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 GrnFourBarrelRifleWeapon.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[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily Impact b.svg Impact damage by a small margin.


  • 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 GrnFourBarrelRifleWeapon.png Quartakk for the second highest status chance of all burst-fire rifles, behind InfQuantaRifle.png Paracyst/PrimeBurston.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 Impact b.svg Impact, Heat b.png Heat, Cold b.png Cold, Electricity b.png Electricity, Toxin b.png Toxin, Magnetic b.png Magnetic, or Radiation b.png Radiation damage, based on the Kuva Lich's progenitor Warframe.


  • 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.


Acquisition[edit | edit source]

The 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[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
  • Though there are sprites for the bullets, and it appears they have travel time, the shots are actually hitscan (at least in aimed mode)
  • 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 Quartakk).
  • 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 Quartakk.
      • 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

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 29.5

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

Update 28.3

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

Update 26.0

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Update 26.0

See Also[edit | edit source]

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