Used by the Stalker, Despair throwing blades have a mono-filament edge, sharp enough to penetrate a Warframe.

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

This weapon can be sold for Credits645,000.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 50
MarketIcon Market Price: N/A Blueprint2 Blueprints Price: N/A

The Despair's blueprint is acquired from the Stalker and cannot be bought from the market. It is also included in the What Stalker? bundle (for Platinum64800).


This weapon deals primarily Puncture b Puncture damage.


  • High Puncture b Puncture damage - effective against armor.
  • Good critical chance.
  • Good status chance.
  • Silent.
  • Can penetrate straight through enemies, allowing it to hit multiple enemies if lined up.
  • Very fast reload speed.
  • Capable of using the thrown-exclusive mod Concealed Explosives.
  • Has two Madurai Pol polarity slots.


  • Low Slash b Slash and Impact b Impact damage - less effective against health and shields.
  • Projectiles have travel time and travel in an arc, making it hard to hit at longer ranges and achieve headshots.
  • Although listed as 100% accurate, the Despair has a slight random spread with every throw, making long range targets more difficult to hit.
  • Slow fire rate.
  • Below average critical damage multiplier.

Weapon LoadoutsEdit


  • 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 how to lead your target. 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.
  • Despair daggers are affected by the mod Lethal Momentum, making it much easier to hit moving targets and longer range targets.


  • Prior to Update 9, there were no knives visible in the quivers.
  • The trails from thrown blades are affected by your energy color.


  • A "monofilament" is a type of wire or edge, consisting of a single strand or side of strongly bound together molecules. This 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.
  • Similarly to the Hikou and Kunai, the Despair is a secondary thrown weapon that deals mostly Puncture b Puncture damage.


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

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 22.12
  • Mastery Rank increased from 0 to 4
  • Damage increased from 55 to 58
  • Status chance increased from 2.5% to 16%
  • Critical chance increased from 2.5% to 16%
  • Critical damage increased from 1.5 to 1.6x

Update 19.0

Hotfix 18.4.7

  • Slightly adjusted position when holstered

Update 18.1

Update 16.10

  • Fixed using wrong audio FX on impact

Hotfix 15.7.2

  • Made adjustments to reduce unnecessary visual attachments

Update 12.4

  • Fixed in hand models disappearing forever after emptying one clip

Hotfix 11.3.3

  • Text corrections

Update 9.0

  • Fixed holsters detaching from player when using a Sniper Rifle
  • Removed off hand flashlight

See alsoEdit

  • Stalker, the assassin who uses the Despair.
  • Kunai, a similar weapon.
  • Hikou, another thrown secondary.
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