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Weapon Slot Secondary
Weapon Type Pistol
Trigger Type Semi-Auto
Flight Speed Hit-Scan
Noise Level 35.0 m
Fire Rate 6.7 rounds/sec
Accuracy 18.2
Magazine Size 15 rounds/mag
Max Ammo 210 rounds
Normal Attacks
Impact wImpact 4.5
Puncture wPuncture 4.5
Slash wSlash 9.0
Polarities None
Weapon Users Lancer (During Tutorial and Vor's Prize)
Introduced Vanilla
The Lato is a highly accurate pistol used by the Tenno everywhere.

The Lato is one of three 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 Credits64‍ 2,500, it is also a requisite ingredient for Bolto.


This weapon deals primarily Slash b Slash damage.


  • Good rate of fire.
  • Low recoil, making it easy to aim for weak spots.
  • Accurate for close to medium ranged combat.
  • Fast reload speed.


  • Low chance to critically hit.
  • Low chance to proc a status effect.
  • Generally low damage.
    • Lower Impact b Impact and Puncture b Puncture damages, less effective against shields and armor. 


  • Lato, compared to the Lato Prime:
    • Lower base damage (18.0 vs. 21.0).
      • Higher Impact b Impact damage (4.5 vs. 2.0).
      • Higher Puncture b Puncture damage (4.5 vs. 4.0).
      • Lower Slash b Slash damage (9.0 vs. 15.0).
    • Faster reload speed (1.0 vs. 1.2).
    • Lower status chance (1.0% vs. 5.0%).
    • Lower critical multiplier (1.8x vs. 2.0x).
    • No polarities.
  • Lato, compared to the Lato Vandal:
    • Lower base damage (18.0 vs. 20.0).
      • Higher Impact b Impact damage (4.5 vs. 3.0).
      • Lower Puncture b Puncture damage (4.5 vs. 5.0).
      • Lower Slash b Slash damage (9.0 vs. 12.0).
    • Faster fire rate (6.7 vs. 5.0).
    • Faster reload speed (1.0 vs. 1.2).
    • Lower status chance (1.0% vs. 5.0%).
    • Lower critical chance (5.0% vs. 7.5%).
    • Lower critical multiplier (1.8x vs. 2.0x).
    • Lower accuracy (18.2 vs. 23.0).
    • No polarities.


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 Credits64‍ 10,000.

Weapon LoadoutsEdit


  • The Lato has a high chance of cutting corpses into pieces, similar to Slash b Slash-focused melee weapons. This makes the Lato a prime candidate for a 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 and Braton are the only two weapons to have more than two variants (MK1, Prime and Vandal).
  • The Lato received a buff to its damage and critical stats in Update 14 to bring it in line with the new MK1 weapons.The Aklato however did not receive this buff until update 15.10
  • The Lato is the only weapon in Warframe that has a critical multiplier of 1.8x
  • It was seen in the Dark Sector original concept video.
  • The word "Lato" means "Summer" in Polish.


  • Lato in Codex.

Lato Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

Hotfix 17.9.1
  • Fixed the Lato Vandal Halloween Skin from appearing in the Market on its own.

Update 17.0

  • Conclave: Lato series damage increased

Update 0.0

  • Item introduced with game release.

See alsoEdit

  • 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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