Puncture b Puncture Damage is one of the three physical damage types. It's highly effective against armor and thus ideal against the Grineer, but the damage type suffers penalties against Corpus shielding.

Puncture b Puncture Damage applies the status effect Weakened, causing the victim to inflict 30% less damage over a duration of 6 seconds. Additional procs will only refresh the duration. Affected enemies will have a yellow aura. If the target is killed by an attack inflicting this proc they may have a large bloody hole where they were hit.

Type EffectivenessEdit

IconGrineerBGrineer Health Puncture b Puncture Modifier IconCorpusBCorpus Health Puncture b Puncture Modifier Infestation bInfested Health Puncture b Puncture Modifier
Cloned Flesh Flesh Infested
Ferrite Armor +50% Shield –20% Infested Flesh
Alloy Armor +15% Proto Shield –50% Fossilized
Machinery Robotic +25% Sinew +25%

Puncture Damage WeaponsEdit

These weapons deal more than a majority of their physical damage as Puncture b Puncture. The damage ratio is important for physical damage status effects, because the game weights the likelihood of which proc occurs according to physical damage ratio. Hence, these weapons proc Weakened more than Knockback or Bleed.

See Category:Puncture Damage Weapons for a complete listing.



RadialJavelinMod RadialJavelin
Radial Javelin
Launches javelins towards enemies, dealing high damage and impaling them to walls.
Strength:500 / 650 / 800 / 1000 (damage)
5 / 7 / 10 / 12 (javelins)
Range:15 / 18 / 22 / 25 m

DecoyModU15 Decoy
Loki deploys a holographic copy of himself, drawing enemy fire.
Duration:7 / 15 / 20 / 25 s

Smite OberonSmite
Focuses deadly energy within a target and then projects it outwards, damaging both the target and surrounding enemies.
Strength:150 / 200 / 300 / 500 (initial damage)

75 / 85 / 100 / 150 (orb base damage)
15 / 20 / 25 / 35 (% health + shields to damage)
3 / 4 / 5 / 6 (number of orbs)

Duration:12 s (orb duration)
Range:20 / 30 / 40 / 50 m (cast range)

5 / 7.5 / 10 / 12.5 m (orb range)

HysteriaModU15 HysteriaPanel
Valkyr is imbued with energy and becomes a ball of vicious rage, capable of unleashing a torrent of deadly claw attacks on unsuspecting foes.

Minimum Energy Drain: 2.5 s-1
Maximum Energy Drain: 15 s-1

Strength:100 / 125 / 200 / 250 (base damage)
1% / 2% / 4% / 5% (lifesteal)
Range:5-20 m (aura radius)


  • Puncture effect hit
  • Puncture Effect launch
  • Puncture on Loki
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  • Puncture Effect (click to view gif)
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WDR 2 Puncture Damage (Warframe)

Start a Discussion Discussions about Damage 2.0/Puncture Damage

  • Which Weapons are the Best Physical Damages?

    119 messages
    • Even tho this thread was started in 2014 , no one has mention the Opticor as the best puncture damage weapon , with a base 850 punctur...
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  • What's the point of Puncture?

    22 messages
    • I do get that. If the crit chance in a weapon is high, or the status chance is workable, then I'll definitely go in that direction, but m...
    • It all depends on the situation and mission type. Quite a few game modes do not require actual killing, so it's more beneficial to just...

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