The Imperator Vandal has been customized by the Tenno with a blue-green metallic finish and Lotus branding on the barrel.

The Imperator Vandal is the Vandal form of the Imperator heavy machine gun for the Archwing flight system, sporting higher critical and status chance, magazine, and faster ammo regeneration, and is given a spool-up that improves its fire rate.

Manufacturing Requirements

Time: 12 hours
Rush: Platinum64 50
MarketIcon Market Price: N/A Blueprint2 Blueprints Price: N/A
Drop Locations


This weapon was awarded during the Operation: Eyes of Blight event for obtaining 15 (PC)/10 (PS4/XB1) Battle Points, complete with a free weapon slot and a pre-installed Orokin Catalyst.

The blueprint and parts are now obtainable from the Balor Fomorian Invasion via Fomorian Sabotage. All the components can be traded.


This weapon deals primarily Impact b Impact damage.



  • Tied with Imperator for the lowest base damage of all Archwing Guns.
  • Low status chance.


  • Imperator Vandal, compared to Imperator:
    • Higher critical chance (15% vs. 10%)
    • Higher status chance (10% vs. 5%)
    • Higher fire rate (25 rounds/sec vs. 16.7 rounds/sec)
    • Larger magazine (300 rounds vs. 250 rounds)
    • Faster reload speed (75 rounds/sec vs. 50 rounds/sec)
    • Different polarities (None vs. Madurai Pol)


  • Unlike its standard version, the Imperator Vandal has fire rate spool-up, allowing it to reach a maximum fire rate 50% higher than that of the Imperator. This makes the Imperator Vandal the third Event weapon to have an additional hidden feature over its original version, after Snipetron Vandal and Latron Wraith.
  • Though the Arsenal lists a fire rate of 16.67, this is the fire rate before spool-up. Once fully spooled, the Imperator Vandal has a maximum fire rate of 24.34 rounds per second, 50% above its listed value.
  • Despite its shots being shown as slow and even having bullet drift, the Imperator is a hit-scan weapon, and will immediately hit the enemy within its reticle regardless of distance or the appearance of the bullets it fires. As a side-effect, the Imperator can be used to snipe targets at distances of 2,000 meters or more. However, take note that the Imperator's damage fall off weakens it when attempting to engage enemies from beyond 2,000 meters, to the point of dealing no damage per shot.


  • The Imperator Vandal is the first Vandal arch-gun weapon released.
  • The Imperator Vandal was leaked as an entry in a player's Profile under Equipment, along with the Mara Detron, before it was revealed to be a reward for the Operation Eyes of Blight event.
  • The Imperator Vandal is the first event weapon that can be built using component parts.
  • In Hotfix 18.12.1 all future and existing Imperator Vandal blueprints and parts were made tradeable.


  • Imperator Vandal in the Codex
  • The Imperator Vandal as seen in the player's Profile.
  • Imperator Vandal
  • Imperator Vandal

Imperator Vandal Skins

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