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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 NukorGrineerMicrowaveGun.png 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 Radiation DamageDmgRadiationSmall64.png Radiation damage.

Advantages:

Disadvantages:

  • Innate Radiation DamageDmgRadiationSmall64.png Radiation damage – less effective against Shielded, Infested, and Fossilized.
  • 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.
  • Low critical chance.
  • Uses the standard 210 reserve ammo capacity, giving it a low magazine-to-reserve ratio.
  • Limited range of 29 meters.
  • Pulsing weapon effect blocks the reticle, making it harder to make consistent headshots with the weapon shooting at moving targets.

Comparisons:

  • Kuva Nukor, compared to Nukor:
    • Higher base damage (26.25 vs. 22)
      • Lower DmgRadiationSmall64.png  damage (21 vs. 22)
    • Higher total damage (26.25 vs. 22)
    • Higher critical chance (7% vs. 3%)
    • Higher critical multiplier (5x vs. 4x)
    • Higher status chance (50% vs. 29%)
    • Larger magazine (77 round(s) vs. 50 round(s))
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (13 vs. 4)
    • Lower disposition (0.5 vs. 1.45)
    • Higher average damage per shot (43.01 vs. 23.98)
    • Higher burst DPS (430.08 vs. 239.8)
    • Higher sustained DPS (341.4 vs. 199.83)

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[]

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The beam can damage Rampart from the front.
  • 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).

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Patch History[]

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.

See Also[]

  • NukorGrineerMicrowaveGun.png Nukor, the normal counterpart of this weapon.
  • AtomosGrnHeatGun.png Atomos, a Grineer particle cannon with a functionally equivalent chaining beam.
  • AmprexChainLightningGunEdit.png Amprex, a Corpus rifle with a functionally equivalent chaining beam.