The Strun is a standard issue shotgun for all Tenno. Reliable, versatile and deadly.

The MK1-Strun used to be one of three starting Primary weapons available to new Tenno, which could be picked up during the previous version of the Vor's Prize tutorial prologue. New players who wanted a shotgun's close range killing power could choose the Strun as their first weapon. It is now available from the Market as a completed weapon.

This weapon can be sold for Credits642,500.


This weapon deals primarily Impact b Impact damage.


  • High Impact b Impact damage, which makes it very effective against shielded enemies.
  • Good pellet spread/count ratio (greater pellet count/spread than Hek).


  • Damage drops off over distance (inherent of all shotguns).
  • Slow base reload speed.
  • Small base magazine size.
  • Ineffective against high armored enemies until modded.
  • Low critical chance.


  • MK1-Strun, compared to Strun:
    • Lower base damage (180.0 vs. 300.0)
      • Lower Impact b Impact damage (99.0 vs. 165.0)
      • Lower Puncture b Puncture damage (27.0 vs. 45.0)
      • Lower Slash b Slash damage (54.0 vs. 90.0)
    • Higher critical damage multiplier (2x vs. 1.5x)
    • Lower fire rate (2.08 rounds/sec vs. 2.5 rounds/sec)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (0 vs. 1)
  • MK1-Strun, compared to Strun Wraith:
    • Lower base damage (180.0 vs. 300.0)
      • Lower Impact b Impact damage (99.0 vs. 195.0)
      • Lower Puncture b Puncture damage (27.0 vs. 45.0)
      • Lower Slash b Slash damage (54.0 vs. 60.0)
    • Lower critical chance (7.5% vs. 15%)
    • Lower status chance (20% vs. 40%)
    • Lower fire rate (2.08 rounds/sec vs. 2.5 rounds/sec)
    • Smaller magazine (6 rounds vs. 10 rounds)
    • Faster reload speed (3.8 s vs. 5 s)
    • Less accurate (4 vs. 7)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (0 vs. 1)


  • This weapon can be bought in the Market for Credits6415,000.

Weapon LoadoutsEdit

Main article: Category:Strun Build

See the user build section for builds using this weapon.


  • Using the Shotgun Ammo Mutation mod can help regain ammo when needed, although not as often as the full auto shotguns.
  • Weapon's spread cone can be shrunk by zooming in.


  • The MK-1 Strun is a slightly weaker version of the standard Strun, with less overall damage and slightly slower rate of fire.
  • The listed damage is actually the total of all the pellets' damage value. The actual damage per pellet is 16.5 Impact b Impact, 4.5 Puncture b Puncture and 9 Slash b Slash.
  • The listed Status Chance is the base chance per shot that at least one pellet will proc a status. The actual base Status Chance per pellet is ~2.21%.


  • The MK1-Strun was introduced in Update 14.0 as an alternate starting Primary weapon alongside the MK1-Braton and the MK1-Paris.
  • The Strun appears to use a tubular magazine, presumably the cylindrical protrusion near the rear above the stock - the Warframe will push this section while reloading.
    • Assuming the Warframe is adding shells into this tube, or replacing it, it would imply that the shells used by Strun are extremely small, which is quite puzzling given the enormous size of the barrel diffuser.
  • The regular Grineer Trooper used to use this weapon prior to Update 11.0. They now wield a Sobek.
  • The Strun is most likely a Tenno weapon, despite its augmentation the Strun Wraith, a Grineer-focused customization. The Strun bears a faint Tenno marking on it stock as proof.
    • Additionally, the Strun shares many similarities to the Boar, which is a weapon that has received a Prime version, proving it as Orokin technology.


  • Strun Colour Choices

MK1-Strun Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

See alsoEdit

  • Strun the standard version of this shotgun.
  • Strun Wraith, exclusive upgraded version of the Strun.
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