Fearsome and noble, the elegant two-handed Nikana is the pride of any Arsenal.

The Tatsu is RevenantIcon272 Revenant's signature Two-Handed Nikana, boasting high status chance and innate Radiation b Radiation damage. Kills with the Tatsu also create charges that on slide attacks can be released as seeking projectiles which stun enemies.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
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This weapon deals primarily Radiation b Radiation and Slash b Slash damage.



Weapon LoadoutsEdit


  • Killing enemies with the Tatsu will make it store up to a maximum of 5 Soul Swarm charges, with 1 charge gained per kill. These charges can then be discharged upon performing a slide attack, releasing seeking projectiles that home in on enemies within 30 meters, dealing 40% of the weapon's damage, stuns them upon impact, and has a chance of inflicting Radiation b Radiation proc. The number of projectiles launched is equivalent to the number of charges stored.
    • Soul Swarm charges can only be stored for a maximum of 120 seconds, with the timer refreshing when a new charge is gained.
    • When used by RevenantIcon272 Revenant, the maximum number of stored Soul Swarm charges is increased to 9.
    • Soul Swarm projectiles will home in on enemies within range even if the player is facing away from them.
    • All charges are launched at once against the current number of available enemies, meaning that if there are less enemies than there are projectiles, it is possible for a single enemy to be hit by multiple projectiles at once.
    • Enemies stunned by these projectiles are also open to finishers.
  • The weapon's default stance is Wise Razor


  • Because the Tatsu has full physical damage as well as an innate elemental (in this case Radiation b Radiation) Condition Overload synergizes well, especially when paired with Weeping Wounds.
    • Because the standard attack of the Wise Razor stance has a guaranteed chance to proc Slash b Slash, they are further boosted by the increase in damage awarded by Condition Overload.


  • The Tatsu is both the first and only two-handed Nikana type melee weapon currently in-game.
  • 断つ (tatsu) means "to sever".
    • Alternatively, 竜 (tatsu) means "dragon".
  • A two-handed Katana is called Nodachi or Ōdachi, and is often man-sized.
  • Tatsu was not released alongside RevenantIcon272 Revenant's back in Update 23.5 due to the delay of Melee 3.0 changes.
  • Unlike RevenantIcon272 Revenant and his signature shotgun, RevenantShotgun Phantasma, Tatsu doesn't require Sentient Cores to build.
  • Prior to Update 24.5, the Tatsu had a unique ability to store charges on kills and release them through charge attacks or melee combos in the form of seeking projectiles. This functionality was removed as it was not yet fully developed. This functionality was restored in Update 24.6.
  • Currently, the Tatsu does not have any compatible Holster styles, nor can its holster position be modified.
  • Tatsu deals more damage in Conclave than in Cooperative missions.


Patch HistoryEdit

Hotfix 24.6.2
  • The Tatsu Soul Swarm (Revenant) projectiles now have a lifetime of 5 seconds.

Update 24.6

  • Kills add charges (up to 5 max) that release seeking projectiles (same amount as charges) on slide attacks to stun enemies.
  • Having a ‘signature’ weapon now actually benefits you!
    • Tatsu: Charge cap is 9 when wielded by Revenant.

Update 24.5

  • Removed an unintended projectile launch on the 2nd charge attack of the Tatsu. This feature (as many have already determined) is unfinished, and will be revisited in the near future. Possibly tied to a certain Warframe...

Update 24.4

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Update 24.5

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