The beauty of this luxuriously gilded crossbow cannot obscure its lethal purpose.

The Ballistica Prime is the Prime variant of the Ballistica, sporting higher damage, critical chance, critical damage, and status chance, larger magazine, and faster charge-up and reload speed. This weapon has the unique ability to create ghosts that will fight alongside its user with charged shot kills.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 50
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 N/A Blueprint2 Blueprints:N/A
Drop Locations
BlueprintLith B2 Rare
GenericWeaponPrimeBlade Lower LimbAxi V6 Common
GenericGunPrimeReceiver ReceiverNeo S7 Uncommon
GenericGunPrimeStock StringMeso G1 Uncommon
GenericWeaponPrimeBlade Upper LimbLith T1 Uncommon
Lith/Meso/Neo/Axi refer to Void Relics
(V) Denotes Vaulted Void Relics
(B) Denotes Baro Ki'Teer Exclusive Void Relic

It was released in Update 21.6 alongside Hydroid Prime and Nami Skyla Prime.


This weapon deals primarily Puncture b Puncture damage.


  • High Puncture b Puncture and good Slash b Slash damage – effective against armor and health.
    • Highest Puncture b Puncture damage of all secondaries.
  • High critical chance.
  • High status chance.
  • Silent.
  • Charged shots have 1 meter Punch Through.
  • Charged shot kills within 50 meters of the user will create a ghost of the enemy that lasts for 7 seconds and will fight alongside the player similar to Specters.
  • Fast reload speed.
  • No projectile arcing.
  • Has 2 Madurai Pol and 1 Naramon Pol polarity slot.


  • Low Impact b Impact damage - less effective against shields.
  • Projectiles have travel time.
  • Consumes 4 ammo per shot regardless of charge-up unlike other members of the Ballistica family, resulting in an 8-shot magazine.
  • Slightly lower than average zoom.
  • Spawned ghosts will alert enemies, despite the weapon being silent.


  • Ballistica Prime, compared to Ballistica:
    • Higher charge attack damage (304.0 vs. 100.0)
    • Faster charge time (0.8 s vs. 1.0 s)
    • Larger magazine (32 rounds vs. 16 rounds)
    • Faster reload speed (1.2 s vs. 2 s)
    • Different polarities (Naramon PolMadurai PolMadurai Pol vs. None)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (14 vs. 2)
  • Ballistica Prime, compared to Rakta Ballistica:
    • Higher charge attack damage (304.0 vs. 300.0)
    • Faster charge time (0.8 s vs. 1.0 s)
    • Larger magazine (32 rounds vs. 20 rounds)
    • Faster reload speed (1.2 s vs. 2 s)
    • Lack of an innate Blight effect
    • Different polarities (Naramon PolMadurai PolMadurai Pol vs. Vazarin PolMadurai Pol)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (14 vs. 6)

Weapon LoadoutsEdit


  • Unlike other burst-fire weapons, the number in the arsenal reflects the total damage per barrage rather than the damage per shot. The actual damage listed is divided between the amount of bolts fired.
  • Enemies killed by this weapon's charged shot will leave behind a ghost that will fight alongside the player similar to Specters.
    • If multiple enemies are killed with the same charged shot with Punch Through, they will all become ghosts.
  • Ghosts do not block bullets/projectiles, similar to Mirage's Hall of Mirrors.
  • Bursas, Juggernaut, and Stalker (except Shadow Stalker) will not leave a ghost.
  • Eximus enemies killed by a charged shot will become ghosts of their non-Eximus versions.
  • A ghost of an enemy that spawns minions, such as Drahk Masters, Hyekka Masters, or Sniper Crewman, can spawn friendly minions but will expire along with the ghost that spawned them.
  • Ghosts are not created if the enemy is killed by a DoT proc such as slash or gas, even if the shot was a charged shot.
    • Ghosts can also not be created from said slash procs to nearby enemies, even if it was a charged shot and even if it kills the nearby enemies. They also cannot be created from the explosions caused by Molecular Prime, even if the weapon's kill shot explosion turns the original enemy into a ghost.


  • Ballistica Prime in Codex.
  • Example of a Ghost

Ballistica Prime Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 22.12
  • Mastery Rank increased from 7 to 14

Hotfix 22.8.1

  • Fixed Ballistica Prime not creating proper ‘Ghost’ on Charged Attack kill.

Update 21.6

  • Introduced.

See AlsoEdit

WeaponsDamageCompare AllCosmetics