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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. When wielded by Garuda Nagantaka gains a slight Punch Through.

The Nagantaka is GarudaIcon272.png Garuda's signature crossbow, firing DmgSlashSmall64.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 DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash damage.
  • Headshot kills from direct bolt damage boosts reload speed by 50%.
  • Guaranteed DmgImpactSmall64.png Impact proc.
    • Guaranteed DmgImpactSmall64.png Impact proc may make it hard to land consecutive headshots to trigger its passive.
  • Alternate Fire shoots all remaining ammunition in the magazine in a quick burst, at approximately 2.3 times its listed standard Fire Rate.
    • Benefits from magazine increasing mods to further increase the burst's damage.
    • Abilities can be cast during the burst without interrupting it. However, Stagger effects such as a self-stagger from a Mod TT 20px.png Thunderbolt explosion will interrupt the burst.
  • Innate 1 meter Punch Through if used by GarudaIcon272.png Garuda.
  • 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.png Thunderbolt mod.
  • Innate Madurai Pol.svg polarity.


  • Second highest base damage of all semi-automatic rifles, behind Grinlok.png Grinlok/PrismaGrinlok.png Prisma Grinlok.
  • Highest status chance of all semi-automatic rifles, and third highest status chance of all bows behind MutalistCernos.png Mutalist Cernos and Daikyu.png Daikyu.
  • Very high base accuracy.
  • Very ammo efficient.
    • High ammo reserve for its magazine size.
    • Uses rifle ammo pickups instead of the scarcer sniper ammo pickups.
  • Primary fire is Silent.
  • Semi-Auto
    • Above average max ammo
    • Above average damage
    • Very high status chance
    • Above average crit multiplier
  • Burst Shot
    • High effective fire rate
    • Above average max ammo
    • High status chance
    • Above average disposition
    • Above average crit multiplier


  • Primary fire is tied with Hind.png Hind/KuvaHind.png Kuva Hind for the third slowest fire rate of all semi-automatic rifles, after Grinlok.png Grinlok/PrismaGrinlok.png Prisma Grinlok and KuvaChakkhurr.png Kuva Chakkhurr.
  • Tied with Grinlok for the lowest magazine size of all semi-automatic rifles.
  • Fairly slow reload when not boosted by its passive.
  • Projectiles have travel time.
  • Alternate Fire is Alarming, making it ill-suited for stealth gameplay.
  • Semi-Auto
    • Below average crit chance
    • Below average magazine
    • Below average effective fire rate
    • Below average reload speed
  • Burst Shot
    • Low crit chance
    • Low magazine



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

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


  • When used by GarudaIcon272.png Garuda or GarudaPrimeIcon.png Garuda Prime, 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 Pandero.png Pandero or Mod TT 20px.png 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 Mod TT 20px.png Speed Trigger is used, so you may need to equip Mod TT 20px.png 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.
  • "Precision Reload", its 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.
    • The buff lasts approximately 3 seconds.
  • 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.


  • Because DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash procs are common with this weapon, adding DmgViralSmall64.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.
  • As with most weapons with the ability to unload an entire magazine in a single burst, the Nagantaka's alt-fire synergizes well with MagIcon272.png Mag's short-tap Magnetize130xDark.png Magnetize bubble, as the quick torrent of shot can pulverize crowds of enemies caught in the bubble. Mag can also take advantage of the weapon's high status chance to inflict deadly status effects on pulled enemies.


  • 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.
  • Unlike most other crossbows, Nagantaka's design is based on a reverse-draw crossbow.


Patch 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.

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