A special melee weapon also considered a modular melee weapon is called Zaw. It is a unique type of weapon. This type of weapon has three different parts, each with its stats and functions. Therefore, it is considered a modular melee weapon. It is available in Cetus only.
You can choose and buy a weapon of your style. The stats of these weapons are so underrated that you can make the most of it by choosing the stats of your style and make it dangerous among all. If you want to purchase them, you can purchase them only in Cetus as they are built-in Cetus. Cetus is located near the plains of Eidolon on Earth, according to Warframe.
Zaws may look like ancient, antique, and old-fashioned weapons. However, they are much more than their outer look. You better not underestimate them as they can prove to be the deadliest weapons in the entire Warframe.
By keeping playing with Zaw, one of the features will be activated, allowing you to add it to the master rank level and naming it Zaw, which is ranking the Zaw weapon to 30 levels. By this, you can add this to your guild also.
Most players prioritize playing with Zaws, not because it is the strongest and deadliest among all. Still, also you can modify in whichever terms you want and apply the abilities of your taste according to stats. Thus, more players choose Zaws to play. It is more customizable, and you can name it also.
Manufacturing of Zaws
When it comes to Zaws, the only dealer who can give you any stat and related thing to Zaws is Hok. Before doing anything, first, you have to find Hok. He can also be found in Cetus.
He is the only dealer of Zaws and the current blacksmith archetype found in Cetus.
When you reach Cetus, you must have your minimap in your hand, which will guide you to the locations you need. On arriving, you first head for the anvil icon and hammer. You can find Hok at that location, which will help you in further guidance.
Without wasting any time, you have to work speedily. For the exact location of Hok, you have to use instant teleport, which will take you to his location without wasting any time.
To instantly teleport, you have to take your main menu, and then you will select fast order, and it will get you to Hok.
You can only use this method if you meet him in Cetus, then you can apply this method which will help you furthermore.
Thus, for instant meeting with Hok, use the main menu and select Hok from there. Also, it will teleport you instantly to Hok and you can start meeting with him.
Once you reach and the meeting gets started, you will observe that you have four different options to select there.
The options you will see over there will be; you can deal him the Construction of the Zaw, Hok sells the inventory, and you can browse the inventory, everyday Hok prebuilds the Zaw of the day, and you can see the special item. The last option is you may either sell your item or get services regarding Zaws or Hok’s services.
After these options, you will select Construction of Zaws, after which you will select the “Browse Wares” option. It will open up the Zaw parts blueprints menu in front of you, which Hok sells. Also, you can view the Zaw parts there.
The selection of parts depends on your rank level. If you have a higher rank, you can put the advanced parts in your weapon, which will give you enough status. Thus, you can purchase the item depending on your rank, whichever you want.
The list represents the four categories over there that they offer you. These are:
Strikes are the heads of the weapon, which are of different deadly shapes. Each shape has its stats, and its damage type determines the stats. The various head shapes of strikes make it look deadly and strongest.
Initial stats depend upon Zaw’s strike, including status chance, damage, damage type, strike rate, attack speed, critical damage, critical chance, and critical multiplier. If the stats of strike are good, it will cause an increase in your master rank level.
Another advantage of the good strike is that it applies the same damage on the whole weapon regardless of grip and link.
Zaw’s handle is known as grip. There are various types of weapons, and the weapon grips determine what Zaw chooses according to stats. Also, Zaw will choose according to weapon grips in between various weapons.
Either your Zaw weapon will be one-handed or two-handed; it depends on the type of grip used in the construction. Your grip selection will determine the one-handed or two-handed style as well as the bearings used in the weapon.
There are many shapes of designing the Zaw weapon. Your grip selection will decide that. Your grip selection can transform it into many various types. These include; Sword, hammer, heavy blade, polearm, scythe, dagger, staff, Rapier or Nikana, and many others. Choosing one of the forms, that form will determine your weapon’s stance also.
Grips are so effective that they may impact the base damage or the base speed as an addition. It will depend on the type of grip selection.
The third part of the Zaw is known as Links. It determines the weight balancing of the weapon. They are used as ornaments to improve the weight balance of the weapon.
