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Burston
Burston
Statistics
Weapon Slot Primary
Weapon Type Rifle
Trigger Type Burst
Utility
Flight Speed Hit-Scan
Noise Level 45.0m
Fire Rate 25.0 rounds/sec
Burst Rate 5.0 bursts/sec
Accuracy 25.0
Magazine Size 45 rounds/mag
Max Ammo 540 rounds
Normal Attacks
Impact wImpact 10.0
Puncture wPuncture 10.0
Slash wSlash 10.0
Miscellaneous
Introduced Vanilla
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 a burst-fire assault rifle characteristically known for its unique three-round burst mechanic. It is based off the Orokin Burston Prime. As a burst rifle, the Burston has a lower DPS than calculations suggest. Despite this shortcoming, the Burston performs decently at long ranges, with low recoil and decent damage per burst, provided you land at least one of the shots on a weakspot. Due to the burst-fire mechanic, the Burston may be uncomfortable to some Tenno, but learning the pattern of the bursts can yield great results.

Can be sold for Credits64‍ 7,500.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64
25000
Morphics64
1
PolymerBundle64
400
AlloyPlate64
150
NanoSpores64
600
Time: 12 hr
Rush: Platinum64 25 
Market Price: Platinum64 120 Blueprint Price: Credits64 15000

CharacteristicsEdit

This weapon deals equal physical damage.

Advantages:

  • High base damage
    • Deals equal damage of each type, making it very versatile.
  • Good accuracy.
  • Low recoil.
  • High burst rate of fire.
  • Has one Madurai Pol polarity.

Disadvantages:

  • 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.
  • Low rate of fire between bursts.
  • Does not specialize in a single damage type, making it less valuable for faction-focused builds.

Comparisons:

  • Burston, compared to the Burston Prime:
    • Lower base damage (30.0 vs. 39.0).
      • Lower Impact b Impact damage (10.0 vs. 11.7).
      • Lower Puncture b Puncture damage (10.0 vs. 11.7).
      • Lower Slash b Slash damage (10.0 vs. 15.6).
    • Lower burst rate (5.0 rounds/s vs. 10.0 rounds/s).
    • Lower status chance (10.0% vs. 15.0%).

Weapon LoadoutsEdit

TipsEdit

  • Be patient and find a rhythm with shooting to fire at a faster rate.
  • There are various means to counteract the Burston's climbing recoil;
    • Move the mouse down during each burst. Doing this can allow all three rounds of a burst to be headshots at medium range and can also be used to keep all bullets on target for long-distance shots.
    • At long distances, aiming the first shot at the torso of enemies will help to guarantee at least one headshot in a burst.
    • Stabilizer can almost negate the recoil generated, making it easier to keep the bullets on target.
  • Use Rifle Ammo Mutation to regain extra ammo if needed.
  • As with all burst-fire weapons, rifle mods that modify fire rate (Speed Trigger et al.) affect the time between bursts, not the bursts themselves.

NotesEdit

  • Burston was the primary weapon of Elite Lancers, before it was changed to Hind in Update 9.6.
  • 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.

TriviaEdit

  • The Burston design is a source of much speculation as it does not directly fit the design aesthetic of the main factions. It is speculated that the Burston is an obsolete Grineer weapon; it was fielded by Grineer Elite Lancers prior to the release of the Hind in Update 9.6 and it also appeared in Grineer faction art. However, its redesign teased in Devstream 53 shows it to be of Tenno origin.
  • The Burston also appeared in the original Dark Sector video, where it was used by the Grineer. However, the connection between this video concept and Warframe is still unclear.

MediaEdit

See alsoEdit

  • Burston Prime, the Prime version of this weapon.
  • Hind, a Grineer burst-fire weapon.
  • Sicarus, the pistol counterpart.
  • Sybaris, another Tenno burst-fire rifle.
  • Tiberon, another Tenno 3 round burst-fire rifle.
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