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Octavia's pistol hammers foes with single shots or a rapid volley of bullets. When wielded by Octavia, alt-fire Headshot Kills increase Reload Speed.

The Pandero is OctaviaIcon272.png Octavia's signature Pistol, firing semi-automatic shots with sheer power complimented by its high Critical Chance and Multiplier. The Alternate Fire bursts out all remaining rounds in the Magazine as a single full-automatic burst, but disables Aiming, has high recoil, and is wide spread to hinder its range. When weiled by OctaviaIcon272.png Octavia or OctaviaPrime.png Octavia Prime, the Pandero will reload faster after a headshot Alternative Fire kill.


  • This weapon deals primarily DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash damage.
  • Alternate Fire shoots all remaining bullets in the magazine in a quick burst.
    • Benefits from magazine increasing mods to further increase the burst's Damage.
    • Prevents Zoom.
    • Has high Recoil and wide spread, making it inaccurate beyond short range.


  • High ammo efficiency.
  • Normal Attack
    • High crit chance
    • Above average damage
    • High reload speed
    • High crit multiplier
  • Alt-Fire
    • Second highest crit chance behind TenetDiplos.png Tenet Diplos
    • Second highest crit multiplier behind Catabolyst.png Catabolyst
    • High effective fire rate
    • Above average max ammo
    • High reload speed


  • Primary fire has noticeable recoil.
  • Normal Attack
    • Low magazine
    • Low effective fire rate
    • Low status chance
    • Low disposition
  • Alt-Fire
    • Low magazine
    • Below average damage
    • Very low status chance



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

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 35
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 190 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png20,000

This weapon can be sold for ‍5,000.


  • As a Signature Weapon, Pandero gains a bonus effect when weilded by OctaviaIcon272.png Octavia or OctaviaPrime.png Octavia Prime, where headshot kills with the Alternate Fire increases Reload Speed by 20%.
    • No weak spots other than actual heads will trigger this effect.
      • Headshots on invulnerable enemies will still grant this effect, but not with invulnerable bosses.
  • The Alternate Fire of the Pandero will eject all of the remaining Ammunition in the Magazine in a single burst.
    • The base Fire Rate of the Alternative Fire is 10 rounds per second
    • Increasing the Magazine Size of the Weapon such as with Mod TT 20px.png Slip Magazine and using Recoil reduction Mods like Mod TT 20px.png Steady Hands can help to make its Damage output more consistent and reliable.
    • If buffed with unlimited Ammo such as from the Reactant Buff, the Weapon will only fire its current magazine at a time, with small delays between each trigger pull.
    • Alternative Fire be canceled using Quick Melee.
    • Aiming will be disabled for the duration of the burst, and so the Alternate Fire cannot benefit from Acolyte Mods.


  • Pandero is the Spanish word for Tambourine, a hand-held percussion instrument.
  • The Pandero's last four shots sound slightly different, to indicate low Ammunition.
  • The Pandero is actually an 8 shot, double action revolver, as indicated in the Reload animation and the rapid manual cocking animation of the the hammer during Alternate Fire.
    • The cylinder is very far forward, resulting in an extremely short barrel.


Pandero Skins Edit

Patch History[]

Update 24.6 (2019-04-04)

  • Having a ‘signature’ weapon now actually benefits you!
    • Pandero: Headshot kills with alt fire increase reload speed by 20% when wielded by Octavia.

Hotfix 23.0.6 (2018-06-27)

  • Fixed the Pandero Secondary Fire Codex/Arsenal description saying ‘Charged Shot’ when it is actually a ‘Burst Shot’.

Hotfix 22.15.1 (2018-03-08)

  • Slightly adjusted the hand position when holding the Pandero Ceramica Skin to make it sit nicer in the Warframe's hand.
  • Fixed floating clip when reloading the Pandero equipped with the Ceramica Skin.

Update 22.15 (2018-03-07)

  • Pandero Ceramica Skin added.

Update 22.12 (2018-02-09)

  • Critical damage increased from 2.5x to 2.8x (Primary and Alt Fire).
  • Status chance decreased from 15% to 10% (Primary and Alt Fire).
  • Damage decreased from 76 to 72 (Primary and Alt Fire).

Update 22.0 (2017-10-12)

  • Fixed bullets from Pandero's Alt Fire coming from the holster position and not the gun when performing a Melee slide attack.

Update 21.7 (2017-09-09)

  • Reduced the damage of Pandero alt fire in Conclave.

Hotfix 21.3.1 (2017-08-04)

  • Fixed Pandero's alt fire bullets shooting from the holster position after a melee slide attack.

Hotfix 21.0.4 (2017-07-05)

  • Fixed the Pandero's reload sounds being too loud.
  • Fixed missing Pandero reload sounds when using it in Dual-Wield.

Update 21.0 (2017-06-29)

  • Fixed being unable to shoot with the Pandero when downed, except when using alt-fire or when scoped.
  • Pandero damage reduced in Conclave.
  • Increased ammo pool of Pandero in Conclave.

Hotfix 20.0.4 (2017-03-27)

  • Reduced the damage of the Pandero in Conclave.

Update 20.0 (2017-03-24)

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Hotfix 23.10.8 (2018-10-25)

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