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 damage, it allows for making quick work of Infested and light Grineer enemies alike.

This weapon can be sold for Credits645,000.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 35
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 175 Blueprint2 Blueprints Price:Credits6415,000
Tenno Lab Research ClanAffinity64 3,000
Time: 72 hrs
Prereq: Sybaris
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This weapon deals primarily Slash b Slash damage.


  • Good critical chance
  • High Slash b Slash damage – effective against Infested, Flesh and Cloned Flesh.
  • Good status chance.
  • High ground finisher attack damage because of multiple strikes in quick succession, which causes status effect procs from every blow.
  • Slam attack will ragdoll nearby enemies.


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


  • Venka, compared to Venka Prime:
    • Higher base damage (65.1 vs. 64.0)
      • Higher Impact b Impact damage (3.3 vs. 3.2)
      • Higher Puncture b Puncture damage (16.3 vs. 12.8)
      • Lower Slash b Slash damage (45.5 vs. 48.0)
    • Lower attack speed (1 vs. 1.05)
    • Different polarities (None vs. Naramon PolMadurai Pol)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (3 vs. 8)

Weapon LoadoutsEdit


  • The Venka has an above average critical chance, making Berserker useful in increasing the weapon's rather slow speed. Therefore, increasing the critical chance is recommended.
  • The Venka has an above average status chance, which goes well with the higher critical chance.
  • Because of the low damage and attack speed of the Venka, it's recommended to use a Warframe more suited for melee combat.
    • Fits Valkyr well due to her high resistance to damage, as well as her Warcry ability which will speed up the attack speed of the weapon. Volt can also use his 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.
  • Use a maxed Fury for good effect, if paired with Malicious Raptor, combos can be extremely quick and deadly with extra mod slots for matching polarities.


  • 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 Serro and the Bo Prime, before any of the weapons were released.
  • It is the first claw-type weapon introduced in the game.
  • The damage of Venka is rather "not fixed" as it has 37.1 damage, causing damage to increase to 37.2+ reaching 38 at a very rare chance if tested on average damage per second on a target with no damage resistances and no armor.
  • The blades resemble the "P" in Tenno Script.


  • After using Warframe abilities, Claws won't show anymore, equipping them again will fix this. Tapping "Block" will also remedy this.
  • Occasionally, when equipping the weapon in your hands, it will state that you have the Malicious Raptor stance equipped, even when you do not.
  • Using Ash's Blade Storm with the Venka equipped will sometimes trigger a stealth attack on the target.


  • Venka in Codex.
  • Love At First Slice

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 17.0
  • Fixed the Venka Claws not being visible to Clients when they are the only weapon equipped.


  • Revised default position on Venka Tenno Claws.

Update 13.9

  • Introduced
Last updated:Hotfix

See AlsoEdit


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