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For the Arbiters of Hexis these pistols are more than just simple weapons, they are symbols of truth and discipline.

The Telos Akbolto is an exclusive version of the Akbolto.png Akbolto available only from the Arbiters of Hexis. Featuring significantly improved status chance at the expense of critical stats, the Telos Akbolto also possesses an innate Truth effect.


  • This weapon deals primarily DmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture damage.
  • On kill, bodies will follow the bolt that killed them, damaging anyone in their path and pinning the corpse to walls.
  • Innate Truth effect.
  • Innate Vazarin Pol.svg and Naramon Pol.svg polarities.


  • Tied with Akbolto.png Akbolto for the fastest fire rate of all semi-auto pistols.
  • No initial spread. Spread increases very slightly on subsequent shots.
  • Normal Attack
    • Above average magazine
    • Above average effective fire rate
    • High status chance


  • Projectiles have travel time.
  • Normal Attack
    • Below average crit chance
    • Very low reload speed



  • The Telos Akbolto can be acquired by reaching the Rank of Maxim with the Arbiters of Hexis, and spending ReputationBlackx64.png 100,000 to purchase. As with all Syndicate Weapons, the Telos Akbolto cannot be chosen as the free offering upon ranking up to Maxim rank.
  • Syndicate weapons can be also be acquired via Trading, but only for unranked copies without Forma and Orokin Catalyst installed.
  • Players must have a Mastery Rank of at least 11 to acquire the Telos Akbolto, either through trading or through the Syndicates themselves.


  • Focused on DmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture damage, therefore effective against armored enemies like the Grineer and most Corrupted.
  • For effective use of non-hitscan weapons, it is strongly recommended to learn leading. In short, leading means aiming ahead of your target so the projectile hits them at their predicted location.
  • Moderate recoil makes fast subsequent shots more difficult to land when fire rate mods are used.
  • Using the Mod TT 20px.png Pistol Ammo Mutation mod can help regain lost ammo when needed.
  • With a decently leveled Mod TT 20px.png Magnum Force and fully leveled multishot mods such as Mod TT 20px.png Barrel Diffusion and Mod TT 20px.png Lethal Torrent these pistols visibly fire 2-3 bolts per shot. When used over a longer range this results in the Telos Akbolto having the effective use of "spray and pray" weapons whilst retaining respectable damage output and ammo economy.
  • The bolts spawn as physical objects at the muzzle of the Telos Akbolto.
    • If an enemy is standing right in front of you, so that the muzzle is inside of them, you will sometimes not be able to hit, because the Telos Akbolto is non-hitscan and pretty long, so the bolts spawn behind the hitbox of that enemy.
    • Also if taking cover behind a thick object (i.e. door case) you will not be able to shoot anything but the wall in front you if the muzzle is inside of that object.
  • The innate Vazarin Pol.svg polarity can somewhat limit elemental modding potential, thus making it a less desirable polarity for elemental modding. If you wish to focus more on elemental damage, then it is recommended to either ignore the polarity or use Forma to turn it into a more suitable polarity.
    • However, its moderately high status chance alongside the high fire rate can be useful in inflicting cold procs with Mod TT 20px.png Deep Freeze.


  • The word telos means an ultimate end or goal, derived from Greek teleology, essentially the study of purpose.
  • The Telos Akbolto was the first item to hold the "Telos" prefix. The Telos Syandana was second.


Telos Akbolto Skins Edit

Patch History[]

Update 22.12 (2018-02-09)

  • Mastery Rank increased from 6 to 11
  • Status chance increased from 12.5% to 29%
  • Critical chance increased from 10 to 13%
  • Damage decreased from 50 to 47.

Hotfix: Specters of the Rail 2.2 (2016-08-10)

  • Fixed enemies not being alerted by the Telos AkBolto.

Update 17.4 (2015-09-09)

  • Fixed missing weapon trails from projectiles created by the Telos Akbolto.

Hotfix 16.8.1 (2015-06-10)

  • Ormolu Skin now works on the Telos Akbolto!

Update 15.13 (2015-02-05)

  • Fixed unique energy colors not applying to the Telos Akbolto.

Update 15.5 (2014-11-27)

  • Introduced.
Last update: Update 22.15 (2018-03-07)

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