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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 Hotfix 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: Credits64 20,000

CharacteristicsEdit

This weapon deals primarily Puncture b Puncture damage.

Advantages:

  • High damage.
  • Can penetrate straight through enemies, allowing it to hit multiple enemies if lined up.
  • Very fast reload speed.
  • Can be 'fired' automatically.
  • The arc of the shots enable headshots over cover.
  • Second highest critical chance of all throwing knives.
  • Two Madurai Pol polarity slots.
  • Silent.

Disadvantages:

  • Has travel time, making it difficult to land an accurate shot at long distances.
  • Shoots in an arc (height is unpredictable as it is either the top or the bottom of the sight despite having 100% accuracy), making it difficult for use at long range.
  • Slowest fire rate of all throwing knife weapons.
  • Left and right handed single throws follow separate aim points, as well as wide scatter on automatic throws, make it difficult to take advantage of the weapons critical rate on head shots.

Comparisons

  • Spira, compared to Spira Prime:
    • Higher base damage (55.0 vs. 47.0)
      • Higher Impact b Impact damage (5.5 vs. 4.7)
      • Lower Puncture b Puncture damage (33.0 vs. 37.6)
      • Higher Slash b Slash damage (16.5 vs. 4.7)
    • Lower critical chance (25% vs. 30%)
    • Lower critical damage multiplier (2x vs. 2.5x)
    • Lower status chance (5% vs. 10%)
    • 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. 0.8 s)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (1 vs. 3)

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 Skins

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