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"Do you hear that music? An echo of the Mandachord's sweet harmony. It takes me to another place, another life, where I was..."

The Mandachord is OctaviaIcon272.png Octavia and Octavia PrimeIcon272.png Octavia Prime's signature instrument that allows her to interact with her abilities. To use it, click the Mandachord  tab when Octavia is equipped.


It is acquired automatically upon purchasing Octavia with Platinum64.png  Platinum or building Octavia after acquiring her blueprint from Octavia's Anthem quest.

After the completion of Octavia's Anthem quest, additional Mandachords can be purchased from Cephalon Simaris for ReputationBlackx64.png 25,000.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 30 min
Rush: Platinum64.png 25
MarketIcon.png Market Price: N/A Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price: N/A


Mandchord's interface

The Mandachord is comprised of 4 bars (or measures) which are represented by the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 (as seen outside the circle above each of the solid grey vertical lines). Placing one note at the start of each bar is a whole note. Each bar is divided into quarters which are represented by the vertical lines. The tempo is set to 120 beats per minute, meaning each bar is 2 seconds long, and each slot is the 16th note. In other words, each song loop is 8 seconds long.

A Mandachord song is comprised of three tracks: Percussion, Bass, and Melody. The Bass and Melody tracks can be comprised of five notes of the D minor pentatonic scale: D, F, G, A, and C. From top to bottom on the Mandachord, the Percussion track can be comprised of a bass drum, snare drum, or hi-hat equivalent.

  • Each ability is affected by a section of the Mandachord: Percussion (Mallet130xDark.png Mallet), Bass (Resonator130xDark.png Resonator), and Melody (Amp130xDark.png Metronome).
  • Instruments enable selection of different sound packs for each section. The Adau sound pack is available by default.
  • Volume Mixer allows volume adjustments for each section. Volume settings will apply during Mandachord customization and to the appropriate abilities during gameplay.
  • Track Isolation enables toggling on or off each section for better audio clarity while composing a song.
  • Loop allows selection of bars 1 through 4 to continuously loop for note changes comparison while composing a song. Additionally, a bar's notes can be copied to another bar, or completely cleared from the selected bar.
  • Composition enables saving new songs, reloading the current song, and loading custom and instrument songs from your playlist.
  • The Mandachord may be paused at any time by clicking the Pause button at the bottom-right corner. Click again to resume.


Each Instrument is in the same key (D minor Pentatonic). These can be bought separately for Platinum64.png 50 each from the Mandachord interface. The Bombast Instrument is only acquired upon acquisition of Octavia PrimeIcon272.png Octavia Prime.

  • Adau (default) - Ceremonial
  • Alpha - Synthesizers
  • Beta - Synthesizers
  • Bombast (Prime) - Hip-Hop Synthesizers
  • Delta - Heavy Synthesizers
  • Druk - Heavy Metal
  • Epsilon - Synthesizers
  • Gamma - Synthesizers
  • Horos - EDM Synthesizers
  • Plogg - Pop-rock


Adau Bombast
BardTennoPackA.png BardTennoPackB.png
 (download) File:BardTennoPackB.ogg (download)


Alpha Beta Delta
BardCorpusPackA.png BardCorpusPackB.png BardCorpusPackC.png
 (download)  (download)  (download)
Gamma Epsilon Horos
BardCorpusPackD.png BardCorpusPackE.png HorosInstrumentsPack.png
 (download)  (download)  (download)


Druk Plogg
BardGrineerPackA.png BardGrineerPackB.png
 (download)  (download)

Sharing Music[]


Type [Song] in Chat to open up a menu of all your Mandachord songs. Select the song you want to share and other players with Octavia will be able to copy that Mandachord song for their own use.

Notes Samples[]

The notes available on the Mandachord are in D Minor Pentatonic scale (D, F, G, A, C).

Instrument Note Adau Bombast Alpha Beta Delta Gamma Epsilon Horos Druk Plogg
Closed hi-hat  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)
Open hi-hat  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)
Pedal  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)
Bass drum
D4  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)
F4  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)
G4  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)
A4  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)
C5  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)
Snare drum
D4  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)
F4  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)
G4  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)
A4  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)
C5  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)  (download)


  • For linking songs to Chat to work, the game uses similar text encoding in the back-end as the Shawzin.[1]

Patch History[]

Hotfix 31.1.4 (2022-02-15)

Hotfix 31.1.3 (2022-02-15)

  • Fixed being able to exceed the Mandachord’s allotted notes per section.

Update 29.10 (2021-03-19)

  • Fixed delay in first note of the melody instrument of the Bombast Mandachord pack.

Update 29.9 (2021-02-23)


Strike up a symphony of destruction with the mistress of music, Octavia, in her grandest and most spectacular form. Featuring altered Mod Polarities for greater customization. Octavia Prime also comes with the brand new hip-hop inspired Bombast Instruments Pack!

Hotfix 29.8.1 (2021-02-18)

  • (Undocumented) Removed Bombast Instruments from the Market.

Update 29.8 (2021-02-11)

  • (Undocumented bug) Added Bombast Instruments in the Market.

Hotfix 28.0.6 (2020-06-24)

  • Fixed saving the default Mandachord song to your customization causing it to reset back to what it was previously the next time you return to the Orbiter.

Update 22.4 (2017-11-23)


A themed instrument pack for Octavia's Mandachord. The score to war, with a danceable beat.

*This pack can be found by accessing the Mandachord in Octavia’s Appearance screen.

Update 21.0 (2017-06-29)

Mandachord Packs!

2 new Mandachord instrument packs are here:

  • Epsilon Instruments - Electronic!
  • Plogg Instruments - Pop-rock!

*Find them in your Arsenal for purchase!

Update 20.0 (2017-03-24)

  • Introduced.


External Links[]

See Also[]

  • Shawzin, another playable instrument.