Garuda's Talons are GarudaIcon272.png Garuda's signature Exalted Weapon. Instead of being channeled through a Warframe ability, Garuda's Talons are permanently equipped as long as she does not have any other melee weapon. Unlike other Exalted Weapons, it does not come with its own stance, instead using the regular Claw stances.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily Slash b.svg Slash damage.



Notes[edit | edit source]

  • As the user technically does not have a melee weapon equipped, Garuda's Talons cannot be used in Melee Only Sorties.
    • As the talons count as a weapon, not a Warframe’s ability like other Exalted Weapons, it cannot be used in any other weapon restricted Sorties as well.
  • Similar to Exalted Weapons:
    • Garuda's Talons can gain rank but don't contribute to Mastery Rank.
    • Garuda's Talons can damage enemies inside Rift Plane.
    • Garuda's Talons do not affect weapon affinity.
  • While Stance Forma can be applied to Garuda's Talons, it currently has no benefit due to all available Claw stances sharing the same polarity.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Unlike other claw weapons, Garuda's Talons are prehensile, as shown during her idle animation while holding rifle.

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 29.5

  • Fixed Gladiator Mods (Vice, Might, Rush) not stacking or applying the increased set bonus to Critical Chance per combo multiplier when they are applied to Garuda's Talons (only applies when Talons are the single equipped Melee).
  • Fixed Blood Rush and Weeping Wounds not applying to Garuda's Talons (only applies when Talons are the single equipped Melee).
  • Fixed the Carnis, Jugulus, and Saxum Mod Sets not being equippable on Exalted Melee.

Hotfix 29.1.1

  • Fixes towards Exalted weapons not being equipped when viewed via Look Link or Mod Link.


  • Fixed Garuda’s Talons not being visible on the End of Mission screen.

Update 28.0

  • Damage increased from 180 to 248.
  • Status Chance increased from 30 to 36%.
  • Critical Chance increased from 10 to 20%.
  • Slight reduction to Elemental FX on Garuda’s Talons.
  • (Undocumented) Slam Attack increased from 540 to 744.

Hotfix 27.4.3

  • Stance Forma is now eligible to be installed on Garuda’s Talons due to the Talons using standard Stance Mods instead of an Exalted Stance.

Hotfix 27.3.13

  • Fixed a script error related to Garuda’s Talons.

Update 26.0

  • Damage increased from 72 to 180.
  • Range increased from 1 to 2.2.
  • Slide Attack increased from 216 to 540.
  • Slam Attack increased from 72 to 540.
  • Parry Angle set to 60.

Update 24.4

  • Dispatch Overdrive now applies to Garuda’s Talons when equipped.

Update 24.0

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Update 29.5

See Also[edit | edit source]

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