Adorned with void hardened prisma crystal, this Gorgon variant is prized for its beauty and enhanced mechanics.

The Prisma Gorgon is a variant of the Gorgon light machine gun that features a unique Prisma skin and modified stats. It can be obtained from the Void Trader, Baro Ki'Teer, when he brings it. Like its predecessor, the Prisma Gorgon sports a sizable magazine size with a high rate of fire, offset by the spooling time and long reload time. Notably, the Prisma Gorgon grants a higher magazine and ammo reserve values along with its other boosted stats over its predecessor.


This weapon deals primarily Impact b Impact damage.


  • Good base damage.
  • High damage per second once fully spooled.
  • High sustainable rate of fire.
  • Large magazine size.
  • Large ammo capacity.
  • Tied with Soma/Soma Prime and Telos Boltor for the highest critical chance of all fully automatic rifles.
  • High critical damage multiplier.
  • Good status chance.


  • Requires a short period of time to reach optimal firing rate.
  • Inaccurate beyond medium range.
  • Inefficient ammo economy.
  • Slow reload speed.
  • Low Slash b Slash and Puncture b Puncture damage – less effective against health and armor.


  • Prisma Gorgon, compared to Gorgon:
    • Lower base damage (23.1 vs. 25.1)
      • Lower Impact b Impact damage (17.3 vs. 18.8)
      • Lower Puncture b Puncture damage (3.5 vs. 3.8)
      • Lower Slash b Slash damage (2.3 vs. 2.5)
    • Higher critical chance (30% vs. 17%)
    • Higher critical damage multiplier (2.3x vs. 1.5x)
    • Higher status chance (15% vs. 9%)
    • Higher fire rate (14.17 rounds/sec vs. 12.5 rounds/sec)
    • Larger magazine (120 rounds vs. 90 rounds)
    • Larger max ammo capacity (840 rounds vs. 540 rounds)
    • Faster reload speed (3 s vs. 4.2 s)
    • Faster spool-up (12 rounds vs. 15 rounds)
    • More accurate (20 vs. 12)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (11 vs. 3)
  • Prisma Gorgon, compared to Gorgon Wraith:
    • Lower base damage (23.1 vs. 27.0)
      • Lower Impact b Impact damage (17.3 vs. 23.0)
      • Higher Puncture b Puncture damage (3.5 vs. 2.7)
      • Higher Slash b Slash damage (2.3 vs. 1.3)
    • Higher critical chance (30% vs. 15%)
    • Higher critical damage multiplier (2.3x vs. 1.9x)
    • Lower status chance (15% vs. 21%)
    • Higher fire rate (14.17 rounds/sec vs. 13.3 rounds/sec)
    • Larger magazine (120 rounds vs. 90 rounds)
    • Smaller max ammo capacity (840 rounds vs. 900 rounds)
    • Slower spool-up (12 rounds vs. 10 rounds)
    • More accurate (20 vs. 17)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (11 vs. 7)

Weapon LoadoutsEdit


  • The Prisma Gorgon can be purchased from Baro Ki'Teer in the Concourse section of the Tenno Relay for Credits6450,000 and PrimeBucks600. Note that Baro Ki'Teer's stock changes with each appearance, and this weapon may not be available on a succeeding appearance.
  • Unranked Prisma Gorgons without Forma and Orokin Catalysts can be traded between players.


  • While the Prisma Gorgon has the same vertical recoil behavior as the Gorgon and the Gorgon Wraith, it has significantly reduced horizontal recoil, which combined with its higher accuracy stats makes it overall more accurate at longer ranges.
  • The Prisma Gorgon gains an additional 5% critical chance and a boost in critical damage, at the cost of having 10% less status chance compared to the Wraith variant (and the same compared to the normal Gorgon). This makes it mildly suitable for a critical build.


  • Like the Gorgon and the Gorgon Wraith, the Prisma Gorgon has a spool-down period in which it can retain its maximum rate of fire after releasing the trigger. Firing the weapon to maximum rate of fire, releasing the trigger and then firing before the spool-down period finishes allows the weapon to be fired in short bursts.
    • Firing in bursts is essential for conserving ammo when used against groups of weaker enemies. Reserve using sustained full-auto fire at maximum spool for larger, tougher targets like Napalms and Techs.
  • Speed Trigger and/or Shred speeds up the rate of fire, which subsequently reduces the time needed to spool up to maximum fire rate. Doing so will hasten the rate at which the weapon consumes ammo, however.
  • The Prisma Gorgon's high rate of fire makes it ammo inefficient. Rifle Ammo Mutation and/or Rifle Scavenger mods can be used to maintain a steady supply of ammo. Alternatively, use Team Ammo Restores to instantly replenish ammo. Due to its large ammo reserve capacity, Ammo Drum will also have a higher and more beneficial impact. You can also make use of the Carrier Sentinel equipped with Ammo Case.
  • Adding punch through via Shred or Metal Auger can aid ammo efficiency when dealing with large groups of enemies, particularly the Infested.


  • The Prisma Gorgon was leaked as an entry in the player Profile under Equipment before it was formally introduced.
  • Parts of the Prisma Gorgon have animated textures to differentiate it from its previous variants.
    • The Prisma Gorgon also has modified firing sounds similar to a Prime weapon.
  • The Prisma Gorgon's colors can be customized, a trait shared with its variants.
  • The Prisma Gorgon was the first item to have the "Prisma" prefix in its name.


  • Prisma Gorgon in Codex.
  • The Prisma Gorgon as seen in the player's Profile.
  • Prisma Gorgon's default colouring
  • Golden Prisma Gorgon
  • Rainbow Prisma Gorgon
  • Prisma Gorgon with golden color scheme.

Prisma Gorgon Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 22.12
  • Mastery Rank increased from 4 to 10
  • Status chance increased from 5% to 15%
  • Critical chance increased from 15% to 30%
  • Critical Damage increased from 2x to 2.3x
  • Damage decreased from 25 to 23

See AlsoEdit

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