A special version of the standard Lato pistol with a slower fire rate but offering higher accuracy and damage values. The Lato Vandal has been customized by the Tenno with a blue-green metallic finish, and Lotus branding on the grips.

The Lato Vandal is the Vandal version of the Lato.png Lato, gaining improved damage and accuracy in exchange for a reduced rate of fire.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64.png 2,500.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 50
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png N/A Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:N/A


This weapon was available to anyone who logged in during the Closed Beta (Excluding the Open Beta Weekend) upon the game transitioning into Open Beta (Update 7.0 (2013-03-18)). It originally had no rank restriction, so anyone who logged in during the Closed Beta could acquire it, regardless of time spent playing the game.

After the game entered Open Beta, Lato Vandal was unobtainable until Update 22.18 (2018-04-20), in which it was added as a reward in Elite Sanctuary Onslaught, a game mode introduced in that update. All the parts can be traded, although players must have a Mastery Rank of at least 7 to acquire the blueprint.


This weapon deals primarily DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash damage.




  • Lato Vandal, compared to Lato:
    • Higher base damage per projectile (54 vs. 43.1)
      • Lower DmgImpactSmall64.png Impact damage (8.1 vs. 10.8)
      • Higher DmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture damage (13.5 vs. 10.8)
      • Higher DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash damage (32.4 vs. 21.5)
    • Higher total damage (54 vs. 43.1)
    • Lower fire rate (5 round(s)/sec vs. 6.67 round(s)/sec)
    • More accurate (23 vs. 18.2)
    • Different polarities (Madurai Pol.svg vs. None)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (7 vs. 0)
  • Lato Vandal, compared to Lato Prime:
    • Higher base damage per projectile (54 vs. 44)
      • Higher DmgImpactSmall64.png Impact damage (8.1 vs. 4.4)
      • Higher DmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture damage (13.5 vs. 8.8)
      • Higher DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash damage (32.4 vs. 30.8)
    • Higher total damage (54 vs. 44)
    • Lower fire rate (5 round(s)/sec vs. 6.67 round(s)/sec)
    • Smaller magazine (15 round(s) vs. 20 round(s))
    • Larger max ammo capacity (45 round(s) vs. 40 round(s))
    • More accurate (23 vs. 18.2)
    • Different polarities (Madurai Pol.svg vs. Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (7 vs. 14)
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  • As mentioned above, the Lato Vandal was originally rewarded to players who participated in WARFRAME's Closed Beta period, as a then-exclusive gift from DE as detailed in this blog post. This made it a surefire way of distinguishing players who played WARFRAME since the beginning.
  • Prior to Update 22, the Lato Vandal had limited customization options, wherein the selected color would be combined with the existing Vandal colors.


Lato Vandal Skins Edit

Patch History[]

Hotfix 22.18.7 (2018-04-25)

  • Lato Vandal Barrel drop rate reduced from 3.16% to 2.46% in ESO.

Update 22.18 (2018-04-20)

Update 22.12 (2018-02-09)

  • Mastery Rank increased from 4 to 7.
  • Status chance increased from 5% to 10%.
  • Crit chance increased from 20 to 26%.
  • Critical damage increased from 2x to 2.4x.
  • Damage decreased from 50 to 46.

Update 22.0 (2017-10-12)

  • Updated icon for the Lato Vandal.
  • All Vandal weapons are now color tintable.

Update 21.0 (2017-06-29)

  • Increased damage from 20 to 50.
  • Increased Crit Chance from 8% to 20%.
  • Increased Mastery Rank requirement from 0 to 4.

Update 20.0 (2017-03-24)

  • The Lato Vandal has had its firing sounds remastered!

Update 19.10 (2017-02-09)

  • Kintsugi and Nocturne weapon skins added.

Hotfix: Specters of the Rail 1 (2016-07-08)

  • Slightly increased the damage of Lato Vandal in Conclave.

Update 18.0 (2015-12-03)

  • Conclave Skin added.

Update 17.9.1 (2015-10-29)

  • Fixed the Lato Vandal Halloween Skin from appearing in the Market on its own.

Update 17.0 (2015-07-31)

  • Lato series damage increased in Conclave.

Update 9.3 (2013-07-26)

  • Updated fire sounds for the Lato Vandal.

Update 7.x Weapon Balance (2013-03-22)

  • Damage decreased from 31 to 27.
  • Crit Chance increased from 5% to 7.5%.

Update 7.0 (2013-03-18)

  • Awarded to players who participated in the Closed Beta.
Last updated: Hotfix 23.6.2 (2018-08-31)

See also[]

  • Lato.png Lato, the original counterpart of this gun.
  • LatoPrime.png Lato Prime, the prime counterpart of the regular Lato.