Octavia's pistol hammers foes with single shots or a rapid volley of bullets.

The Pandero is Octavia's signature pistol, firing semi-automatic shots with sheer power complimented by its high critical rate and multiplier. The Alternate Fire unleashes all remaining rounds in the magazine as a single full-automatic burst, but has no zoom, high recoil, and wide spread to hinder its range.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 35
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 190 Blueprint2 Blueprints Price:Credits6420,000


This weapon deals primarily Slash b Slash damage.



  • Low Impact b Impact and Puncture b Puncture damage – less effective against shields and armor.
  • Low magazine capacity.
  • Primary fire has noticeable recoil.
  • Alt-fire prevents zoom and has high recoil and wide spread, making it inaccurate beyond short range.


  • The alt-fire of the Pandero will eject all of the remaining ammunition in the magazine in a single burst, while forcing the user out of zooming and also preventing zooming in during this mode.
    • Because of this fact, increasing the magazine size of the weapon and using Mod TT 20pxSteady Hands can help to make its damage output more consistent and reliable.
    • If buffed with unlimited secondary ammo on a Void Fissure mission, the weapon will only fire its magazine amount at a time, with small delays between each trigger pull.
    • The base firerate of the alt-fire seems to scale logarithmically with magazine capacity mods, at approximately 4.65 + 1.46 x ln (Magazine Capacity). This base firerate is increased normally by firerate mods.
    • Can be canceled with quick melee


  • Pandero is the Spanish word for Tambourine, a hand-held percussion instrument.
  • The Pandero's last four shots sound slightly different to indicate low ammunition.
  • The Pandero is actually an 8 shot, double action revolver, as indicated in the reload animation and the rapid manual cocking animation of the the hammer during alternate fire.
    • The cylinder is very far forward, resulting in an extremely short barrel.


  • Pandero in Codex.

Pandero Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

Hotfix 23.0.6

  • Fixed the Pandero Secondary Fire Codex/Arsenal description saying ‘Charged Shot’ when it is actually a ‘Burst Shot’.

Update 22.12

  • Critical damage increased from 2.5x to 2.8x (Primary and Alt Fire)
  • Status chance decreased from 15% to 10% (Primary and Alt Fire)
  • Damage decreased from 76 to 72 (Primary and Alt Fire)

Hotfix 20.0.4

  • Conclave: Reduced the damage

Update 20.0

  • Introduced to the game.
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