This weapon was designed to assist with the excavation of mineral deposits from large asteroids, but has been adapted for military purposes.

The Quanta is a IconCorpusOn Corpus mining laser cutter used by Corpus Quanta Rangers and is the basis for the Infestation w Infested MutalistQuanta Mutalist Quanta and Paracyst Paracyst weapons, although they share little in common aside from basic appearances and similarly functioning Alternate Fires. It features high DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity damage with perfect accuracy and an Alternate Fire mode which launches explosive energy cubes that detonate on contact with enemies and weapons fire or after a short period of time.


  • This weapon deals DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity damage on its Primary Fire and DmgBlastSmall64 Blast damage on its Alternate Fire.
  • Primary Fire shoots two concentrated continuous beams.
    • Innate multishot of 2 beams.
    • Consumes 0.5 ammo per tick of damage.
  • Alternate Fire lobs a small cube. It explodes in 6 meter radius from contact, being shot at, or being left alone after 8 seconds.
    • Does not inflict self-stagger and has no Damage Falloff.
    • Initial hit and explosion apply status separately.
    • Explosion does not need direct line of sight to deal damage and will penetrate walls.
    • Consume 10 rounds per shot.
  • Innate Vazarin Pol polarity.

Advantages over other Primary weapons (excluding modular weapons):

  • Primary Fire:
  • Beam (wiki attack index 1)
    • Above average average number of procs per shot (0.48)
    • Above average average number of crits per shot (0.32)
    • Above average magazine (60)
    • High fire rate (12.00 attacks/sec)
    • Above average ammo max (540)
    • High disposition (●●●●● (1.40x))
    • Above average crit multiplier (2.20x)
  • Cube (direct hit) (wiki attack index 2)
    • Above average ammo max (540)
    • Above average fire rate (4.00 attacks/sec)
    • High disposition (●●●●● (1.40x))
  • Cube Explosion (wiki attack index 3)
    • Above average magazine (60)
    • High ammo max (540)
    • Above average fire rate (4.00 attacks/sec)
    • High disposition (●●●●● (1.40x))
  • Cube (shot by player) (wiki attack index 4)
    • High magazine (60)
    • Very high total damage (600)
    • High ammo max (540)
    • Above average fire rate (4.00 attacks/sec)
    • High disposition (●●●●● (1.40x))

Disadvantages over other Primary weapons (excluding modular weapons):

  • Primary Fire:
    • Damage ramps up from 30% to 100% over 0.6 seconds when firing. After firing stops for 0.8 seconds, the damage decays back to 30% over 2 seconds.
  • Alternate Fire:
    • Cubes have slow travel time and a limited range of roughly 15 meters.
    • Explosion has a headshot multiplier of 1x and cannot trigger headshot conditions.
  • Beam (wiki attack index 1)
    • Very low total damage (20)
    • Below average crit chance (16.00%)
  • Cube (direct hit) (wiki attack index 2)
    • Very low crit chance (5.00%)
    • Below average total damage (100)
    • Very low crit multiplier (1.50x)
  • Cube Explosion (wiki attack index 3)
    • Low crit chance (5.00%)
    • Below average status chance (26.00%)
    • Very low crit multiplier (1.50x)
  • Cube (shot by player) (wiki attack index 4)
    • Below average crit chance (5.00%)
    • Below average reload speed (2.00 s)
    • Low crit multiplier (1.50x)

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



The Quanta's blueprint can be researched from the Energy Lab in the dojo.

Manufacturing Requirements
📝 Edit blueprint requirements
Fieldron Fieldron
Circuits Circuits
Salvage Salvage
Forma Forma
Time: 1 Day(s)
Rush: PlatinumLarge 35
MarketIcon Market Price: PlatinumLarge 150 Blueprint2 Blueprints Price:Credits15,000
Energy Lab ResearchClanAffinity643,000
FieldronSample Fieldron Sample
Salvage Salvage
Circuits Circuits
NeuralSensors Neural Sensors
Time: 3 Day(s)
Prereq: Prova
Ghost Clan x1   Shadow Clan x3   Storm Clan x10   Mountain Clan x30   Moon Clan x100

This weapon can be sold for ‍7,500.


  • The Quanta is only available from clan research in the Energy lab.
  • When combining elements, the Quanta's DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity element is added last. This means if, for example, DmgColdSmall64 Cold and DmgToxinSmall64 Toxin damage mods were added, the elemental damage results would be DmgViralSmall64 Viral and DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity.
  • Additional cubes generated by Split Chamber will follow a similar trajectory, however once they move far enough apart, they will likely collide with each other and bounce off in opposite directions. This effect can be avoided using Mod TT 20px Heavy Caliber at a high enough rank.
  • Heavy Caliber will not affect the accuracy of the primary fire as badly as it does on other continuous weapons, but multishot will affect the secondary fire by launching the cubes at noticeably different angles.

