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Unlike a standard Quartakk this Kuva Lich variant fires automatically from the hip while retaining its signature feature when aimed: annihilating targets with four simultaneous shots.

The Kuva Quartakk is the Kuva variant of the Quartakk.png Quartakk quadruple burst rifle, acting as a direct upgrade. Functionally similar to the Quatz.png Quatz, the Kuva Quartakk also features an automatic firing mode from hip-fire, while retaining its signature burst-fire mode while aiming down sights.

Characteristics[]

This weapon deals primarily DmgImpactSmall64.png Impact damage by a small margin.

Advantages:

  • Near-equal physical damage distribution; effective against all factions.
  • Hip-fire shoots fully-automatic rounds.
  • Aimed fire shoots four rounds simultaneously in a burst.
    • Highest burst damage of all burst-fire rifles.
    • Uniquely fires all four shots simultaneously instead of consecutively, reducing the chance of one missing.
    • Very high critical chance and critical multiplier.
    • Tied with Quartakk.png Quartakk for the second highest status chance of all burst-fire rifles, behind Paracyst.png Paracyst/BurstonPrime.png Burston Prime.
    • Extremely high accuracy.
    • Innate 0.5 meter punch through.
  • Fairly fast reload speed.
  • Large magazine size.
  • Large ammo reserves.
  • 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 DmgImpactSmall64.png Impact, DmgFireSmall64.png Heat, DmgColdSmall64.png Cold, DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity, DmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin, DmgMagneticSmall64.png Magnetic, or DmgRadiationSmall64.png Radiation damage, based on the Kuva Lich's progenitor Warframe, which increases the listed base damage of the weapon by 25%-60%.

Disadvantages:

  • Low fire rate.
  • Hip-fire full-auto mode:
  • Aimed fire burst mode:
    • Linearly less efficient – sometimes a target may only die with five bullets, which requires an entire second burst to be fired.
    • Each shot lands in a small square formation around where the user is aiming instead of directly on the crosshair, which may lead to misses against smaller targets.

Comparisons:

  • Kuva Quartakk (Burst-Fire While Aiming), compared to Quartakk (Burst-Fire):
    • Higher base damage per projectile (54 vs. 49) (individual damage types below exclude any Progenitor bonus)
      • Higher DmgImpactSmall64.png Impact damage (20 vs. 18.13)
      • Higher DmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture damage (15.65 vs. 14.21)
      • Higher DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash damage (18.35 vs. 16.66)
    • Higher total damage (using max +60% Progenitor bonus if applicable) (86.4 vs. 49)
    • Higher base critical chance (31.00% vs. 19.00%)
    • Higher average damage per tap (using max +60% Progenitor bonus if applicable) (484.87 vs. 244.41)
    • Higher burst DPS (using max +60% Progenitor bonus if applicable) (767.31 vs. 386.78)
    • Higher sustained DPS (using max +60% Progenitor bonus if applicable) (683.71 vs. 338.33)
    • Larger magazine (88 vs. 84)
    • Larger max ammo capacity (880 vs. 840)
    • Faster reload time (1.7 vs. 1.9)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (13 vs. 10)
    • Lower disposition (●●●○○ (1.05x) vs. ●●●●○ (1.25x))

Acquisition[]

Kuva Quartakk 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[]

  • Firing from hip-fire and then zooming in will not disrupt the full-auto fire until the trigger is released.
  • Burst firing mode can be fired in rapid succession when zooming out and in again after every shot.
  • Due to the nature of this weapon, it can be useful in various situations as a jack-of-all-trades weapon. Firing from the hip can be used for dealing with groups of weaker enemies, while burst firing can be utilized to deal with stronger enemies. In addition, it can be very useful against enemies with defensive bubbles, such as Nullifier Crewmen -- fire from the hip to take down the shield, then immediately burst fire to quickly finish them off before it regenerates.

