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

The Kuva Nukor is the Kuva variant of the GrineerMicrowaveGun.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[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals Radiation b.png Radiation damage.

Advantages:

Disadvantages:

  • Innate Radiation b.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.

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

The 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[edit | edit source]

  • Enemies damaged by Kuva Nukor have an invisible proc called Microwave applied to them.
    • Microwave procs cause the part of the enemy hit to become larger.
    • Microwave procs have infinite duration, but the visual effect does not.
  • When fired at an enemy, the beam will chain to the closest living enemy within 9 meters of the initial target. From there it will chain again, up to a maximum of 4 chains in total. A chain will do 0.75n(n+1)/2 times the main beam's damage, where n is the chain number. Any enemy caught in the width of the beam will also be damaged. It has a small radius of damage around the beam, similar to the GrineerFlameThrower.png Ignis (IgnisWraith.png Ignis Wraith) and InfestedPistol.png Embolist.
    • The damages are : 100% for the main target, 75% for the first in the chain, 42.2% for the 2nd, 17.8% for the 3rd, and 5.6% for the 4th.
    • 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 Trough can deal damage to the first target, and vice versa.
  • The beam can damage Rampart from the front.
  • 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 Nukor).
  • 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 Nukor.
      • 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


Tips[edit | edit source]

  • While its crit chance is low, Mod TT 20px.pngPrimed Pistol Gambit will allow the weapon to critically hit ~20.1% of the time (with a fast tick rate), to take advantage of its very high critical multiplier.

Media[edit | edit source]


Patch History[edit | edit source]

Hotfix 29.5.2

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

Update 27.2

  • 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

  • Introduced.

See Also[edit | edit source]

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