The Lato is a highly accurate pistol used by the Tenno everywhere. Prime model offers slightly increased damage.

The Lato Prime is an enhanced version of the Lato, featuring a higher base damage, higher status and higher critical multiplier. The Lato Prime is a Founders-exclusive weapon.

This weapon can be sold for Credits642,500.


This weapon deals primarily Slash b Slash damage.


  • High critical chance.
  • High status chance.
  • Decent fire rate.
  • Has Madurai Pol and Naramon Pol polarity slots.
  • Low Recoil, making it easy to keep aiming at weak spots.
  • Quite accurate.
  • Fast reload time.


  • Low Impact b Impact and Puncture b Puncture damage makes it less effective against shields and armor.


  • Lato Prime, compared to Lato:
    • Higher base damage (37.0 vs. 30.0)
      • Lower Impact b Impact damage (3.7 vs. 7.5)
      • Lower Puncture b Puncture damage (7.4 vs. 7.5)
      • Higher Slash b Slash damage (25.9 vs. 15.0)
    • Higher critical chance (30% vs. 10%)
    • Higher critical damage multiplier (2x vs. 1.75x)
    • Higher status chance (20% vs. 3%)
    • Different polarities (Madurai PolNaramon Pol vs. None)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (6 vs. 0)
  • Lato Prime, compared to Lato Vandal:
    • Lower base damage (37.0 vs. 50.0)
      • Lower Impact b Impact damage (3.7 vs. 7.5)
      • Lower Puncture b Puncture damage (7.4 vs. 12.5)
      • Lower Slash b Slash damage (25.9 vs. 30.0)
    • Higher critical chance (30% vs. 20%)
    • Higher status chance (20% vs. 5%)
    • Higher fire rate (6.67 rounds/sec vs. 5 rounds/sec)
    • Less accurate (18 vs. 23)
    • Different polarities (Madurai PolNaramon Pol vs. Madurai Pol)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (6 vs. 4)


  • In the Global build, the Lato Prime was only available to owners of the Grand Master Founders package, which ended in November 1st, 2013.
  • In the Chinese build, anyone who purchased the 4,250 Platinum bundle during October 28th also received the Lato Prime. (See Trivia)

Weapon LoadoutsEdit



The Lato Prime with non-Prime colors as a log-in rewards icon.

  • The Lato Prime has a high chance of cutting corpses into pieces, similar to Slash b Slash-focused melee weapons. This makes the Lato Prime a prime candidate for a Desecrating Nekros to bring along, as the game considers the cut corpses as separate entities, essentially giving multiple corpses to desecrate from a single enemy and thus yielding more chances to create more drops.
  • This weapon has its own unique audio when fired.
  • As of Update 10.2, all parts of this weapon can be customized.
  • At rare times, a Lato Prime with the normal Lato default colors and without gold trim could be seen as the image for the Secondary Weapons Item XP prize on the daily Login Rewards, replacing the usual image for the reward.
  • The Lato Prime bears a resemblance to the real life Derringer pocket pistol.
  • Against their agreement with Digital Extremes, Perfect World re-released the Lato Prime as part of a Halloween promotion for the Chinese build.[1] Between October 28th and October 31st, 2016, anyone who purchased the 4,250 Platinum bundle also received the Lato Prime, Dullahan Mask, Lacera, Constitution, and Primed Target Cracker. The promotion was modified in the 29th to give the Reaper Prime instead.


Lato Prime Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 21.0
  • Increased damage from 22 to 37
  • Increased Crit Chance from 5% to 30%
  • Increased Status Chance from 5% to 20%
  • Increased Mastery Rank requirement from 0 to 6

Update 20.0

  • Remastered firing sounds

Update 10.1

  • Fixed weapon not being colour-able

Update 9.3

  • Updated firing sounds

Update 7.x Weapon Balance

  • Tweaks to recoil and accuracy to make it more in line with the changes to the base Lato
  • Added force feedback to its firing sound
  • Damage increased from 25 to 26

Update 6.5

  • Lato mods are now compatible with the Lato Prime


See alsoEdit

  • Lato, the original version.
  • Lato Vandal, an exclusive Lotus upgrade version of the Lato.
  • Prime, the Orokin technology used to enhance Warframes or weapons.
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  • Trading weapons like the Lato Prime/Vandal

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    • They have had qustions asked about the rewards like vandals/wraiths for events being reimplemented with the quest-versions of the events, bu...
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