The Telos Akbolto can be acquired by reaching the Rank of Maxim with the Arbiters of Hexis, and spending 100,000 Standing to purchase. As with all Syndicate Weapons, the Telos Akbolto cannot be chosen as the free offering upon ranking up to Maxim rank.
See the user build section for builds using this weapon.
The Telos Akbolto has an innate Truth effect identical to that found in Arbiters of HexisWeapon Augment Mods. Upon accumulating sufficient affinity, the Telos Akbolto will release an AoE radial blast that deals Gas damage and proc, restores 25% of the Warframe's maximum Health, and temporarily buffs maximum Stamina by 100% for 30 seconds.
With a decently leveled Magnum Force and fully leveled multishot mods such as Barrel Diffusion and 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 out-put 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 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 proc with Deep Freeze.