This Lich-variant grenade launcher hurls mayhem and destruction with an increased Reload Speed.

The Kuva Tonkor is the Kuva variant of the GrnGrenadeLauncher Tonkor grenade launcher, sporting increased critical chance, status chance, reserve ammo, and reload speed, but with a slightly smaller blast radius.


The Kuva Tonkor 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.


This weapon does primarily Slash b Slash damage.



  • Innate Blast b Blast damage – less effective against Ferrite Armor.
  • Projectiles are relatively slow, have prominent drop-off, and the grenade only arms itself after traveling 6 meters.
    • An unarmed grenade hitting an enemy causes considerably less damage with little-to-no critical chance
  • Explosions can cause self-damage.
    • The projectile's minimum arming distance of 6 meters should prevent accidental self-damage unless using Mod TT 20pxFirestorm or rapidly moving towards the grenade's impact area before it explodes.
  • Single-round magazine requires reloading after each shot.
  • Draws from the rare sniper ammo pool.


  • Kuva Tonkor, compared to Tonkor:
    • Lower base damage (59.0 vs. 75.0)
    • Higher area attack damage (674.0 vs. 650.0)
    • Smaller radial explosion (5m vs. 6m)
    • Higher Critical Chance (30% vs. 25%)
    • Higher Status Chance (17% vs. 10%)
    • Larger max ammo capacity (60 rounds vs. 30 rounds)
    • Faster reload speed (1.5 s vs. 1.7 s)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (13 vs. 5)
    • Lower Disposition (1 vs. 1.3)


  • The weapon will have a prefix of the name of the Kuva Lich it was acquired from (e.g. Odizrigg Agekk Kuva Tonkor).
  • 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 Tonkor.
      • 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 Impact BaruukIcon272 BaruukGaussIcon272 GaussGrendelIcon272 GrendelRhinoIcon272 RhinoWukongIcon272 WukongZephyrIcon272 Zephyr
Heat b Heat ChromaIcon272 ChromaEmberIcon272 EmberInarosIcon272 InarosNezhaIcon272 NezhaVaubanIcon272 VaubanWispIcon272 Wisp
Cold b Cold FrostIcon272 FrostGaraIcon272 GaraHildrynIcon272 HildrynRevenantIcon272 RevenantTitaniaIcon272 TitaniaTrinityIcon272 Trinity
Electricity b Electricity BansheeIcon272 BansheeExcaliburIcon272 ExcaliburLimboIcon272 LimboNovaIcon272 NovaValkyrIcon272 ValkyrVoltIcon272 Volt
Toxin b Toxin AtlasIcon272 AtlasIvaraIcon272 IvaraKhoraIcon272 KhoraNekrosIcon272 NekrosNidusIcon272 NidusOberonIcon272 OberonSarynIcon272 Saryn
Magnetic b Magnetic HarrowIcon272 HarrowHydroidIcon272 HydroidMagIcon272 MagMesaIcon272 Mesa
Radiation b Radiation AshIcon272 AshEquinoxIcon272 EquinoxGarudaIcon272 GarudaLokiIcon272 LokiMirageIcon272 MirageNyxIcon272 NyxOctaviaIcon272 Octavia


  • As with the standard Tonkor, the Kuva Tonkor's high critical chance makes it a good candidate for Mod TT 20pxHunter Munitions.


  • The Grineer text on the side of its barrel Grineer RGrineer AGrineer VGrineer AGrineer GGrineer E translates to "Ravage".

Patch HistoryEdit

Hotfix 26.0.7
  • Explosion damage changed from 674 Blast to 176 Puncture, 270 Slash, and 228 Blast (undocumented).
  • Fixed Kuva Lich weapons that do damage on both impact and explosion (Kuva Ogris, Kuva Ayanga, etc) doing significantly less overall damage than expected. This was due to the Elemental bonus only being applied to the "on impact" of the projectile itself and not the explosion.

Hotfix 26.0.4

  • Reload speed changed from 1.7 to 1.5

Update 26.0

  • Introduced.

See AlsoEdit

  • GrnGrenadeLauncher Tonkor, the normal counterpart of this weapon.
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