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Nikana Prime
PrimeNikana
Statistics
Weapon Slot Melee
Weapon Type Nikana
Utility
Disposition Disposition1Faint
Normal Attacks
Impact w Impact 4.75
Puncture w Puncture 4.75
Slash w Slash 85.5
Best Damage % 90% Slash b Slash
Slam Attacks
Slide Attacks
Wall Attacks
Miscellaneous
Conclave Eligible Yes
Introduced Hotfix 18.4.12
Related Weapons Nikana
An ancient blade predating the fall of the Orokin Empire. Forged using techniques lost over centuries, the edge remains sharper than that of modern Nikana.

The Nikana Prime is the primed version of the Nikana, added in Hotfix 18.4.12.


Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64
15,000
GenericWeaponPrimeBlade
1
GenericWeaponPrimeHilt
1
OrokinCell64
15
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 50
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 N/A Blueprint2 Blueprints Price: Credits64 N/A
Drop Locations
BlueprintAxi A1 Rare
Neo N5 Rare (V)
GenericWeaponPrimeBlade BladeMeso N4 Rare
Meso V2 Rare (V)
Neo N4 Rare (V)
GenericWeaponPrimeHilt HiltNeo N6 Rare
Axi N2 Rare (V)
Lith/Meso/Neo/Axi refer to Void Relics
(V) Denotes Vaulted Void Relics

CharacteristicsEdit

This weapon deals primarily Slash b Slash damage.

Advantages

  • Highest base damage of all one-handed melee weapons.
  • High critical chance.
  • High status chance.
  • One Madurai Pol polarity slot and one Vazarin Pol polarity slot.

Disadvantages

Comparisons

  • Nikana Prime compared to Dragon Nikana:
    • Higher base damage (95.0 vs. 85.0).
      • Higher Impact b Impact damage (4.75 vs. 4.25).
      • Lower Puncture b Puncture damage (4.75 vs. 8.5).
      • Higher Slash b Slash damage (85.5 vs. 72.25).
    • Higher critical chance (20.0% vs. 15.0%).
    • Slightly higher attack speed (1.08 vs. 1.0).
    • Higher status chance (20.0% vs. 15.0%).
    • Lower block effectiveness (60.0% vs. 85.0%).
  • Nikana Prime compared to Nikana:
    • Higher base damage (95.0 vs. 45.0).
      • Higher Impact b Impact damage (4.75 vs. 2.25).
      • Higher Puncture b Puncture damage (4.75 vs. 4.5).
      • Higher Slash b Slash damage (85.5 vs. 38.25).
    • Higher critical chance (20.0% vs. 10.0%).
    • Higher attack speed (1.08 vs. 0.917).
    • Higher status chance (20.0% vs. 10.0%).
    • Lower block effectiveness (60.0% vs. 85.0%).

TriviaEdit

  • The Nikana Prime was originally released in July 2015 on the Chinese build of Warframe, along with Excalibur Umbra and Spira Prime. The Specters of the Rail update made the Nikana Prime and the Spira Prime obtainable by non-Founders.
  • The Nikana Prime was unintentionally leaked in the Codex following Hotfix 18.4.7.
  • Nikana prime currently has a lower blocking value than the rest of the nikanas, being at 60% instead of the supposed 85%. It is currently unknown whether or not this was an intended feature.
  • When equipped with the Conclave Nikana Skin, the strip of cloth remains visible, but is moved to the base of the hilt.
  • As of Update Specters of the Rail (released July 8th, 2016), the default cloth ornament at the end of the hilt is considered a Sugatra and detachable in favor of another. However, there is no current option to have no Sugatra equipped.

MediaEdit

  • The Blade of the Nikana Prime in its default colors.

Nikana Prime Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

See alsoEdit

  • Nikana, the regular version of this weapon.
  • Dragon Nikana, the upgraded version of the Nikana.
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