The PROVA is a melee weapon that delivers a high-intensity shock to its target.
The Prova is a Corpus melee weapon unlockable through Energy Lab Research in the Dojo that are commonly used by the Prod Crewmen. Though similar to the "shock prods" that the Grineer Flameblades use, it is slightly larger and more solidly built.
The Prova has one of the highest damage reduction on blocking of all melee weapons, capable of reducing 85% of incoming damage from the front.
The Prova shakes the screen violently while blocking, which may be disorienting. This same oddity is shared with the Fragor and the Scindo.
The Prova is considered a Machete-type weapon, using the same animations, and thus can only use the Sundering Weave stance.
Unlike the Prova Vandal, the regular Prova does not have a guaranteed Electricity procs on its slam attack, instead basing it off the weapon's status chance with a radial knockdown occurring the rest of the time.
On Jump attacks, the Prova releases six small streams of electricity that each travel outward lead by a sparking orb. This purely cosmetic effect is not shared with other pure Electricity type melee weapons like the Plasma Sword, Lecta and Serro. This effect however is shared with the Amphis, which only deals Electricity status proc on its jump attack.
Prova is Italian for "evidence" or "proof", which in turn is derived from its Latin equivalent proba.