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 b.png Heat damage over time for a duration based on the current Combo Multiplier.

This weapon cannot be sold.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily Heat b.png Heat and Slash b.svg Slash damage.

Advantages:

Disadvantages:

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

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 ReputationLargeBlack.png100,000.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64.png
30,000
Morphics64.png
4
Circuits64.png
450
PolymerBundle64.png
500
Salvage64.png
2,750
Time: 24 hrs
N/A
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png N/A Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:ReputationBlackx64.png100,000

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • 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 b.svg Impact damage on contact and 350 Heat b.png Heat damage when it explodes. Once it lands, it projects an aura with a 4 meter radius, dealing 50 Heat b.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 (around 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 b.png Blast or Radiation b.png Radiation. Heat b.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 b.png Blast on AoE and Cold b.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) Mod TT 20px.pngReach 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) Mod TT 20px.pngFury, ArcaneStrike64x.pngArcane Strike, Warcry130xDark.png Warcry and Speed.
      • Despite the disc's ability to trigger Mod TT 20px.pngBerserker, 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 Mod TT 20px.pngEternal War augment.
    • Damage buffs such as RhinoIcon272.png Rhino's Roar130xDark.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 MagIcon272.png Mag's Magnetize130xDark.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.
    • IvaraIcon272.png Ivara's Navigator130xDark.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.
    • Mod TT 20px.pngBlood Rush and the Gladiator mod set buff will affect the disk's aura.
  • Mods/abilities/etc. that won't work with the disc:
    • Mod TT 20px.pngCondition Overload does not affect the disc's damage output.
    • Mod TT 20px.pngLife Strike will only heal the player while the heavy attack animation is playing when retrieving the disk.
    • Recurring damage via the disc's aura is unable to proc Mod TT 20px.pngHealing Return.
    • The disc will not count hits towards the combo meter and the disc's damage does not benefit from combo damage multiplier.
    • The disc will not add time to allies affected by Valkyr's Mod TT 20px.pngEternal War augment, however the blade itself will.
    • The initial 9 meter launch distance will not be affected by Mod TT 20px.pngJet Stream.
    • Mod TT 20px.pngBeguiling Lantern bonus melee damage does not affect Zenistar's disc.
    • Mod TT 20px.pngKilling Blow does not affect the damage of the disk's aura, however it does increase the damage on contact and explosion of the disk.
    • Mod TT 20px.pngDispatch Overdrive will not be triggered by enemies being hit with the disk's aura, however it will be triggered if an enemy is hit by the disk itself.

Tips[edit | edit source]

Weapon Loadouts[edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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 PrimeScindo.png Scindo Prime's (with innate Heat b.png Heat damage instead of physical damage), but couldn't launch its disc, similar to how the SundialPistol.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.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • 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 Undertow130xDark.png Undertow or CloudWalker130xDark.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.

Media[edit | edit source]

Zenistar Skins

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Hotfix 29.3.1

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

Update 28.0

  • 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

  • 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

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

Hotfix: The Index Preview 4

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Added to the Daily Tribute rewards.

Last updated: Update 26.0

See Also[edit | edit source]

  • SundialPistol.png Azima, the sidearm counterpart.
  • SundialRifle.png Zenith, the primary counterpart.
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