You can customize the Zaw weapon to the next level by using links. Warframes have many types of links to customize the stats of the Zaws weapon.
Links affect the critical chance, critical damage, speed, and status chance of the Zaw. Links cause a change in the stats of the weapon of the Zaw. It alters stats either by increasing or decreasing them.
Arcanes allows special enhancements to Zaw. It causes special effects on Zaw or adds buffs to Zaw when equipped.
Arcanes have different playstyles, each with different effects and damage. Their unique style gives benefit to Zaw.
Arcanes use different special effects each with their own style, and damage and player can utilize them in different weapons of Zaws.
Buying Zaw Parts
While buying parts for the construction of Zaw, choose them according to your interest and apply stats according to it. Thus, open the Zaw part section, and a screen will open in front of you, which has various parts. Then choose them according to your interest simply, and details about these parts will show up to you.
If you see any part according to your interest which you prefer to be fitted in your weapon, just select that blueprint simply, and the confirmation of buying that weapon part will show up to you. Also, you can purchase that part then.
You can get that selective part of the blueprint at once and purchase it, or you will get the option of having various parts to see and purchase.
After purchasing that item, it will be shown in your inventory. Or, if you go back to your orbiter, your item will be crafted there.
Crafting Zaw Parts
The Zaw part you wish to craft can be found in your orbiter. You just have to go to the foundry in your orbiter and search for crafting Zaw parts, and the Zaw parts will be crafted.
You can save your time by typing Zaw in the search bar. It will open up all the Zaw parts to you. Also, it makes your search easier, and whichever part you want to craft in your Zaw will be shown there. Also, you can craft them easily.
Just set that part to get crafted as other items in your foundry do. After that, just wait and see that you finish the crafting.
After the crafting section and your parts are crafted, or you select the parts for the Zaw construction for further development, later on, these parts will be in your foundry, and you can pick them up and add them to inventory for the construction of the weapon.
Building a Zaw
After all your parts are done from crafting, you will talk to Hok again and ask him for further development. Also, then select the option of “Forging the Zaw.” This option will open up the Zaw manufacturing menu in front of you.
Three different slots will appear in the menu, and you have to fill these slots. To place them in a slot, you must have to craft those weapons parts already to easily be placed in the slots.
Then start building the Zaw from the initial part, Strike, also known as the head of the Zaw. The Strike will determine the weapon shape and style and also determine the damage type. The more deadly your Strike will be, the stronger your weapon will be.
After selecting Strike, now comes the grip part, in which you will modify your weapon by choosing the grip and modify your weapons’ stats.
After fitting the grip and strike, put the links in your weapon to finalize the building of Zaw. These links will add more stats to your weapon.
After the initial three steps have been completed and your parts are fitted, which build up the Zaw, more stats will be shown up to you for the betterment of Zaw. With the help of crafting, you can proceed to the stage finally.
After that, you will take on an overview of the whole Zaw weapon. Also, if you agree with the designation and stats of the Zaw, you just have to simply select the build option, and confirmation will be required to craft the Zaw, and your Zaw will be crafted.
You will see the “Yes” option, but before pressing that option, just make sure that you are happy with that Zaw because that process is instantaneous, and once it is done, it will not make any further changes in the weapon. So, you have to be satisfied with your build.
After the confirmation and satisfaction, you will press the “yes” option, and your Zaw will be built. It will be sent to your inventory. Now you can use it.
Your Zaw is fully prepared, and you can use it fighting against dark and strong enemies in the battle.
Gilding a Zaw
After the building of Zaw, you will notice that some basic things are lacking in your Zaw weapon, like color or upgrading the weapon by adding mods.
This is because your Zaw is not gilded. Gilding Zaw is not such a hard part. You can manage it easily.
You will begin to gilding the Zaw by leveling the weapon up, just like any other weapon, until you reach the maximum rank of the weapon.
Once your weapon reaches its max level, you have to take your Zaw back to Hok, which will gild it into the form you want.
While speaking to Hok, this time to gild your weapon, you will select the “Other services of Hok” option in the menu.
From the selection menu, select the “Gilding the weapon” option to gild your weapon.
