Orthos Prime is an ancient Orokin martial weapon, forged from the purest rubidium making it extremely light-weight.

The Orthos Prime features a higher range, and attack speed than the DEOrthos.png Orthos, but lesser damage.

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

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64.png
15,000
Blade
2
Handle
1
OrokinCell64.png
10
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 50
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png N/A Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:N/A

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily Slash b.svg Slash damage.

Advantages:

Disadvantages:

Comparisons:

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

Weapon Loadouts[edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Orthos Prime (and its normal counterpart the Orthos) has a unique equipped normal attack animation where it performs thrusting and stabbing attacks against an enemy. This attack is completely replaced upon equipping any of the polearm Stance mods.
  • New Loka asks for an Orthos Prime Blade as a sacrifice to become Pure (rank 4). Be sure not to trade them all away if you plan on ranking up in New Loka.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This weapon used to have the same stats as normal Orthos. It was buffed in Hotfix 9.5.2.
  • Note that the end-blades are not mirrors of each other and seem to have shapes that could fit together. The blades are asymmetrical.
  • In real life, Rubidium is an alkali metal element that is very soft, ductile and silvery-white in color.
    • It is not good for a blade as it's not hard enough to scratch other materials. (Brinell hardness of 0.216MPa, thousands of times worse than iron, which has 490MPa).
    • Being ductile, it is also easy to bend, so it won't keep an edge (or any shape for that matter) when striking an object.
    • Rubidium, as with most alkali metal (like Sodium), oxidizes violently when coming into contact with water, sufficient to produce a small explosion.
      • This could possibly relate how it can inflict a Blast b.png Blast proc, even when contacting land.
    • It can spontaneously combust in air, so it is usually stored in sealed containers with an inert liquid (mineral oil) as a buffer.
    • Despite the Orthos Prime's description, Rubidium is actually denser than Iron, by ~53%.
    • Rubidium has useful properties in laser science, atomic clocks, nuclear physics research, and solar panels. This can lead to speculation that the "rubidium" in the Orthos blade is either some kind of engineered material or it is used to focus/channel something.
  • It is also possible that Rubidium in the universe of Warframe is based on Rubedo, and therefore a different chemical or material altogether.
  • Along the blade reads the text "The longest arm is the law," written in the Tenno alphabet. This might be a hidden joke, referring to the Orthos Prime Handle being substantially longer than the Orthos' handle.

Media[edit | edit source]

Orthos Prime Skins

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 22.6

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

Update 18.4
Conclave:

  • Reduced the damage of the Orthos Prime in Conclave.

Hotfix 17.4.1

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

Update 10.4

  • Fix for Orthos Prime appearing on Dakra Prime blueprint.

Update 10.0

  • Added missing elemental FX to Orthos Prime.

Hotfix 9.5.2

  • Buffs to Orthos Prime, Slightly faster, bit higher base damage. Longer reach.

Update 9.3

  • Orthos Prime elemental FX update.

Hotfix 9.1.5

  • Fix for not being able to build Orthos Prime in Foundry.

Update 9.0

  • Introduced.
Last updated:Hotfix 22.20.9.2

See also[edit | edit source]

  • DEOrthos.png Orthos, the original counterpart.
  • Prime, the Orokin enhancement to a Warframe or weapon.
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