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This arm-cannon, ripped from a Sentient, rapid-fires thermal pulses that explode in an electrical blast. Features an ammo-less quick charge capacitor, that emits a knock-back pulse and strips Sentient damage resistances when fully discharged.

The Shedu is a SentientFactionIcon.png Sentient Assault Rifle Arm-Cannon that fires DmgFireSmall64.png Heat beams that create DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity explosions on impact. When expending the battery, it releases a large pulse, staggering enemies with an DmgImpactSmall64.png Impact proc and removing Sentient damage resistances. The arm-cannon does not have ammo reserves, and instead regenerates ammo.


  • This weapon deals DmgFireSmall64.png Heat damage, and the explosion deals DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity damage.
  • Shots explode in a 6.6 meter radius upon impacting a surface or enemy.
  • Fully depleting the battery produces a 20 meter pulse that staggers nearby enemies with a guaranteed DmgImpactSmall64.png Impact proc and removes Sentient and Shadow Stalker damage resistances.
  • This weapon does not use ammo pickups; ammo regenerates over time.


  • Normal Attack
    • Above average crit chance
    • Very high max ammo
    • High reload speed
    • Above average crit multiplier
  • Radial Attack
    • Very high max ammo
    • High reload speed


  • Very small battery size.
  • Projectiles have travel time.
  • Normal Attack
    • Low magazine
    • Below average effective fire rate
    • Very low disposition
  • Radial Attack
    • Low magazine
    • Low damage
    • Below average status chance
    • Very low disposition


The weapon blueprint is given to the player at the end of the Erra quest. Additional blueprints can be bought from Cephalon Simaris for ReputationBlackx64.png 100,000.

The Shedu's components are rare drops from Symbilysts found in Sentient Anomalies that appear in the Veil Proxima during Empyrean missions. The ship occupies one random node for 30 minutes, indicated by a red flashing SentientFactionIcon.png Sentient symbol, then rotates to a different node. Symbilysts were also found in Operation: Scarlet Spear and Operation: Orphix Venom. The parts can be traded between players.

Item Source Chance Expected Nearly Guaranteed
GenericWeaponHilt.png Handle Symbilyst 1% ~ 100 Kills 687 ± 229 Kills
Barrel.png Barrel Symbilyst 1% ~ 100 Kills 687 ± 229 Kills
Receiver.png Receiver Symbilyst 1% ~ 100 Kills 687 ± 229 Kills
Stock.png Gun Chassis Symbilyst 1% ~ 100 Kills 687 ± 229 Kills

All drop rates data is obtained from DE's official drop tables. See Mission Rewards#Standard Missions for definitions on reward table rotations. Drop chances are rounded to two decimal places, following the official drop tables repository.
Expected means a player can expect to obtain at least one of a drop every N attempts on average.
Nearly Guaranteed refers to the total number of attempts a player needs to obtain a 1 in 10^2,3, and 4 probability not to have recieved a single drop (99%, 99.9%, and 99.99% probability to have received at least one drop).
The combined probability of multiple drops is 1 - ((1-A%) * (1-B%) * ...) (add drops in same rotation)

For more detailed definitions and information, visit here.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 24 hrs
Rush: PlatinumLarge.png 35
MarketIcon.png Market Price: PlatinumLarge.png N/A Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:N/A


  • The Shedu uses rifle mods.
  • Has a 1 second delay before ammo begins to regenerate; if there are still rounds left, the delay is 0.4 seconds instead. Ammo regenerates at 28 rounds per second; it takes 0.25 seconds to regenerate a fully depleted battery excluding the delay.
  • Unlike some other explosive/area-of-effect weapons such as Penta.png Penta and Ogris.png Ogris, and more like Astilla.png Astilla, the explosions made by shots from Shedu do not penetrate obstacles such as walls, floors and objects, thus, making it a bit trickier to utilize the full potential of its high radial attack range.


  • The Shedu's particle effects can make it very difficult to aim. To offset this, players may either change the Shedu's energy color to black or reduce particle density altogether via the Options menu.
  • As the DmgFireSmall64.png Heat and DmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity damage portions are separate from one another, the Shedu can get a combination of DmgGasSmall64.png Gas and DmgCorrosiveSmall64.png Corrosive with only a DmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin damage mod.


  • Shedu is an Assyrian guardian deity. The term also means demon or insanity in several other languages.
  • After the Miter.png Miter and SpectraVandal.png Spectra Vandal, the Shedu is the third weapon to use a Chassis as a component.
  • Due to the way the Shedu is attached to the Warframe model, certain visual effects on the Warframe will also cover the Shedu. These include IronSkin130xDark.png Iron Skin, ParasiticLink130xDark.png Parasitic Link, Bloodshed Sigil , and certain Ephemeras.
  • As an Arm-Cannon, the Shedu will always appear invisible when holstered.
  • Despite being of Sentient design the weapon does not actually deal any DmgTauSmall64.png Tau damage.
    • Curiously, it also has the ability to remove any Sentient's damage immunities.


