Orokin elites admired farmers in conquered regions, because they had learned to fight with modified farming tools despite being forbidden to own weapons. For their voyage, the Zariman were presented with Praedos in recognition of Zariman tenacity. The Void reinforces the strength of the spirited individual by fortifying the Praedos.

Praedos is an Incarnon ceremonial tonfa. Once its Incarnon form is unlocked, Tenno can transform this weapon in battle by executing a Heavy Attack with a Melee Combo of 5x or higher, increasing the weapon's range and attack speed.


  • This weapon deals primarily DmgSlashSmall64 Slash damage.
  • Stance slot has Madurai Pol polarity, matching Mod TT 20px Gemini Cross and Mod TT 20px Star Divide (Conclave only) stance.
  • Incarnon weapons can be upgraded via evolution tiers and change perks.
  • Unlock this weapon's Incarnon form by killing 100 enemies across any and all missions.
  • Activate Incarnon form by executing a Heavy Attack with a Melee Combo of 5x or higher (3x with Swift Transmute).
    • When the transformation is ready, the combo counter will shimmer with Void energy.
  • Incarnon form lasts for 90 seconds and behaves as follows:
    • Range increases by 3 meters.
    • Attack speed increases by 40%.
    • The transformation persists through all states such as holstering, bleedout and disarm, but is removed upon death.
  • Grants a 30% Parkour Velocity bonus (through Incarnon Evolution IV).

Advantages over other Melee weapons (excluding modular weapons):

  • Normal Attack (wiki attack index 1)
    • High attack speed (1.17x animation speed)

Disadvantages over other Melee weapons (excluding modular weapons):

  • Normal Attack (wiki attack index 1)
    • Below average status chance (20.00%)
    • Very low disposition (●○○○○ (0.60x))

See WARFRAME Wiki:Stat Comparison/Percentiles for more details.


Praedos' main blueprint is purchased from Cavalero of The Holdfasts at Rank 4 - Seraph for ReputationLarge 9,000 Standing. The blueprint can be traded.

Manufacturing Requirements
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VoidplumePinion Voidplume Pinion
VoidplumeQuill Voidplume Quill
Ferrite Ferrite
ThraxPlasm Thrax Plasm
Time: 1 Day(s)
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MarketIcon Market Price: PlatinumLarge N/A Blueprint2 Blueprints Price:ReputationLarge9,000


  • If an Incarnon Form is successfully achieved, Praedos will depict itself exuding a turquoise aura. The skin in this state is shared across all tonfas skins.


  • When newly acquired from the Foundry, players must acquire 100 kills with the Praedos in order to gain access to its Incarnon transformation. The following Evolution tiers, their requirements for unlocking them, and their related perks, are shown below;

Evolution I[]

  • Unlock Challenge: Kill 100 enemies with the Praedos
  • Reach 5x Combo and then Heavy Attack to activate Incarnon Form.
    • +3 Range.
    • +40% Attack Speed.
  • Incarnon Form lasts for 90 seconds and persists until death.

Evolution II[]

  • Unlock Challenge: Activate Incarnon Form 6 times in a mission.
    • Refreshing the duration will not count toward the challenge.
  • Perk 1: Seismic Slam:
    • +50% Slam Radius
  • Perk 2: Whirling Flurry:
  • Perk 3: Drifting Grace:

Evolution III[]

  • Unlock Challenge: Complete 3 Heavy Attacks on Thrax Centurions or Legates
  • Perk 1: Shockwave Synergy:
    • For each enemy hit by Slam radius, gain 4 Combo Count.
  • Perk 2: Reaching Lunge:
    • +1.5m Slide Attack Range
  • Perk 3: Adept Reflexes:
    • +15 Initial Combo

Evolution IV[]

  • Unlock Challenge: Close 12 Ruptures in Void Flood
  • Perk 1: Swift Transmute:
    • Reach 3x Combo and Heavy Attack to activate Incarnon Form
  • Perk 2: Evolved Ascension:
    • +30% Parkour Velocity
  • Perk 3: Vaulting Leap:
    • Increase Double Jump strength by +100%

Evolution V[]

