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The Nikana katana reintroduces a lost Tenno blade and with it another fragment of the old ways.

The Nikana is a sword of Tenno design that is heavily based on old Earth's traditional Katana, made to slice targets elegantly with precision and speed. It was released in Update 13.0.

Nikana's blueprint can be purchased from the Tenno Lab interface in the Dojo once it has been researched.

This is a requisite ingredient for Dragon Nikana.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64
5,000
ArgonCrystal64
3
Oxium64
75
AlloyPlate64
200
Forma64
1
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 35
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 275 Blueprint2 Blueprints Price:Credits6415,000
Tenno Lab Research ClanAffinity64 3,000
Credits64
5,000
ArgonCrystal64
1
Oxium64
100
AlloyPlate64
150
PolymerBundle64
300
Time: 48 hrs
Prereq: Akstiletto
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CharacteristicsEdit

This weapon deals primarily Slash b Slash damage.

Advantages:

  • High Slash b Slash damage – effective against health.
  • Innate Madurai Pol and Vazarin Pol polarity.

Disadvantages:

Comparisons

  • Nikana, compared to Dragon Nikana:
    • Lower base damage (45.0 vs. 85.0)
      • Lower Impact b Impact damage (2.25 vs. 4.25)
      • Lower Puncture b Puncture damage (4.5 vs. 8.5)
      • Lower Slash b Slash damage (38.25 vs. 72.25)
    • Lower critical chance (10% vs. 15%)
    • Lower status chance (10% vs. 15%)
    • Lower attack speed (0.92 vs. 1)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (4 vs. 8)
  • Nikana, compared to Nikana Prime:
    • Lower base damage (45.0 vs. 95.0)
      • Lower Impact b Impact damage (2.25 vs. 4.75)
      • Lower Puncture b Puncture damage (4.5 vs. 4.75)
      • Lower Slash b Slash damage (38.25 vs. 85.5)
    • Lower critical chance (10% vs. 20%)
    • Lower status chance (10% vs. 20%)
    • Lower attack speed (0.92 vs. 1.08)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (4 vs. 0)

Weapon LoadoutsEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The Nikana is the first melee weapon released that is used as a component to craft its more powerful version, the Dragon Nikana.
  • The Nikana is wielded by the Excalibur Warframe in many of the recent trailers for Warframe along with appearing in Loki's hands in the layout of warframe.com making the Nikana one of the most current iconic weapons of Warframe.

MediaEdit

  • Nikana in Codex.
  • Screenshot of the Nikana being used in dev stream 26
  • The description of the Nikana in the arsenal weapon equip screen.
  • The guard on the hilt of the Nikana.
  • Idle Stance

Nikana Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 21.0
  • Added custom leap attack animations for the Nikana.
  • Fixed the sheath orientation on the Nikana when attacking.
  • Fixed the Nikana sheath becoming unattached from your hand and flipped around when performing an air attack.

Update 20.1

  • Fixed Nikana weapons not being able to stealth-finish Infested Chargers.

Hotfix: The Silver Grove 3
Conclave:

  • Reduced damage of Nikana series.

Update 17.2 Conclave:

  • Nikana series damage has been decreased.

Update 17.1

  • The Nikana has been enabled for use in Conclave.

Hotfix 15.0.6

  • Fixed an issue with Nikana weapons using the wrong animation for jump slams.

Hotfix 14.10.3

  • Altered the Nikana jump roll transition time and animation to match the default roll.

Update 14.10

  • Fixed an animation hitch seen when performing a forward roll with the Nikana equipped.

Hotfix 13.0.6

  • Fixed an issue with elemental effects not properly being displayed when the Nikana is sheathed.

Hotfix 13.0.3

  • Fixed an issue with the Nikana sheath acquiring accessories meant for the Nikana itself.

Update 13.0

  • Introduced.
Last updated: Hotfix 22.20.9.2

See alsoEdit

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