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Weapon Slot Secondary
Weapon Type Thrown
Trigger Type Auto
Projectile Speed 70.0m/s
Noise Level 0.0m (Silent)
Firing Rate 3.3 rounds/sec
Accuracy 100.0
Magazine Size 10 rounds/mag
Max Ammo 210 rounds
Reload Time 0.8s
Normal Attacks
Impact wImpact 2.8
Puncture wPuncture 44.0
Slash wSlash 8.2
Crit Damage 150.0%
Introduced Update 8.0
Used by the Stalker, Despair throwing blades have a mono-filament edge, sharp enough to penetrate a Warframe.

The Despair is a set of throwing knives with micronic edges, used by the Stalker.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64‍5,000.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hr
Rush: Platinum64 50
Market Price: N/A Blueprint Price: N/A

The Despair's blueprint cannot be purchased on market, but it is included in the What Stalker? bundle. The blueprint can also be acquired from the Stalker.



  • Silent.
  • Appears to be capable of higher ranges than the Kunai[citation needed]
  • Can penetrate straight through enemies, allowing it to hit multiple enemies if lined up (Bugged, only seems to work when you are host.).
  • Has two Vpolarity slots, ideal for Hornet Strike and Barrel Diffusion mods.
  • Higher base damage than the Kunai.
  • Very fast reload speed.
  • Fully automatic.
  • The arc of each throw, although random, still allows you to accomplish headshots on enemies behind cover.
  • Infested Volatile Runners do not explode on death when killed by this weapon.


  • Non-hitscan weapon. Projectiles have travel time, giving more challenge against moving targets at long distances.
  • Although listed as 100% accurate, the Despair has a slight random spread with every throw, making long range targets more difficult to hit.
  • Low critical chance.

Weapon LoadoutsEdit

Main article: Category:Despair Build

See the user build section for builds using this weapon.


  • Using the Pistol Ammo Mutation mod can help regain lost ammo when needed.
  • For effective use of non-hitscan weapons, it is strongly recommended to learn Leading. In short, Leading means aiming ahead of your target so the projectile still hits him. It can be a challenge to learn it, low level Grineer are recommended for practicing.


  • Prior to Update 9, there were no knives visible in the quivers. Unknown if intended or not.
  • The trails from thrown blades are affected by your energy color. (Seems to only work if you are the host.)


  • Currently, while holding a Datamass, there is no proper "animation" or "alignment" of the Despair, for running with the Datamass. The Despair will float above/outside of your Warframe's hands, as if you had a pistol in your hand instead. This problem also occurs when performing a Jump Kick.
  • Trails from the blades are much brighter with longer decay times since Update 11. This may be an intended effect.


  • A "monofilament" is a fictional type of wire, consisting of a single strand of strongly bound together molecules. This theoretically creates an edge that is micron or even nanometer thin, the sharpest possible.
    • Typically, they are applied as a cutting tool or a weapon that can sever nearly any object or other molecules.
    • Organic molecular wires have been proposed for usage in optoelectronics.


  • Despair being held in hand before throwing.
  • New Despair Skin
  • Despair stoped by Snow Globe

See alsoEdit

  • Stalker, the assassin who uses the Despair.
  • Kunai, a similar weapon.
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  • Despair or Twin Gremlins?

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    • Despair do a Higher DPS and have a higher base damage so choose them
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