  • Unlock Challenge: Complete a Solo mission with an Incarnon Weapon equipped in every slot
  • Perk 1: Transfigured Momentum:
    • On Slide Kill: +50% Heavy Attack Efficiency for 30s
  • Perk 2: Kinetic Harmony:
    • +100% Heavy Attack Wind Up Speed
  • Perk 3: Universal Readiness:
    • Collecting ammo grants 5 Melee Combo counter
      • Resets the Melee Combo timer


  • Combining Mod TT 20px Corrupt Charge and Adept Reflexes grants a passive minimum 3x Melee Combo, allowing Swift Transmute to immediately transform Praedos at will.
  • Mod TT 20px True Punishment affects Shockwave Synergy, effectively doubling the Combo Count gain from 4 to 8 per enemy hit by the Slam radius. It is also affected by other sources that grant additional combo count chance.
  • Using an Exalted Weapon will negate Evolution V challenge.
  • Incarnon Genesis weapons are counted for Evolution V challenge.


  • Praedo means robber or plunderer in Latin.



Patch History[]

Update 36.0 (2024-06-18)

  • Fixed repeatedly hovering over Praedos’ “Drifting Grace” Incarnon Evolution incorrectly increasing a Warframe’s Sprint Speed stat in the Arsenal UI.

Hotfix 33.6.4 (2023-08-15)

  • Fixed the Evolution V Incarnon Challenge (Complete a mission with an Incarnon Weapon in every slot) not completing for the Praedos when using weapons with Incarnon Geneses installed.

Update 33.0 (2023-04-26)

  • Changed Incarnon Weapons’ “DAMAGE” stat to “Incarnon Form” when viewing the Incarnon Form damage values in the Arsenal.
  • Fixed being able to refresh Praedos’ Incarnon Form timer by performing a heavy ground slam.
    • All other Incarnon Melee weapons trigger their Incarnon Form via heavy attack and do not have the ability to refresh their Incarnon Form timer. So Praedos has been fixed to remove this unintended functionality.
  • Fixed Praedos losing their Incarnon Form after entering Arsenal in the Simulacrum.
  • Fixed Incarnon weapons reverting to their default form not being visible to other players in the squad until it is shot again.

Hotfix 32.2.5 (2022-12-14)

  • Fixed Incarnon Weapons losing their crosshair when flying around in Archwing in open landscape areas.

Hotfix 32.2.4 (2022-12-07)

  • Fixes towards script error with Incarnon Weapons’ HUD.

Hotfix 32.2.1 (2022-11-30)

  • (Hot-dropped earlier today) Fixed certain players getting a “failed to update account” error while trying to complete Incarnon Weapon challenges in mission.
  • Fixed script error when hovering over Incarnon Weapon upgrades in the Arsenal UI.

Update 32.0 (2022-09-07)

  • Fixed the default Arching Reticle overlapping the custom Incarnon Weapon Reticle when in Archwing.
  • Fixed Incarnon Weapon reticles being visible in Captura Scenes.

Hotfix 31.7.2 (2022-08-17)

  • You can now search for Incarnon weapons in your Inventory by typing “Incarnon”.

Update 31.6 (2022-06-09)

  • Updated Incarnon Weapon Evolution screen to include stat comparisons when selecting Evolution perks in Cavalero’s evolve screen. From the original known bugs list.
  • Made some slight adjustments to framing of Incarnon weapons in Cavalero’s Evolution screen.
  • Updated Praedos transformation Sound with Void FX.
  • Fixed Incarnon weapons using Skins in Incarnon form. From the original known bugs list.
  • Fixed cases of Evolution perks not working for Clients.
  • Fixed Incarnon Evolutions UI persisting in the Loadouts screen.
  • Fixed the Praedos’ Evolution III challenge working on non-Thrax enemies.

Hotfix 31.5.9 (2022-05-12)

  • Fixed the Incarnon Weapon Evolution UI elements persisting in the Loadout screen.

Hotfix 31.5.5 (2022-05-03)

  • Fixed being unable to trigger Transmutation on Incarnon weapons with alt-fire/heavy attack after Host migration.

Hotfix 31.5.4 (2022-05-02)

  • Added custom icon for the ‘Incarnon Challenges’ category in the in-mission Challenge Progress window.

Hotfix 31.5.3 (2022-04-29)

  • Fixed script error related to checking challenge progress for Incarnon Weapons while in mission.

Update 31.5 (2022-04-27)

  • Introduced.

See Also[]