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The MK1-Paris is the standard issue bow for all Tenno.

The MK1-Paris is the MK1 variant of the Paris.png Paris and is the standard issue bow for new Tenno recruits. This weapon is best for new players who desire a stealthy approach to ranged attacks.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64.png 2,500.


This weapon deals primarily DmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture damage.


  • Uncharged Shot
    • Third highest reload speed behind Phantasma.png Phantasma
    • High crit chance
    • Above average damage
    • High disposition
  • Charged Shot
    • Third highest reload speed behind Phantasma.png Phantasma
    • Above average crit chance
    • Very high disposition


  • Uncharged Shot
    • Very low magazine
    • Very low effective fire rate
    • Very low max ammo
    • Low status chance
  • Charged Shot
    • Very low magazine
    • Very low effective fire rate
    • Low max ammo
    • Low status chance



During the Awakening, the MK1-Paris is one of two primary weapons offered to the player, the other being the Braton.png MK1-Braton.

The weapon can also be purchased from the Market for Credits64.png 15,000.


  • The MK-1 Paris is a slightly weaker version of the standard Paris.png Paris, with less overall damage. It handles identically otherwise. However, it has a very minuscule 0.1 second faster reload.
  • Enemies will notice missed arrows but arrows that hit are silent.


  • Charging can be cancelled without releasing the arrow using the reload button (Press reload button while holding the left mouse).
  • All "charge weapons" (except Angstrum.png Angstrum) are now capable of holding their charge during a sprint, and as long as the user starts the charge, they are able to finish charging while they are still sprinting. This allows for more mobility to the user such as charging their weapon in cover, then run into the room and to unleash their first shot at first sight at the enemy immediately.
    • Using elevators and opening co-op doors also does not cancel the charge, however hacking consoles and opening lockers will.
    • Sliding when you are about to hit the ground (from any height) is very useful for keeping your charge instead of losing it by rolling.
  • Use a Squad Ammo Restore instead of the Mod TT 20px.png Arrow Mutation to gain more mod capacity, while maintaining large pools of ammunition. Or bring along Carrier equipped with Ammo Case.


  • The MK-1 Paris was introduced as one of three starter Primary weapons in Update 14.0 (2014-07-18), alongside the Braton.png MK1-Braton and the Strun.png MK1-Strun.
  • Paris is most likely named for Paris of Troy in Homer's Iliad, who was a skilled archer and the one to have killed Achilles by firing an arrow into his heel.
  • The Paris is the only bow that does not have a tension spring, as the arrow is held in place and launched by magnetic induction rather than physical force.


  • After charging an arrow and firing it while zooming, the next arrow you fire will not be drawn from the quiver, and instead the Paris and your hand will jerk very slightly. The next shot will show the reloading animation correctly.
  • On Xbox One, entering a mission by dropping from the Liset shows the arrow stuck to the Tenno's hand. The same can sometimes be seen when extracting.
    • Both bugs are visual only and do not affect the gameplay.


MK1-Paris Skins Edit

Patch History[]

Update 25.7 (2019-08-29)

  • Normalized quick shots to have the same critical chance/damage and status chance as charged shots.
  • While reviewing Bow stats the team has also refreshed all their FX (including the Lenz)!
  • Quick Shot increased from 100 to 115
  • Charged Shot increased from 120 to 230

Update 19.10 (2017-02-09)

  • Paris model reworked.

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