The Tenno forged Orthos is a rare double bladed staff. Those who take the time to master it speak of its impressive striking distance and ability to hit multiple targets.

The Orthos is a Tenno polearm that boasts a long reach and good status chance at the expense of critical chance and damage.

This weapon can be sold for Credits645,000.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 35
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 180 Blueprint2 Blueprints Price:Credits6420,000


This weapon deals primarily Slash b Slash damage.




  • Orthos, compared to Orthos Prime:
    • Lower base damage (50.0 vs. 65.0)
      • Lower Impact b Impact damage (7.5 vs. 9.75)
      • Lower Puncture b Puncture damage (7.5 vs. 9.75)
      • Lower Slash b Slash damage (35.0 vs. 45.5)
    • Lower critical chance (5% vs. 10%)
    • Lower critical damage multiplier (1.5x vs. 2.0x)
    • Lower attack speed (0.92 vs. 1.17)
    • Different Stance Polarity (Naramon Pol vs. Zenurik Pol)

Weapon LoadoutsEdit


  • The Orthos will extend slightly when drawn, and retract back after "sheathing".


  • Being one of the longest melee weapons (after Orthos Prime), the Orthos benefits greatly from Reach – a maxed out Reach will allow you to hit enemies through walls, bypass Grineer Shield Lancer's shields, and strike Toxic Ancients without touching the poison cloud.
    • The total slash length of this weapon with a maxed Reach is 3.6 meters, as wide as approximately four Grineer/Corpus units standing in a line.
  • Combines with Ash's maxed Smoke Screen or Loki's Invisibility for devastating attacks.


  • In Greek mythology, Orthos (also known as Orthrus) is the name of a two headed dog, brother of Cerberus, which probably relates to the Orthos' two blades.
  • Ortho- is a prefix in Greek which meant "straight", “upright”, “right”, or “correct”.


  • Orthos
  • Orthos Stealth Kill (Click to see animated GIF)
  • Orthos
  • Arc path for the Charge attack.

Orthos Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 22.6
  • Fixed polearms clipping on some Warframes when using the standard holster position.

Hotfix: Specters of the Rail 1

  • Fixed the Orthos icon in the Market.

Hotfix 17.4.1

  • Fixed some weapons that expand on use not properly collapsing when use is finished (Glaive, Orthos, etc).

Update 13.9

  • Fixed an issue with the blade section of the Orthos not being able to be customized.

Update 9.6

  • Tweaks to Orthos hit sounds.

Update 8.1

  • Introduced.
Last updated:Hotfix

See alsoEdit

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