The Nikana reintroduces a lost Tenno blade and with it another fragment of the old ways.

The Nikana is a LotusBlack.pngTenno blade that is heavily based on the ancient traditional katana, made to slice targets elegantly with precision and speed. It can be researched from the Tenno Lab in the dojo.

It is a requisite ingredient for DragonKatana.png Dragon Nikana.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily Slash b.svg Slash damage.




Acquisition[edit | edit source]

The Nikana's blueprint can be researched from the Tenno Lab in the dojo.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 35
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 275 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png15,000
Tenno Lab Research ClanAffinity64.png 3,000
Time: 48 hrs
Prereq: Akstiletto
Ghost Clan x1   Shadow Clan x3   Storm Clan x10   Mountain Clan x30   Moon Clan x100

Tips[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Nikana is the first melee weapon released that is used as a component to craft its more powerful version, the DragonKatana.png Dragon Nikana.
  • The Nikana is wielded by Excalibur in many of the recent trailers for Warframe along with appearing in Loki's hands in the layout of, making the Nikana currently one of the most iconic weapons of Warframe.

Media[edit | edit source]

Nikana Skins Edit

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 26.0

  • Damage increased from 45 to 142.
  • Range increased from 1 to 2.5.
  • Status Chance increased from 10% to 16%.
  • Critical Chance increased from 10% to 16%.
  • Slam Attack increased from 90 to 426.
  • Slide Attack increased from 96 to 284.
  • Parry Angle set to 55.
  • Follow Through increased from 0.6 to 0.7.

Update 21.0

  • Added custom leap attack animations for the Nikana.
  • Fixed the sheath orientation on the Nikana when attacking.
  • Fixed the Nikana sheath becoming unattached from your hand and flipped around when performing an air attack.

Update 20.1

  • Fixed Nikana weapons not being able to stealth-finish Infested Chargers.

Hotfix: The Silver Grove 3

  • Reduced damage of Nikana series in Conclave.

Update 17.2

  • Nikana series damage has been decreased in Conclave.

Update 17.1

  • The Nikana has been enabled for use in Conclave.

Hotfix 15.0.6

  • Fixed an issue with Nikana weapons using the wrong animation for jump slams.

Hotfix 14.10.3

  • Altered the Nikana jump roll transition time and animation to match the default roll.

Update 14.10

  • Fixed an animation hitch seen when performing a forward roll with the Nikana equipped.

Hotfix 13.0.6

  • Fixed an issue with elemental effects not properly being displayed when the Nikana is sheathed.

Hotfix 13.0.3

  • Fixed an issue with the Nikana sheath acquiring accessories meant for the Nikana itself.

Update 13.0

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Update 26.0

See Also[edit | edit source]

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