Patch History[]

Update 31.6 (2022-06-09)

Hotfix 30.8.1 (2021-10-06)

  • Fixed excessively bright explosion FX from the Shedu.

Update 30.7 (2021-09-08)

  • Fixed Reload Speed Mods affecting the Shedu's ammo regeneration delay.
    • Battery cannot begin regenerating if the weapon is between shots.

Update 29.5 (2020-11-19)

  • Fixed being forced to drop the Datamass when swapping to the Shedu.

Hotfix 29.1.1 (2020-09-18)

  • Fixed the Shedu not using the Heavy Weapon aim poses.

Update 28.2 (2020-07-14)

  • Increased the size of the Shedu explosion FX to better visually represent its radius.

Hotfix 27.5.3 (2020-05-15)

  • Fixed ability to equip the Mending Shot Mod on the Shedu. Mending Shot is a Rifle (no AOE) Mod.

Update 27.4 (2020-05-01)

  • Reduced Shedu’s projectile brightness FX.

Hotfix 27.3.14 (2020-04-15)

  • Fixed several script errors that could occur when transitioning to a new area while carrying the Shedu.

Hotfix 27.3.8 (2020-04-02)

  • The Shedu has been given explosion FX tweaks for visual and performance improvement.
  • Fixed ability to trigger the Shedu’s radial explosion multiple times during its cooldown.
  • Fixed the Shedu reload FX being visible while invisible.
  • Fixed inability to Chat link Shedu and its parts.

Hotfix 27.2.2 (2020-03-06)
Reduced the following AoE weapons Radial Damage Falloff from central impact that were all previously 90%:

  • Shedu: 60%

Hotfix 27.2.1 (2020-03-05)

  • Decreased the distance to point of impact that Self Stagger is inflicted with the Shedu due to having a large AoE range.

Update 27.2 (2020-03-05)

Self Damage Changes

We are getting rid of Self Damage and replacing it with something else: instead of Self Damage, it’s now ‘Stagger’. This change completely removes the chance of killing yourself, and instead now creates scenarios where you will interrupt yourself - or ‘Stagger’ - to varying degrees if you aren’t careful.

The degrees of Self-Interrupt start with a small stumble all the way to full knockdown depending on how close you are to the center of explosion. Any Mods referring to Self Damage will be converted to acknowledge Stagger.

With this Self-Interrupt system, we have added dozens of new recovery animations that harness a ninja-like recovery experience. By pressing ‘Jump’ at the correct time, you can execute a ninja-skill-based knockdown recovery to ALL in-game knockdowns. This ninja recovery window is indicated by a glowing FX on your Warframe.

In addition to Self Damage being removed, some of the more powerful AOE weapons without Self Damage presently will have the Stagger added, but it should only be noticeable in cases of extreme inaccuracy on the player’s part. The Weapons include:

  • Shedu

In the original Dev Workshop, we said:
As a result of this overall systemic change, Weapons with Stagger will be getting approximately a 20% buff in Damage, with any weapons with AOE receiving a 50% Radial Damage Falloff from central impact.

This is no longer accurate after continued testing. What we are doing now is:

No damage buffs have been added, but any weapons with AOE are receiving ~20% increase in Radius. Additionally, AOE weapons are receiving a 90% Radial Damage Falloff from central impact. This means on the very outer section of the explosion Radius 10% of the Damage will be dealt. Tactics will be deadly - aim true, Tenno.

Why: Several players brought up the history of the Tonkor and we want to make sure we ship this change in a place that’s conservative in its starting point from a balance perspective. The complete removal of Self Damage does change the pace of destruction with some of the game’s most powerful weapons, so we want to make sure we can iterate upwardly instead of releasing a bonanza of explosions with no other choices.

Update 27.1 (2020-02-04)

  • Fixed Wisp's Agile animation not idling properly when the Shedu is equipped.

Hotfix 27.0.11 (2020-01-16)

  • Removed the slight red tint that was always displayed on the Shedu glow, no matter your Energy color choices.

Hotfix 27.0.10 (2020-01-11)

  • The Shedu Blueprint has been added to Cephalon Simaris’ Lost & Found Offerings (only after acquisition Quest completion).

Hotfix 27.0.9 (2020-01-09)

  • Shedu now uses its clip mesh when disarmed (the whole gun is too big!)
  • Added pickup text to Shedu.
  • Fixed Wisp's movement when equipped with the Shedu.
  • Fixed an issue where the Shedu would get stuck after regenerating ammo.
  • Fixed the Shedu being unable to use Projectile-based Mods (Speed, etc).

Update 27.0 (2019-12-13)

  • (Undocumented) Introduced.

Last updated: Update 27.0 (2019-12-13)