Weapon Slot Melee
Weapon Type Dagger
Attack Speed 0.750
Disposition Disposition4Strong
Normal Attacks
Elemental Type Toxin b Toxin
Crit Chance 10.0%
Slide Attacks
Wall Attacks
Stance Polarity Madurai Pol
Weapon Users Saryn Specter
Introduced Update 14.2
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 Credits64‍ 5,000.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 35
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum6495 Blueprint2 Blueprints Price: Credits6420,000

The Karyst dagger blueprint can be acquired from the Market for Credits64‍ 20,000.


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.
  • Has a Naramon Pol polarity.
  • Stance slot has Madurai Pol polarity matching Pointed Wind stance, notable for its high damage multiplier.
  • 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


  • 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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