Slash targets with a single precise bolt from Garuda's signature crossbow. Alt-fire to let loose a barrage of bolts. All bolts have a chance to cause bleeding and headshots have a chance to increase reload speed.

The Nagantaka is GarudaIcon272.png Garuda's signature crossbow, firing Slash b.svg Slash bolts with a very high status chance in a semi-automatic fashion. It features an Alternate Fire that unleashes all remaining rounds in the magazine in a rapid-fire volley. Additionally, killing an enemy through a headshot will boost the speed of Nagantaka's next reload. Bolts receive Punch Through when fired by Garuda.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 24 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 25
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 125 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png40,000

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals mostly Slash b.svg Slash damage.


  • Second highest base damage of all semi-automatic rifles, behind DEGrinlok.png Grinlok/PrismaGrinlok.png Prisma Grinlok.
  • Good critical chance.
  • High critical multiplier.
  • Highest status chance of all semi-automatic rifles, and third highest status chance of all bows behind InfCernos.png Mutalist Cernos and AsymmetricBow.png Daikyu.
  • Very high base accuracy.
  • Headshot kills from direct bolt damage boosts reload speed by 50%.
  • Guaranteed Impact b.svg Impact proc.
  • Very ammo efficient.
    • High ammo reserve for its magazine size.
    • Uses rifle ammo pickups instead of the scarcer sniper ammo pickups.
  • Alternate Fire shoots all remaining ammunition in the magazine in a quick burst.
    • Benefits from magazine increasing mods to further increase the burst's damage.
    • Abilities can be cast during the burst without interrupting it.
  • Innate 1 meter Punch Through if used by GarudaIcon272.png Garuda.
  • Primary fire is Silent.
  • On kill, bodies will follow the arrow that killed them, damaging anyone in their path and pinning the corpse to walls.
  • Counts as a bow in regards to fire rate mods, doubling the fire rate bonus.
  • Can use the bow-exclusive Mod TT 20px.pngThunderbolt mod.
  • Innate Madurai Pol.svg polarity.


Note[edit | edit source]

  • When used by GarudaIcon272.png Garuda, the Nagantaka gains 1 meter innate Punch Through.
  • Can be used in bow-only Sortie missions.
  • The Alternate Fire of the Nagantaka will eject all of the remaining ammunition in the magazine in a single burst.
    • If buffed with unlimited ammo such as from the Reactant Buff, the weapon will only fire its magazine amount at a time, with small delays between each trigger pull.
    • Unlike TnBardPistol.png Pandero or Mod TT 20px.pngWild Frenzy, Nagantaka can still be aimed during the burst, allowing the weapon to still benefit from Acolyte Mods.
  • Being knocked over will not interrupt your burst from the weapon's alt fire.
  • The reload speed buff only triggers from headshot kills from direct bolt damage. It does not trigger if killed by a damage over time effect made from a headshot's status proc.
    • No weak spots other than actual heads will trigger this effect.
      • Headshots on invulnerable enemies will still grant this effect, but not with invulnerable bosses.
  • Despite the Alternate Fire's Alarming noise level, it does not break IvaraIcon272.png Ivara's Prowl130xDark.png Prowl. However enemies will still act alerted.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Because Slash b.svg Slash procs are common with this weapon, adding Viral b.png Viral damage to increase damage done to enemy health through proccing, will allow for quick dispatching of enemies, bypassing their armor.
  • Rolling can be used to interrupt a burst from the secondary attack, useful for not wasting ammo if a target has died within the first few shots of the burst.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Nagantaka (नागांतक), Hindi for "The Ender of Snakes","Naga" = Snake and "antak"= Ender ,was one of Garuda's alternate names. This name was given to Garuda as he, according to the mythology, preferred eating the meat of snakes.

Media[edit | edit source]

Update History[edit | edit source]

Update 28.0

  • Polished and tweaked Nagantaka's firing animation to reduce possible motion blur issues.

Update 25.8

October 2019 Riven Disposition Change
  • Nagantaka: 1.1->1.2

Update 24.6

  • Having a ‘signature’ weapon now actually benefits you!
    • Nagantaka: 1m innate Punch-Through when wielded by Garuda.

Update 24.0

  • Introduced.

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