Alternate Fire[]

  • The Quanta has a secondary fire mode that lets it shoot cubes that travel up to 15 meters before stopping in mid-air.
    • Cube explosion deals DmgBlastSmall64 Blast.
    • Cubes automatically explode 8 seconds after stopping in mid-air.
    • Cubes can bounce off environmental objects but will explode upon impact with enemies.
    • Cubes can be detonated by being fired upon by any weapon.
      • Cubes detonated this way deal bonus damage.
    • Unlike the MutalistQuanta Mutalist Quanta, there is no limit to how many cubes can be fired at any given time, being only limited by the amount of ammo in the magazine.
  • If an element is combined with the Quanta's base DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity damage, the additional element can proc by itself during a cube explosion, ex. adding DmgFireSmall64 Heat to form DmgRadiationSmall64 Radiation can result in the Cube dealing DmgFireSmall64 Heat proc. This happens because when the default DmgElectricitySmall64 Electricity element is combined with other element to get a combined element, the combined element only works on the primary fire, but not on the explosion on the secondary fire.
  • Punch Through mods modify the behavior of cubes. Instead of detonating on impact with an enemy, the cubes will pass through that enemy while still dealing its usual damage.
    • Cubes can also pass through any object without bouncing, with the distance penetrated dependent upon the punch-through distance of the current mod. In both cases, the cube will lose its punch-through behavior after it has traveled its slated punch-through distance through enemies or objects, regaining its ability to bounce off walls and detonate upon enemy contact.
  • The cube's DmgBlastSmall64 Blast damage element is retained even if additional elements are installed unto the weapon, giving it a chance to proc on explosions.
  • Mod TT 20px Terminal Velocity will increase the flight speed of the cubes and the distance they travel before coming to a complete stop.
  • Fire rate mods shorten the time between firing a cube.


  • The Quanta's cubes will detonate if exposed to weapons fire, including explosions from other nearby cubes. This can be used to create a chain detonation by launching multiple cubes within explosion range of each other, then shooting one of them to detonate all the cubes.
  • Cubes will immediately explode when impacting Blunts, Bulwarks, Decoy130xWhite Decoys, Molt130xWhite Molts and Ramparts, allowing players to instantly deal high amounts of damage.
  • The innate Vazarin Pol polarity matches Mod TT 20px Cryo Rounds.


  • Unlike the MutalistQuanta Mutalist Quanta, the weapon's arms do not rotate when firing, and instead both ends are used to emit two laser beams that meet together at the reticle.
    • As it was originally intended as a mining tool, it is likely that the laser emitters would not have aimed at the same point, but instead cut around a location, with the arms rotating to cut out mineral hotspots in the shape of a cone. As a weapon, however, there would be little use for this level of articulation. Aiming the lasers at a single point alone would be enough for a weapon. As such, the rotation would not be needed.
  • The Quanta fires two beams at once. If a Riven Mod with more than -50% multishot is installed, the bottom beam stops firing.
  • This is the only weapon that can equip both Mod TT 20px Sinister Reach and Mod TT 20px Terminal Velocity.
  • Despite the Quanta being the original Corpus version of the weapon, it was introduced into the game after the Mutalist Quanta.
  • Its default colors are the same as the Mutalist version, although only the Primary, Secondary and Energy affect its colors.
  • The Quanta is used by Quanta Rangers in Corpus Archwing missions.


Quanta Skins


Patch History[]

Hotfix 27.2.2 (2020-03-06)

  • Fixed the Quanta not having the new ‘Status’ calculations. It also has multiple fire iterations and are valid for large Status Chance like Shotguns received at their base to address the new Status logic.

Update 27.2 (2020-03-05)

Greater than 100% Status having meaning

Shotguns have a unique Role here based on a very patch-work history with how they interact with Status Chance. A Shotgun that shoots 99% Status Chance would give you 35% (roughly) status per pellet. 100% Status Gives you 100% Status per pellet. This huge jump in performance happens with just a 1% gain - why? Well, to answer that we have to look at our choice to make what the UI conveys reality. It would feel broken to shoot a Shotgun with 100% Status and not see a perfect spread of Effects. In reality, to make Status consistent we have to treat Shotguns as a special case.

Shotguns as a special case means we have buffed the Status Chance of all Shotguns by x3 or greater. The UI now behaves to show the reality that you are determining Status Chance per pellet.

Update 25.8 (2019-10-01)

October 2019 Riven Disposition Change
  • Quanta: 1.25->1.35

Update 25.7 (2019-08-29)

  • Fixed the Quanta and Quanta Vandal alt fire cube explosion sound no longer playing.

Update 22.17 (2018-03-28)

  • More Visual Effect intensity changes to reduce visual noise from Quanta energy cube explosions.

Update 22.14 (2018-03-01)

  • Fixed Beam weapons not being able to damage enemies (alive but in a ragdolled state) when being affected by certain ‘crowd control’ Abilities.
  • Damage now ramps up over 0.6 seconds and after moving off target there is a delay of 0.8 seconds before it starts to decay over 2 seconds.
  • All Beam weapons now start their Damage ramp up at 20% (instead of 10%).
  • The Multishot chance should now apply more consistently with Beam weapons.
  • Fixed Beam weapons continuously firing when quick Meleeing.

Hotfix 22.13.4 (2018-02-22)

  • Increased the Beam weapon Damage ramp up time from 0.8 to 1 second.
  • Fixed Beam weapon Damage ramp up not happening per target.

Hotfix 22.13.3 (2018-02-21)

  • Perfect accuracy and high fire rate is balanced by limited range and damage ramping up from 10% to 100% over 0.8 seconds when firing and decays back to 10% over 1 second after stopping.
  • Damage changed from 220 Electricity per sec to 20 Electricity per tick.
  • Fire Rate increased from 1 to 12.
  • Status Chance changed from 10% per sec to 16% per tick of damage.
  • Critical chance increased from 10% to 16%.
  • Critical Damage increased from 2.0x to 2.2x.
  • Alt Fire Explosion Radius increased from 5m to 6m.
  • Alt Fire Explosion Damage increased from 400 to 600.
  • Ammo consumption decreased from 1.0 to 0.5 per tick of damage.

Update 14.1 (2014-07-30)

  • Introduced

See also[]