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An even stronger Zarr cannon to meet the demands of Kuva Liches. With stronger explosive barrages, and long-range flak shots.

The Kuva Zarr is the Kuva variant of the Zarr Zarr, with drastic improvements to its critical chance, status chance, the Cannon mode's damage, fire rate, and explosion radius, and the Barrage mode's accuracy and removal of its range cap, with expense to its reload speed, ammo economy, and the Barrage mode's damage and fire rate.

Characteristics[]

  • This weapon deals primarily DmgBlastSmall64 Blast damage.
  • Cannon Mode launches cannonballs that explode in a 7 meter radius on impact with a surface or enemy, then splits into 3 smaller bomblets that rain down on the point of impact.
    • Pinpoint accuracy.
    • Initial hit and explosion apply status separately.
    • Explosion does not need direct line of sight to deal damage and will penetrate walls.
    • Explosion can benefit from Mod TT 20px Firestorm (Mod TT 20px Primed) and Mod TT 20px Cautious Shot.
  • Barrage Mode fires a shotgun-like flak.
  • Reloads one cannonball at a time, which can be interrupted at any point, allowing for planned reloading.
    • Reload time of 0.75 seconds for each cannonball, plus 0.5 seconds to begin reload and 0.55 to end.
  • Innate three Madurai Pol polarities.
  • Comes with an additional bonus DmgImpactSmall64 Impact, DmgFireSmall64 Heat, DmgColdSmall64 Cold, DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity, DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin, DmgMagneticSmall64 Magnetic, or DmgRadiationSmall64 Radiation damage, based on the Kuva Lich's progenitor Warframe, which increases the listed base damage of the weapon by 25%-60%.
    • Valence Fusion can optionally change the resulting output damage type, and can upgrade the bonus increase (up to 60%).
  • Polarizing the weapon increases its max rank by 2, capping at rank 40 after 5 polarizations, granting the weapon additional mod capacity.
  • Listed Mastery Rank requirement is not enforced - the weapon may theoretically be obtained at any mastery rank by acquiring and vanquishing a Kuva Lich that has this weapon equipped.

Advantages over other Primary weapons (excluding modular weapons):

  • Cannon Mode Projectile (wiki attack index 1)
    • Above average crit chance (25.00%)
    • High status chance (31.00%)
    • High crit multiplier (2.50x)
  • Cannon Mode Explosion (wiki attack index 2)
    • Very high total damage (673)
    • Above average status chance (31.00%)
    • Above average crit multiplier (2.50x)
  • Cannon Mode Cluster Bomb Contact (wiki attack index 3)
    • Above average average number of procs per shot (0.93)
    • Very high average number of crits per shot (0.75)
  • Cannon Mode Cluster Bomb Explosion (wiki attack index 4)
    • High crit chance (25.00%)
    • Above average average number of procs per shot (0.93)
    • High average number of crits per shot (0.75)
    • Above average status chance (31.00%)
  • Barrage Mode (wiki attack index 5)
    • No numerical advantages.

Disadvantages over other Primary weapons (excluding modular weapons):

  • Cannon Mode projectiles have travel time with arcing.
  • Small magazine size.
  • Magazine must be reloaded one at a time before reaching full capacity.
  • Extremely poor ammo economy.
    • Extremely low ammo capacity; requires just 1 reload to fully deplete all ammo reserves.
    • Only restores 1 unit of ammunition per ammo pickup.
  • Explosion and bomblets inflicts self-stagger.
  • Explosion and bomblets have a headshot multiplier of 1x and cannot trigger headshot conditions.
  • Explosion and bomblets have linear Damage Falloff from 100% to 30% from central impact.
  • Cannon Mode Projectile (wiki attack index 1)
    • Very low reload speed (4.80 s)
    • Low magazine (5)
    • Below average total damage (50)
    • Very low ammo max (5)
    • Low fire rate (2.17 attacks/sec)
    • Very low disposition (●○○○○ (0.60x))
  • Cannon Mode Explosion (wiki attack index 2)
    • Low active falloff slope (10.0m/%)
    • Low maximum falloff distance (7.0 m)
    • Very low reload speed (4.80 s)
    • Very low magazine (5)
    • Very low ammo max (5)
    • Very low disposition (●○○○○ (0.60x))
  • Cannon Mode Cluster Bomb Contact (wiki attack index 3)
    • Very low reload speed (4.80 s)
    • Very low magazine (5)
    • Very low total damage (45)
    • Very low ammo max (5)
    • Very low disposition (●○○○○ (0.60x))
  • Cannon Mode Cluster Bomb Explosion (wiki attack index 4)
    • Low active falloff slope (10.0m/%)
    • Very low maximum falloff distance (3.0 m)
    • Very low reload speed (4.80 s)
    • Low magazine (5)
    • Very low ammo max (5)
    • Very low disposition (●○○○○ (0.60x))
  • Barrage Mode (wiki attack index 5)
    • Below average ammo max (5)
    • Below average disposition (●○○○○ (0.60x))

