This modified Ballistica is the weapon of choice used by Red Veil Assassins to take out high-priority marks.
The Rakta Ballistica is an exclusive version of the Ballistica available only from the Red Veil. The Rakta Ballistica has a higher portion of Puncture damage than its default version, and features a larger magazine as well as innate Blight effect.
The Rakta Ballistica can be acquired by reaching the Rank of Exalted with the Red Veil, and spending 100,000100,000 to purchase. As with all Syndicate Weapons, the Rakta Ballistica cannot be chosen as the free offering upon ranking up to Exalted rank.
The Rakta Ballistica has an innate Blight effect identical to that found in Red VeilWeapon Augment Mods. Upon accumulating sufficient affinity, the Rakta Ballistica will release an AoE radial blast that deals Viral damage and proc, restores 25% of the Warframe's base maximum Energy, and temporarily buffs movement speed by 10% for 30 seconds.
The innate polarity can somewhat limit elemental modding potential, thus making it a less desirable polarity for elemental modding. If you wish to focus more on elemental damage, then it is recommended to either ignore the polarity or use Forma to turn it into a more suitable polarity.
With Update 15.13, Deep Freeze's elemental damage has been increased to 15% per rank, making it equal to that of the other elemental mods.
Rolling when a shot is charged will actually fire the weapon, rather than reset the charge.
This is the second item in the game with the "Rakta" prefix, the first one being the Rakta Syandana.
Rakta is derived from the Sanskrit word rakta , meaning blood.
Prior to Update 16.0, the Rakta Ballistica could not be recolored, with only its energy color being customizable.
Its appearance prior to Update 16 appeared to be based on Wraith weapons. The weapon's current inventory icon shows what the Rakta Ballistica formerly looked like.
When the Rakta Ballistica was first introduced, its charged attack dealt primarily Impact damage instead of Puncture damage. The primary damage type changed in Update 15.16 (along with several other improvements to the weapon) to be more consistent with the regular version.