With pinpoint accuracy, the Grinlok lever-action repeating rifle can easily find the soft spot on any target.

The Grinlok is a Grineer lever-action rifle crafted from the Chem lab via clan research. By nature, the Grinlok sports high damage with accurate delivery, supported by its high critical damage and very high status chance, but its extremely low fire rate and small magazine size hampers its ability to manage crowds of enemies.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 24 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 35
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 150 Blueprint2 Blueprints Price:Credits6415,000
Chem Lab Research ClanAffinity64 3,000
Time: 72 hrs
Prereq: Detonite Injector
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This weapon deals primarily Impact b Impact damage.



  • Low Puncture b Puncture damage – less effective against armor.
  • Lowest fire rate of all semi-automatic rifles.
  • Lowest magazine size of all semi-automatic rifles.
  • Critical chance is disproportionately lower than critical multiplier, making critical builds without Deadly Sequence unviable.

Weapon LoadoutsEdit


  • The Grinlok often ragdolls enemies on lethal shots, a side effect of it dealing mainly Impact b Impact damage.
  • The Grinlok's focus on both Impact b Impact and Slash b Slash damage makes it generally effective against the Corpus and the Infested.


  • While the Grinlok is similar to the Latron, it comes with a lower magazine capacity and slower rate of fire, making it more punishing for missed shots. Focus on aiming at heads or weak spots.
  • With Malignant Force, High Voltage, Thermite RoundsRime RoundsHammer Shot and Rifle Aptitude equipped, the Grinlok can achieve a status chance of 100%, making every single shot deal status effect procs. While the actual combined status chance is about 138.25%, the UI does not show status chance values above 100%, as any value above that has no effect on the proc chance.
    • With Split Chamber, the second shot created will always deal the same proc as the original shot, essentially dealing the same status effect twice on the target.
  • Shred is an excellent mod to help the Grinlok with crowd control, as it increases its slow rate of fire while piercing through groups of enemies, letting each shot deal its massive damage to multiple targets.
  • Using the augment Deadly Sequence, it's possible for players to create a viable crit-status hybrid build for the Grinlok.


  • The News tab in the UI mistakenly referred to this gun as Grinlock.
  • The weapon's name may be a combination/corruption of "Grineer" and "Flintlock", the latter of which was an early firing mechanism in guns used in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.
    • Despite the unusual combination of technologies mentioned, a lever-action flintlock rifle did exist in real life.
  • While Marelok is, theoretically, a sawn-off pistol version of this rifle, its magazine is curiously relocated.



  • Original look and stats of Grinlok
  • Grinlok color
  • Default Grinlok polarity placement
  • Grinlok on codex
  • Grinlok Fire Rate and Reload Animation


Grinlok Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 22.20
  • PBR treatment.

Update 22.12

  • Mastery Rank increased from 5 to 7
  • Damage increased from 120 to 187
  • Critical damage increased from 2x to 2.5x
  • Mag size increased from 6 to 9
  • Reload speed increased from 2.1 secs to 1.7 secs
  • Increased accuracy while aiming

Update: Specters of the Rail

  • Weapon skin for the Grinlok is now available from Teshin!

Update 18.5

  • Increased the damage of the Grinlok.

Update 17.0

  • The Grinlok is now available in Conclave.

Hotfix 12.4.5

  • Fixed inability to fire Grinlok while sprinting.

Hotfix 12.1.1

  • Changes to Grinlok's muzzle flash/sounds.

Update 12.1

  • Introduced
Last updated:Hotfix

See AlsoEdit

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