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Latron Prime
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Statistics
Weapon Slot Primary
Weapon Type Rifle
Trigger Type Semi-Auto
Utility
Projectile Speed Hit-Scan
Firing Rate 4.2 rounds/sec
Accuracy 28.6
Magazine Size 15 rounds/mag
Max Ammo 540 rounds
Reload Time 2.4s
Normal Attacks
Impact w Impact 8.0
Puncture w Puncture 68.0
Slash w Slash 8.0
Crit Chance 15.0%
Crit Damage 250%
Miscellaneous
Introduced Update 8.0
CODEX Entry: Latron PrimeCodexbw
The ornamental Latron Prime exploits ancient Orokin technology to get a slight damage increase over the standard Latron.

The Latron Prime is an ancient Orokin semi-automatic rifle that serves as an upgrade to the Latron, features higher base damage in the form of more Puncture damage and critical-hit chance. Much like the standard variant, the Latron Prime holds the same strengths, making it an excellent upgrade to the Latron.

The Latron Prime was added into the game in Update 8, becoming one of the first prime weapons to be available to non-founders.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64 ‍7,500.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64
15,000
Barrel
1
Receiver
1
Stock
1
OrokinCell64
10
Time: 12 hr
Rush: Platinum64 50
Market Price: N/A Blueprint Price: N/A
Drop Locations

Blueprint Tower I Survival (Rotation A)
Barrel Tower I Survival (Rotation C)
Tower II Survival (Rotation B)
Receiver Tower III Survival (Rotation A)
Stock Tower II Capture
Tower II Survival (Rotation B)

Blueprint Tower I Survival
Barrel Tower II Survival
Receiver Tower III Survival
Stock Tower I/II Survival / Tower II Defense

Tower refers to the Orokin Void

Characteristics

This weapon deals primarily Puncture damage.

Advantages:

  • Deals mostly Puncture b Puncture damage, making this weapon very effective against Grineer.
  • Has much higher damage than the standard Latron.
  • Good critical chance and high critical damage.
  • Very ammo efficient.
  • High accuracy.
  • Tied for second-highest status chance of all primary weapons.
  • Good status chance. 

Disadvantages:

  • Like the normal version it features a slow base rate of fire.
  • Semi-Auto fire trigger. Like all semi auto weapons, a lower frame rate leads to a lower fire rate.
  • Moderate recoil can prevent consistent strikes to weak points, forcing slower fire for better accuracy.
  • Has low Slash and Impact damages, the same as the Latron; less effective against Infested and shields.

Weapon Loadouts

Main article: Category:Latron Prime Build

See the user build section for builds using this weapon.

Notes

  • Latron Prime used to have an approximate damage of 45, prior to Update 12.
  • Has a very fractionally higher Impact damage, only apparent when building for maximum damage, showing up as 0.1 more damage.  

Trivia

  • The Latron Prime and Reaper Prime were available after Update 8, although DE had previously mentioned not releasing the weapons on U8. This may be because of the many times U8 had been delayed. [1]
  • Latron Prime is the first primary weapon to be a Prime.
  • As of Update 8.3, the Latron Prime's body and energy color can be colored.
  • The Latron Prime has a distinctive firing sound that might suggest it uses energy or electronics in firing.
  • The Latron rifles are most likely classifiable as battle rifles, if not designated marksman rifles (DMR).

Media

  • Latron Prime
  • The colour customization options for the Latron Prime

 

References

  1. http://youtu.be/SesYNaURgLw?t=48m45s Developer Livestream #5 48:45

See also

  • Latron, the original counterpart of this gun.
  • Prime, the Orokin enhancement to a Warframe or weapon.
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