Electrode for joining dissimilar steels (austenitic steels to ferritic steels) and for austenitic claddings on ferritic steels. Weld metal consists of austenite with approx. 15% delta-ferrite. Claddings on unalloyed and low alloy steels are already corrosion resistant in the first layer. Highest operating temperature for joints between dissimilar steels is 300°C. In case of higher temperatures use ENI 422 electrodes. Fine metal droplet transfer, good fusion of joint faces, finely ripped bead surface, easy slag removal, easy arc striking and restriking.