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*Good status chance per second.
 
*Good status chance per second.
 
*Good critical damage.
 
*Good critical damage.
*Surprisingly good DPS - it is stronger, in fact, than the Flux Rifle.
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*Good ammo economy.
   
 
'''Disadvantages:'''
 
'''Disadvantages:'''
*Low ammo capacity.
 
 
*Short range (15m).
 
*Short range (15m).
*Poor, sometimes unmanageable, ammo efficiency.
 
 
*Low critical chance.
 
*Low critical chance.
 
*Less effective against Flesh and Shields.
 
*Less effective against Flesh and Shields.
 
*Requires a Forma to build.
 
*Requires a Forma to build.
*High mastery requirement of 4 to construct.
 
   
 
==Weapon Loadouts==
 
==Weapon Loadouts==
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
*The Spectra is one of the most-buffed weapons of the most recent patches. It went from doing 8 physical damage to 30, as well as having gained both signifigantly better ammo consumption and a higher fire rate. This has turned it into a remarkably good close-combat weapon.
 
*The Spectra is one of the most-buffed weapons of the most recent patches. It went from doing 8 physical damage to 30, as well as having gained both signifigantly better ammo consumption and a higher fire rate. This has turned it into a remarkably good close-combat weapon.
*Prior to the patch, the Spectra was ''infamous'' as being considered by many to be one of the worst weapons in Warframe, having horrendously bad DPS, requiring tons of resources to build, and having terrible range as part of the bargain.
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*Prior to the patch, the Spectra was ''infamous'' as being considered by many to be one of the worst weapons in Warframe, having horrendously bad performance, requiring a lot of resources to build, and having terrible range as part of the bargain.
 
*The Spectra now is essentially an alternative to the [[Flux Rifle]] -- It actually deals more damage than its rifle cousin, but has much shorter range and deploys its beam slower, thus losing range and utility in exchange for raw punch.
 
*The Spectra now is essentially an alternative to the [[Flux Rifle]] -- It actually deals more damage than its rifle cousin, but has much shorter range and deploys its beam slower, thus losing range and utility in exchange for raw punch.
 
**It specializes in puncture damage, which makes it better then the Flux Rifle against the [[Grineer]].
 
**It specializes in puncture damage, which makes it better then the Flux Rifle against the [[Grineer]].

Revision as of 21:49, August 17, 2014

Spectra
Spectra
Statistics
Weapon Slot Secondary
Weapon Type Pistol
Trigger Type Held
Utility
Fire Rate 5.0 rounds/sec
Accuracy 100.0
Magazine Size 80 rounds/mag
Max Ammo 210 rounds
Normal Attacks
Impact wImpact 3.0
Puncture wPuncture 21.0
Slash wSlash 6.0
Miscellaneous
Polarities None
Introduced Update 9.0
While its intended design is for deep space construction, the concentrated laser beam of the Spectra is highly effective against organic and synthetic enemies.
The Spectra is a Corpus pistol unlockable through Energy Lab Research in the dojo. Released in Update 9, it appears to be a handheld cutting laser that (according to its description) is as effective at cutting flesh as it is at cutting metal. It is essentially a sidearm version of the Flux Rifle, with the focus on Puncture b Puncture instead of Slash b Slash damage.

The Spectra's beam has a maximum length of 15 meters (compared to the Flux Rifle's 25 meters) and approximately five seconds of firing time before the cell runs dry.

This weapon can be sold for Credits645,000.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64
25,000
Fieldron64
3
Circuits64
700
Ferrite64
5,000
Forma64
1
Time: 24 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 35
MarketIcon Market Price: N/A Blueprint2 Blueprints Price: Credits6415,000
Energy Lab Research
Credits64
7,500
FieldronSample64
7
Circuits64
350
PolymerBundle64
350
NanoSpores64
750
Time: 72 hrs
Prereq: Dera
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Characteristics

This weapon deals mostly Puncture b Puncture damage.

Advantages:

  • Pinpoint accuracy.
  • Puncture damage is good against Grineer.
  • Good status chance per second.
  • Good critical damage.
  • Good ammo economy.

Disadvantages:

  • Short range (15m).
  • Low critical chance.
  • Less effective against Flesh and Shields.
  • Requires a Forma to build.

Weapon Loadouts

Main article: Category:Spectra Build

See the user build section for builds using this weapon.

Notes

  • Holding down the fire button while using Shade or a Huras Kubrow will cloak you if enemies are nearby, letting you potentially deal large amounts of damage without retaliation. 

Tips

  • The Spectra does not have hitscan capability and requires you to use 2 ammo to extend the beam to maximum length. 
  • As with the Flux Rifle, multishot mods (in this case Barrel Diffusion) are essential to maximize output. Lethal Torrent can be used to further increase damage.
    • Noted that increasing the fire rate with Lethal Torrent will drastically increase ammo consumption further, however.
  • Using the Pistol Ammo Mutation mod can help regain lost ammo when needed. Alternatively, use Pistol Scavenger Aura or bring along Team Ammo Restore.
  • Very useful with Volt as his Electric Shield can give the spectra infinite range, with added electrical damage.
  • Similar building with the Flux Rifle, adding Magnum Force to the Spectra can actually be beneficial, as the shooter does not require precise aiming. This will further reduce its medium range effectiveness however. 

Trivia

  • The Spectra is one of the most-buffed weapons of the most recent patches. It went from doing 8 physical damage to 30, as well as having gained both signifigantly better ammo consumption and a higher fire rate. This has turned it into a remarkably good close-combat weapon.
  • Prior to the patch, the Spectra was infamous as being considered by many to be one of the worst weapons in Warframe, having horrendously bad performance, requiring a lot of resources to build, and having terrible range as part of the bargain.
  • The Spectra now is essentially an alternative to the Flux Rifle -- It actually deals more damage than its rifle cousin, but has much shorter range and deploys its beam slower, thus losing range and utility in exchange for raw punch.
    • It specializes in puncture damage, which makes it better then the Flux Rifle against the Grineer.
  • Spectra is the plural form of Spectrum
  • During the final phases of the Arid Fear event, the Corpus Scouts were equipped with Spectras, which they would use for short durations before attempting to run.
  • Ceasing fire from the Spectra actually retracts the beam.

Media

  • Spectra default stats post Update 11 & Damage 2.0
  • Spectra size and looks
  • Used by Corpus scout

See Also

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