Before all other weapons, Tenno master the Skana. This simple blade becomes immensely powerful in the hands of a master. For Tenno, it is the foundation of their fighting style and a pillar of their culture.

The Skana is one of two starting Melee weapons available to new Tenno during the Vor's Prize tutorial prologue.

Can be sold for Credits645,000.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 35
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 150 Blueprint2 Blueprints Price:Credits6415,000


This weapon deals primarily Slash b Slash damage.



  • Low base damage.
  • Low critical chance.


  • Skana, compared to Prisma Skana:
    • Lower critical chance (5% vs. 20%)
    • Lower critical damage multiplier (1.5x vs. 2.0x)
    • Lower attack speed (0.83 vs. 1)
  • Skana, compared to Skana Prime:
    • Lower base damage (35.0 vs. 42.0)
      • Lower Impact b Impact damage (5.25 vs. 6.3)
      • Lower Puncture b Puncture damage (5.25 vs. 6.3)
      • Lower Slash b Slash damage (24.5 vs. 29.4)
    • Lower critical chance (5% vs. 10%)
    • Lower attack speed (0.83 vs. 1)
    • Different polarities (None vs. Madurai PolNaramon Pol)

Weapon LoadoutsEdit


  • Prior to Update 17.0, the Skana was used by Tyl Regor, the final boss of Uranus.
  • Of all the starter weapons available during the Vor's Prize Quest, the Skana is the only one that cannot be bought with Credits, but instead has to be built with a blueprint acquired through the market.
  • Similar to other Dual Sword-type blueprints, this weapon is not used in the production of the Dual Skana and can safely be sold at max rank.


  • The Skana was the very first Melee weapon available to new players prior to Update 14.0.
  • This sword slightly resembles a katana, a widely-known sword archetype used by samurai during the feudal age of Japan.
    • The Skana more accurately resembles the Russian Shashka, mirroring the curve of the blade and lack of crossguard.


  • Skana in Codex.
  • Skana in Tyl Regor's hand.
  • The Skana as seen in the E3 2013 trailer.

Skana Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 20.5
  • TennoGen Arit skin added for Skana series.

Update 19.10

  • Skana model reworked.
    • Kintsugi and Nocturne skins added.

Update 18.5

  • Skana Conclave skin added.

Update 17.9

  • Day of the Dead skin added.

Update 17.2

  • Skana damage has been increased in Conclave.

Update 16.5

  • Skana series damage increased in Conclave.

Hotfix 16.1.3

  • Fixed Skana not sitting properly in the player's fist.

Update 15.0

  • Bright Purity mod added for Skana series.

Update 7.11

  • Market price changed to Platinum64150.


  • Introduced.
Last updated: Hotfix 21.5.2

See alsoEdit

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