Once the blade weapon of choice for an exclusive order of Tenno assassins, the Karyst dagger grew to become a symbol of honor and duty for all Tenno

Karyst is a Tenno single dagger introduced in Update 14.2 that deals innate Toxin b Toxin damage.

The Karyst Dagger can be sold for Credits645,000.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 35
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 95 Blueprint2 Blueprints Price: Credits64 20,000

The Karyst dagger blueprint can be acquired from the Market for Credits6420,000.


This weapon deals Toxin b Toxin damage.


  • Highest base damage (tied with Rakta Dark Dagger) and critical chance among the single dagger category.
  • Highest Toxin b Toxin damage of any melee weapon.
  • 100% chance of dealing Toxin b 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. 

Weapon LoadoutsEdit


  • The stance slot has Madurai Pol 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 b Toxin damage is added last.
  • Jump attacks will always inflict the Toxin b 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 b 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 b 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.


  • Karyst in Codex.

Patch HistoryEdit

See alsoEdit

WeaponsDamageCompare AllCosmetics

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