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.pngTenno 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.png5,000.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash damage.




Acquisition[edit | edit source]

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

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 35
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 180 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png20,000

Notes[edit | edit source]

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

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Being one of the longest melee weapons (after PrimePolearm.png Orthos Prime), the Orthos benefits greatly from Mod 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.
  • Combines with AshIcon272.png Ash's maxed SmokeScreen130xDark.png Smoke Screen or LokiIcon272.png Loki's Invisibility130xDark.png Invisibility for devastating attacks.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

Media[edit | edit source]

Orthos Skins Edit

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 26.0 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

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

Update 22.6

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

Hotfix: Specters of the Rail 1

  • Fixed the Orthos icon in the Market.

Hotfix 17.4.1

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

Update 13.9

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

Update 9.6

  • Tweaks to Orthos hit sounds.

Update 8.1

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Update 26.0

See Also[edit | edit source]

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