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.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64 5,000.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 35
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 180 Blueprint2 Blueprints Price: Credits64 20,000


This weapon deals primarily Slash b Slash damage.


  • Long range attacks with a wide radius.
  • Hits up to 5 targets with AoE attacks.
  • Slide attacks have 100 damage and almost full AoE.
  • Large jump attack AoE.
  • Stance slot has Naramon Pol polarity, matches Bleeding Willow stance.


  • When swinging you will be reduced to a walking pace, starting on the third swing animation.
  • Normal attacks have awkwardly placed swing hitboxes which vary with each swing animation, making it more difficult to hit enemies.
  • Low critical chance.


  • 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

See alsoEdit

WeaponsDamageCompare AllCosmetics


Start a Discussion Discussions about Orthos

  • Orthos

    2 messages
    • I think the Orthos looks far better then it's prime variant which is a bit of a bummer due to the fact that the prime variant is noticea...
    • Get the Forest Camo, doing so will revert the skin back to the original Orthos.
  • Orthos or Fragor?

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    • Fragor,cus is very good against grineer,corpus and dont let those newbies saying inst good against infected only because dont deal"...
    • wrote:Fragor,cus is very good against grineer,corpus and dont let those newbies saying inst good against infected only because d...

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