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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 are a set of shurikens released in Update 9.0. 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 Credits645,000; it is also a requisite ingredient for the Panthera.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64
15,000
Morphics64
5
Plastids64
500
Rubedo64
600
Salvage64
4,000
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 50
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 225 Blueprint2 Blueprints Price: Credits64 15,000

CharacteristicsEdit

This weapon deals primarily Puncture b Puncture damage.

Advantages

  • Silent.
  • Very fast fire rate.
  • Fast reload speed.
  • Two Madurai Pol polarity slots.
  • The arc of the shots enable headshots over cover.
  • Can pass through enemies' Electric Shield.
  • Fully automatic.
  • Works well with Concealed Explosives, considering its high fire rate and ammo capacity.

Disadvantages

  • 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.
  • Very low ammo efficiency.
  • Low critical chance.
  • Low status chance.

Comparisons:

  • Hikou, compared to Hikou Prime:
    • Lower base damage (25.0 vs. 32.0)
      • Lower Impact b Impact damage (2.5 vs. 3.2)
      • Lower Puncture b Puncture damage (15.0 vs. 27.2)
      • Higher Slash b Slash damage (7.5 vs. 1.6)
    • Lower status chance (2.5% vs. 15%)
    • Higher fire rate (6.67 rounds/sec vs. 5.83 rounds/sec)
    • Smaller magazine (20 rounds vs. 26 rounds)
    • Slower reload speed (0.8 s vs. 0.5 s)

Weapon LoadoutsEdit

TipsEdit

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

NotesEdit

  • The Hikou can ricochet (rarely) off surfaces, as floors and walls. Ricocheted shots can damage and kill whoever 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 Electric Shield.

BugsEdit

  • 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.

TriviaEdit

  • Hikou (Hikō or 飛行 ) in Japanese means "flight."
  • The Hikou are based off the Japanese throwing stars from ninjutsu tradition. Throwing stars were primarily used as distractions, and were often called the "invisible blades" due to a thrown star being able to cut enemies unseen from any direction.
  • The Hikou are the first throwing weapon secondary to receive a prime variant.
  • The Hikou share at least two common traits with the Kunai and Despair, all three are secondary throwing type weapons, and all weapons have a damage focus mainly on Puncture b Puncture damage.

MediaEdit

Patch HistoryEdit

See AlsoEdit

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