The Sobek is a Grineer automatic shotgun that has a large 20-round drum magazine. While it suffers a very slow reload time, it is effective at laying down suppressing fire. It is used by the Grineer Trooper and Executioner Nok.
|Time: 24 hrs|
|Market Price: 225||Blueprints:25,000|
This weapon deals primarily Impact damage.
- High Impact damage - effective against shields.
- High base damage per pellet.
- Large magazine size.
- High ammo reserves.
- Very high status chance.
- Can use the Sobek-exclusive Shattering Justice and Acid Shells mods.
- Low Puncture and Slash damage - less effective against armor and health.
- Linear damage falloff from 100% to 50% from 20m to 30m target distance (distances are affected by Projectile Speed).
- Low critical chance.
- Tied with Tigris for lowest pellet count of all shotguns.
- Slowest fire rate of all fully automatic shotguns.
- Slow reload speed.
- See Category:Sobek Build to see how players mod this weapon.
- See Category:Sobek Guides for guides on how to use this weapon effectively.
- For more general help with weapons, you may wish to browse Category:Weapon Guides.
- The listed damage is actually the total of all the pellets' damage value. The actual damage per pellet is 65.625 Impact, 10.95 Puncture and 10.95 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 ~3.2%.
- Modding the weapon with its exclusive Shattering Justice and Acid Shells gives the Sobek very good crowd control capabilities.
- The Sobek can reach 100% status chance with Scattering Inferno, Frigid Blast, Shell Shock, Toxic Barrage, and Shattering Justice, making every pellet proc a status effect.
- Sobek is named after the ancient Egyptian God of the Nile river, likely reflecting how the overall shape of the gun resembles a crocodile's head.
- Along with the Seer, the Sobek was one of the first weapons to possess a non-static model. In this case the central magazine rotates after each shot, and rotates for a second or two when starting the reload animation.
- The Sobek's twin barrels are telescopic, retracting when stored on the back of the Warframe.
- Sobek is the first weapon that has two PvE weapon-exclusive mods.
- Troopers will manually reload some of the shells when initiating a reload, using a separate animation from players. This may be a relic from when the enemy originally used the Strun, and now that players reload the Struns ammo one shell at a time the Trooper still has trigger to do so as well.
- The Sobek's drum magazine has long had minor alignment issues, and may clip out of place. This is easily observed when examining the weapon in the Arsenal screen.
- If the fire button continues to be held upon reaching the end of the magazine, the number of remaining rounds is replenished. Interrupting the animation at this point (rolling, using melee, etc.) results in an instant reload.
- Trooper, the Grineer unit who uses this weapon.
- Shattering Justice, a Sobek-exclusive Syndicate mod.
- Acid Shells, a Sobek-exclusive PvE mod also used by Executioner Nok.