See WARFRAME Wiki:Stat Comparison/Percentiles for more details.


Comparisons:

Acquisition[]

Kuva Zarr 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[]

  • Though the Kuva Zarr's Barrage Mode deals less damage than the Barrage Mode of the standard Zarr, any elemental Lich bonus of at least 29% will bring the Kuva Zarr's Barrage damage above that of its counterpart.
  • Navigator130xWhite Navigator can control both the main cannon projectile as well as the bomblets.
This section is transcluded from Lich System § Notes. To change it, please edit the transcluded page.

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 for some beginner-friendly builds as they typically use less mod capacity.
      • 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 Heat → Innate DmgColdSmall64 Cold → Innate DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity → Innate DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin
HCET Priority Results from Modding an Element
Bonus Element + Modded Element Innate DmgFireSmall64 Heat
E.g. TenetSpirex Tenet Spirex
Innate DmgColdSmall64 Cold
E.g. TenetEnvoy Tenet Envoy
Innate DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity
E.g. TenetAgendus Tenet Agendus
Innate DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin
Bonus DmgFireSmall64 Heat + Modded DmgColdSmall64 Cold DmgBlastSmall64 Blast DmgBlastSmall64 Blast DmgBlastSmall64 Blast + DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity DmgBlastSmall64 Blast + DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin
Bonus DmgFireSmall64 Heat + Modded DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity DmgRadiationSmall64 Radiation DmgRadiationSmall64 Radiation + DmgColdSmall64 Cold DmgRadiationSmall64 Radiation DmgRadiationSmall64 Radiation + DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin
Bonus DmgFireSmall64 Heat + Modded DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin DmgGasSmall64 Gas DmgGasSmall64 Gas + DmgColdSmall64 Cold DmgGasSmall64 Gas + DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity DmgGasSmall64 Gas
Bonus DmgColdSmall64 Cold + Modded DmgFireSmall64 Heat DmgBlastSmall64 Blast DmgBlastSmall64 Blast DmgBlastSmall64 Blast + DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity DmgBlastSmall64 Blast + DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin
Bonus DmgColdSmall64 Cold + Modded DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity DmgRadiationSmall64 Radiation + DmgColdSmall64 Cold DmgMagneticSmall64 Magnetic DmgMagneticSmall64 Magnetic DmgMagneticSmall64 Magnetic + DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin
Bonus DmgColdSmall64 Cold + Modded DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin DmgGasSmall64 Gas + DmgColdSmall64 Cold DmgViralSmall64 Viral DmgViralSmall64 Viral + DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity DmgViralSmall64 Viral
Bonus DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity + Modded DmgFireSmall64 Heat DmgRadiationSmall64 Radiation DmgBlastSmall64 Blast + DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity DmgRadiationSmall64 Radiation DmgRadiationSmall64 Radiation + DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin
Bonus DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity + Modded DmgColdSmall64 Cold DmgBlastSmall64 Blast + DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity DmgMagneticSmall64 Magnetic DmgMagneticSmall64 Magnetic DmgMagneticSmall64 Magnetic + DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin
Bonus DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity + Modded DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin DmgGasSmall64 Gas + DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity DmgViralSmall64 Viral + DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity DmgCorrosiveSmall64 Corrosive DmgCorrosiveSmall64 Corrosive
Bonus DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin + Modded DmgFireSmall64 Heat DmgGasSmall64 Gas DmgBlastSmall64 Blast + DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin DmgRadiationSmall64 Radiation + DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin DmgGasSmall64 Gas
Bonus DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin + Modded DmgColdSmall64 Cold DmgBlastSmall64 Blast + DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin DmgViralSmall64 Viral DmgMagneticSmall64 Magnetic + DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin DmgViralSmall64 Viral
Bonus DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin + Modded DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity DmgRadiationSmall64 Radiation + DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin DmgMagneticSmall64 Magnetic + DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin DmgCorrosiveSmall64 Corrosive DmgCorrosiveSmall64 Corrosive
This section is transcluded from Lich System/Progenitor . To change it, please edit the transcluded page.
Element Progenitor Warframe*
DmgImpactSmall64 Impact BaruukIcon272 Baruuk DanteIcon272 Dante GaussIcon272 Gauss GrendelIcon272 Grendel RhinoIcon272 Rhino SevagothIcon272 Sevagoth WukongIcon272 Wukong ZephyrIcon272 Zephyr
DmgFireSmall64 Heat ChromaIcon272 Chroma EmberIcon272 Ember InarosIcon272 Inaros JadeIcon272 Jade KullervoIcon272 Kullervo NezhaIcon272 Nezha ProteaIcon272 Protea VaubanIcon272 Vauban WispIcon272 Wisp
DmgColdSmall64 Cold FrostIcon272 Frost GaraIcon272 Gara HildrynIcon272 Hildryn RevenantIcon272 Revenant StyanaxIcon272 Styanax TitaniaIcon272 Titania TrinityIcon272 Trinity
DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity BansheeIcon272 Banshee CalibanIcon Caliban ExcaliburIcon272 Excalibur GyreIcon272 Gyre LimboIcon272 Limbo NovaIcon272 Nova ValkyrIcon272 Valkyr VoltIcon272 Volt
DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin AtlasIcon272 Atlas DagathIcon272 Dagath IvaraIcon272 Ivara KhoraIcon272 Khora NekrosIcon272 Nekros OberonIcon272 Oberon NidusIcon272 Nidus SarynIcon272 Saryn
DmgMagneticSmall64 Magnetic CitrineIcon272 Citrine HarrowIcon272 Harrow HydroidIcon272 Hydroid LavosIcon272 Lavos MagIcon272 Mag MesaIcon272 Mesa XakuIcon272 Xaku YareliIcon272 Yareli
DmgRadiationSmall64 Radiation AshIcon272 Ash EquinoxIcon272 Equinox GarudaIcon272 Garuda LokiIcon272 Loki MirageIcon272 Mirage NyxIcon272 Nyx OctaviaIcon272 Octavia QorvexIcon272 Qorvex VorunaIcon272 Voruna

