Reverse-engineered from propulsion tech to pack a serious kick. Headshot kills trigger Overdrive, locking off secondary functions while maximizing your fire rate and ammo efficiency for a short time.

Athodai is a Tenno hand-cannon that shoots long-ranged laser beams, with an Alternate Fire function that discharges all ammo to burst-fire in a short-ranged cone. Headshot kills with the primary fire increase the weapon's fire rate and grant unlimited ammo, but locks out the Alternate Fire.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily DmgFireSmall64.pngHeat damage.



  • Innate DmgFireSmall64.pngHeat damage – less effective against Proto Shields.
  • Primary Fire:
    • No DmgImpactSmall64.pngImpact or DmgSlashSmall64.pngSlash damage – less effective against shields and health.
      • Damage cannot be increased with DmgImpactSmall64.pngImpact or DmgSlashSmall64.pngSlash mods.
    • Low status chance.
    • Relatively low fire rate.
    • Overdrive buff increases recoil and disables Alternate Fire for its duration, and cannot be refreshed.
  • Alternate Fire:
  • Extremely low ammo capacity; requires just 2 reloads to fully deplete all ammo reserves.


Athodai was acquired by watching TennoCon 2020 on WARFRAME's Twitch with a Twitch-linked account for 30 consecutive minutes, between 12:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET, on August 1st, 2020. It comes with a free weapon slot and pre-installed Orokin Catalyst.

  • Due to thousands of players reporting missing Twitch drops, on August 6th, 2020 Athodai was distributed to all players if they were logged in to WARFRAME during TennoCon 2020, regardless if they watched the streams or not.[1] This resulted in some players receiving two Athodai.

Athodai's blueprint and components are now available in Venus Proxima Orokin Shield Derelict Caches in Empyrean missions. All parts can be traded between players.

Drop Chance Expected Nearly Guaranteed
Main Blueprint 6.45% 28 – 29 Rotation B Caches 120 ± 35 Rotation B Caches
Barrel 6.45%
Reciever 6.45%

All drop rates data is obtained from DE's official droptables.

Expected refers to total number of attempts a player can expect to need in order to receive at least one of each drop associated with the respective values.
Nearly Guaranteed refers to the total number of attempts a player needs to obtain a 99%, 99.9%, and 99.99% probability to receive at least one of each drop associated with the respective values.

For more detailed definitions and information on how these number were obtained, visit here.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 35
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png N/A Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:N/A

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Upon headshot kills, the pistol gets an 8-second Overdrive buff which grants 100% increased fire rate and allows it to consume no ammo while firing, bypassing the need to reload, but increases recoil and disables the Alternate Fire feature.
    • No weak spots other than actual heads will trigger this effect.
    • Overdrive's fire rate buff is multiplicative to all other fire rate increases, such as Mod TT 20px.pngGunslinger, Mod TT 20px.pngLethal Torrent, GaussIcon272.pngGauss's Redline130xDark.pngRedline, or WispIcon272.pngWisp's Haste Reservoirs130xDark.pngReservoirs.
    • Duration cannot be refreshed.
    • Overdrive takes precedence over ArcanePistoleer64x.pngArcane Pistoleer, preventing the Arcane from triggering.
  • The Alternate Fire ejects all of the remaining ammunition in the magazine in a single burst.
    • Because of this fact, increasing the magazine size of the weapon such as with Mod TT 20px.pngSlip Magazine and using recoil reduction mods like Mod TT 20px.pngSteady Hands can help to make its damage output more consistent and reliable.
    • Alternate Fire can be interrupted (preserving the ammunition left in the magazine) by rolling or quick melee.
    • Alternate Fire will not function under the effects of any ammo efficiency or infinite ammo buff (Energized Munitions Overdrive, Arcane Pistoleer, Reactant Buff), instead firing a single round.

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Media[edit | edit source]

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Hotfix 29.10.3

  • Fixed inability to Trade the Athodai Blueprint and its components.

Update 29.10

  • Find the Athodai Blueprint and its respective parts on new Corpus Railjack Orokin Shield Derelicts!

Update 29.0

  • Updated Athodai’s description to indicate that “headshot KILLS trigger Overdrive”.

Update 28.3

  • Fixed the Athodai Alt Fire only draining the Magazine down by 24 Ammo (the default) rather than drain the Magazine to 0 as intended when equipped with Magazine capacity increase Mods.

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