|Time: 12 hrs|
|Market Price: 95||Blueprints Price: 20,000|
This weapon deals Toxin damage.
- Highest base damage (tied with Rakta Dark Dagger) and critical chance among the single dagger category.
- Highest Toxin damage of any melee weapon.
- 100% chance of dealing Toxin Status Effect on Ground Slam.
- Can use the dagger-exclusive Covert Lethality mod.
- Slow attack speed, shared with Heat Dagger.
- Normal attack damage cannot be increased with physical damage mods.
- Toxin damage deals 50% less damage to Fossilized Infested.
- Ground slam attack does not knock down enemies.
- See Category:Karyst Build to see how players mod this weapon.
- See Category:Karyst Guides for guides on how to use this weapon effectively.
- For more general help with weapons, you may wish to browse Category:Weapon Guides.
- The stance slot has polarity, matching the Stinging Thorn and Pointed Wind stances.
- Quick melee limits the weapon to attacking a single target at a time.
- Has Momentum so while swinging you are immune to knockdowns, pulls, etc.
- When combining elemental mods, the Karyst's innate Toxin damage is added last.
- Jump attacks will always inflict the Toxin proc, regardless of the weapon's current elemental mods.
- When equipped without a Stance mod, the Karyst adds a 4th lunging stab on its normal attack combo that propels the Warframe a good distance forward, which is useful for catching up to moving enemies. It also has a 100% chance of inflicting Slash bleed proc, despite the fact that the Karyst has no physical damage element. This effect is lost if one uses the Pointed Wind stance, which replaces the lunge with a sweeping slash.
- If the lunge lands behind an unalerted enemy, a stealth attack will be performed instead.
- This is the first non-infested melee weapon that deals pure Toxin damage.
- The name and shape of this dagger are based on the Kris, a dagger that is largely associated with Southeast Asia, especially Indonesian culture. Another Southeast Asia-influenced dagger is the Skyla of Nami Skyla.
- The swirl pattern on the blade closely resembles patterns seen on Damascus steel.