Sobek is a rapid-firing Grineer shotgun that has reduced damage per shot but boasts extra large clip capacity.

The Sobek is a Grineer automatic shotgun that has a large 20-round drum magazine. While it suffers a very low reload speed and rate of fire, it is effective at laying down suppressing fire. It is used by the Grineer Trooper and Executioner Nok.

This weapon can be sold for Credits647,500.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 24 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 25
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 225 Blueprint2 Blueprints Price:Credits6425,000


This weapon deals primarily Impact b Impact damage.



  • Low Puncture b Puncture and Slash b Slash damage – less effective against armor and health.
  • Has linear damage falloff from 100% to 50% from 20m to 30m target distance (distances are affected by projectile flight speed).
  • Low critical chance.
  • Before 100% status chance, the listed status chance is the base chance per shot that at least one pellet will proc a status; the actual base status chance per pellet is ~6.1%.
  • Slow reload speed.
  • Slowest fire rate of all fully automatic shotguns.
  • Tied with DETigris Tigris for the second lowest pellet count of all shotguns, after Exergis Exergis.

Weapon Loadouts


  • The listed damage is actually the total of all the pellets' damage value. The actual damage per pellet is 65.625 Impact b Impact, 10.95 Puncture b Puncture and 10.95 Slash b Slash.



  • Sobek is named after the ancient Egyptian God of the Nile river, likely reflecting how the overall shape of the gun resembles a crocodile's head.
  • Along with the CaptainVorPistol Seer, the Sobek was one of the first weapons to possess a non-static model. In this case the central magazine rotates after each shot, and rotates for a second or two when starting the reload animation.
    • The Sobek's twin barrels are telescopic, retracting when stored on the back of the Warframe.
  • Sobek is the first weapon that has two PvE weapon-exclusive mods.
  • TrooperReload

    Trooper Manually Reloading Some Ammo

    Troopers will manually reload some of the shells when initiating a reload, using a separate animation from players. This may be a relic from when Troopers originally used the Strun Strun as their main weapon.


  • The Sobek's drum magazine has long had minor alignment issues, and may clip out of place. This is easily observed when examining the weapon in the Arsenal screen.
  • If the fire button continues to be held upon reaching the end of the magazine, the number of remaining rounds is replenished. Interrupting the animation at this point (rolling, using melee, etc.) results in an instant reload.


  • Color Customization Options [Tint color 3 is hardly visible, shown by yellow line]
  • Sobek crowd control build

Sobek Skins

Patch History

Update 25.7
  • Converted materials to PBR on the Sobek

Update 22.12

  • Mastery Rank increased from 4 to 7.
  • Status chance increased from 15% to 27%.
  • Critical chance increased from 10% to 11%.
  • Reload speed increased from 4s to 2.7s.

Update 9.0

  • Introduced.

See Also

Start a Discussion Discussions about Sobek

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