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 Slash b.svg Slash damage.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64.png5,000.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64.png
20,000
Gallium64.png
4
Salvage64.png
1,000
Plastids64.png
500
Forma64.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
Gallium64.png
2
Salvage64.png
400
Plastids64.png
75
PolymerBundle64.png
600
Time: 72 hrs
Prereq: Sybaris
Ghost Clan x1   Shadow Clan x3   Storm Clan x10   Mountain Clan x30   Moon Clan x100

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily Slash b.svg Slash damage.

Advantages:

Disadvantages:

  • Lowest base damage of all claws.

Comparisons:

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

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

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64.png
20,000
Gallium64.png
4
Salvage64.png
1,000
Plastids64.png
500
Forma64.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
Gallium64.png
2
Salvage64.png
400
Plastids64.png
75
PolymerBundle64.png
600
Time: 72 hrs
Prereq: Sybaris
Ghost Clan x1   Shadow Clan x3   Storm Clan x10   Mountain Clan x30   Moon Clan x100

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The Venka has an above average critical chance, making Mod TT 20px.pngBerserker useful in increasing the weapon's rather slow speed. Therefore, increasing the critical chance is recommended.
  • The Venka has an above average status chance, which goes well with the higher critical chance.
  • Because of the low damage and attack speed of the Venka, it's recommended to use a Warframe more suited for melee combat.
    • Fits ValkyrIcon272.png Valkyr well due to her high resistance to damage, as well as her Warcry130xDark.png Warcry ability which will speed up the attack speed of the weapon. VoltIcon272.png Volt can also use his Speed130xDark.png Speed ability to speed up the weapon and allow his high shields to soak up extra damage that will occur when focusing on melee combat against ranged enemies.
  • Use a maxed Mod TT 20px.pngFury for good effect, if paired with Mod TT 20px.pngMalicious Raptor, combos can be extremely quick and deadly with extra mod slots for matching polarities.

Weapon Loadouts[edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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, 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[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

Venka Skins

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Hotfix 27.0.9

  • Fixed missing Venka Melee sounds.

Update 26.0

  • 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

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

Update 17.0

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

Hotfix 13.9.0.2

  • Revised default position on Venka Tenno Claws.

Update 13.9

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Update 26.0

See Also[edit | edit source]

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