Firing high-velocity blades, this weapon can also be used as a battle-saw, shredding anything unfortunate enough to get into range.

The Panthera is a Tenno blade launcher that launches circular sawblades. It also possesses an Alternate Fire that levitates a spinning saw blade in front of it, dealing continuous damage to enemies within range.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily Slash b.svg Slash damage.

Advantages:

  • High Slash b.svg Slash damage – effective against health.
  • Primary fire shoots miniature saws in a fully automatic fashion.
    • Tied with PantheraPrime.png Panthera Prime and RepeatingCrossbow.png Zhuge for the highest base damage of all fully automatic rifles.
    • Projectiles can bounce off surfaces or enemies up to 3 times, enabling them to hit multiple targets.
  • Alternate Fire shoots a single levitating sawblade that deals continuous damage and staggers enemies.
  • Very high status chance.
  • Pinpoint accuracy.
  • Can use the Panthera-exclusive Mod TT 20px.pngDisarming Purity Augment mod.
  • Innate Naramon Pol.svg polarity.

Disadvantages:

  • Low Impact b.svg Impact and Puncture b.svg Puncture damage – less effective against shields and armor.
  • Primary Fire:
  • Alternate Fire:
    • Limited range of 6 meters.
    • Tied with PantheraPrime.png Panthera Prime for the slowest fire rate of all continuous primaries.
  • Projectiles have travel time.

Comparisons:

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

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

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64.png
20,000
OrokinCell64.png
1
PolymerBundle64.png
600
Hikou.png
1
Miter.png
1
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 35
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 225 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png20,000

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Panthera's primary fire mode shoots fast-moving sawblades that will ricochet off walls and enemies up to three times.
  • The Panthera has a Alternate Fire mode initiated by holding down the alternate fire key (default MMB ). This levitates a spinning sawblade up to 6 meters in front of the weapon, dealing continuous damage to enemies that make contact with it, as well as staggering them.
    • The sawblade floats out of the weapon towards its levitation point, taking around half a second to reach its maximum range. The sawblade retracts back into the launcher once the trigger is released.
    • Ammo is only consumed when the weapon deals damage, whether to an enemy or a damageable object.
    • If an enemy moves inside the space between the user and the sawblade, the sawblade will instantly retract to damage that enemy.
    • Punch Through allows the secondary fire mode to hit enemies behind cover as long as the enemy is within the secondary fire's range, and the punch-through depth is sufficient to penetrate through the intervening cover.
    • Can use both Mod TT 20px.pngCombustion Beam and Mod TT 20px.pngSinister Reach. Combustion Beam works on kills made by the secondary attack and also the primary attack.
    • The primary fire mode cannot be used while this is active.
  • Although the Foundry will claim that the Panthera can be crafted if a PrimeHikou.png Hikou Prime is present in the inventory, it won't allow the Hikou Prime to be consumed to build the weapon.
  • Compared to the Miter.png Miter (based on the ranged attacks and on uncharged shots):
    • Lower total damage on uncharged attacks (100.0 vs 125.0)
      • Higher Impact b.svg Impact damage (20.0 vs. 6.25).
      • Higher Puncture b.svg Puncture damage (10.0 vs. 6.25).
      • LowerSlash b.svg Slash damage (70 vs. 112.5).
    • Faster fire rate (3.0 vs 0.526).
    • Larger magazine size (60 vs 20).
      • Primary fire consumes 2 ammo per shot, compared to one ammo per shot for the Miter.
    • Larger ammo capacity (540 vs 72).
      • Uses rifle ammo, unlike the Miter, which uses the relatively rarer sniper ammo.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The Panthera has a high chance of cutting corpses into pieces, making it an ideal candidate for a Desecrating NekrosIcon272.png Nekros to bring along, as the game considers the cut corpses as separate entities, essentially giving multiple corpses to desecrate from a single enemy and thus yielding more chances to create more drops.
    • This also applies to the secondary fire, which will not consume ammo when used on a corpse.
  • As of update 24.2.15 Heavy Caliber affects this weapon differently. It increases the spread between shots with multishot. resulting in a uniform spread not randomness.
  • Although the Panthera has lower total damage compared to uncharged Miter shots, it has higher Impact b.svg Impact and Puncture b.svg Puncture damage, making it more effective against shields and armor.
  • Multishot mods cause the sawblades to be fired adjacent to each other if no accuracy penalty mods are equipped. This may cause the blades to miss when firing directly at far targets.

Weapon Loadouts[edit source]

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • Despite [DE]Megan stating in Hotfix 21.0.9 that Panthera's Alt-Fire now benefits from explosion radius mods, it is still unable to equip Mod TT 20px.pngFirestorm, which is the only mod that could possibly increase this radius.
  • Although fall-off distances are given in the primary fire specs, there is no damage fall-off.
  • The blades shot from the gun with any punchthrough Mod equipped will go through terrain, but not enemies.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Panthera is a genus within the Felidae family that includes the tiger, lion, jaguar and leopard. They are characterized by morphological structures in their throats that allow them to roar.
  • Despite the green decal depicted in the Panthera's portrait, the default decal color of the Panthera is blue.
  • This is the third weapon that requires two different pre-made weapons in order to craft (following the TnoGunblade.png Redeemer and the Tipedo.png Tipedo), and the first weapon that requires weapons from 2 different factions (the Tenno-made Hikou.png Hikou and the Grineer-made Miter.png Miter).
  • The Miter, one of the prerequisite weapons needed to construct the Panthera, is similar in that it also fires sawblades.
    • The Miter's sawblades are horizontally aligned, whilst the Panthera launches vertically aligned sawblades.
  • The blades fired by Panthera have a design within the disc similar to the DEGlaive.png Glaive.

Media[edit | edit source]

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 22.20

  • Fixed Panthera’s Punch Through not going through enemies.

Hotfix 22.13.4

  • Panthera Alt Fire now consumes 1 Ammo instead of 4.
  • Fixed the Panthera Alt Fire consuming Ammo when hitting surfaces other than enemies.

Hotfix 22.13.3

  • Alt-fire damage changed from 250 Physical per sec to 100 Physical per tick.
  • Alt-fire fire rate increased from 1 to 2.
  • Alt-fire range increased from 5m to 6m.
  • 4 ammo consumed per hit (Not intended consumption - will be changing to 1 in next Hotfix).
    • Please note that Ammo will be consumed when hitting surfaces other than enemies at the moment. We are aware and will fix as soon as we can!

Update 22.12

  • Status chance increased from 20% to 24% (Primary Fire).
  • Critical chance increased from 10% to 12% (Primary Fire).

Hotfix 15.10.2

  • Adjusted Panthera audio when hitting flesh or metal. Firing your weapon on stone will now make the appropriate metal grinding noise!

Hotfix 15.10.1

  • Secondary fire Slash damage increased from 75 to 225.
  • Increased secondary fire status chance.
  • The Panthera’s secondary fire will now stagger enemies on impact.
  • Increased secondary fire rate from 150 to 200.

See also[edit | edit source]

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