The Burston fires 3-round bursts, which provides a balance between the lethality of automatic rifles and the accuracy of semi-automatic rifles.
The Burston is among the intermediate tier of primary weapon choices when one is looking to replace the MK1-Braton. The Burston is a burst-fire rifle, and this lowers its DPS in comparison to automatic rifles. However, it performs decently at long range, as it has good accuracy, low recoil and a decent damage per burst if you land at least one headshot.
Can be sold for 7,500.
Deals equal damage of each type, making it very versatile.
Has a polarity slot.
Burst-fire can be uncomfortable to use for many players and is less effective against groups.
Punishes missed shots more than automatic weapons.
Linearly less efficient—sometimes a target may only die with four bullets, which requires an entire second burst to be fired.
Semi-automatic, meaning that even if frame rate is only slightly lower than whatever ideal DE has, maximum rate of fire (and damage per second in turn) will plummet.
Does not specialize in a single damage type, making it less valuable for faction-focused builds.
This weapon can be bought for 120 and the blueprint for 15,000.
Theoretically, it is a powerful weapon, able to kill even the strongest non-heavy enemies in the game (excluding those in Endless Defense) with a single well-aimed burst once properly modded.
The Burston design was a source of much speculation as it did not directly fit the design aesthetic of the main factions. At most, it was known that the Burston was either a Tenno or a Grineer weapon; while it has a Tenno aesthetic to a limited extent, it was used by Grineer Elite Lancers prior to the release of the Hind in Update 9.6, and It was also shown in Grineer faction art .
The Burston did appear in the original DarkSector video, where it was used by the Grineer. However, this still didn't clearly depict which faction the Burston originated from, as the connection between this video concept and Warframe is still unclear.