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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
33
5
5
Crit Damage 200%
Miscellaneous
Polarities None


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 Credits 32px ‍5,000.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits 32px
25,000
Neurodes
2
AlloyPlate
300
Salvage
750
Polymer Bundle 32px
120
Time: 24 hr
Rush: Platinumicon 45
Market Price: Platinumicon 120 Blueprint Price: Credits 32px 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 damage, good for shields.

Disadvantages

  • High recoil, making it difficult to land both shots.
  • Low fire rate.
  • No Polarity Slots.
  • Relatively slow reload time 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 and slash damages, less effective against armor and flesh. 

Weapon Loadouts

Main article: Category:Kraken Build

See the user build section for builds using this weapon.

Tips

  • Kraken shoots two bullets in one burst. Practice is recommended to fully master this weapon. Increasing the weapons rate of fire decreases the gap between the two 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 both bullets. If the first shot is aimed for the chest region, the recoil will knock the second bullet up, resulting in a headshot. 
  • 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 have a higher damage then 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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