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Utilizing a new fighting stance, this Tenno weapon turns fists into claws and enemies into messy piles of meat and scrap metal.

The Venka claws are gauntlets with retractable blades inflicting high DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash damage.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64.png 5,000.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64.png
20,000
Gallium.png
4
Salvage.png
1,000
Plastids.png
500
Forma2.png
1
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 35
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 175 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png15,000
Tenno Lab Research ClanAffinity64.png 3,000
Credits64.png
5,000
Gallium.png
2
Salvage.png
400
Plastids.png
75
PolymerBundle.png
600
Time: 72 hrs
Prereq: Sybaris
Ghost Clan x1   Shadow Clan x3   Storm Clan x10   Mountain Clan x30   Moon Clan x100

Characteristics[]

This weapon deals primarily DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash damage.

Advantages:

Disadvantages:

  • Lowest base damage of all claws.

Comparisons:

Acquisition[]

The Venka's blueprint can be researched from the Tenno Lab in the dojo.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64.png
20,000
Gallium.png
4
Salvage.png
1,000
Plastids.png
500
Forma2.png
1
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 35
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 175 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png15,000
Tenno Lab Research ClanAffinity64.png 3,000
Credits64.png
5,000
Gallium.png
2
Salvage.png
400
Plastids.png
75
PolymerBundle.png
600
Time: 72 hrs
Prereq: Sybaris
Ghost Clan x1   Shadow Clan x3   Storm Clan x10   Mountain Clan x30   Moon Clan x100

Trivia[]

  • Venka translates roughly to "victorious" or "to win" in Esperanto.
  • The claws retract up to the hands until used or equipped. 
  • The Venka was first seen as an accidentally leaked Codex entry in Update 13.0 (2014-04-09), along with the Corpuspolearm.png Serro and the PrimeBo.png Bo Prime, before any of the weapons were released.
  • It is the first claw-type weapon introduced in the game.
  • The damage of Venka is rather "not fixed" as it has 37.1 damage, causing damage to increase to 37.2+ reaching 38 at a very rare chance if tested on average damage per second on a target with no damage resistances and no armor.
  • The Venka are similar to the traditional Japanese weapon known as "tekkō-kagi," which were a claw-shaped blade bearing variation of the loaded-fist (brass knuckle-style) weapons known as "tekkō."
    • The Tenno Tekko, as they exist in the game, are more similar to a variation of short-bladed tekkō-kagi than tekkō. Given the cultural nuances and crossover between the Venka and Tekko, the variations in naming conventions are obviously apparent as to avoid player confusion and represent the in-universe evolution of the Tenno arsenal.[citation needed]
  • The blades resemble the "P" in Tenno Script.

Bugs[]

  • After using Warframe abilities, Claws won't show anymore, equipping them again will fix this. Tapping "Block" will also remedy this.
  • Occasionally, when equipping the weapon in your hands, it will state that you have the Malicious Raptor stance equipped, even when you do not.
  • Using AshIcon272.png Ash's BladeStorm130xDark.png Blade Storm with the Venka equipped will sometimes trigger a stealth attack on the target.

Media[]

Venka Skins Edit

Patch History[]

Hotfix 27.0.9 (2020-01-09)

  • Fixed missing Venka Melee sounds.

Update 26.0 (2019-10-31)

  • Mastery Rank increased from 3 to 4.
  • Damage increased from 37 to 140.
  • Range increased from 0.5 to 1.75.
  • Slam Attack increased from 74 to 420.
  • Slide Attack increased from 111 to 420.
  • Parry Angle set to 55.
  • Follow Through increased from 0.5 to 0.8.

Hotfix 25.7.6 (2019-09-18)

  • Fixed Mesa being unable to use abilities or melee when using the Venka after casting Peacemaker.

Update 17.0 (2015-07-31)

  • Fixed the Venka Claws not being visible to Clients when they are the only weapon equipped.

Hotfix 13.9.0.2 (2014-06-26)

  • Revised default position on Venka Tenno Claws.

Update 13.9 (2014-06-25)

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Update 26.0 (2019-10-31)

See Also[]

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