The MK1-Bo is the standard issue staff weapon for all Tenno.
The MK1-Bo is one of three starting Melee weapons available to new Tenno, which can be picked up during the Vor's Prize tutorial prologue. Its long reach make it ideal for new players who want to keep enemies at arm's length.
The MK1-Bo is a weaker version of the standard Bo that deals less overall damage.
Only the host is capable of ragdolling enemies with the Bo. This most likely is a bug.
There is a bug that will toggle the channeling effect permanently on your weapon, when executing slash dash without holding it for pure melee. Sometimes the staff will just continue to shine brightly (while on your back) as if you were channeling it. Attacking with melee removes the effect.
Its generous status chance makes it useful for slowing down enemies with North Wind.
The MK1-Bo was introduced as one of three starting Melee weapon options for new players, alongside the Skana and the Furax.
Bō (棒:ぼう) is the Japanese word for stick/rod/staff. Used for various forms and styles of martial arts around the world the staff is a highly versatile weapon. Its composition is usually made of hard wood though its weight could vary from light to heavy, flexible to rigid, and from simple shaft to decorated ornaments. A bō staff is typically 6 feet long with other staves of various lengths possessing different names.
Despite the blue energy depicted in the Bo's portrait the default energy color of the Bo is red.