Mastery Level 4
Type Shotgun
Base Damage 140.0
Base Firing Rate 2.2
Accuracy 9.1
Base Clip Size 4
Base Ammo Size 120
Base Reload Speed 2.15s
Base Critical Chance 2.5%*
Base Critical Damage 150%
Polarities None
*per pellet
The HEK is a powerful shotgun that fires its shots with a tight spread, making it efficient at medium range as long as its strong recoil is properly managed.

–In-Game Description

The Hek is a shotgun that deals very high damage in a narrower cone compared to other shotguns. Presumably of Grineer design, the Hek trades subtlety and ammo capacity for raw firepower.



  • High damage.
  • Narrowest pellet cone of all shotguns.
  • Fastest reloading time of all shotguns.
  • Inflicts the most damage per shot of all shotguns.
  • Longest range of all shotguns.
  • Least damage falloff of shotguns. (Testing required)
  • Infested Runners don't explode on death when killed by the projectiles of this weapon.


  • No polarity mod slots.
  • Very small base magazine size.
  • Like all shotguns, this weapon is less effective against the Grineer without armor piercing mods.
  • Requires Mastery rank 4 to unlock and purchase.
  • Extremely inefficient beyond medium range.
  • May miss enemies at point-blank range due to the length of the barrels.
  • Tight pellet spread may make close-quarter combat difficult.


The Hek can be purchased for File:Platinumicon.png 225 or the blueprint for File:Creditsicon.png 25,000 upon reaching Mastery Rank 4.

Manufacturing Requirements
Resource Quantity
Neurodes 2
Alloy Plate 500
Salvage 900
Polymer Bundle 100
Credits File:Creditsicon.png 25,000
Build time 24h
Rush Build File:Platinumicon.png 25

Weapon LoadoutsEdit

Main article: Category:Hek Build

See the user build section for builds using this weapon.


  • Very effective against the Infested, especially when used with fire mods.
  • Climbing mastery ranks requires leveling many weapons. Mastery rank 4 is equivalent to leveling 2 warframes to level 25 and 10 different weapons to max rank.
  • Ammo Stock mod rank 0 (+10%) adds no extra rounds to the magazine. Rank 1 (+20%) adds one round to the magazine (for a total 5) and Rank 3 (+40%) adds two (for a total 6). There is no need to upgrade the mod further as no additional rounds will be gained.


  • This weapon is used by Councilor Vay Hek. This has caused speculation as to whether the Councilor himelf is the shotguns namesake, or otherwise responsible for designing/commissioning it.


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