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The Tenno forged Orthos is a rare double bladed staff. Those who take the time to master it speak of its impressive striking distance and ability to hit multiple targets.

The Orthos is a LotusBlack.png Tenno polearm that boasts a long reach and good status chance at the expense of critical chance and critical multiplier.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64.png 5,000.

Characteristics[]

This weapon deals primarily Slash DamageDmgSlashSmall64.png Slash damage.

Advantages

Disadvantages

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Acquisition[]

The Orthos's blueprint can be purchased from the Market.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64.png
20,000
Morphics64.png
4
PolymerBundle64.png
500
Ferrite64.png
850
AlloyPlate64.png
700
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 35
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 180 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png20,000

Notes[]

  • The Orthos will extend slightly when drawn, and retract back after "sheathing".

Tips[]

  • Being one of the longest melee weapons (after Orthos PrimePrimePolearm.png Orthos Prime), the Orthos benefits greatly from ReachMod TT 20px.png Reach; a maxed out Reach will allow you to strike through multiple enemies, bypass Grineer Shield Lancer's shields, and strike Toxic Ancients without touching the poison cloud.
    • The average range of this weapon with a maxed Reach is 4.1 meters.

Trivia[]

  • In Greek mythology, Orthos (also known as Orthrus) is the name of a two headed dog, brother of Cerberus, which probably relates to the Orthos' two blades.
  • Ortho- is a prefix in Greek which meant "straight", “upright”, “right”, or “correct”.

Gallery[]

Media[]

Orthos Skins Edit

Patch History[]

Update 26.0 (2019-10-31) Actual patch notes made a mistake on new damage number.

  • Damage increased from 50 to 185.
  • Range increased from 2 to 3.
  • Status Chance increased from 15% to 18%.
  • Critical Chance increased from 5% to 6%.
  • Slam Attack increased from 100 to 555.
  • Slide Attack increased from 111 to 370.
  • Parry Angle set to 55.
  • Follow Through reduced from 0.8 to 0.6.

Update 25.7 (2019-08-29)

  • Fixed the Orthos (Prime) changing sizes randomly when cycling through skin options for it, predominantly the Forest-Camo and Tekelu skins.

Update 22.6 (2017-12-07)

  • Fixed polearms clipping on some Warframes when using the standard holster position.

Hotfix: Specters of the Rail 1 (2016-07-08)

  • Fixed the Orthos icon in the Market.

Hotfix 17.4.1 (2015-09-10)

  • Fixed some weapons that expand on use not properly collapsing when use is finished (Glaive, Orthos, etc).

Update 13.9 (2014-06-25)

  • Fixed an issue with the blade section of the Orthos not being able to be customized.

Update 9.6 (2013-08-16)

  • Tweaks to Orthos hit sounds.

Update 8.1 (2013-06-07)

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Update 26.0 (2019-10-31)

See Also[]

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