Mastery Level 0
Type Heavy Pistol
Base Damage 70.0
Base Firing Rate 1.1
Accuracy 16.0
Base Clip Size 6
Base Ammo Size 210
Base Reload Speed 2.35s
Base Critical Chance 15%
Base Critical Damage 150%
Polarities 18px
The LEX is a powerful, accurate pistol that has a lower rate of fire and clip size. Very efficient at long range.

–In-game Description

The Lex is the slowest firing side-arm in Warframe, but has high damage and perfect accuracy. The Lex does not falter at long distances, making it a potent alternative to the Lanka, Latron, Snipetron, and Vulkar. It is capable of dispatching most light armored enemies with a well-placed bullet. 



  • Very high damage, capable of instantly killing many non-shielded enemies with a successful headshot
  • One 18px polarity slot
  • Very accurate
  • Very good ammunition efficiency
  • Very high critical chance


  • Slow rate of fire
  • High recoil
  • Slow reload speed


This weapon can be bought for File:Creditsicon.png 50,000.

Weapon LoadoutsEdit

Main article: Category:Lex Build

See the user build section for builds using this weapon.


It is ideal to use this item while playing a stealth-based warframe with long-range proficiency. It is most effective against Grineer and Corpus but falls short against the speedier and tougher Infested, although when upgraded with mods it can one shot kill most infested. It is recommended to pair this with a close to mid-range primary weapon as its small magazine and longer reload times can be crippling at closer ranges. This weapon is also very useful while playing a support role for its obvious long-range capability and common ammo type.

Treat this pistol as pocket sniper.


  • Due to the effects of pistol mods, this weapon can actually be used for sniping with better effects than the Snipetron (However, due a recent update, the (currently removed) Snipetron now has innate armor piercing, surpassing the Lex unless you heavily mod it).
  • Barrel Diffusion enables a 120% chance for additional projectiles without ammunition consumption. This, combined with Hornet Strike will cause damage rivaling any sniper rifle.
  • Using Gunslinger to increase the firing rate of the Lex makes it a viable weapon in almost any circumstance.


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