For the Arbiters of Hexis these pistols are more than just simple weapons, they are symbols of truth and discipline.

The Telos Akbolto is an exclusive version of the Akbolto.png Akbolto available only from the Arbiters of Hexis.

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

  • The Telos Akbolto can be acquired by reaching the Rank of Maxim with the Arbiters of Hexis, and spending ReputationLargeBlack.png100,000 to purchase. As with all Syndicate Weapons, the Telos Akbolto cannot be chosen as the free offering upon ranking up to Maxim rank.
  • Syndicate weapons can be also be acquired via Trading, but only for unranked copies without Forma and Orokin Catalyst installed.
  • Players must have a Mastery Rank of at least 11 to acquire the Telos Akbolto, either through trading or through the Syndicates themselves.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily Puncture b.svg Puncture damage.


  • High Puncture b.svg Puncture damage - effective against health.
  • Tied with Akbolto.png Akbolto for the fastest fire rate of all semi-auto pistols.
  • High magazine capacity.
  • No initial spread. Spread increases very slightly on subsequent shots.
  • On kill, bodies will follow the bolt that killed them, damaging anyone in their path and pinning the corpse to walls.
  • Innate Vazarin Pol.svg and Naramon Pol.svg polarities.



  • Telos Akbolto, compared to Akbolto:
    • Higher base damage (28.0 vs. 27.9)
    • Innate Truth effect
    • Different polarities (Vazarin Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg vs. Vazarin Pol.svg)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (11 vs. 9)
  • Telos Akbolto, compared to Akbolto Prime:
    • Lower base damage (28.0 vs. 40.3)
      • Lower Impact b.svg Impact damage (2.8 vs. 4.0)
      • Lower Puncture b.svg Puncture damage (25.2 vs. 34.7)
    • Higher fire rate (10 rounds/sec vs. 7 rounds/sec)
    • Smaller magazine (30 rounds vs. 40 rounds)
    • Smaller max ammo capacity (120 rounds vs. 160 rounds)
    • Slower reload speed (2.6 s vs. 1.3 s)
    • Innate Truth effect
    • Different polarities (Vazarin Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg vs. Naramon Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (11 vs. 13)

Notes[edit | edit source]

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • For effective use of non-hitscan weapons, it is strongly recommended to learn leading. In short, leading means aiming ahead of your target so the projectile hits them at their predicted location.
  • Moderate recoil makes fast subsequent shots more difficult to land when fire rate mods are used.
  • The bolts spawn as physical objects at the muzzle of the Telos Akbolto.
    • If an enemy is standing right in front of you, so that the muzzle is inside of them, you will sometimes not be able to hit, because the Telos Akbolto is non-hitscan and pretty long, so the bolts spawn behind the hitbox of that enemy.
    • Also if taking cover behind a thick object (i.e. door case) you will not be able to shoot anything but the wall in front you if the muzzle is inside of that object.
  • A great way to work with the semi-automatic problem could be to also bind your fire button to mouse wheel up or mouse wheel down.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The word telos means an ultimate end or goal, derived from Greek teleology, essentially the study of purpose.
  • The Telos Akbolto was the first item to hold the "Telos" prefix. The Telos Syandana was second.

Media[edit | edit source]

Telos Akbolto Skins Edit

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 22.12

  • Mastery Rank increased from 6 to 11
  • Status chance increased from 12.5% to 29%
  • Critical chance increased from 10 to 13%
  • Damage decreased from 50 to 47.

Hotfix: Specters of the Rail 2.2

  • Fixed enemies not being alerted by the Telos AkBolto.

Update 17.4

  • Fixed missing weapon trails from projectiles created by the Telos Akbolto.

Hotfix 16.8.1

  • Ormolu Skin now works on the Telos Akbolto!

Update 15.13

  • Fixed unique energy colors not applying to the Telos Akbolto.

Update 15.5

  • Introduced.
Last update: Update 22.15

See also[edit | edit source]

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