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Weapon Slot Primary
Weapon Type Sniper Rifle
Trigger Type Semi-Auto
Projectile Speed Hit-Scan
Firing Rate 1.5 rounds/sec
Accuracy 13.3 (100.0 Aimed)
Magazine Size 1 rounds/mag
Max Ammo 72 rounds
Reload Time 0.9s
Normal Attacks
Impact wImpact 90.0
Puncture wPuncture 78.8
Slash wSlash 56.3
Crit Chance 25.0%
Crit Multiplier 2.0x
Introduced Update 10.6
A classic Tenno sniper rifle, the Vectis is ideal for ranged takedowns.

The Vectis is a high powered, single-action breech loaded sniper rifle. Its single shot behavior provides a bolt-action feel. With its significantly lesser zoom compared to other sniper rifles, it is much better suited for the medium range combat that occurs within the game.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64‍ 7,500.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 24 hr
Rush: Platinum64 25
Market Price: Platinum64 250 Blueprint Price: Credits64 40,000


This weapon deals primarily Impact b Impact damage.


  • Highest damage of all hit-scan sniper rifles.
  • Tied with the Snipetron Vandal and Lanka for the highest critical chance of all sniper rifles.
  • Has a magazine size of one bullet, perfect candidate for Primed Chamber and/or Charged Chamber.
  • High crit chance.
  • High status chance.
  • Fast reload speed.
  • Pin-point accuracy, shots will hit exactly on the reticule dot, perfect for headshots.
  • Low zoom ideal for mid-range shooting.  
  • Good ammo economy.


  • Slow Fire Rate.
  • Has a magazine size of one bullet, meaning it has to reload after every shot.

Weapon LoadoutsEdit


  • Equipping Charged Chamber and/or Primed Chamber will give you a bonus damage on every shot, since technically every bullet is the first of your single bullet magazine.
  • Since you will have to reload after every shot (or every 2 shots if using Wildfire and Magazine Warp), improving the reload speed will be of more use than fire rate.
  • A magazine size of 2 can be reached by equipping both a max rank Wildfire and a max rank Magazine Warp.
  • Adding Punch Through mods like Shred and Metal Auger allows the Vectis to provide significant crowd control against enemies in a line.
  • Due to the Vectis' single-shot firing mechanism, Heavy Caliber can be equipped with little noticeable effect on its long-range accuracy. Heavy Caliber will affect the trajectory of additional bullets created by Split Chamber however.
  • The Vectis automatically reloads once the weapon finishes its recoil animation. However pressing the reload key immediately after each shot can start the reload early. With practice, this method can shorten the downtime between shots significantly.
  • The Vectis shines when used in larger, more open maps where the player can position themselves into spots with a good overview.


  • Due to the Vectis having the lowest zoom of any sniper rifle, the use of Eagle Eye is recommended for long range combat.
  • Unlike the Lanka or the Vulkar, the Vectis can reload while zoomed in, allowing for continuous shots without having to re-sight the target.
  • The Vectis has to reload after each shot, which resembles the way a bolt-action sniper rifle works in other shooters.


  • The Vectis will have 30 rounds of Max Ammo instead of 72 when the Castanas or the Angstrum are equipped in the secondary-slot. This might be because they both draw from the same sniper ammo pool, and the above weapons have an ammo capacity of 30.


  • Vectis is one of only two sniper rifles accessible via the Market (the other being the Vulkar).
  • Despite the fact that this came in last place in the Primary Weapon Content Development poll held in the Design Council, it has come out before the Tigris, which had come in second place (the Soma was the primary weapon that came in first place in that poll).
  • There is some contention in regards to how the Vectis' action works, but it appears to be classifiable as a breech-loaded single-action rifle.
    • There are apparently no casings being ejected, suggesting that it uses caseless rounds, so it cannot be bolt-action (there is no casing to eject with a bolt).
    • Some people also state that they see shells casings being ejected when firing. This would make the Vectis a semi-automatic.
  • When reloading, the Warframe appears to insert something (likely a new round) into the midsection of the Vectis. The rear portion of the upper assembly appears to automatically rise after firing. The Warframe will smack this assembly down after loading the round.
  • The series of hoops along the top of the rifle are a scoping system, but there does not appear to be a viewport of any kind, suggesting a sensor and neural link is used to provide zoom.
  • The Vectis is the first true Tenno-made sniper rifle, the others being made by either the Corpus or the Grineer. 
  • Vectis is Latin for "bolt" and most likely refers to the weapon using a Bolt Action.


  • Warframe Vectis
  • The insanely high crit damage capabilities of the Vectis, achieved with a pure crit build and a Banshee with Blind Rage + Focus. Go to full size view (345,500 damage on a single hit)
  • Vectis Forest Camo Default
  • Vectis Colour Customization



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Start a Discussion Discussions about Vectis

  • What's the script say in the zoom view?

    • Something's written in tenno script on the lower left of the reticule when aiming the Vectis. What's it say?
  • Vectis + Rifle Amp = Dmg reduced?

    8 messages
    • Rifle Amp doesn't work with Vectis, sillies, Dead Eye is what you should be using -too lazy to log on, Hysterical Tenno
    • Did you even check this? 'As stated on the mod description Rifle Amp increases rifle damage, but it also affects bows and sniper rifles.'

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