Lato is one of two Secondary weapons which can be acquired during the Vor's Prize tutorial prologue. A dual-wield version of the Lato, Aklato is also available but must be purchased separately.
Two special exclusive versions of the Lato exist; the
Lato Prime which was given to purchasers of the Grand Master Founders package, and the Lato Vandal rewarded to participants of the closed beta.
This weapon can be sold for
2,500, it is also a requisite ingredient for Bolto.
This weapon deals primarily
Good rate of fire.
Low recoil, making it easy to aim for weak spots.
Accurate for close to medium ranged combat.
Fast reload speed.
Good critical chance.
Low chance to proc a status effect.
Lower and Impact damages, less effective against shields and armor.
Lato, compared to the Lato Prime:
Lower base damage (30.0 vs. 37.0).
Higher damage (7.5 vs. 3.7).
Impact Higher damage (7.5 vs. 7.4).
Puncture Lower damage (15.0 vs. 25.9).
Slash Lower status chance (3.0% vs. 20.0%).
Lower critical chance (10.0% vs. 30.0%).
Lower critical multiplier (1.75x vs. 2.0x).
Lato, compared to the Lato Vandal:
Lower base damage (30.0 vs. 50.0).
Higher damage (7.5 vs. 7.5).
Impact Lower damage (7.5 vs. 12.5).
Puncture Lower damage (15.0 vs. 30.0).
Slash Faster fire rate (6.67 vs. 5.0).
Lower status chance (3.0% vs. 5.0%).
Lower critical chance (10.0% vs. 20.0%).
Lower critical multiplier (1.75x vs. 2.0x).
Lower accuracy (18.2 vs. 23.0).
Players new to
Warframe can choose the Lato as their first Secondary weapon in the Vor's Prize tutorial. This weapon can also be bought for 10,000 from the Market.
Weapon Loadouts Edit
The Lato has a high chance of cutting corpses into pieces, similar to -focused melee weapons. This makes the Lato a prime candidate for a Slash Desecrating Nekros to bring along, as the game considers the cut corpses as separate entities, essentially giving multiple corpses to desecrate from a single enemy and thus yielding more chances to create more drops.
Once the weapon ranks up to 30, consider using it to build the Bolto which is significantly better, at least in terms of combating the heavily armored Grineer enemies.
This weapon is used by the Grineer Lancers in Vor's Prize as a low damage alternative to the Grakatas they normally wield. It is also used by them in Mastery Rank Promotion Tests.
The Lato received a buff to its damage and critical stats in to bring it in line with the new MK1 weapons. The Update 14.0 Aklato however did not receive this buff until .
Update 15.16 Despite the Lato stating that it has 1.8x critical multiplier, it actually has a 1.75x critical multiplier.
The Lato is the only weapon with a critical multiplier of 1.75x.
It was seen in the Dark Sector original concept video.
Though the word has a variety of meanings in different languages, the usage here may be in Italian where it means "side", a nod to the weapon itself being a sidearm.
Lato in Codex. Lato Sk ns i
Patch History Edit
Increased damage from 18 to 30
Increased Crit Chance from 5% to 10%
Increased Status Chance from 1% to 3%
Improved volume of the new firing sounds in different environments for the Lato.
Further minor firing sound improvement tweaks to the Lato.
Optimized remastered Lato firing sounds for lower frame rates.
Fixed the Lato Vandal Halloween Skin from appearing in the Market on its own.
Conclave: Lato series damage increased
Damage multiplier for Lato normalized.
Added custom recoil animation for Lato
Lato now has queued fire, and is set up like other semi-auto weapons.
Market cost revised: 10,000 credits or 50 platinum
Update 0.0 Item introduced with game release.
Aklato, the akimbo counterpart of the Lato.
Lato Prime, the Prime counterpart of the Lato.
Lato Vandal, an exclusive Lotus upgrade to the Lato.
Bolto, a bolt-firing pistol that uses the Lato in crafting.
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