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Kraken
Kraken
Statistics
Weapon Slot Secondary
Weapon Type Pistol
Trigger Type Burst
Utility
Firing Rate 22.0 rounds/sec
Burst Rate 2.8 bursts/sec
Magazine Size 14 rounds/mag
Max Ammo 210 rounds
Reload Time 2.5s
Normal Attacks
Impact w Impact 33
Slash w Slash 5
Crit Damage 200%
Miscellaneous
Polarities None
Introduced Update 6.3
CODEX Entry: KrakenCodexbw
The Kraken is a heavy pistol of Grineer design that fires quick two shots with a single pull of the trigger. Skilled marksmen will appreciate the value in this deadly accurate weapon.

The Kraken combines the lethality of Sicarus and Lex, making it a balanced sidearm that is reliable and deadly if aimed accurately. This weapon is used by Grineer Seekers.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64 ‍5,000.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64
25,000
Neurode64
2
AlloyPlate64
300
Salvage64
750
PolymerBundle64
120
Time: 24 hr
Rush: Platinum64 45
Market Price: Platinum64 120 Blueprint Price: Credits64 20,000

Characteristics

Advantages

  • Fires two shots in quick succession.
  • High base damage if both shots are landed, higher than the Lex.
  • Scales well with elemental mods.
  • Ammo efficient.
  • High Impact b Impact damage, good for shields.
  • Low critical chance is alleviated by having a high critical multiplier. Although the weapon is not ideal for a critically focused build.

Disadvantages

  • High recoil, making it difficult to land both shots.
  • Low fire rate.
  • Relatively slow reload speed compared to other secondary weapons.
  • Cannot reload right after firing like most weapons, short delay requires pressing the reload button twice. 
  • Maximum fire rate requires precise timing, you must fire again a certain time after firing, otherwise fire rate is halved. 
  • Low Puncture b Puncture and Slash b Slash damages, less effective against armor and flesh. 
  • Impact b Impact damage deals 25% less damage to Flesh.

Weapon Loadouts

Main article: Category:Kraken Build

See the user build section for builds using this weapon.

Tips

  • Kraken shoots two bullets in quick succession. Practice is recommended to fully master this weapon. Increasing the weapons rate of fire also decreases the gap between the bullets' firings.
  • One can drop their aim to negate the kick on the second shot. With practice it is possible to snipe ranged targets, hitting with all bullets. If the first shot is aimed for the chest region, the recoil will knock the second bullet up, resulting in a headshot. 
  • Steady Hands can be used to negate the weapon's recoil, tightening the weapon's shot grouping per burst resulting in better accuracy at range.
  • Like the Sicarus pistol which also fires in bursts, timing is key to acquire maximum fire rate. Do not spam the fire button as the fire rate will be nearly half of what it should be. Instead, time your clicks accordingly to get the hang of when to correctly press the fire button. 
  • There is a small delay after firing where reloading can occur, unlike most weapons, so usually tapping the reload button after firing will not work and you must either double tap or wait a moment before reloading. This can be very annoying, and it is the same for the Sicarus as well. 
  • Since both shots fired at once have a higher damage than the Lex, and the fact it fires faster, the Kraken can be chosen as a higher damage close-medium range alternative to the Lex.

Trivia

  • The Kraken was released on the 14th of February, 2013 with update 6.3.
  • Kraken in Norse mythology are massive sea monsters which live off the coast of Norway and Greenland. They look like huge squids.

Media

  • New Kraken reload animation (Click to watch GIF image)

See also

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