being notched down slightly with the following change:

  • Chains targets reduced to 2 from 4
  • (Undocumented) Chain damages changed from [75%, 42.2%, 17.8%, 5.6%] to [50%, 50%]
  • (Undocumented) Now chain to 2 enemies from the main target, instead of chain from the previous target in the chain.


Hotfix 29.5.2 (2020-11-20)

  • Fixed the Kuva Nukor Critical hits doing more damage to chained targets than the initial target.

Update 27.2 (2020-03-05)

  • Fixed the Kuva Nukor weapon progression showing as complete in the Codex when at Rank 30 instead of it’s true completed Rank of 40.
  • Optimized the Kuva Nukor’s FX.

Update 27.1 (2020-02-04)

  • Introduced.

References[]

See Also[]

  • Nukor Nukor, the normal counterpart of this weapon.
  • TenetCycron Tenet Cycron, a Tenet weapon with a similar chaining beam.
  • Atomos Atomos, a Grineer particle cannon with a different chaining beam.
  • Amprex Amprex, a Corpus rifle with a different chaining beam.
  • Larkspur Larkspur, an Archgun with a different chaining beam.
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