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Weapon Slot Secondary
Weapon Type Thrown
Trigger Type Auto
Flight Speed 70.0m/s
Noise Level 0.0m (Silent)
Fire Rate 3.3 rounds/sec
Accuracy 100.0
Magazine Size 10 rounds/mag
Max Ammo 210 rounds
Normal Attacks
Impact wImpact 4.5
Puncture wPuncture 33.8
Slash wSlash 6.7
Weapon Users Nova Specter
Introduced Update 8.0
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 8.0. 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 Credits64‍ 5,000; it is also a requisite ingredient for Tipedo.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 50
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64175 Blueprint2 Blueprint Price: Credits6415,000


This weapon deals primarily Puncture b Puncture damage.


  • Silent.
  • Can hit multiple enemies in a short line (caused by flying dead bodies and not by the Kunai).
  • Very fast reload speed.
  • Staggers non-heavy Grineer units and Infested Chargers on every hit.
  • Fast fire rate.
  • Can be 'fired' automatically.
  • The arc of the shots enable headshots over cover.
  • Two Madurai Pol polarity slots, ideal for Hornet Strike and Barrel Diffusion.


  • 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.
  • Low critical chance.
  • Low status chance.


  • Kunai, compared to the MK1-Kunai:
    • Higher base damage (55.0 vs. 47.0).
      • Higher Impact b Impact damage (4.5 vs. 4.0).
      • Higher Puncture b Puncture damage (33.0 vs. 30.8).
      • Higher Slash b Slash damage (6.7 vs. 6.0).
    • Lower Critical Chance (2.5% vs. 5.0%).
    • Lower Critical Multiplier (1.5x vs. 2.0x).

Weapon LoadoutsEdit


  • Make sure to adjust your aim for moving targets.
  • When using at a distance, aim above the enemy to adjust for the arc of the blades.
  • Using the Pistol Ammo Mutation mod can help regain lost ammo when needed.
  • The Kunai's throwing arc means you can sometimes aim at targets behind cover. Aiming slightly above the cover will result in the Kunai curving downwards onto the enemies.
    • Note that this is extremely situational, as enemy cover is usually too high to take advantage of this.


  • 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.


  • The Kunai (苦無) were traditionally a multipurpose tool, similar in design to a crowbar or trowel. It could be used for gardening, masonry, and other things. Popular culture has since associated the kunai with ninjas.
  • The Despair and Hikou share similarities to the Kunai, they are all thrown secondaries that deal mostly Puncture b Puncture damage.
  • Update 16.7 revealed the Kunai to be a themed-weapon based off the Paris, in the same manner that other themed-weapons like the AkJagara, Aksomati, and Bolto are related to the Tigris, Soma, and Boltor respectively.


  • 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
  • Kunai dispersion

Kunai Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

See also=Edit

  • Despair, a similar weapon.
  • MK1-Kunai, the starter version of this weapon.
  • Paris, the bow the Kunai is based off.
  • Tipedo, a weapon crafted from the Kunai.
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