Warframe Orthos Guide - How to Obtain, Craft, and Best Builds

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The Orthos is a double-bladed staff with great striking distance, giving it the ability to hit multiple targets. Boasting a good Status Chance at the expense of Critical Chance and Critical Multiplier, this polearm is one of the best melee weapons against large groups of enemies.

Orthos - Base Stats


Attack Speed - 0.917
Blocking Angle - 55.0
Combo Duration - 5.0
Critical Chance - 6.0%
Critical Multiplier - 1.5x
Follow Through - 0.6
Range - Range 3.00
Slam Attack - 555.0
Slam Radial Damage - 185.0
Slam Radius - 7.0
Slide Attack - 370.0
Status - 18.0%

Impact - 27.8
Puncture- 27.8
Slash - 129.5

Heavy Attack Damage
Damage - 1110
Slam Attack - 925.0
Slam Radial Damage - 925.0
Slam Radius - 8.0
Wind Up - 0.9

Prime Variant

Orthos Prime is the Prime version of the Orthos and as such, it has some differences, noted below:

  • Different Stance Polarity
  • Higher base damage
  • Higher Impact damage
  • Higher Puncture damage
  • Higher Slash damage
  • Higher critical chance
  • Higher critical multiplier
  • Higher status chance
  • Higher attack speed
  • Higher Mastery Rank required

Orthos - How To Obtain & Building Requirements

The Orthos's blueprint can be purchased from the Market.

Building Time - 12 Hours
Main Blueprint Price - 15000 Credits
Component 1 - 4 Morphics
Component 2 - 500 Polymer Bundle
Component 3 - 850 Ferrite
Component 4 - 700 Alloy Plate

Orthos Prime
Orthos Prime's main and component blueprints are acquired from opening Void Relics.

Building Time - 12 Hours
Main Blueprint Price - 15000 Credits
Component 1 - 2 Orthos Prime Blade
Component 2 - 1 Orthos Prime Handle
Component 3 - 10 Orokin Cell


Orthos - Mastery Requirements

You need to have a Mastery Rank of 2 to obtain and use this weapon. In the case of its Prime variant, you need to have a Mastery Rank of 12.

Orthos - Best Builds

Orthos - Shimmering Willow Build

Forma Required: 2
Mod List
Stance Mod - Shimmering Blight or Bleeding Willow (depending on which version)

  • Condition Overload
  • Virulent Scourge
  • Volcanic Edge
  • Vicious Frost
  • Berserker Fury
  • Weeping Wounds
  • Body Count
  • Blood Rush

This build aims not much for raw damage but more to improve the already great status damage. The mix of three elements + Condition Overload will compensate for the lack of raw damage numbers, which only becomes better with the use of Blood Rush and Body Count + Berserker Fury.

With a longer combo duration, you should be able to chain enough kills to squeeze the juice out of this polearm. Keep in mind, it won’t shine as much if there are not enough enemies to keep the combo going, so you will use this build more in later stages of the game.

Note: To be fair with both new and veteran players, we will make builds that display the standard version of the mods involved. However, it is always advised to use the best version you can get, such as Primed, Umbral, or Riven mods.

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