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

Tips[]

Trivia[]

  • The Grineer text on the side of the weapon reads "BOOM".

Media[]

Kuva Zarr Skins

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Patch History[]

Update 32.0 (2022-09-07)

Ammo Changes

We understand the power fantasy of these weapons is very popular for some, so our first approach was to keep them powerful, but limit how often they can be used by making changes to ammo pick-up.

Ammo Pickup Overrides
The following weapons now have ammo pickup overrides, meaning they gain less from picking up ammo. This mostly applies to AoE weapons, in hopes that players will become more deliberate with their aim to make the most of their Ammo pools. The following lists the specific ammo pick up overrides per weapon category.

Primary Weapon Ammo Pick Up Overrides

1 Ammo per Pick Up:

  • Kuva Zarr

Many weapons have also had their maximum ammo capacity adjusted.

Primary Weapons:

  • Kuva Zarr: From 15 to 5
Headshot Damage Changes

During playtesting, the ammo changes alone weren’t enough to significantly change things for AoE weapons. So instead of tightening these values to be overly restrictive, we chose to address other factors that make these weapons so strong, such as headshot damage.

Our approach here is two-fold, to reduce the impact of headshots for AOE weapons, but to also make precision headshots pack a larger punch overall.

  • Radial damage no longer gains extra headshot damage or triggers headshot conditions.
    • This is primarily targeted at the Ignis Wraith - as a “flamethrower” weapon, it’s hard to imagine a blanket of elements being precise enough to target weak points specifically. Explosive projectiles themselves can still land headshots, so there is still a reason to aim with most weapons for maximum damage.

Update 30.5 (2021-07-06)

  • Introduced.

See Also[]

  • Zarr Zarr, the normal counterpart of this weapon.
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