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Vulkar
Vulkar
Statistics
Weapon Slot Primary
Weapon Type Sniper Rifle
Trigger Type Semi-Auto
Utility
Projectile Speed Hit-Scan
Firing Rate 1.5 rounds/sec
Accuracy 13.3
Magazine Size 6 rounds/mag
Max Ammo 72 rounds
Reload Time 3.0s
Normal Attacks
Impact w Impact 160.0
Puncture w Puncture 30.0
Slash w Slash 10.0
Crit Chance 20.0%
Crit Damage 200%
Miscellaneous
Polarities None
Introduced Update 8.0
Built by the Grineer for their elite troops, the Vulkar is a devastating distance weapon. In the right hands it is capable of taking down targets long before they get into attack range.

The Vulkar is a Grineer sniper rifle, released in Update 8. It is equipped by Grineer Ballistas. It mainly utilizes Impact damage and shares the highest status chance of sniper rifles with the Lanka, making a good amount of the shots to deal devastating procs.

It can be closely compared to the Vectis, a Tenno sniper rifle.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64 ‍7,500.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64
20,000
Morphics64
5
Circuits64
800
Salvage64
1,200
Plastids64
800
Time: 12 hr
Rush: Platinum64 35
Market Price: Platinum64 225 Blueprint Price: Credits64 20,000

Characteristics

This weapon deals primarily Impact b Impact damage.

Advantages:

  • High damage.
  • High Impact b Impact damage.
  • Low recoil.
  • Has superior zoom capabilities.
  • Good status chance.
  • Good critical damage.

Disadvantages:

  • Small magazine size.
  • Slow rate of fire.
  • Long reload time.
  • Low Puncture b Puncture and Slash b Slash damage types.
  • Low critical chance for a sniper rifle. 

Weapon Loadout

Main article: Category:Vulkar Build

See the user build section for builds using this weapon.

Tips

  • Use a close-mid ranged sidearm to compensate for closer ranged targets.
  • Try to aim for the head or other vulnerable points only, take your time. Spraying and praying with this weapon does not work well, as with all snipers.
  • Adding either a maxed rank Wildfire will give the Vulkar 1 extra bullet, while a maxed rank Magazine Warp will add 2 extra shots.
  • Maxed Point Strike and Vital Sense mods work well with this weapon, given it's good critical chance and damage.
  • Use the Sniper Ammo Mutation mod to greatly relieve the low total ammo and ammo drop chance for sniper rifle ammo.
  • Rupture is the most effective physical mod to use, as it increases Vulkar's already decent impact damage further.
  • Heavy Caliber can be used on the Vulkar with little noticeable effect on its long-range accuracy, as its slow rate of fire ensures that its shots will always land on its crosshair. Heavy Caliber will affect the spread of additional bullets created by Split Chamber however.

Bugs

Trivia

  • It seems the Vulkar is based-off on the name "Vulcan", the god of fire, the forge and the volcanoes in Roman mythology.
  • It would seem that the Vulkar has an exceptionally high Impact damage for a sniper rifle, suggesting that it uses powerful slug rounds, despite its depiction as an armor-piercing rifle.

Media

See Also

  • Ballistas, the Grineer sniper units that use this weapon.
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