Once thought lost to the ages, attempts to reengineer the Burston Prime never fully replicated this weapon's power and agility.

The Burston Prime is the Prime variant of the Burston. Compared to its predecessor, the Burston Prime features higher damage across the board and a slightly higher status chance, making it a direct upgrade. Like the standard Burston, the Burston Prime features the signature three-round burst mechanic, making it difficult for some Tenno to use, but rewarding if one can learn the patterns.

The Burston Prime can be sold for Credits647,500.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 50
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 N/A Blueprint2 Blueprints Price: Credits64 N/A
Drop Locations
BlueprintLith T1 Common
Meso V1 Common (V)
Neo S6 Common (V)
Neo T1 Common (V)
GenericGunPrimeBarrel BarrelNeo V5 Uncommon
Lith F2 Uncommon (V)
Neo B1 Uncommon (V)
Axi T1 Uncommon (V)
GenericGunPrimeReceiver ReceiverLith N3 Common
Neo H1 Common
Lith S5 Common (V)
Neo S3 Common (V)
GenericGunPrimeStock StockNeo V6 Common
Lith K1 Common (V)
Lith V1 Common (V)
Meso C3 Common (V)
Meso N3 Common (V)
Meso S5 Common (V)
Neo S2 Common (V)
Lith/Meso/Neo/Axi refer to Void Relics
(V) Denotes Vaulted Void Relics


This weapon deals primarily Slash b Slash damage.


  • Low recoil.
  • Fast fire rate and burst rate.
  • Comes with a Madurai Pol polarity.
  • Can use the Burston Prime-exclusive Gilded Truth mod.


  • Low base damage.
  • Linearly less efficient. Sometimes a target may only die with four bullets, requiring another burst to be fired.
  • Low crit chance and damage.
  • Burns through ammo reserves quickly, accelerated further with its Gilded Truth augment mod.


  • Burston Prime, compared to the Burston:
    • Higher base damage (39.0 vs. 30.0).
      • Higher Impact b Impact damage (11.7 vs. 10.0).
      • Higher Puncture b Puncture damage (11.7 vs. 10.0).
      • Higher Slash b Slash damage (15.6 vs. 10.0).
    • Higher fire rate (13.64 rounds/s vs. 7.83 rounds/s).
    • Higher status chance (15.0% vs. 10.0%).

Weapon LoadoutsEdit


  • The Burston Prime has a fast burst, making it decent in long-range combat.
  • This weapon's Status Chance makes it more likely to deal Elemental procs than the usual Burston. Its chance to proc is at least 38.6% for each burst.
  • The Burston has arguably better ammo efficiency than the Soma or Synapse due to its burst-fire nature.
  • Fire rate mods (Speed Trigger, Shred, Gilded Truth, etc.) reduce the delay between bursts, but did not increase the fire rate of the actual bullets themselves. As of Hotfix 17.4.3, fire rate mods now increase the fire rate of the burst itself.
  • It isn't advised to put a Heavy Caliber on the Burston Prime as this weapon benefits more in close to mid range situations with its high accuracy and damage over long range situations where hitting enemies with all bullets becomes more difficult.
  • Modifying the magazine can sometimes be problematic, as you might be reduced to only 1 or 2 rounds in your last shot. A Max Rank Wildfire or a Rank 3 Magazine Warp will give you a magazine of 54, allowing you 18 bursts before reloading. This ensures you will always fire 3 rounds in every burst.


  • The Burston Prime has noticeably less golden ornamentation than previous Prime weapons.
  • At the time of its release, the Burston Prime was the first Prime weapon whose component drops were exclusive to the Orokin Derelict instead of the Orokin VoidUpdate 12 has since moved some component drops into the Void.
  • The Burston Prime is the first Prime primary weapon to receive a Weapon Augments mod.
  • The Burston Prime's gold parts can be recolored as of Update 15.13.


  • The Burston Prime as it appears in the Codex
  • burston prime stats
  • burston prime polarity
  • Burston Prime
  • Burston Prime
  • Burston Prime
  • Burston Prime Colour Customization

Burston Prime Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

See AlsoEdit

WeaponsDamageCompare AllCosmetics

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