The Tenno forged Orthos is a rare double bladed staff. Those who take the time to master it speak of its impressive striking distance and ability to hit multiple targets.

The Orthos is a Tenno polearm that boasts a long reach and good damage at the expense of attack speed.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64.png5,000.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 35
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 180 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png20,000

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily Slash b.svg Slash damage.


  • High Slash b.svg Slash damage – effective against health and shields (although Puncture b.svg Puncture and Impact b.svg Impact is much better against the respective damage classes).
  • Long range attacks with a wide radius.


  • Orthos, compared to Orthos Prime:
    • Higher base damage (58.0 vs. 45.1)
      • Higher Impact b.svg Impact damage (8.7 vs. 6.8)
      • Higher Puncture b.svg Puncture damage (8.7 vs. 6.8)
      • Higher Slash b.svg Slash damage (40.6 vs. 31.5)
    • Lower attack speed (0.92 vs. 1.17)
    • Different Stance Polarity (Naramon Pol.svg vs. Zenurik Pol.svg)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (2 vs. 12)

Weapon Loadouts[edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Orthos will extend slightly when drawn, and retract back after "sheathing".

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In Greek mythology, Orthos (also known as Orthrus) is the name of a two headed dog, brother of Cerberus, which probably relates to the Orthos' two blades.
  • Ortho- is a prefix in Greek which meant "straight", “upright”, “right”, or “correct”.

Media[edit | edit source]

Orthos Skins

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 22.6

  • Fixed polearms clipping on some Warframes when using the standard holster position.

Hotfix: Specters of the Rail 1

  • Fixed the Orthos icon in the Market.

Hotfix 17.4.1

  • Fixed some weapons that expand on use not properly collapsing when use is finished (Glaive, Orthos, etc).

Update 13.9

  • Fixed an issue with the blade section of the Orthos not being able to be customized.

Update 9.6

  • Tweaks to Orthos hit sounds.

Update 8.1

  • Introduced.
Last updated:Hotfix

See also[edit | edit source]

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