The MK1-Paris is the standard issue bow for all Tenno.

The MK1-Paris is the MK1 variant of the Paris.png Paris and is the standard issue bow for new Tenno recruits. This weapon is best for new players who desire a stealthy approach to ranged attacks.

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

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

During the Vor's Prize tutorial prologue, the MK1-Paris is one of two primary weapons offered to the player, the other being the Braton.png MK1-Braton.

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

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily Puncture b.svg Puncture damage.


  • High Puncture b.svg Puncture damage – effective against health.
  • Pinpoint accuracy when aiming (RMB ).
  • Charged shots have innate 1 meter punch through.
  • Silent - will not be present on opponent's minimap.
  • On kill, bodies will follow the arrow that killed them, damaging anyone in their path and pinning the corpse to walls.
  • Innate Naramon Pol.svg polarity.


  • Low Impact b.svg Impact and Slash b.svg Slash damage – less effective against shields.
  • Arrows have a travel time with slight arcing.


  • MK1-Paris, compared to Paris:
    • Lower base damage (63.5 vs. 78.0)
      • Lower Impact b.svg Impact damage (3.15 vs. 3.9)
      • Lower Puncture b.svg Puncture damage (47.65 vs. 62.4)
      • Higher Slash b.svg Slash damage (12.7 vs. 11.7)
    • Lower charge attack damage (127.0 vs. 156.0)
    • Faster reload speed (0.6 s vs. 0.7 s)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (0 vs. 3)
  • MK1-Paris, compared to Paris Prime:
    • Lower base damage (63.5 vs. 84.0)
      • Higher Impact b.svg Impact damage (3.15 vs. 2.1)
      • Lower Puncture b.svg Puncture damage (47.65 vs. 67.2)
      • Lower Slash b.svg Slash damage (12.7 vs. 14.7)
    • Lower charge attack damage (127.0 vs. 168.0)
    • Faster reload speed (0.6 s vs. 0.7 s)
    • Different polarities (Naramon Pol.svg vs. Naramon Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (0 vs. 8)

Weapon Loadouts[edit | edit source]

Main article: Category:Paris Build

See the user build section for builds using this weapon.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The MK-1 Paris is a slightly weaker version of the standard Paris.png Paris, with less overall damage. It handles identically otherwise. However its charge time is half that of Paris and it has a very minuscule 0.1 second faster reload.
  • Enemies will notice missed arrows but arrows that hit are silent.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Charging can be cancelled without releasing the arrow using the reload button (Press reload button while holding the left mouse).
  • All "charge weapons" (except CorpusHandRocket.png Angstrum) are now capable of holding their charge during a sprint, and as long as the user starts the charge, they are able to finish charging while they are still sprinting. This allows for more mobility to the user such as charging their weapon in cover, then run into the room and to unleash their first shot at first sight at the enemy immediately.
    • Sliding when you are about to hit the ground (from any height) is very useful for keeping your charge instead of losing it by rolling.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The MK-1 Paris was introduced as one of three starter Primary weapons in Update 14, alongside the Braton.png MK1-Braton and the Strun.png MK1-Strun.
  • Paris is most likely named for Paris of Troy in Homer's Iliad, who was a skilled archer and the one to have killed Achilles by firing an arrow into his heel.
  • The Paris is the only bow that does not have a tension spring, as the arrow is held in place and launched by magnetic induction rather than physical force.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • After charging an arrow and firing it while zooming, the next arrow you fire will not be drawn from the quiver, and instead the Paris and your hand will jerk very slightly. The next shot will show the reloading animation correctly.
  • On Xbox One, entering a mission by dropping from the Liset shows the arrow stuck to the Tenno's hand. The same can sometimes be seen when extracting.
    • Both bugs are visual only and do not affect the gameplay.

Media[edit | edit source]

MK1-Paris Skins

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 19.10

  • Paris model reworked.

See also[edit | edit source]

  • Paris.png Paris, the standard version of this bow.
  • PrimeBowM.png Paris Prime, the prime counterpart of this bow.
  • Bow: for a link to other bows and their usage.
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