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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, featuring higher damage, status chance, magazine, and faster reload speed, at some expense to fire rate.

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:N/A
Drop Locations
BlueprintNeo R1 Common
Lith S1 Common (V)
Meso N2 Common (V)
GenericComponentPrimeLatch PouchMeso N6 Common
Axi K1 Common (V)
Axi V2 Common (V)
GenericWeaponPrimeBlade StarsAxi S3 Common
Lith F2 Common (V)
Neo N1 Common (V)
Lith/Meso/Neo/Axi refer to Void Relics
(V) Denotes Vaulted Void Relics
(B) Denotes Baro Ki'Teer Exclusive Void Relic

CharacteristicsEdit

This weapon deals primarily Puncture b Puncture damage.

Advantages:

Disadvantages:

  • Second lowest base damage of all throwing-type secondaries.
  • Projectiles have travel time.
  • Projectiles travel in an arc, making it hard to hit at longer ranges and achieve headshots.
  • Very low ammo efficiency.
  • Very low critical chance.
  • Below average critical multiplier.

Comparisons:

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

Update 22.12
  • Damage increased from 32 to 36.
  • Status chance increased from 15% to 28%.
  • Critical chance increased from 2.5% to 6%.
  • Critical damage increased from 1.5x to 1.8x.

Hotfix: The Silver Grove 3

  • Hikou Prime has entered the Prime Vault.

Update 18.1

  • Hikou series is now available for use in Conclave.

Update 18.0

  • Hikou Prime has been given a PBR Upgrade!

Update 16.8

  • Fixed thrown weapons not showing the proper energy trails.

Hotfix 14.8.1

  • Fixed an issue with the Hikou Prime having incorrect coloring when trying to customize energy color.
  • Fixed an issue with the Hikou Prime sound effect being unaffected by volume sliders. Additional tweaks to overall sound levels are included.

Update 14.8

  • Introduced.
Last updated: Hotfix 22.20.9

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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