[Top 5] Warframe Best Archguns (And How To Get Them)

Warframe Best Archguns
Archwings wouldn't just be complete without heavy weapons designed for extreme environments.

Archguns were first introduced along with archwings update on 24/10/2014. Since then, it has become increasingly popular among the players. Archguns are usually deployed along with archwings in zero-gravity environments but, they can also be used in ground combat by installing gravimag. Unlike regular guns, they don’t have ammo reserves and replenish automatically when not in use. In the past couple of years, there has been an introduction of several new archguns, each unique in its own way.

Here’s a list of the top 5 archguns that you would want to be equipped in your arsenal.


5. Kuva Ayanga

A rapid-fire Grenade launcher.

Kuva Ayanga is a grenade launcher with a rapid-fire rate and high crit rate. It primarily deals blast damage that is very good against Machinery and Fossilized. However, it has its drawbacks. It has the second slowest fire rate compared to other archguns and projectile dropoff like any other grenade launcher. But overall, it’s a well-balanced archgun that comes with bonuses depending on the warframe it’s used with.


  • Impact damage: 87
  • Explosion damage: 187, 9m radius
  • Crit: 35% chance with 2x multiplier
  • Magazine, Reload: 33, 66 rounds per second
  • Fire rate: 4.58


Kuva Ayanga can be obtained after defeating a Kuva Lich. It is transferred to the user’s Foundry once the Kuva Lich has been defeated.

Kuva Ayanga details: https://warframe.fandom.com/wiki/Kuva_Ayanga


4. Larkspur

A heavy gun that shoots radiation beam.

Larkspur Archgun is the signature weapon of the warframe, Hildryn. It has an alternate firing mode and is the first archgun to have the same stats in ground combat as in a zero-gravity atmosphere. Its primary mode fires a radiation beam that chains between nearby enemies dealing heavy damage. Its alternate fire charges the weapon and launches a projectile that deals devastating damage and causes affected enemies to ragdoll.

Primary fire stats:

  • Damage: 90
  • Fire rate: 12
  • Crit: 10% chance with 1.4x multiplier
  • Magazine, Reload: 100, 50 rounds per second

Alternate fire stats:

  • Blast damage: 420
  • Fire rate: 1
  • Charging time: 0.5
  • Crit: 26% chance with 2.2x multiplier


Larkspur blueprint can be researched from Tenno Lab at the Dojo.

Larkspur details: https://warframe.fandom.com/wiki/Larkspur


3. Mausolon

A classic automatic rifle.

Mausolon is an automatic rifle that was designed by the Entrati of the Orokin faction. It is also the primary weapon for Necramechs. Its primary mode provides one of the best performances with high crit, status chance, fire rate, and an explosive bullet that deals heat damage. Its alternate fire is even better, with devastating impact damage and explosive heat damage. However, alternate fire requires 5 kills from primary fire to be able to use it.

Primary fire stats:

  • Damage: 120
  • Fire rate: 8.33
  • Crit: 30% chance with 2.2x multiplier
  • Magazine, Reload: 300, 200 rounds per second

Alternate fire stats:

  • Impact damage: 1000
  • Explosion damage: 3000 heat damage
  • Fire rate: 0.5
  • Charge time: 0.8
  • Crit: 50% chance with 3.5x multiplier


The only way to acquire Mausolon is by claiming any Necramach from the Foundry. It also comes with pre-installed Gravimag.

Mausolon details: https://warframe.fandom.com/wiki/Mausolon


2. Morgha

Another grenade launcher with even bigger explosions.

Morgha is another weapon developed by the Orokin faction. It is a grenade launcher that stores charges for alternate fire. It has a high-damage explosive power with pretty good crit and status chance, making it great at nuking enemies in a small area. Its only drawbacks are, being a grenade launcher, it has a dropoff and causes self-stagger to the user.

Primary fire stats:

  • Blast damage: 164
  • Fire rate: 6
  • Magazine, Reload: 100, 50 rounds per second
  • Crit: 30% chance with 2.2x multiplier

Alternate fire:

  • Blast damage: 3600
  • Fire rate: 0.833
  • Crit: 40% chance with 3x multiplier
  • Blast radius: 20m


Morgha blueprint is obtained from the Necraloid syndicate after reaching rank 3 on Clearance: Odima. Additional blueprint is sold by Loid.

Morgha details: https://warframe.fandom.com/wiki/Morgha


1. Imperator Vandal

The strongest heavy machinegun.

Imperator Vandal is the best DPS archgun you can get in the game. It is the Vandal upgraded version of the Imperator, a heavy machine gun. It has a high crit chance and damage multiplier along with a high fire rate, although it has the lowest base damage among archguns. What makes it even more special is its large magazine size and how quickly it replenishes. It may take a while to spool up but once it is at its full capacity, it completely obliterates enemies even from a remarkably long distance.


  • Damage: 50
  • Fire rate: 25
  • Magazine, Reload: 300, 75 rounds per second
  • Spool up rate: 16
  • Crit: 28% chance with 2.4x multiplier


Blueprints for Imperator Vandal can be obtained as a loot drop from the Fomorian Sabotage mission during Balor Fomorian Insavion. It can also be bought from other players in the trade chat.

Imperator Vandal details: https://warframe.fandom.com/wiki/Imperator_Vandal


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