The Dakra Prime is treated as the third upgrade to the Skana, after Cronus and the Pangolin Sword, as it possess similar characteristics in terms of output damage on Maneuvers, but with almost twice the damage on regular attacks. In addition, it can hit multiple enemies.
While the Dragon Nikana surpasses the Dakra Prime in terms of base single hit damage, the Dakra Prime can achieve a higher damage per hit if equipped with the Crimson Dervish stance, due to the stance's high damage multiplier on normal attacks. This comes at the cost of Crimson Dervish's slower attack speed however.
The Dakra Prime resembles a Sabre, however there is no obvious crossguard and the blade curves into a handguard. It may be based on a Khanda with a Messer blade. Explanation of use of European sword blades on traditional Hindu swords. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T05Y2_WKomI The name Dakra may be a reference to a Hindu village in Bangladesh where a massacre occurred, thus also connecting it to Hindu weaponry. []
Like other Prime weapons, it is likely ornamental, given its appearance.
The Dakra Prime is referred to as Cronus Prime in the code, according to datamined drop tables.
As of 11.3.3, the white parts of the sword can be colored, like most prime items.
There was a bug where crafting the Dakra Prime would result in the user receiving an Orthos Prime until Update 10.0.3; it has been fixed in 10.0.4 but wasn't included in the patch notes.