Kunai throwing daggers offer a silent alternative to the traditional sidearm. Perfect for assassins.

The Kunai are a set of throwing knives, released in Update 8.0. It deals a significant amount of damage, but can be hard to aim with because of its arrow-like arc projection.

This weapon can be sold for Credits645,000; it is also a requisite ingredient for Tipedo.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 50
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 175 Blueprint2 Blueprints Price:Credits6415,000


This weapon deals primarily Puncture b Puncture damage.


  • High Puncture b Puncture damage – effective against armor.
  • Silent.
  • Very high reload speed.
  • High fire rate.
  • Can hit multiple enemies in a short line (caused by flying dead bodies and not by the Kunai).
  • The arc of the shots enable headshots over cover.
  • Has two Madurai Pol polarity.
  • Can use the Kunai-exclusive Stockpiled Blight augment.


  • Low Impact b Impact and Slash b Slash damage – less effective against shields and health.
  • Low critical and status chances.
  • Below average critical damage.
  • 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.
  • Although listed as 100% accurate, the MK1-Kunai has a slight random spread with every throw, making long range targets more difficult to hit.


  • Kunai, compared to MK1-Kunai:
    • Higher base damage (46.0 vs. 40.0)
      • Higher Impact b Impact damage (4.6 vs. 4.0)
      • Higher Puncture b Puncture damage (34.5 vs. 30.0)
      • Higher Slash b Slash damage (6.9 vs. 6.0)
    • Higher critical chance (8% vs. 5%)
    • Lower critical damage multiplier (1.6x vs. 2x)
    • Higher status chance (8% vs. 2.5%)
    • Slower reload speed (0.8 s vs. 0.75 s)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (2 vs. 0)


  • 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 target.
    • 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

Update 22.12
  • Damage increased from 45 to 46
  • Status chance increased from 2.5% to 8%
  • Critical chance increased from 2.5% to 8%
  • Critical damage increased from 1.5x to 1.6x

Update 19.10

  • Kunai model reworked.

See alsoEdit

  • 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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