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 .
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.
This weapon deals primarily
High damage – effective against Slash health.
Innate and polarity.
Nikana, compared to Dragon Nikana:
Lower base damage (45.0 vs. 85.0)
Lower damage (2.25 vs. 4.25)
Impact Lower damage (4.5 vs. 8.5)
Puncture Lower damage (38.25 vs. 72.25)
Slash 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 damage (2.25 vs. 4.75)
Impact Lower damage (4.5 vs. 4.75)
Puncture Lower damage (38.25 vs. 85.5)
Slash 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 Loadouts Edit
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.
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 Sk ns i
Patch History Edit
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.
Fixed Nikana weapons not being able to stealth-finish Infested Chargers.
Hotfix: The Silver Grove 3
Reduced damage of Nikana series.
Update 17.2 Conclave:
Nikana series damage has been decreased.
The Nikana has been enabled for use in Conclave.
Fixed an issue with Nikana weapons using the wrong animation for jump slams.
Altered the Nikana jump roll transition time and animation to match the default roll.
Fixed an animation hitch seen when performing a forward roll with the Nikana equipped.
Fixed an issue with elemental effects not properly being displayed when the Nikana is sheathed.
Fixed an issue with the Nikana sheath acquiring accessories meant for the Nikana itself.
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