The steel flag of Old War Railjack crews, the Pennant was invaluable in repelling boarders. With each heavy attack kill the Pennant's speed of attack increases.

The Pennant is a Two-Handed Nikana used by Railjack crews during the Old War, featuring high critical chance and critical multiplier. The Pennant gains increased attack speed after killing an enemy with a Heavy Attack.


  • This weapon deals primarily DmgPunctureSmall64 Puncture damage.
  • Stance slot has Madurai Pol polarity, matching Mod TT 20px Wise Razor stance.
  • Heavy Attack kills increases the weapon's attack speed by 50% for 2 to 46 seconds, scaling with Combo Multiplier.
    • This effect stacks with each kill.
    • Each stack has its own duration and will wear off separately.

Advantages over other Melee weapons (excluding modular weapons):

  • Normal Attack (wiki attack index 1)
    • High crit chance (32.00%)
    • High attack range (3.00 m)
    • High crit multiplier (2.40x)

Disadvantages over other Melee weapons (excluding modular weapons):

  • Normal Attack (wiki attack index 1)
    • Low attack speed (0.92x animation speed)
    • Very low status chance (10.00%)
    • Low disposition (●●○○○ (0.85x))

See WARFRAME Wiki:Stat Comparison/Percentiles for more details.


The Pennant's main blueprint can be obtained from defeating Blite Captain, Glacik Commander, Lektro Commander, or Pyr Captain in Empyrean missions (at Kasio's Rest on Saturn Proxima, Flexa in Veil Proxima, or sometimes Korms Belt in Earth Proxima). The blueprint pickup is shared across the entire squad and can be traded between players.

Item Source Chance Expected Nearly Guaranteed
Pennant Blueprint Pyr Captain 7.31% ~ 13 Kills 91 ± 30 Kills
Pennant Blueprint Blite Captain 7.31% ~ 13 Kills 91 ± 30 Kills
Pennant Blueprint Lektro Commander 7.31% ~ 13 Kills 91 ± 30 Kills
Pennant Blueprint Glacik Commander 7.31% ~ 13 Kills 91 ± 30 Kills

All drop rates data is obtained from DE's official drop tables. See Mission Rewards#Standard Missions for definitions on reward table rotations.
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Manufacturing Requirements
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  • Upon killing an enemy with a heavy attack, Pennant's attack speed rises by 50%, indicated via an icon and timer next to the health bar. The buff duration is dependent on the combo multiplier at the time of the heavy attack, beginning at 2 seconds with no combo counter and increasing by 4 seconds for each combo multi; Duration = 4s × (Combo Multi - 1) + 2s. This gives a maximum duration of 46 seconds at a 12x combo multi.
    • Making multiple heavy attack kills within the buff's duration will grant additional buffs, each having their own duration.
    • Multiple buffs stack additively with each other.

Pennant Skins



Patch History[]

Update 31.1 (2022-02-09)

  • Fixed enemy teleporting while performing a stealth kill with a Two-Handed Nikana (Tatsu, Pennant, etc.).

Hotfix 27.3.8 (2020-04-02)

  • Fixed Pennant sounds not playing correctly for Melee Stance Combos.

Hotfix 27.0.11 (2020-01-16)

Hotfix 27.0.9 (2020-01-09)

  • The Pennant has been removed from Conclave.

Hotfix 27.0.6 (2019-12-18)

  • Pennant and Quellor Blueprints are now shared pickups; no longer required for all players to manually collect the pickup! Thanks for your patience as we work toward the rest of the on-foot items being picked up.

Update 27.0 (2019-12-13)

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Hotfix 27.0.11 (2020-01-16)

See Also[]

  • Quellor Quellor, the primary counterpart of this weapon.