Imperator Vandal
Weapon Slot Arch-Gun
Trigger Type Auto
Fire Rate 25.05 rounds/sec
Accuracy 25.0
Magazine Size 300 rounds/mag
Reload Rate 60.0 rounds/sec
Normal Attacks
Impact wImpact 16.0
Puncture wPuncture 14.0
Slash wSlash 10.0
Crit Chance 15.0%
Introduced Update 15.8
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, offered as a reward for attaining 15 (10 for PS4/XB1) Battle Points in the Operation Eyes of Blight event.

The Imperator Vandal is also available as random component part drops -- blueprint, receiver and barrel -- after successfully completing Fomorian Sabotage missions.

Manufacturing Requirements

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


This weapon deals primarily Impact b Impact damage.


  • High rate of fire, especially after spool-up.
  • High Impact b Impact damage makes it effective against shields.
  • Large magazine size.
  • Comes with a Madurai Pol polarity slot.


  • Has damage fall off at range.
  • Low base damage.


  • Compared to the Imperator:
    • Larger magazine size. (300 rounds/mag vs. 250 rounds/mag)
    • Faster ammo reload rate. (60.0 rounds/sec vs. 50.0 rounds/sec)
    • Higher crit chance. (15.0% vs 10.0%)
    • Higher status chance. (10.0% vs 5.0%)
    • Has spool-up, increasing the rate of fire to 150%.


  • The Imperator Vandal as rewarded in Operation Eyes of Blight comes with a pre-installed Orokin Catalyst and weapon slot.
  • 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 16.7, this is the fire rate before spool-up. Once fully spooled, the Imperator Vandal has a maximum fire rate of 25.05 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 very 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.
  • As with all Vandal weapons, only the energy color can be changed. Other colors may be selected, but will not show on the weapon, unless said weapon possesses a skin.
  • The Imperator Vandal is the first event weapon that can be built using component parts.


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

Imperator Vandal Skins

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