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As deadly as any bullet without the associated noise or commotion.

The Hikou Prime is the primed version of the Hikou throwing stars, released in Update 14.8.

On August 9th, 2016, it was announced that Hikou Prime would enter the Prime Vault and be retired from the reward tables on August 23rd, 2016. Any preexisting components, relics or fully-built weapons will remain as is.

This weapon can be sold for Credits645,000.


Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64
15,000
GenericComponentPrimeLatch
2
GenericWeaponPrimeBlade
2
OrokinCell64
8
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 50
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 N/A Blueprint2 Blueprints Price: Credits64 N/A
Drop Locations
BlueprintLith S1 Common (V)
Meso N2 Common (V)
GenericComponentPrimeLatch PouchAxi K1 Common (V)
Axi V2 Common (V)
GenericWeaponPrimeBlade StarsLith F2 Common (V)
Neo N1 Common (V)
Lith/Meso/Neo/Axi refer to Void Relics
(V) Denotes Vaulted Void Relics

CharacteristicsEdit

This weapon deals primarily Puncture b Puncture damage.

Advantages:

  • Silent.
  • Very fast fire rate.
    • As a throwing weapon, can use the throwing secondary Mod Concealed Explosives, resulting in a barrage of exploding shots.
  • Good status chance.
  • Fast reload speed.
  • Pinpoint accuracy.
  • Two Madurai Pol polarity slots.
  • The arc of the shots enable headshots over cover.
  • Fully automatic.

Disadvantages:

  • Has travel time, making it difficult to land accurate throws at long distances.
  • Travels in an arc, making it difficult for use at long range.
  • Extremely low critical chance.
  • Poor ammo efficiency.

Comparisons:

  • Hikou Prime, compared to Hikou:
    • Higher base damage (32.0 vs. 25.0)
      • Higher Impact b Impact damage (3.2 vs. 2.5)
      • Higher Puncture b Puncture damage (27.2 vs. 15.0)
      • Lower Slash b Slash damage (1.6 vs. 7.5)
    • Higher status chance (15% vs. 2.5%)
    • Lower fire rate (5.83 rounds/sec vs. 6.67 rounds/sec)
    • Larger magazine (26 rounds vs. 20 rounds)
    • Faster reload speed (0.5 s vs. 0.8 s)

Weapon LoadoutsEdit

NotesEdit

  • The Hikou Prime can ricochet (rarely) off surfaces, as floors and walls. Ricocheted shots can damage and kill whoever gets in the way.
  • The Hikou Prime can pass through Volt's Electric Shield.

TipsEdit

BugsEdit

  • As with all thrown sidearms, when performing a Jump Kick your frame will hold the Hikou Prime as dual pistols. Upon hitting the ground and sliding, this will quickly switch back to as it should be.

TriviaEdit

  • Hikou (Hikō or 飛行 ) in Japanese means "flight."
  • The Hikou are based off the Japanese throwing stars from ninjutsu tradition. Throwing stars were primarily used as distractions, and were often called the "invisible blades" due to a thrown star being able to cut enemies unseen from any direction.

MediaEdit

  • Hikou Prime

Patch HistoryEdit

See AlsoEdit

  • Hikou, the original counterpart of this weapon.
  • Kunai, another thrown secondary.
  • Despair, another thrown secondary, used by the Stalker.
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