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 that can deal high amounts of slashing damage and good amounts of puncture damage, tearing apart Infested and light Grineer enemies alike with ease.
The Venka has an above average critical chance, making Berserker 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 Valkyr well due to her high resistance to damage, as well as her Warcry ability which will speed up the attack speed of the weapon. Volt can also use his Speed 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 Fury for good effect, if paired with Malicious Raptor, combos can be extremely quick and deadly.
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, along with the Serro and the 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.