The MK1-Bo is the standard issue staff weapon for all Tenno.

The MK1-Bo is the MK1 variant of the BoStaff.png Bo and is the standard issue staff for new Tenno recruits. Its long reach makes it ideal for new players who want to keep enemies at arm's length.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64.png2,500.

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

During the Vor's Prize tutorial prologue, the MK1-Bo is one of two melee weapons offered to the player, the other being the DESkana.png Skana.

The weapon can also be purchased from the Market for Credits64.png15,000.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily Impact b.svg Impact damage.


  • High Impact b.svg Impact damage – effective against shields.
    • Second highest base damage of all staves, below the BoStaff.png Bo
  • Long range.
  • Innate Vazarin Pol.svg polarity.



  • MK1-Bo, compared to Bo:
    • Lower base damage (69.0 vs. 77.0)
      • Lower Impact b.svg Impact damage (62.1 vs. 69.3)
      • Lower Puncture b.svg Puncture damage (6.9 vs. 7.7)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (0 vs. 4)
  • MK1-Bo, compared to Bo Prime:
    • Higher base damage (69.0 vs. 66.0)
      • Higher Impact b.svg Impact damage (62.1 vs. 59.4)
      • Higher Puncture b.svg Puncture damage (6.9 vs. 6.6)
    • Lower attack speed (1 vs. 1.08)
    • Different polarities (Vazarin Pol.svg vs. Vazarin Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (0 vs. 5)

Weapon Loadouts[edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The MK1-Bo was introduced as one of three starting Melee weapon options for new players, alongside the DESkana.png Skana and the Furax.png MK1-Furax.
  • (棒:ぼう) is the Japanese word for stick/rod/staff. Used for various forms and styles of martial arts around the world the staff is a highly versatile weapon. Its composition is usually made of hard wood though its weight could vary from light to heavy, flexible to rigid, and from simple shaft to decorated ornaments. A staff is typically 6 feet long with other staves of various lengths possessing different names.
  • Despite the blue energy depicted in the Bo's portrait, the default energy color of the Bo is red.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • Executing SlashDash130xDark.png Slash Dash without holding the MK1-Bo will toggle the channeling effect permanently on your weapon. Sometimes the staff will just continue to shine brightly (while on your back) as if you were channeling it. A melee attack will remove the effect.

MK1-Bo Skins

Media[edit | edit source]

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 19.10

  • Bo model reworked.
    • Kintsugi and Nocturne skins added.

Hotfix 18.12.2

  • Fixed the Scyth Sugatra rotation on Bo series.

Hotfix 18.4.1

  • Increased the damage of the MK1-Bo in Conclave.

Update 17.0

  • Bo series damage increased in Conclave.

Update 16.4

  • Increased Stamina consumption when blocking with all Bo weapons in Conclave.
  • Reduced the damage of all Bo weapons in Conclave.

Update 16.1

  • Fixed Mk1 Bo not being usable in Conclave.

Hotfix 14.2.4

  • Reduced conclave ratings for MK-1 weapons.
  • Fixed cases where MK-1 weapons that had been acquired during the Tutorial would never gain XP.

Hotfix 14.2.3

  • MK-1 weapons have been added to the market.
  • MK-1 weapons can now be seen in the codex.

Update 14.0

  • Introduced.

See also[edit | edit source]

  • BoStaff.png Bo, the standard version of this weapon.
  • PrimeBo.png Bo Prime, the prime version of this weapon.

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