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 GarudaGarudaIcon272.png Garuda's signature crossbow, firing Slash DamageDmgSlashSmall64.png 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.

It can be sold for Credits64.png 7,500.


This weapon deals mostly Slash DamageDmgSlashSmall64.png Slash damage.




The Nagantaka's blueprint can be purchased from the Market.

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


  • When used by GarudaGarudaIcon272.png Garuda, the Nagantaka gains 1 meter innate Punch Through.
  • Can be used in bow-only Sortie missions.
  • In its semi-automatic primary fire mode it can be difficult to achieve its full listed firing rate, especially with Speed Trigger equipped, given the forced delay after each shot where if the fire button is pressed too early it is simply not registered for the next shot.
  • 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 PanderoTnBardPistol.png Pandero or Wild Frenzy12?cb=20190608095452 Wild Frenzy, Nagantaka can still be aimed during the burst, allowing the weapon to still benefit from Acolyte Mods. However, recoil can be a bit of an issue when trying to aim the entire burst at a single target especially if Speed Trigger12?cb=20190608095452 Speed Trigger is used, so you may need to equip Stabilizer12?cb=20190608095452 Stabilizer to account for it.
    • Given the much higher damage-per-shot of the Nagantaka compared to other Burst and Auto rifles, while in mid-burst the Nagantaka has a higher total DPS rate than all of them.
  • 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 IvaraIvaraIcon272.png Ivara's ProwlProwl130xDark.png Prowl. However enemies will still act alerted.


  • Because Slash DamageDmgSlashSmall64.png Slash procs are common with this weapon, adding Viral DamageDmgViralSmall64.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.


  • 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.


Update History[]

Update 28.0 (2020-06-11)

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

Update 25.8 (2019-10-01)

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

Update 24.6 (2019-04-04)

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

Update 24.0 (2018-11-08)

  • Introduced.