A classic Tenno sniper rifle, the Vectis is ideal for ranged takedowns.

The Vectis is a high-powered, single-shot, breech-loading sniper rifle. Its single shot behavior provides a bolt-action feel. With significantly less zoom compared to other sniper rifles, it is much better suited for medium-range combat.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64.png7,500.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 24 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 25
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 250 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png40,000

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily Impact b.svg Impact damage.


  • High Puncture b.svg Puncture and Impact b.svg Impact damage - effective against health and shields.
  • Second fastest reload speed of all sniper rifles, behind Vectis Prime.
  • Good ammo economy.
  • Pinpoint accuracy while aiming; shots will hit exactly on the reticle dot, perfect for headshots.
  • Low zoom, ideal for mid-range shooting.
  • Zoom is not cancelled during reload.
  • Has a Madurai Pol.svg slot.


  • Linear damage falloff from 100% to 50% from 400m to 600m target distance (distances are affected by Projectile Speed).
  • Extremely low magazine size of one round; must reload after every shot.
  • High recoil, which may make it difficult to fire a follow-up shot, especially at higher zoom levels.
  • Draws from the rare sniper ammo pool.


  • Vectis, compared to Vectis Prime:
    • Higher base damage (110.0 vs. 106.9)
      • Higher Impact b.svg Impact damage (44.0 vs. 42.8)
      • Lower Puncture b.svg Puncture damage (38.5 vs. 48.1)
      • Higher Slash b.svg Slash damage (27.5 vs. 16.0)
    • Lower fire rate (1.5 rounds/sec vs. 2.67 rounds/sec)
    • Smaller magazine (1 round vs. 2 rounds)
    • Slower reload speed (1 s vs. 0.9 s)
    • Different polarities (Madurai Pol.svg vs. Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (2 vs. 14)

Weapon Loadouts[edit source]

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Due to the Vectis having the lowest zoom of any sniper rifle, the use of Mod TT 20px.pngEagle Eye is recommended for long range combat.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Unlike other sniper rifles, such as the CorpusSniperRifle.png Lanka or the Vulkar.png Vulkar, the Vectis can reload while zoomed in, allowing for continuous shots without having to re-sight the target.
  • The Vectis has to reload after each shot, which resembles the way a bolt-action sniper rifle works in other shooters.
  • Cannot use Mod TT 20px.pngEmergent Aftermath.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Despite the fact that this came in last place in the Primary Weapon Content Development poll held in the Design Council, it has come out before the DETigris.png Tigris, which had come in second place (the U10DesignCouncilTennoAR.png Soma was the primary weapon that came in first place in that poll).
  • There is some contention in regards to how the Vectis' action works, but it appears to be classifiable as a breach-loading, single-shot rifle.
    • The weapon apparently fires caseless rounds.
  • When reloading, the Tenno appears to insert something (likely a new round) into the receiver of the Vectis. The rear portion of the upper assembly appears to automatically rise after firing. The Tenno will smack this assembly down after loading the round.
  • The series of hoops along the top of the rifle are a sighting system, but how it works is not obvious, suggesting a sensor and neural link is used to provide zoom.
  • The Vectis is the first true Tenno-made sniper rifle, the others being made by either the Corpus or the Grineer. 
  • Vectis is Latin for "Bar" or "Pole", referring to a locking bar (or bolt), a leveraging bar such as a Crowbar, or possibly referring to a carrying pole.
  • When Mod TT 20px.pngDepleted Reload was first introduced, equipping it on the Vectis would reduce the magazine size to zero, causing the Vectis to draw directly from its ammo reserves and allowing it to fire very quickly. This was fixed in Hotfix 17.0.3; now the Vectis is the only sniper rifle unaffected by the mod's penalty.

Media[edit | edit source]

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Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 22.12

  • Mastery Rank decreased from 3 to 2

Hotfix 22.0.6

  • Reduced the headshot damage of the Vulkar series, Snipetron series and Vectis series in Conclave.

Update 22.0

General Sniper Changes:

  • Reticle sway removed from all zoom levels!
  • 1 meter punch through added to all snipers without any to start with (snipers with innate punch through unchanged).
  • 1 combo count removed at a time when duration runs out instead of all of them (decay vs. cooldown).
  • 1 combo count removed on miss instead of all of them
  • Additional bullets from multishot will each count as their own hits and misses in the combo counter
  • Combo duration reduced to 2 seconds for all snipers apart from Lanka which is reduced to 6
  • Damage fall off begins at 400 meters and ends at 600 meters with damage reduced to 50% past 600 meters.

Specific Sniper Weapon Changes: Vectis

  • First level zoom +10% Damage replaced with +30% Head Shot Damage.
  • Second level zoom 15% Damage replaced with +50% Head Shot Damage.

Update 10.6

  • Introduced.

See Also[edit | edit source]

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