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 an ancient Orokin burst-fire rifle that serves as an upgraded version of the Burston. Compared to its predecessor, the Burston Prime features higher damages across the board, and a slightly higher status chance, making it a direct upgrade from the standard Burston. Like the standard Burston, the Burston Prime is signature for its three-round burst mechanic, making it difficult for some Tenno to use, but rewarding if one can learn the patterns.
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.
This weapon's burst-rate is affected by fire-rate mods, but its fire-rate during bursts is not.
It isn't advised to put a Heavy Caliber on the Burston Prime. You'll end with a very powerful close to mid-long range gun but the major problem will reside in landing all your shots at long range. This weapon is meant to be played as a support-dps firearm and therefore it can be better to sacrifice power for efficiency, especially to make all your shots hit the enemy, even behind cover. It's up to the player to choose which way to play it but he will better benefit of its perfect accuracy and take time to make all his bullets matter.
The pointed end below the barrel of the Burston Prime is used as a guiding tip for aiming. It can be mistaken for a bayonet.
The Burston Prime has noticeably less golden ornamentation than previous Prime weapons.
The Burston Prime may have been designed for actual combat, in contrast to the ornamental nature of other Prime weaponry.
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 Void. Update 12 has since moved some component drops into the Void.