A special version of the standard Lato pistol with a slower fire rate but offering higher accuracy and damage values. The Lato Vandal has been customized by the Tenno with a blue-green metallic finish, and Lotus branding on the grips.

The Lato Vandal is the Vandal version of the Lato, distributed to the closed beta testers upon the transition to open beta as a special reward. The Lato Vandal has a metallic green-blue color scheme, and bears the Lotus emblem on the grip. The Lato Vandal gains improved damage and accuracy in exchange for a reduced rate of fire.

This weapon can be sold for Credits642,500.


This weapon deals primarily Slash b Slash damage.


  • Good damage.
  • Good rate of fire.
  • Has a Madurai Pol Polarity slot.
  • Good accuracy, can be used to shoot targets beyond medium range.
  • High critical chance.


  • Deals less Impact b Impact and Puncture b Puncture damage, less effective against shields and armor.


  • Lato Vandal, compared to Lato:
    • Higher base damage (50.0 vs. 30.0)
      • Higher Puncture b Puncture damage (12.5 vs. 7.5)
      • Higher Slash b Slash damage (30.0 vs. 15.0)
    • Higher critical chance (20% vs. 10%)
    • Higher critical damage multiplier (2x vs. 1.75x)
    • Higher status chance (5% vs. 3%)
    • Lower fire rate (5 rounds/sec vs. 6.67 rounds/sec)
    • More accurate (23 vs. 18)
    • Different polarities (Madurai Pol vs. None)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (4 vs. 0)
  • Lato Vandal, compared to Lato Prime:
    • Higher base damage (50.0 vs. 37.0)
      • Higher Impact b Impact damage (7.5 vs. 3.7)
      • Higher Puncture b Puncture damage (12.5 vs. 7.4)
      • Higher Slash b Slash damage (30.0 vs. 25.9)
    • Lower critical chance (20% vs. 30%)
    • Lower status chance (5% vs. 20%)
    • Lower fire rate (5 rounds/sec vs. 6.67 rounds/sec)
    • More accurate (23 vs. 18)
    • Different polarities (Madurai Pol vs. Madurai PolNaramon Pol)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (4 vs. 6)

Weapon LoadoutsEdit


  • It was released on Update 7.
  • Comes augmented with a catalyst and its own inventory slot.
  • Used to be similar in performance to the Latron due to its rate of fire, accuracy, and damage prior to Damage 2.0.
  • This special item was given to closed beta testers upon the transition to open beta; it was confirmed to come back, and will be available again at some point.


  • The Lato Vandal has a high chance of cutting corpses into pieces, similar to Slash b Slash-focused melee weapons. This makes the Lato Vandal 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.


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  • Lato Vandal Release Image
  • POE brought color customization to vandal weapons

Lato Vandal Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 21.0
  • Increased damage from 20 to 50
  • Increased Crit Chance from 8% to 20%
  • Increased Mastery Rank requirement from 0 to 4

Hotfix: Specters of the Rail 1

  • Slightly increased the damage of Lato Vandal in Conclave.

Update 17.9.1

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

See alsoEdit

  • Lato, the original counterpart of this gun.
  • Lato Prime, the prime counterpart of the regular Lato.
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