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This remotely detonated electrical trap is used by devotees of New Loka to protect their temples and shrines.

The Sancti Castanas are an exclusive version of the Castanas available only from New Loka. It has higher base damage, status and critical chance as well as innate Purity effect.

AcquisitionEdit

  • The Sancti Castanas can be acquired by reaching the Rank of Flawless with New Loka, and spending ReputationBlackx64100,000 to purchase. As with all Syndicate Weapons, the Sancti Castanas cannot be chosen as the free offering upon ranking up to Flawless rank.
  • Syndicate weapons can be also be acquired via Trading, but only for unranked copies without Forma and Orokin Catalyst installed.
  • Players must have a Mastery Rank of at least 10 to acquire the Sancti Castanas, either through trading or through the Syndicates themselves.

CharacteristicsEdit

This weapon deals Electricity b Electricity damage.

Advantages:

  • Highest base damage of all throwing-type secondaries.
  • High critical chance.
  • Very high status chance.
  • Very high reload speed.
  • Pinpoint accuracy.
  • Mines can stick to surfaces, including enemies and allies.
  • Silent, even if the projectile hits the enemy.
  • User can detonate charges on command via Alternate Fire, giving the player precise timing in detonation.
    • Detonation has an explosion radius of 3 meters.
    • Up to six deployed mines can be ready for detonation at the same time.
  • Extra projectiles generated by Multishot have a very wide horizontal spread, effective at covering large groups of enemies.
  • Innate Purity effect.
  • Two innate Madurai Pol and one Vazarin Pol polarities.

Disadvantages:

  • Innate Electricity b Electricity damage – less effective against Alloy Armor.
  • Projectiles have very slow travel time with arcing.
  • Explosions inflict self-damage.
  • Semi-automatic fire, unlike other throwing weapons.
  • Extremely low magazine size of just 2 rounds; requires frequent reloading.
  • Low ammo capacity size of 18.
  • Can only have six deployed mines out at once.
    • Extra projectiles generated by Multishot will count towards this limit.

Comparisons:


  • Sancti Castanas, compared to Castanas:
    • Higher base damage (300.0 vs. 160.0)
    • Higher critical chance (24% vs. 8%)
    • Higher critical damage multiplier (2x vs. 1.5x)
    • Higher status chance (34% vs. 22%)
    • Innate Purity effect
    • Different polarities (Madurai PolMadurai PolVazarin Pol vs. Madurai PolMadurai Pol)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (10 vs. 3)

Weapon LoadoutsEdit

NotesEdit

  • The Sancti Castanas has an innate Purity effect identical to that found in New Loka Weapon Augment Mods. Upon accumulating sufficient affinity, the Sancti Castanas will release an AoE radial blast that deals Corrosive b Corrosive damage and proc, restores 25% of the Warframe's maximum Health, and temporarily buffs maximum Health by 25% for 30 seconds.
  • New Loka Operatives found within Syndicate Missions use this weapon, however due to the Castanas' heavy arcing, their shots will often land on the floor far from their target at range or become stuck upon a cover or wall.
  • Up to 6 charges can be active at one time. Using alternate fire will detonate all active charges in rapid succession.
  • Enemies will be alerted by thrown Castanas.

TriviaEdit

  • The first part of its name, Sancti, is likely derived from the Latin word "sanctus", meaning holy. The Sanctus is also the name of a hymn in Catholic liturgy, or 'Hymn of Victory' in the Greek rendition.

BugsEdit

  • When stuck to a surface, the Sancti Castanas deal the same damage as normal Castanas.
  • Like the Castanas, the Sancti Castanas, when equipped with Multishot, will spread out heavily when multishot is activated, making accuracy drop drastically.

MediaEdit

  • Sancti Castanas in Codex.

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 22.20

Conclave:

  • Reduced the ammo pool of Sancti Castanas.
  • Increased the effect of gravity on the Sancti Castanas.

Hotfix 22.13.3

  • Made the additional projectiles of Talons and Castanas from Multishot spread in a more uniform/predictable pattern.

Update 22.12

  • Mastery Rank increased from 6 to 10
  • Damage increased from 115 to 300
  • Status chance increased from 15% to 34%
  • Critical chance increased from 10% to 23%
  • Critical damage increased from 1.5x to 2x
  • Increased speed of projectile
  • Deployed damage radius increased from 2m to 3m
  • Multishot now spreads additional projectiles horizontal only
  • Ammo pool decreased from 30 to 18

See alsoEdit

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