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A flash of red ribbon is the last thing most victims of these throwing-daggers see.

The Spira are large throwing knives released in Update 17.4.5.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64
15,000
Gallium64
5
Ferrite64
2,500
Plastids64
800
Salvage64
4,000
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 50
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 175 Blueprint2 Blueprints Price:Credits6420,000

CharacteristicsEdit

This weapon deals primarily Puncture b Puncture damage.

Advantages:

  • High damage.
  • Tied with Spira Prime, Lato Prime, Euphona Prime, and Pandero for the second highest critical chance of all secondaries behind Akbolto Prime, and tied with Spira Prime for the highest critical chance of all throwing-type secondaries.
  • Silent.
  • Very high reload speed.
  • Ragdolls and pins the target to the wall on a kill.
    • Ragdolled bodies fly in a straight line and can damage other enemies in its path.
  • Two Madurai Pol polarity slots.
  • Capable of using the thrown-exclusive mod Concealed Explosives.

Disadvantages:

  • Low Impact b Impact damage – less effective against shields.
  • Low status chance.
  • Projectiles have travel time and travel in an arc, making it hard to hit at longer ranges and achieve headshots.
  • Although listed as 100% accurate, the Spira has a random spread with every throw, making long range targets more difficult to hit.
  • Second lowest fire rate of all throwing-type secondaries, behind Pox.

Comparisons

  • Spira, compared to Spira Prime:
    • Higher base damage (82.0 vs. 60.0)
      • Higher Impact b Impact damage (8.2 vs. 6.0)
      • Higher Puncture b Puncture damage (49.2 vs. 48.0)
      • Higher Slash b Slash damage (24.6 vs. 6.0)
    • Lower critical damage multiplier (2x vs. 3x)
    • Lower status chance (8% vs. 14%)
    • Lower fire rate (2.5 rounds/sec vs. 3.33 rounds/sec)
    • Smaller magazine (10 rounds vs. 12 rounds)
    • Slower reload speed (1 s vs. 0.75 s)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (8 vs. 10)

Weapon LoadoutsEdit

TipsEdit

  • For effective use of non-hitscan weapons, it is strongly recommended to learn how to lead your target. In short, leading means aiming ahead of your target so the projectile still hits him. It can be a challenge to learn it, low level Grineer are recommended for practicing.

NotesEdit

  • There is a slight delay after firing a knife before being able to reload, which requires pausing before trying to reload, or tapping the reload button several times.
  • The right handed throw does not land at the same place as the left throw, landing lower and slightly to the right of your aim
    • This can be counteracted, however, by holding a datamass or a power cell.


TriviaEdit

  • The Spira was one of the items (along with the Ninkondi and the Zhuge) initially made exclusive to Warframe China.
    • The Spira has a Prime version, which was given as part of the Chinese Version's Founders Program, along with the Nikana Prime and Excalibur Umbra.
  • The Spira is referred to in the game files as "littlelidaggers", a reference to the Little Li daggers (小李飛刀) which are the signature weapon of the martial artist Li Xunhuan in the famous Xiaoli Feidao novels written by Gu Long.

MediaEdit

  • Spira in Codex.

Spira Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 22.12
  • Mastery Rank increased from 1 to 8
  • Damage increased from 55 to 82
  • Status chance increased from 5% to 8%
  • Critical chance increased from 25% to 30%

Update 17.4.5

  • Introduced
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