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 Tenno polearm that boasts a long reach and good status chance at the expense of critical chance and damage.

This weapon can be sold for Credits645,000.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 35
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 180 Blueprint2 Blueprints Price:Credits6420,000


This weapon deals primarily Slash b Slash damage.



Weapon LoadoutsEdit


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


  • Being one of the longest melee weapons (after PrimePolearm Orthos Prime), the Orthos benefits greatly from Mod TT 20pxReach; 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 ~3.6 meters – about as wide as four Grineer/Corpus units standing in a line.
  • Combines with AshIcon272 Ash's maxed SmokeScreen130xDark Smoke Screen or LokiIcon272 Loki's Invisibility130xDark Invisibility for devastating attacks.


  • 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”.


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  • Orthos Stealth Kill (Click to see animated GIF)
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  • Arc path for the Charge attack.

Orthos Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

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:Hotfix

See alsoEdit


Start a Discussion Discussions about Orthos

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    • I think the Orthos looks far better then it's prime variant which is a bit of a bummer due to the fact that the prime variant is noticea...
    • Get the Forest Camo, doing so will revert the skin back to the original Orthos.
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