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Castanas
TaserStar
Statistics
Weapon Slot Secondary
Weapon Type Thrown
Trigger Type Active
Utility
Flight Speed 30.0 m/s
Noise Level 0.0m (Silent)
Fire Rate 5.0 rounds/sec
Accuracy 100.0
Magazine Size 2 rounds/mag
Max Ammo 30 rounds
Normal Attacks
Elemental Type Electricity b Electricity
Miscellaneous
Introduced Update 12.2
The remotely triggered Castanas quietly deliver a lethal dose of electricity to unsuspecting enemies.

The Castanas are a throwing type secondary weapons with an electrical detonation charge that can be detonated remotely by using the secondary fire, much like the Penta. Although lacking in throwing speed like other thrown weapons, they can be stacked up to six then detonated all at once to create a wide array of crowd controlling opportunities, thanks to their electrical explosion and chaining effects.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64
20,000
ControlModule64
2
Salvage64
800
Circuits64
200
Forma64
1
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 35
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64175 Blueprint2 Blueprint Price: Credits6415,000
Tenno Lab Research Requirements
Credits64
5,000
ControlModule64
1
Salvage64
500
Circuits64
50
Ferrite64
300
Time: 72 hrs
Prereq: N/A
LeaderBadgeGhostHolo x1   LeaderBadgeShadowHolo x3   LeaderBadgeStormHolo x10   LeaderBadgeMountainHolo x30   LeaderBadgeMoonHolo x100

CharacteristicsEdit

This weapon deals Electricity b Electricity damage.

Advantages:

  • High base damage.
  • Ammo efficient.
  • 100% chance to proc Electricity b Electricity regardless of installed mods, have 10% base chance to additionally proc modded damage type.
    • Electricity b Electricity proc provides very high stun chance against most humanoid enemies.
    • Electricity b Electricity proc chains damage to enemies around it, making this weapon great against crowds.
  • Silent, even if the projectile hits the enemy.
  • User can detonate charges on command, giving the player precise timing in detonation.
  • Up to six charges can be ready for detonation at the same time.
  • Two Madurai PolPolarities.
  • Has base damage type of Electricity b Electricity, allowing Castanas to easily be modified to Radiation b Radiation damage for Heavy Grineer units, Corrosive b Corrosive damage for Ancient Infested units and Magnetic b Magnetic damage for Corpus units.
  • Equipping with the Ogris, Torid, or Penta will increase their overall ammo capacity.

Disadvantages:

  • Deals Electricity b Electricity damage, which improves its utility against Robotic or Machinery-type foes but not others unless properly modded.
  • Explosions can damage the user.
  • Low magazine size.
  • Low ammo capacity size of 30.
  • Has slow travel time (25m/s), making it difficult to land an accurate shot at long distances.
  • Projectiles fly in an arc, making it difficult to use at long range.
  • Can only have six charges out at once.
    • ​Extra projectiles generated by Multishot will count towards the limit of six charges.
  • Low critical chance.

Comparisons:

  • Castanas, compared to the Sancti Castanas:
    • Lower base damage (100.0 vs. 115.0).
    • Lower crit chance (5.0% vs. 10.0%).
    • Lower status chance (10.0% vs. 15.0%).
    • No innate Purity effect.
    • Fewer polarities.

Weapon LoadoutsEdit

NotesEdit

  • The normal animation and arc behaves similar to other thrown secondary weapons.
  • Castanas can stun-lock bosses such as Lech Kril.
  • Primary fire throws the Castanas, secondary fire detonates them.
  • Charges will stick to any surface (enemies, allies, companions, etc.).
    • When thrown while running backwards, it is possible that they can stick to your Sentinel or your Frame itself.
  • Throws that were made by the left hand are further from reticle by a few degrees to the bottom compared to the right hand.
  • Can not proc Radiation b Radiation on user.
  • When Magnum Force is added, the Castanas will begin to spread apart on throws if Multishot mods are applied. This may be helpful for combating the small blast radius they have by spacing them slightly apart from each other.
  • The Castanas are currently subject to a bug that dramatically increases projectile spread when using multishot mods. Equipping a low-rank Magnum Force will fix this.
  • Throwing these at an Arctic Eximus snowglobe and detonating them will kill the Eximus.
  • Castanas thrown by Mirage's illusions from Hall of Mirrors will not interfere with the maximum amount of armed Castanas at a given time.

TipsEdit

  • Caution should be taken when this weapon possesses elemental damages such as Magnetic b Magnetic, Toxin b Toxin and Viral b Viral, as these would deliver their corresponding negative effects should the user be caught in the blast area.
  • As a Nyx, throwing several Castanas to the floor, casting Absorb on top of them and detonating them makes a good (and fast) combo for an instantly "charged" Absorb with the right build.
  • Mirage's Hall of Mirrors can be used to increase the number of Castanas that can be planted, but the holograms' Castanas will detonate a few seconds after impact; though they will not damage the player and can still also be detonated manually in the given time they are active.
  • If you are willing to take the damage, you can detonate the Castanas right on top of yourself by pressing the fire and secondary fire keys at the same time. This technique is useful for Link + Blessing Combo.
    • Note that as of Update 13.3, the Link + Blessing Combo is less effective, due to the fact that Blessing doesn't confer invulnerability any longer.

TriviaEdit

  • The Castanas are the first thrown secondary weapon that delivers Area of Effect damage.
  • The detonation feature is similar to that of the Penta grenade launcher, which also allowed users to detonate on command.
  • The word Castañas means "chestnuts" in Spanish, judging how the knives are thrown, then "open" themselves, revealing their explosive cores.
  • The Castanas are the first throwable weapon of its kind to be thrown in "Semi-auto".

BugsEdit

  • Castanas thrown at the shield of a Nullifier Crewman or Corrupted Nullifier will bounce off and land in another location.
  • If Multishot is modded onto the Castanas in any way and happens to activate, the castanas thrown will travel in widely different directions, landing far away from the intended target.

MediaEdit

  • Castanas In The Market
  • Castanas in Website

See also Edit

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