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Compact and deadly, the Cestra discharges bolts of energy at an increasingly rapid rate.

The Cestra is a Corpus-built Sidearm added in Update 11.0. In essence, It is a scaled-down version of the Supra, where it has a brief spooling period before reaching its maximum fire rate.

This weapon can be sold for Credits645,000; it is also a requisite ingredient for Dual Cestra (x2).

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64
25,000
NanoSpores64
3,000
Rubedo64
1,200
Gallium64
4
Neurode64
2
Time: 24 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 25
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 175 Blueprint2 Blueprints:Credits6420,000

CharacteristicsEdit

This weapon deals primarily Puncture b Puncture damage.

Advantages:

  • High Puncture b Puncture damage – effective against armor.
  • High status chance.
  • High magazine size.
  • Very high accuracy.
  • Fast fire rate.

Disadvantages:

  • Low Impact b Impact and no Slash b Slash damage – less effective against shields and health.
    • Does not benefit from Slash b Slash mods.
  • Has a short spool-up time before reaching optimal fire rate.
  • Projectiles have travel time.
  • High recoil when fully spooled.
  • Poor ammo economy.
  • Very low critical chance.
  • Below average critical damage multiplier.

Comparisons

  • Cestra, compared to Dual Cestra:
    • Lower fire rate (8.33 rounds/sec vs. 12.5 rounds/sec)
    • Smaller magazine (60 rounds vs. 120 rounds)
    • Larger max ammo capacity (420 rounds vs. 210 rounds)
    • Faster reload speed (2 s vs. 3.5 s)
    • More accurate (33 vs. 20)
    • Different polarities (None vs. Madurai Pol)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (4 vs. 7)

Weapon LoadoutsEdit

NotesEdit

  • Despite the high rate of fire, there is a significant and mandatory pause between releasing the fire button and being able to fire again, limiting the Cestra's ability to fire single shots or short bursts. 

TipsEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The Cestra's barrel rotates clockwise slowly when not in use, and spins faster as it is fired.
  • The reload animation consists of the player pulling out the barrel, flipping it and reinserting it back into the Cestra, oddly making the revolving barrel the magazine itself.
    • This may suggest that the cylinder may be composed of two separate batteries; one used to fire plasma shots while the other is collecting energy from the ammunition reserve of the user.
  • The Cestra may be a numeral-derived name, just like other Corpus-designed weapons released around the time: the Tetra, which has a barrel with four blocks attached and a "quad-chambered magazine"; and the Penta, which has a five-grenade magazine. Cestra may be a corruption of Sexa-/Sext-, from sixth, and has a rotating section with six blocks.
    • While Tetra- and Penta- are Greek numeral prefixes, Sexa-/Sext- is a Latin numeral prefix. The appropriate Greek prefix would be Hexa-.

BugsEdit

MediaEdit

  • Cestra in Codex.

Cestra Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 22.12
  • Increased the speed fire rate ramps up
  • Status chance increased from 5% to 20%
  • Critical chance increased from 2.5% to 6%
  • Critical damage increased from 1.5 to 1.6x
  • Ammo capacity increased from 210 to 420

See alsoEdit

WeaponsDamageCompare AllCosmetics

Start a Discussion Discussions about Cestra

  • Cestra and Dual Cestra

    2 messages
    • I'm just wondering why the Cestra is in the market but if you want 2 you need a dojo research for it... game logic? :P
    • Dual Cestra was probably released on a later date than the single one. Since it is somehow of an advanced version and a corpus weapon it´s...
  • Does the Cestra have a short "spin up" time? Are we being subjective by call it "short"?

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    • http://warframe.wikia.com/wiki/Cestra After experiencing the default Cestra and comparing it to other spin up weapons, I really have to won...
    • Actually the Cestra has really good damage for a secondary. The fire rate is also really good and don't forget the 60 rounds magazine...