However, keep in mind that gilding the weapon also requires some conditions. You must have 5000 standings and 2 Cetus Wisps to place your order of gilding the weapon.
Using a Froma and gilding a weapon are similar to each other. While gilding, your weapon’s rank level will drop to the lowest level, and then the polarity slot will be added.
While gilding the Zaw, you will select the polarity and slot option according to your taste and press apply. Also, your Zaw will be gilded.
After that naming, the weapon will appear to you, which is quite a unique feature. You will name your weapon whatever you want and press the “Finish” option to end the process.
After the gilding, now your weapon is all set and upgraded to its latest feature. Now you can play with it against enemies, in whichever style you want. Your Zaw weapon is now fully upgraded and has become the deadliest weapon with the increased stats.
Types of Zaw
Several Zaws can be created, and many of them depend upon which type of grips and links are used. However, the strongest Zaw weapon is only built when the good Strike and the good grips are used. The following list represents some types of Zaw weapons with the help of strikes and grips.
Mewan is a strike that is used in crafting the polearm or sword types of Zaw.
This type of Strike is used in crafting the staff type or scythe type Zaw.
This type of Strike is also used in crafting the staff type or dagger type Zaw.
This type of Strike is used in crafting the polearm type or machete type Zaw.
This type of Strike is used in crafting the polearm or rapier type Zaw.
This type of Strike is used in crafting the heavy blade type or scythe type Zaw.
This type of Strike is used in crafting polearm type or machete type Zaw.
This type of Strike is used in crafting the staff type or sword type Zaw.
This type of Strike is used in crafting polearm type or rapier type Zaw.
This type of Strike is used in crafting the hammer type or machete type Zaw.
This type of Strike is used in crafting the staff type or Nikana type Zaw.
These Zaw weapons are not the best weapons, but they are shown to know how to craft different links and grips. However, these are not the best builds still.
Zaw Parts and Arcanes
Several different Zaw parts are available that help build the Zaw, each of which has its unique outcome for the building of Zaw. Zaw parts are in the following table:
It is the table of strikes having its stats.
|Strike||Critical Chance||Damage||Status Chance||Speed|
The following is the table of grips stats:
|Plague Akwin||0.950||1 handed||-2|
|Plague Bokwin||0.883||2 handed||+7|
Following is the table for links and their stats:
|Links||Critical Chance||Status Chance||Speed||Damage|
|Ekwana 2 Jai||-8||14||0.083||-4|
|Ekwana 2 Ruhang||-8||14||0.067||+14|
|Vargeet 2 Jai||14||-8||0.083||-4|
|Vargeet 2 Ruhang||14||-8||0.067||+14|
|Ekwana Jai 2||-4||7||0.167||-8|
|Ekwana Ruhang 2||-4||7||0.133||+28|
|Vargeet Jai 2||7||-4||0.167||-8|
|Vargeet Ruhang 2||7||-4||0.133||+28|
The following is the list of different arcanes:
|Brave||On Channel Kill: 1.25/2.50/3.75/5.0 increased energy regens for 1/2/3/4 seconds.|
|Force||On Status Effect: 5/2035/50(%) causes burst for 50/100/150/200% damage in 3/4/5/6m in radius.|
|Hunt||On Slam Attack: 20/30/40/50(%) chance to pull in nearby enemies in 6/8/10/12(m radius).|
|Might||On Finisher: 12.5/25/37.5/5(%) chance for 7.5/15/22.5/30(%) additional life steal for 2/4/6/8 seconds.|
|Triumph||On Status effect: 5/10/15/20(%) chance 50/100/150/200(%) increased channeling damage for 3/6/9/12 seconds.|
|Valor||On Critical Hit: 5/10/15/20(%) chance 50/100/150/200(%) increased channeling damage for 3/6/9/12 seconds.|
|Contagion||On-Air Attack: 100/200/300/400(%) projectile damage after 30m.|
|Epidemic||On Slam Attack: Project waves that suspend enemies in the air and deal viral damage in a 33m distance for 1/2/3/4 seconds.|
The Zaws are the hardest to find weapons but they can blast the enemies in just a second and cut them down. Many players prefer to play with Zaws because of the strikes and grips and also, they can modify it in any way they want.
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