Scorch enemies with blistering blows, or set them ablaze with the flying fire disc.

The Zenistar is a flaming war axe obtained through the Daily Tribute system. Its secondary attack ejects a disc that deals Heat DamageDmgHeatSmall64.png Heat damage over time for a duration based on the current Combo Multiplier.

This weapon cannot be sold.


This weapon deals primarily Heat DamageDmgHeatSmall64.png Heat and Impact DamageDmgImpactSmall64.png Impact damage.




The Zenistar is exclusive to the Daily Tribute system. It will become available every 200 days, beginning at day 100, until chosen as the Milestone reward. It comes with a free weapon slot and pre-installed Orokin Catalyst.

Additional blueprints can be bought from Cephalon Simaris for ReputationBlackx64.png 100,000.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 24 hrs
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png N/A Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:ReputationBlackx64.png100,000


  • Performing a heavy attack with the Zenistar equipped launches the disc a distance of 9 meters in the direction of the reticle. Whilst the disc is a projectile, it will deal 75 Impact DamageDmgImpactSmall64.png Impact damage on contact and 350 Heat DamageDmgHeatSmall64.png Heat damage when it explodes. Once it lands, it projects an aura with a 4 meter radius, dealing 50 Heat DamageDmgHeatSmall64.png Heat damage with 50% status chance every 0.8 seconds.
    • The disc has a base duration of 10 seconds, which scales with the player's Combo Multiplier.
    • The disc can be retrieved prematurely by performing another heavy attack, or getting far enough away from where it is planted (100 meters away).
      • Launching or retrieving the disc will alert nearby enemies, though the radius is very small (around 10 meters).
    • When launching the disc into water, the disc will not bounce and stops immediately.
    • Regardless of the rotational position of the disc, the flames will always be horizontal.
    • Elemental mods will affect the disc's damage as normal, creating combination elements such as Blast DamageDmgBlastSmall64.png Blast or Radiation DamageDmgRadiationSmall64.png Radiation. Heat DamageDmgHeatSmall64.png Heat damage is added last unless a Heat mod is added.
      • While the disc is out and if a heat mod is not added, but another element is, then the standard attacks will gain that element instead of the combination one, allowing for unique combinations such as Blast DamageDmgBlastSmall64.png Blast on AoE and Cold DamageDmgColdSmall64.png Cold on standard attacks (along with the regular physical damage).
  • Mods/abilities/etc. that will work with the disc:
    • The disc's radius is affected by (Primed) Reach12?cb=20190608095452 Reach and Riven Mod Range Stats.
    • Status chance of the aura is affected by status mods.
    • The attack speed of the disc's aura is affected by bonuses such as (Primed) Fury12?cb=20190608095452 Fury, Arcane StrikeArcaneStrike64x.png Arcane Strike, WarcryWarcry130xDark.png Warcry and Speed.
      • Despite the disc's ability to trigger Berserker Fury12?cb=20190608095452 Berserker Fury, its attack speed is not affected by Berserker, only the handle can benefit from it.
    • The disc will apply the damage multiplier from Stealth Attacks.
    • Kills done by the disc will add time to Valkyr's Eternal War12?cb=20190608095452 Eternal War augment.
    • Damage buffs such as RhinoRhinoIcon272.png Rhino's RoarRoar130xDark.png Roar will only affect the disc's damage for as long as the buff is active.
    • As with almost all projectiles, the disc will be attracted to MagMagIcon272.png Mag's MagnetizeMagnetize130xDark.png Magnetize if the disc makes contact with the bubble at any time after it has been launched. The disc will then proceed to circle around the inside of the bubble's circumference until either Magnetize expires or the disc expires (whichever comes first), affecting enemies radially as the disc moves. It is currently unknown whether this is by design or an unintentional bug, and may only be seen visually by the casting Mag user.
    • The disc's aura effect will damage Nullifier Crewman bubbles.
    • IvaraIvaraIcon272.png Ivara's NavigatorNavigator130xDark.png Navigator fully works with the disc, though due to it bouncing off objects it may be difficult to control in some areas.
    • Mirage's Hall of Mirrors holograms will throw up to 4 additional discs that will expire should the ability end before the main disk expires.
    • Blood Rush12?cb=20190608095452 Blood Rush and the Gladiator mod set buff will affect the disk's aura.
    • Killing Blow12?cb=20190608095452 Killing Blow does affect the damage of the disk's aura and it does increase the damage on contact and explosion of the disk.
  • Mods/abilities/etc. that will not work with the disc:


