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Nikana Prime is the primed version of the Nikana, a katana-inspired weapon. This weapon was added in .
December 6th, 2017, it was announced that Nikana Prime would enter the Prime Vault and its relics retired from the drop tables on December 12th, 2017, along with Saryn Prime and Spira Prime. Any preexisting components or fully-built weapons will remain as is.
This weapon deals primarily
Highest base damage of all one-handed melee weapons, tied with Endura.
High critical and status chances.
Innate and polarity.
Nikana Prime, compared to Nikana:
Higher base damage (95.0 vs. 45.0)
Higher damage (4.75 vs. 2.25)
Impact Higher damage (4.75 vs. 4.5)
Puncture Higher damage (85.5 vs. 38.25)
Slash Higher critical chance (20% vs. 10%)
Higher status chance (20% vs. 10%)
Higher attack speed (1.08 vs. 0.92)
Lower Mastery Rank required (0 vs. 4)
Nikana Prime, compared to Dragon Nikana:
Higher base damage (95.0 vs. 85.0)
Higher damage (4.75 vs. 4.25)
Impact Lower damage (4.75 vs. 8.5)
Puncture Higher damage (85.5 vs. 72.25)
Slash Higher critical chance (20% vs. 15%)
Higher status chance (20% vs. 15%)
Higher attack speed (1.08 vs. 1)
Lower Mastery Rank required (0 vs. 8)
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 When equipped with the Conclave Nikana Skin, the strip of cloth remains visible, but is moved to the base of the hilt.
As of , 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.
Update: Specters of the Rail The Nikana Prime makes use of Nikana Riven mods and not Dragon Nikana Riven mods, and because the Dragon Nikana has a much higher riven disposition it can generate such mods with higher stats than the Prime variant.
Nikana Prime in the Codex. The Blade of the Nikana Prime in its default colors.
Warframe Nikana Prime Codex preview
Warframe Nikana Prime, Whipping Out the Big One thequickdraw
Warframe Test Drive Nikana Prime 1 Forma
NIKANA PRIME BUILD - So many possibilities Warframe
Warframe Nikana Prime Thoughts & Setup (U18.12.2)
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Patch History Edit
Added custom leap attack animations for the Nikana.
Fixed the sheath orientation on the Nikana when attacking.
Fixed the Nikana sheath becoming unattached from your hand and flipped around when performing an air attack.
Fixed Nikana weapons not being able to stealth-finish Infested Chargers.
Hotfix: The Silver Grove 3
Reduced damage of Nikana series.
Fixed hearing the Nikana Prime swinging sound from across the map.
Fixed Nikana Prime not appearing in the Codex.
Hotfix 18.4.12 Introduced along with Saryn Prime and Spira Prime.
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