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 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 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.png Heat -> Innate DmgColdSmall64.png Cold -> Innate DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity -> Innate DmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin
HCET Priority Results from Modding an Element
Bonus Element + Modded Element Innate DmgFireSmall64.png Heat
E.g. TenetSpirex.png Tenet Spirex
Innate DmgColdSmall64.png Cold
E.g. TenetEnvoy.png Tenet Envoy
Innate DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity
E.g. TenetAgendus.png Tenet Agendus
Innate DmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin
Bonus DmgFireSmall64.png Heat + Modded DmgColdSmall64.png Cold DmgBlastSmall64.png Blast DmgBlastSmall64.png Blast DmgBlastSmall64.png Blast + DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity DmgBlastSmall64.png Blast + DmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin
Bonus DmgFireSmall64.png Heat + Modded DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity DmgRadiationSmall64.png Radiation DmgRadiationSmall64.png Radiation + DmgColdSmall64.png Cold DmgRadiationSmall64.png Radiation DmgRadiationSmall64.png Radiation + DmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin
Bonus DmgFireSmall64.png Heat + Modded DmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin DmgGasSmall64.png Gas DmgGasSmall64.png Gas + DmgColdSmall64.png Cold DmgGasSmall64.png Gas + DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity DmgGasSmall64.png Gas
Bonus DmgColdSmall64.png Cold + Modded DmgFireSmall64.png Heat DmgBlastSmall64.png Blast DmgBlastSmall64.png Blast DmgBlastSmall64.png Blast + DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity DmgBlastSmall64.png Blast + DmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin
Bonus DmgColdSmall64.png Cold + Modded DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity DmgRadiationSmall64.png Radiation + DmgColdSmall64.png Cold DmgMagneticSmall64.png Magnetic DmgMagneticSmall64.png Magnetic DmgMagneticSmall64.png Magnetic + DmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin
Bonus DmgColdSmall64.png Cold + Modded DmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin DmgGasSmall64.png Gas + DmgColdSmall64.png Cold DmgViralSmall64.png Viral DmgViralSmall64.png Viral + DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity DmgViralSmall64.png Viral
Bonus DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity + Modded DmgFireSmall64.png Heat DmgRadiationSmall64.png Radiation DmgBlastSmall64.png Blast + DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity DmgRadiationSmall64.png Radiation DmgRadiationSmall64.png Radiation + DmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin
Bonus DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity + Modded DmgColdSmall64.png Cold DmgBlastSmall64.png Blast + DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity DmgMagneticSmall64.png Magnetic DmgMagneticSmall64.png Magnetic DmgMagneticSmall64.png Magnetic + DmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin
Bonus DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity + Modded DmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin DmgGasSmall64.png Gas + DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity DmgViralSmall64.png Viral + DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity DmgCorrosiveSmall64.png Corrosive DmgCorrosiveSmall64.png Corrosive
Bonus DmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin + Modded DmgFireSmall64.png Heat DmgGasSmall64.png Gas DmgBlastSmall64.png Blast + DmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin DmgRadiationSmall64.png Radiation + DmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin DmgGasSmall64.png Gas
Bonus DmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin + Modded DmgColdSmall64.png Cold DmgBlastSmall64.png Blast + DmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin DmgViralSmall64.png Viral DmgMagneticSmall64.png Magnetic + DmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin DmgViralSmall64.png Viral
Bonus DmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin + Modded DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity DmgRadiationSmall64.png Radiation + DmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin DmgMagneticSmall64.png Magnetic + DmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin DmgCorrosiveSmall64.png Corrosive DmgCorrosiveSmall64.png Corrosive
Element Progenitor Warframe*
DmgImpactSmall64.png Impact BaruukIcon272.png BaruukGaussIcon272.png GaussGrendelIcon272.png GrendelRhinoIcon272.png RhinoSevagothIcon272.png SevagothWukongIcon272.png WukongZephyrIcon272.png Zephyr
DmgFireSmall64.png Heat ChromaIcon272.png ChromaEmberIcon272.png EmberInarosIcon272.png InarosNezhaIcon272.png NezhaProteaIcon272.png ProteaVaubanIcon272.png VaubanWispIcon272.png Wisp
DmgColdSmall64.png Cold FrostIcon272.png FrostGaraIcon272.png GaraHildrynIcon272.png HildrynRevenantIcon272.png RevenantTitaniaIcon272.png TitaniaTrinityIcon272.png Trinity
DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity BansheeIcon272.png BansheeCalibanIcon.png CalibanExcaliburIcon272.png ExcaliburGyreIcon272.png GyreLimboIcon272.png LimboNovaIcon272.png NovaValkyrIcon272.png ValkyrVoltIcon272.png Volt
DmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin AtlasIcon272.png AtlasIvaraIcon272.png IvaraKhoraIcon272.png KhoraNekrosIcon272.png NekrosNidusIcon272.png NidusOberonIcon272.png OberonSarynIcon272.png Saryn
DmgMagneticSmall64.png Magnetic HarrowIcon272.png HarrowHydroidIcon272.png HydroidLavosIcon272.png LavosMagIcon272.png MagMesaIcon272.png MesaXakuIcon272.png XakuYareliIcon272.png Yareli
DmgRadiationSmall64.png Radiation AshIcon272.png AshEquinoxIcon272.png EquinoxGarudaIcon272.png GarudaLokiIcon272.png LokiMirageIcon272.png MirageNyxIcon272.png NyxOctaviaIcon272.png Octavia

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

Trivia[]

  • The Grineer text on the right side of its barrel Grineer M.svgGrineer A.svgGrineer Y.svgGrineer H.svgGrineer E.svgGrineer M.svg translates to "Mayhem", while the text on the left side, Grineer D.svgGrineer E.svgGrineer S.svgGrineer T.svgGrineer R.svgGrineer O.svgGrineer Y.svgGrineer E.svgGrineer R.svg, spells "Destroyer".

Media[]

Patch History[]

Update 29.5 (2020-11-19)

  • Fixed extreme fire rates with an unmodded Kuva Quartakk when using a rapid combination of mouse clicks.

Update 28.3 (2020-08-12)

  • Fixed inability to use your Secondary after aiming down sights of the Kuva Quartakk and swapping to their Secondary.

Update 26.0 (2019-10-31)

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Update 26.0 (2019-10-31)

See Also[]

  • Quartakk.png Quartakk, the normal counterpart of this weapon.
  • Quatz.png Quatz, a Grineer sidearm with functionally equivalent firing modes.
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