Utilizing a new fighting stance, this Tenno weapon turns fists into claws and enemies into messy piles of meat and scrap metal.

The Venka claws are gauntlets with retractable blades. With most of its damage type dealing Slash b.svg Slash damage, it allows for making quick work of nearby opponents.

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

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64.png
20,000
Gallium64.png
4
Salvage64.png
1,000
Plastids64.png
500
Forma64.png
1
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 35
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 175 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png15,000
Tenno Lab Research ClanAffinity64.png 3,000
Credits64.png
5,000
Gallium64.png
2
Salvage64.png
400
Plastids64.png
75
PolymerBundle64.png
600
Time: 72 hrs
Prereq: Sybaris
Ghost Clan x1   Shadow Clan x3   Storm Clan x10   Mountain Clan x30   Moon Clan x100

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily Slash b.svg Slash damage.

Advantages:

Disadvantages:

  • Low Impact b.svg Impact damage – less effective against shields.  
  • Without a stance, the weapon is rather slow.
  • Small jump attack AoE.
  • Short range.

Comparisons:

  • Venka, compared to Venka Prime:
    • Higher base damage (65.1 vs. 63.1)
      • Higher Impact b.svg Impact damage (3.3 vs. 3.2)
      • Higher Puncture b.svg Puncture damage (16.3 vs. 12.6)
      • Lower Slash b.svg Slash damage (45.5 vs. 47.3)
    • Lower attack speed (1 vs. 1.05)
    • Different polarities (None vs. Naramon Pol.svgMadurai Pol.svg)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (3 vs. 14)

Weapon Loadouts[edit source]

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Because of the low damage and attack speed of the Venka, it's recommended to use a Warframe more suited for melee combat.
    • Fits ValkyrIcon272.png Valkyr well due to her resistance to damage, as well as her Warcry130xDark.png Warcry ability which will speed up the attack speed of the weapon. VoltIcon272.png Volt can also use his Speed130xDark.png Speed ability to speed up the weapon and allow his high shields to soak up extra damage that will occur when focusing on melee combat against ranged enemies.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Venka translates roughly to "victorious" or "to win" in Esperanto.
  • The claws retract up to the hands until used or equipped. 
  • The Venka was first seen as an accidentally leaked Codex entry in Update 13.0, along with the Corpuspolearm.png Serro and the PrimeBo.png Bo Prime, before any of the weapons were released.
  • It is the first claw-type weapon introduced in the game.
  • The blades resemble the "P" in Tenno Script.

Media[edit | edit source]

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 17.0

  • Fixed the Venka Claws not being visible to Clients when they are the only weapon equipped.

Hotfix 13.9.0.2

  • Revised default position on Venka Tenno Claws.

Update 13.9

  • Introduced
Last updated:Hotfix 22.20.9.2

See Also[edit | edit source]

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