Weapon 101 – Sonicor

sonicor tips warframe

The Sonicor is a damned cool Corpus sidearm (for want of a better term) that fires soundwaves that punch your enemies in the face like a sledgehammer. Personally, I used this one for a long time when I was still a newbie, and some of the elemental combinations can have amusing and highly enjoyable outcomes. I recommend.

Worn as a wrist-mounted sidearm and looking like a crossbow, the Staticor is not conventional by any means, but as an early game weapon, it’s worth the minor investment.

How to Acquire

Easily acquired, but costly to build in terms of materials, the blueprint can be purchased from the Market for 20,000 Credits, provided you’re MR2. Then, you need to find a bunch of Alloy Plate, Oxium, Nano Spores and – yep – Argon Crystals, so it’s a pain in the butt for early game players, but again… it’s worth it.

  • Credits
    Credits 20,000
  • Alloy Plate
    Alloy Plate 6,500
  • Oxium
    Oxium 600
  • Plastids
    Plastids 2,600
  • Argon Crystal
    Argon Crystal 2


sonicor stats

It’s the Impact Damage that makes the Sonicor special. With a base Damage of 150 (+ 50 for the explosion), it’s no slouch, either. The real beauty, though? The massive ragdolling that occurs. Put some Blast Damage on there as well, and you will launch enemies into the air. It’s hilarious – a bit annoying to anyone else in your squad, but hilarious nonetheless. Fire rate is relatively quick, and there are plenty of rounds in the magazine, but damn – reload is slooooow. Best to try to amend that if possible.

Crit or Status?

The projectile itself has neither Critical nor Status Chance, but ignore that, because it’s the explosion Damage you need to focus on. With a base of 25%, you can certainly inflict some damn good Status Damage if you have the mods for it. If you don’t, though? This weapon is a bit of a beast already, so some base Elemental Damage mods will be enough to make a real difference here. It’s really up to you, but definitely don’t mod for CC.

The Sonicor is more than just silly fun – it can do a whole bunch of Damage on it’s own and can certainly carry you towards the later planets, when it will start to become outclassed. Still, I have a soft spot in my heart for the Sonicor, and will sing its praises to new players until it gets nerfed.

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