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Weapon Slot Secondary
Weapon Type Thrown
Trigger Type Auto
Projectile Speed 70
Noise Level Silent
Firing Rate 6.7 rounds/sec
Accuracy 100
Magazine Size 20 rounds/mag
Max Ammo 210.0 rounds
Reload Time 0.8s
Normal Attacks
Crit Damage 150.0%
Taking into account its reload time, the average DPS would be 135.19 which is relatively high when compared to other secondary weapons whose reload time is longer (e.g. The Seer's DPS would be 97.14 when including reload time).

CODEX Entry: HikouCodexbw
As an alternative to Kunai, these Tenno throwing stars do less damage but they come with expanded ammo capacity and a higher rate of fire.

The Hikou is a throwing weapon for the secondary slot, released in Update 9. It has a lower base damage than the Kunai and Despair, but a higher fire rate and base magazine size. Like its counterparts, it can also be hard to aim with because of its arrow-like arc projection.

This weapon can be sold for Credits 32px ‍5,000.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits 32px
Rubedo 32px
Time: 12 hr
Rush: Platinumicon 50
Market Price: Platinumicon 225 Blueprint Price: Credits 32px 15,000



  • Silent.
  • Very fast fire rate.
  • Fast reload speed.
  • Two V polarity slots.
  • The arc of the shots enable headshots over cover.
  • Easy to craft (requires much less resources than the Kunai and Despair).
  • Can pass through enemies' Electric Shield.
  • Fully automatic.


  • Has travel time, making it difficult to land accurate throws at long distances.
  • Travels in an arc, making it difficult for use at long range.
  • Low base damage.
  • Not as ammo efficient as the Kunai and Despair.

Weapon Loadouts

Main article: Category:Hikou Build

See the user build section for builds using this weapon.


  • Make sure to adjust your aim for moving targets.
  • When using at a distance aim above the enemy to adjust for Hikou's arc.
  • Especially lethal when paired with Ice mods.
  • Using the Pistol Ammo Mutation mod can help regain lost ammo when needed.


  • The Hikou can ricochet (rarely) off surfaces, as floors and walls. Ricocheted shots can damage and kill, whomever gets in the way.
  • The Hikou are quite similar to the Kunai, the main difference being about half the damage for twice the fire rate. Regarding this, Hikou are slightly superior, dealing 5 more damage per two thrown, which would equal 1 Kunai in terms for rate of fire. In other words, the Hikou trades a slight DPS upgrade for ammo economy when compared to the Kunai.
  • The Hikou can pass through Volt's Shield. (tested)


  • As with all thrown sidearms, when performing a Jump Kick your frame will hold the Hikou as dual pistols. Upon hitting the ground and sliding, this will quickly switch back to as it should be.
  • While you are have this weapon equipped, your Spin Attack (Slide Melee) does not get a speed boost.


  • Hikou (Hikō or 飛行 ) in Japanese means "flight."
  • Japanese Throwing Stars are followed by this weapon, as a traditional relation in Ninjutsu. Against humans, it tears the flesh of its targets while leaving a powerful puncture down to the victims' muscle tissue, resulting a painful death if this damage is not treated.


See also

Start a Discussion Discussions about Hikou

  • Kunai or Hikou

    28 messages
    • Hikou has a slight DPS increase, and a better damage type. It is also better for stunlocking. The biggest disadventage is ammo efficiency.
    • Go for Kunai or Despair if you : - Going for Stealth gameplay - Don't want wasting ammo - Just throw 1 ammo and get big damage dealt to enemy ...
  • Best Throwing Secondary

    25 messages
    • So why did the OP make this post for beginners, when this level of nitpicky weapon vs. weapon is only ever remotely necessary in the very l...
    • @ Dor99alon since your experiment was between the kunai and despair your entire post has been voided as it didn't involve the hikou. So your af...

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