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Weapon Slot Secondary
Weapon Type Thrown
Trigger Type Auto
Projectile Speed 70.0
Noise Level Silent
Firing Rate 3.3 rounds/sec
Accuracy 100
Magazine Size 10 rounds/mag
Max Ammo 210 rounds
Reload Time 0.8s
Normal Attacks
Crit Damage 150%

CODEX Entry: KunaiCodexbw
Kunai throwing daggers offer a silent alternative to the traditional sidearm. Perfect for assassins.

The Kunai is a throwing weapon for the secondary slot, released in Update 8. It has a significant amount of DPS, but can be hard to aim with because of its arrow-like arc projection.

This weapon can be sold for Credits 32px ‍5,000.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits 32px
Ferrite 32px
Nano Spores 32px
Time: 12 hr
Rush: Platinumicon 50
Market Price: Platinumicon 175 Blueprint Price: Credits 32px 15,000



  • Silent.
  • Infested Volatile Runners do not explode on death when killed by this weapon.
  • Can hit multiple enemies in a short line (caused by flying dead bodies and not by the Kunai).
  • Very fast reload speed.
  • Crafted with common materials.
  • Blueprint can be bought on the market.
  • Staggers non-heavy Grineer units and Infested Chargers on every hit.
  • Fast fire rate.
  • Can be 'fired' on automatic.
  • The arc of the shots enable headshots over cover.
  • Two V polarity slots, ideal for Hornet Strike and Barrel Diffusion.
  • Does pass through Grineer Shield Lancer's shield. (Needs further testing)


  • Has travel time, making it difficult to land an accurate shot at long distances.
  • Shoots in an arc, making it difficult for use at long range.
  • While you are holding this weapon, your Spin Attack (Slide Melee) does not get a speed boost. (Bug)
  • Requires large amounts of materials to craft.
  • Slightly less effective than the Despair.

Weapon Loadouts

Main article: Category:Kunai Build

See the user build section for builds using this weapon.


  • Make sure to adjust your aim for moving targets.
  • When using at a distance, aim above the enemy to adjust for Kunai's arc.
  • Especially lethal when paired with Ice mods.
  • Using the Pistol Ammo Mutation mod can help regain lost ammo when needed.


  • The Kunai does not have the pinning properties of other projectile weapons, such as the Boltor or Paris, but will simply throw targets backwards upon death.


  • Using Quickdraw on the Kunai can cause infinite reloading issues. (Fixed?)
  • As with all thrown sidearms, when performing a Jump Kick, your frame will hold the kunai as dual pistols. Upon hitting the ground and sliding, this will quickly switch back to as it should be. (Fixed?)
  • When A Hobbled Dragon Key is equipped, sprinting (depending on your frame's speed) will cause the Kunai to be held incorrectly. This also applies to sliding (at slow speeds?). (Fixed?)


  • The Kunai (苦無) was traditionally a multipurpose tool, similar in design to a crowbar. It could be used for gardening, masonry, and other things.
  • In popular culture, the word "Kunai" is often associated with ninjas and is depicted as a throwing knife.


  • Close up shot of the Kunai being held
  • The stance used when holding the Kunai
  • Kunai Colour Choices
  • Holding the Kunai like dual pistols
  • Hobbled Sprinting Kunai
  • Sliding Kunai Glitch

See also

Start a Discussion Discussions about Kunai

  • Kunai or Hikou

    28 messages
    • Hikou has a slight DPS increase, and a better damage type. It is also better for stunlocking. The biggest disadventage is ammo efficiency.
    • Go for Kunai or Despair if you : - Going for Stealth gameplay - Don't want wasting ammo - Just throw 1 ammo and get big damage dealt to enemy ...
  • Best Throwing Secondary

    25 messages
    • So why did the OP make this post for beginners, when this level of nitpicky weapon vs. weapon is only ever remotely necessary in the very l...
    • @ Dor99alon since your experiment was between the kunai and despair your entire post has been voided as it didn't involve the hikou. So your af...
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