Built by the Grineer for their elite troops, the Vulkar is a devastating distance weapon. In the right hands it is capable of taking down targets long before they get into attack range.

The Vulkar is a Grineer sniper rifle used by Grineer Ballistas and sometimes used by Grineer Wardens. It mainly utilizes Impact DamageDmgImpactSmall64.png Impact damage and has a very high status chance, making a fair amount of shots inflict status procs.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64.png 7,500.


This weapon deals primarily Impact DamageDmgImpactSmall64.png Impact damage.





The Vulkar's blueprint can be purchased from the Market. Alternatively, it can be acquired from completing the Mars to Ceres Junction.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 35
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 225 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png20,000


  • The Vulkar has the second longest shot combo reset time of the sniper rifles at 5 seconds, thus it can maintain its shot combo after reloading.
    • It needs only 2 shots to initiate the shot combo counter's 1.5x damage bonus, allowing it to attain 2.0x bonus damage if all rounds of its magazine hit.
  • The Vulkar, alongside the SnipetronCorpusSniperRifle.png Snipetron, has the smallest minimum zoom magnification of the sniper rifles, with its minimum zoom having only 2.5x magnification. This makes the Vulkar more effective at shooting at closer range than other sniper rifles.



  • It seems the Vulkar's name is based on "Vulcan", the god of fire, the forge, and the volcanoes in Roman mythology.


Vulkar Skins Edit

Patch History[]

Update 25.7 (2019-08-29)

  • Converted materials to PBR on the Vulkar

Update 22.12 (2018-02-09)

  • Mastery Rank increased from 0 to 3

Hotfix 22.0.6 (2017-10-18)

  • Reduced the headshot damage of the Vulkar series in Conclave.

Update 22.0 (2017-10-12)

General Sniper Changes:

  • Reticle sway removed from all zoom levels!
  • 1 meter punch through added to all snipers without any to start with (snipers with innate punch through unchanged).
  • 1 combo count removed at a time when duration runs out instead of all of them (decay vs. cooldown).
  • 1 combo count removed on miss instead of all of them
  • Additional bullets from multishot will each count as their own hits and misses in the combo counter
  • Combo duration reduced to 2 seconds for all snipers apart from Lanka which is reduced to 6
  • Damage fall off begins at 400 meters and ends at 600 meters with damage reduced to 50% past 600 meters.

Specific Sniper Weapon Changes: Vulkar

  • First level zoom +15% Damage replaced with +35% Head Shot Damage
  • Second level zoom 15% Damage replaced with +55% Head Shot Damage
  • Second level zoom reduced from 6x to 4x
  • Third level zoom 20% Damage replaced with +70% Head Shot Damage
  • Third level zoom reduced from 12x to 8x

Update 19.6 (2017-01-11)

  • Vulkar is now usable in Conclave!

Update: The Index Preview (2016-10-20)

  • Visually updated the Vulkar Sniper scope.

Update 15.0 (2014-10-24)

  • Augment: Vulkar: Lasting Purity: Adds 15% dead aim.

Update 14.2 (2014-08-13)

  • Weapon Balance Changes: Vulkar: Damage increased from 145 to 200. Clip size increased from 4 to 6. Critical multliplier increased from 1.5x to 2.0x. Reload time reduced from 4 to 3 seconds.

Update 12.0 (2014-02-05)

  • Vulkar now has increased damage and proc chance.

Update 9.5 (2013-08-09)

  • Vulkar Desert Tactics Skin has been added to the market.

Hotfix 8.3.1 (2013-07-05)

  • The Vulkar Deal Pack has been added to the market.

Update 8.0 (2013-05-23)

  • Introduced.

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