Every Warframe has at its disposal a special blade... A Parazon... as lethal to technology as it is to flesh.

Lotus to the Tenno during the Jackal Assassination Mission

The Parazon is a bladed tool used by Warframes for a variety of functions. It is primarily used for Hacking enemy electronics but is also strong enough to be wielded as an assassination weapon. The weapon is normally hidden when not in use and can be materialized on the Warframe's right wrist when needed. It also comes with a tether that allows the Warframe to throw the Parazon out and then retrieve it afterward.

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

The Parazon appears as a weapon in the Arsenal that is permanently equipped on all Warframes. It possesses three Parazon Mod slots, which can be used to enhance its abilities. As with all Warframe weapons, the Parazon can also be color customized as the player desires.

Hacking[edit | edit source]

Main article: Hacking

When hacking a console, the Warframe inserts the Parazon into the console to initiate the hack. Hacking bonuses are applied according to the equipped Parazon hacking Mods.

Mercy[edit | edit source]

An enemy that can be Mercy killed.

Aside from hacking, the Parazon can also be used to perform a lethal Finisher called Mercy, which has more elaborate kill animations compared to normal finishers. Mercy kills can be performed on any enemy with a red Parazon symbol above them accompanied by a unique sound cue, which has a chance to occur when the enemy drops below 5% of its total health. Impact b.svg Impact procs increases the chance of enabling a Mercy by 10% per stack. Successful Mercy kills can grant combat bonuses to the player depending on the Parazon mods they have equipped. The window for executing using Mercy expires in 10 seconds; the Parazon symbol blinks with three seconds left.

Normal Stealth kills cannot be performed by the Parazon, regardless if the player has a Melee weapon equipped or not.

It can also be used to instantly kill Gokstad Crewship pilots and hijack their ships, regardless of the pilots health.

Kuva Lich[edit | edit source]

Main article: Kuva Lich

Vanquishing or converting a Kuva Lich requires a Parazon with Requiem Mods equipped. These mods are acquired from Requiem Void Fissure missions, and do not provide any combat bonuses inherently but are instead an essential aspect in defeating Kuva Liches in combat to sever their Continuity.

The Parazon has three Requiem mod slots in addition to its normal slots, which are unlocked upon the player acquiring their first Requiem Mod.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Mercy kills are considered as conventional Finishers in-game and thus are eligible for some challenges such as Nightwave acts.
    • Because of this, Mercy kills are also capable of activating Finisher-criteria Arcanes (e.g.ArcaneTrickery64x.pngArcane Trickery, ArcaneUltimatum64x.pngArcane Ultimatum).
    • Mercy kills against Kuva Lich Thralls however do not count as Finishers for the purposes of said challenges.
  • When doing a mercy kill, the player will be temporarily be considered a lower threat than they normally are. As such, any Sentinel the player has will be targeted directly instead and may cause them to be damaged or destroyed.
  • Operators cannot use the Parazon, and thus will not benefit from Parazon Mods, particularly those that affect Hacking. They will also be unable to perform Mercy finishers.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Parazon is used to activate the Railjack's Resource Forge.
  • In Devstream 132, it is mentioned that the Parazon would be used for reviving teammates and capturing targets.
    • As of Update 28.3, Warframes now spin their Parazons while reviving. However, it was removed in Hotfix 28.3.3 due to a glitch.
    • The Parazon's use in capturing has yet to be implemented.
  • The Parazon is named after the real world Parazonium, a ceremonial dagger from the Roman empire.[1]

Parazon Skins[edit | edit source]

Media[edit | edit source]

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Hotfix 28.3.3

  • Reverted some of the new Parazon Revive animations due to Clients becoming stuck Reviving.

Update 28.3

  • Added a Parazon spinning Revive animation when Reviving a player with the Parazon equipped.

Update 28.2

  • Fixed not retaining Kuva Lich mission progress if you Parazon stabbed your Lich during a connection loss.

Hotfix 28.0.6

  • Fixes towards spamming the Parazon Finisher for the Jackal as a Client breaking the Finisher animation.

Hotfix 28.0.5

  • Fixed a script error during the Parazon Finisher cutscene during the Jackal fight.

Hotfix 28.0.3

  • Fixed the Parazon Jackal Finisher not working if you Revived after he landed into his stun, were using an Exalted weapon, or Transferred to the Operator.

Update 28.0

  • Fixed a case where a Kuva Lich could appear to change ownership or identity during a mission, possibly resulting in the Parazon check being incorrect, and/or counting towards a different player's history.
  • Fixed Kuva Liches falling off the level during the Parazon check animation, causing them to sometimes die and break the final choice cinematic.
  • Fixed a case where your Kuva Lich would not level up after failing Parazon Mod order.

Hotfix 27.5.4

  • Fixed Parazon Mods not remaining equipped after a Host migration.

Update 27.5.0

  • Fixed the “Modify Parazon” button in the Kuva Lich menu not appearing when in the Dojo.

Hotfix 27.4.3

  • Fixed Hold cast/charge abilities becoming nonfunctional if interrupted by a Parazon finisher.

Update 27.4

  • Fixed enemies switching their target to your Sentinel while you’re attempting a Parazon Finisher.