  • The Zenistar's name likely stems from zenith, whereas its design is inspired by a sundial.
  • The Zenistar is the first weapon in Warframe that changes its damage distribution: in this case heat is replaced by physical damage of the same amount when the disc is discharged from the weapon. This allows the weapon to be made for pure elemental builds (with the disc on) or have the ability to deal physical damage (like heavy slash procs) with the disc ejected.
  • The console version of the Zenistar had different stats upon release, being identical to those of the Scindo PrimePrimeScindo.png Scindo Prime's (with innate Heat DamageDmgHeatSmall64.png Heat damage instead of physical damage), but couldn't launch its disc, similar to how the AzimaSundialPistol.png Azima couldn't launch its magazine when it was released on consoles.
  • Despite being a heavy blade, the Zenistar is held like a hammer by the Warframe.


  • Sometimes the disc stays inside the Zenistar even when the disc has launched. This is only a visual bug and does not affect the weapon in any case.
  • Enemies who are dealt bonus stealth damage when in UndertowUndertow130xDark.png Undertow or Cloud WalkerCloudWalker130xDark.png Cloud Walker may continue to receive this bonus damage even when leaving the ability. This is especially true when it is built for blast damage, for whatever reason.
  • Sometimes attempting to throw the disc will result in the disc not being ejected from the handle. Swapping to a different weapon and then swapping back might fix the issue.
  • When the Dominion Blade Skin is equipped on the Zenistar, the blade will appear to be extremely large. While this was unintentional, the developers have stated that they like it, so it is unlikely to change.


Zenistar Skins Edit

Patch History[]

Hotfix 29.3.1 (2020-11-04)

  • Fixed Zenistar disc not expiring when in Titania’s Razorwing mode.

Update 28.0 (2020-06-11)

  • Added login milestone reward blueprints to Simaris' Offerings.
    • Blueprints for each only appear in his Offerings if they have already been previously selected as login rewards.

Update 26.0 (2019-10-31)

  • Damage increased from 130 Heat to 298 (80 Impact, 68 Slash, and 150 Heat).
  • Range increased from 1 to 2.6.
  • Status Chance increased from 25% to 30%.
  • Critical Chance increased from 5% to 10%.
  • Slam Attack increased from 260 to 894.
  • Slide Attack increased from 260 to 596.
  • Zenistar's disc Duration is now a base of 10 seconds and is increased by the Combo Multiplier.
  • Parry Angle set to 55.
  • Follow Through increased from 0.2 to 0.6.

Hotfix 23.3.1 (2018-08-09)

  • Fixed the Zenistar disc not deploying when using the Mortier Heavy Blade Skin.

Hotfix: The Index Preview 4 (2016-10-25)

  • Fixed (for real this time) attaining free health by channeling as enemies pass through the Zenistar’s charge disc with Life Strike equipped.

Hotfix: The Index Preview 1 (2016-10-20)

  • Fixed attaining free health by channeling as enemies pass through the Zenistar's charge disc with Life Strike equipped.
  • Fixed Limbo being able to damage enemies while remaining invincible in the Rift with the Zenistar charge attack.

Hotfix: The Vacuum Within 3 (2016-10-13)

  • Fixed the Zenistar's charge disc range FX not increasing in size when equipping melee range Mods (i.e. Primed Reach).

Hotfix: The Silver Grove 4 (2016-08-25)

  • Added a buff-icon and timer for the Zenistar's disc projectile.
  • Fixed the Zenistar's disc returning to AFK/dead players.

Update: Specters of the Rail 1 (2016-07-28)

  • Added to the Daily Tribute rewards.

Last updated: Update 26.0 (2019-10-31)

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