Half taser, half whip. The Corpus Lecta, delivers a deadly shock to anything it touches.
Lecta is a Corpus made electric whip added in Update 11.0.
This weapon deals primarily
Third highest base damage of elemental damage melee weapons, after the Serro and Prova Vandal.
One of two highest base Status Chance among single-handed melee weapons, the other one being Nami Solo.
Innate damage, making it effective against Electricity Robotic and Machine enemies.
Very good range.
Decent attack speed.
Jump attack knocks down enemies.
Can hit multiple enemies with normal attacks.
Third melee attack has better range than any other melee weapon attack.
Has 100% Proc Chance on the third attack when holding melee weapon.
Stance slot has a polarity, matching the Burning Wasp stance.
Slam attack radius is relatively small.
damage suffers reduction versus Electricity Alloy Armor.
Damage cannot be increased with physical damage mods.
Awkward attack animations; as a result, is hard to hit with up close.
Low critical chance.
The Lecta is depicted as a longer variant to the Prova, due to its lengthy cable attached to the actual baton on its second end, while the handle at the first. This allows a wider hit capability, and will benefit more from the Reach mod.
This weapon supports the ability to "copter".
This weapon seems to have an increased chance to proc on the third attack in the default stance combo. (Needs further testing)
With maxed rank dual-stat event mods Virulent Scourge, Voltaic Strike, Volcanic Edge and Vicious Frost the Lecta can achieve a status chance of 85%. Adding Melee Prowess increases this to 88.75%.
Combining the above with Enduring Strike will result in a 103.75% status chance during channeling.
This is the first Whip-type weapon ever released, as of Update 11.0.0.
It would seem that this weapon is deemed the successor to the Prova electric baton.
In some cases after getting up or landing, the whip may fail to extend during the next attack.
When in the Dojo the whip stretches out, looking like a staff. (Fixed)
As of 11.0.2, stealth assassinations will sometimes stab the entire weapon through the target like a sword, rather than the correct strangulation animation. (Fixed)
Adding Fury or Berserker to this weapon will significantly reduce its melee range. (Fixed)
Warframe - Gameplay & Information Lecta (Whip)
Prova, the Clan-based baton predecessor of the weapon.
Scoliac, Infested based whip.
Atterax, Grineer whip.
Plasma Sword, Electricity based sword.
Serro, Electricity based polearm.