Before all other weapons, Tenno master the Skana. This simple blade becomes immensely powerful in the hands of a master. For Tenno, it is the foundation of their fighting style and a pillar of their culture.

The Skana is a standard issue sword for new Tenno recruits.

Can be sold for Credits645,000.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 35
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 150 Blueprint2 Blueprints Price:Credits6415,000


During the Vor's Prize tutorial prologue, the Skana is one of two melee weapons offered to the player, the other being the BoStaff MK1-Bo.

The blueprint can also be purchased from the Market for Credits6415,000.


This weapon deals primarily Slash b Slash damage.




  • Skana, compared to Skana Prime:
    • Lower base damage (35.0 vs. 42.0)
      • Lower Impact b Impact damage (5.25 vs. 6.3)
      • Lower Puncture b Puncture damage (5.25 vs. 6.3)
      • Lower Slash b Slash damage (24.5 vs. 29.4)
    • Lower critical chance (5% vs. 10%)
    • Lower attack speed (0.83 vs. 1)
    • Lower Combo Duration (3 s vs. 5 s)
    • Higher Range (2.5 m vs. 0 m)
    • Higher Block Angle (55° vs. 0°)
    • Different polarities (None vs. Madurai PolNaramon Pol)

Weapon LoadoutsEdit


  • Of all the starter weapons available during the Vor's Prize Quest, the Skana is the only one that cannot be bought with Credits, but instead has to be built with a blueprint acquired through the market.
  • The Skana is not required to craft the DualSkana Dual Skana.


  • The Skana was the very first Melee weapon available to new players prior to Update 14.0.
  • The Skana resembles the Russian Shashka, mirroring the curve of the blade and lack of crossguard.
  • Prior to Update 17.0, the Skana was used by Tyl Regor, the final boss of Uranus, before being replaced by the RegorAxeShield Ack & Brunt.


  • Skana in Codex.
  • Skana in Tyl Regor's hand.
  • The Skana as seen in the E3 2013 trailer.

Skana Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 20.5
  • TennoGen Arit skin added for Skana series.

Update 19.10

  • Skana model reworked.
    • Kintsugi and Nocturne skins added.

Update 18.5

  • Skana Conclave skin added.

Update 17.9

  • Day of the Dead skin added.

Update 17.2

  • Skana damage has been increased in Conclave.

Update 16.5

  • Skana series damage increased in Conclave.

Hotfix 16.1.3

  • Fixed Skana not sitting properly in the player's fist.

Update 7.11

  • Market price changed to Platinum64150.


  • Introduced.

Last updated: Hotfix 23.2.1

See alsoEdit

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