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 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.

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily Heat b.png Heat damage.



  • Innate Heat b.png Heat damage – less effective against Proto Shields.
  • Primary Fire:
    • No Impact b.svg Impact or Slash b.svg Slash damage – less effective against shields and health.
    • 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.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Upon headshot kills, the pistol gets an 8-second Overdrive buff which grants 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.
    • 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 infinite ammo buff (Overdrive, Arcane Pistoleer, Reactant Buff), instead firing a single round.

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Patch History[edit | edit source]

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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