Before all other weapons, Tenno master the Skana. This simple blade becomes immensely powerful in the hands of a master. For Tenno, it is the foundation of their fighting style and a pillar of their culture.

The Skana is a standard issue sword for new Tenno recruits.

Can be sold for Credits64.png5,000.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 35
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 150 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png15,000

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

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

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

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily Slash b.svg Slash damage.




  • Skana, compared to Skana Prime:
    • Higher base damage (68.0 vs. 63.1)
      • Higher Impact b.svg Impact damage (10.2 vs. 9.5)
      • Higher Puncture b.svg Puncture damage (10.2 vs. 9.5)
      • Higher Slash b.svg Slash damage (47.6 vs. 44.1)
    • Lower attack speed (0.83 vs. 1)
    • Different polarities (None vs. Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg)

Weapon Loadouts[edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Of all the starter weapons available during the Vor's Prize Quest, the Skana is the only one that cannot be bought with Credits, but instead has to be built with a blueprint acquired through the market.
  • The Skana is not required to craft the DualSkana.png Dual Skana.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Skana was the very first Melee weapon available to new players prior to Update 14.0.
  • The Skana resembles the Russian Shashka, mirroring the curve of the blade and lack of crossguard.
  • Prior to Update 17.0, the Skana was used by Tyl Regor, the final boss of Uranus, before being replaced by the RegorAxeShield.png Ack & Brunt.

Media[edit | edit source]

Skana Skins

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 20.5

  • TennoGen Arit skin added for Skana series.

Update 19.10

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

Update 18.5

  • Skana Conclave skin added.

Update 17.9

  • Day of the Dead skin added.

Update 17.2

  • Skana damage has been increased in Conclave.

Update 16.5

  • Skana series damage increased in Conclave.

Hotfix 16.1.3

  • Fixed Skana not sitting properly in the player's fist.

Update 7.11

  • Market price changed to Platinum64.png150.


  • Introduced.
Last updated: Hotfix 23.2.1

See also[edit | edit source]

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