Update 27.2

Impact Changes:

Instead of ending in a knockdown or ragdoll, accumulating 5+ Impact Effects will now result in a "big stagger" with smaller staggers leading up to it, which has a random chance to activate a Parazon Finisher if the enemy is under the Health threshold. Each Impact Status adds 10% chance for the Parazon Finisher to be available.

Railjack Changes & Fixes
  • Fixed being equipped with your Parazon or completely unarmed if you use the Crafting Forge in your Railjack while your Omni Tool or Scanner is equipped.
Kuva Lich Changes & Fixes
  • Requiem Murmurs from failing a Kuva Lich Parazon stab will now again be shared with the entire squad!
    • If we take a trip down memory lane, we’ll arrive at The Old Blood: Hotfix 26.0.5, where we fixed all players receiving Kuva Lich Requiem Murmur progress whenever someone in the squad failed to kill their Kuva Lich. Our intentions to have the Kuva Lich tied exclusively to the respective player were genuine, but the feedback has shone light on what is a worthwhile feature for the Kuva Lich system given its pace towards success. We have bigger plans for Liches for connecting them to other Systems, but this change is the only one ready for Mainline!
  • Fixed Clients unable to use the ESC pause menu after Parazon stabbing a Kuva Lich.
  • Fixed becoming stuck on a Rampart after Parazon stabbing your Kuva Lich on it. As reported here: https://forums.warframe.com/topic/1156040-stuck-in-rampart-after-using-the-parazon-on-nearby-enemy-investigating/
  • Fixed more instances where Parazon Finishers were applying your Melee weapon’s attack speed with equipped Melee mods in Kuva Lich controlled missions.
Fixes
  • Fixed Arch-Gun not re-equipping after Parazon Finishers and instead equipping Melee weapon.

Hotfix 27.1.2

  • Fixed Parazon being stuck equipped after a Host migration occurred during a Kuva Lich Kill attempt.

Hotfix 27.1.0.1

  • Fixed a script error if you viewed a Kuva Lich or Parazon Modding screen with 3 known Requiems.

Update 27.1

  • Known Requiem/attempts now also appear in your Parazon Upgrade screen!
  • Kuva Liches can no longer be Parazon stabbed as they are escaping. This resulted in invisible animations, and the UI unveiling if your *Requiem Mod guess was correct but not registering it, thus not ranking up your Kuva Lich.

Hotfix 27.0.2

  • Fixed a crash that occurred if you opened a locker before the Master Key Parazon Mod triggered.

Update 27.0

SIGMA SERIES PARAZON SKIN

This Parazon model was gifted to the first Warframe Railjack crews.

Fixes
  • Fixed a loss of functionality when attempting to modify your Parazon on another players Orbiter.

Hotfix 26.1.2

  • Fixed failed Kuva Lich Parazon stabs showing as two fails. This was just a UI bug, and not actually counting towards two fails.

Update 26.1

  • Operators can no longer perform Mercy kills on Larvling or Kuva Lich. Your Warframe is armed with the Parazon for a reason!
  • More fixes towards Requiem Mod UI lingering on the screen perpetually after failing to Parazon stab the Kuva Lich.

Hotfix 26.0.8

  • Fixed Requiem Mod UI lingering on the screen perpetually after failing to Parazon stab the Kuva Lich.
  • Fixed Melee swing speed Mods affecting Parazon finishers on the Kuva Lich. Resulting in broken animations.
  • Fixed a missing Parazon finisher animation.

Hotfix 26.0.7

  • Added new Parazon finishers for you to stabby stab the baddies with!
  • Fixed a rare game hang if you somehow managed to use the Parazon on two Kuva Liches in one mission.

Hotfix 26.0.6

  • Fixed Clients being left wielding their Parazon after Vanquishing their Kuva Lich.
  • Fixed Out of Sight Blind mechanic not functioning if the Mercy kill animation doesn’t play due to the target being awkwardly placed (close to a wall, etc). Out of Sight will now trigger if the Mercy animation doesn't play due to those restrictions.
  • Fixed Blood for Ammo Parazon Mod not working if you don't have both a primary and secondary weapon equipped.

Hotfix 26.0.5

  • Fixed ability to equip Taxed Mods that were displayed as new to your Inventory on your Parazon. After this Hotfix you’ll see them vanish as they’ve been properly Taxed by your Lich from which you must get them back!

Hotfix 26.0.4

Parazon Mod Changes & Fixes
  • Untraceable will now refresh it’s 18 second invisibility buff if it activates while already active (ie hacking another terminal within the 18 second window).
  • Increased the Runtime Sprint Speed buff from 50% to 75%, and the Duration from 10 seconds to 15 seconds.
  • Increased the Hit and Run duration from a 12 second to a 15 second Parkour speed boost on Mercy.
  • Live Wire now only Shocks enemies who are aware/alerted within 24 meters, thus not ruining your stealth gameplay.
  • Fixed Untraceable invisibility buff triggering when you fail and abort a Corpus hack panel.

Hotfix 26.0.3

  • Lowered volume of Parazon hacking consoles. Hacking with Operator will have regular interaction sounds.

Hotfix 26.0.1

  • Removed irrelevant Parazon upgrade screen tip.

Update 26.0

  • Introduced.

References[edit | edit source]


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