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The Sicarus Prime is an ornamental firearm that fires rounds in rapid bursts, providing a balance between the lethality of auto-pistols and the accuracy of semi-automatic pistols.

The Sicarus Prime is an improved Sicarus that sacrifices a small amount of its Impact b Impact damage to triple Puncture b Puncture and Slash b Slash damage, and also sports higher accuracy, faster fire rate, and a larger magazine compared to its predecessor.

On September 29, 2015 it was announced that the Sicarus Prime would enter the Prime Vault and be retired from the reward tables. Any preexisting components or fully-built weapons will remain as is.

Sicarus Prime was available from December 6 2016 to January 3 2017 as part of the Fire and Ice Prime Vault.

This weapon can be sold for Credits645,000.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64
15,000
GenericGunPrimeBarrel
1
GenericGunPrimeReceiver
1
OrokinCell64
10
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 50
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 N/A Blueprint2 Blueprints Price:N/A
Drop Locations
BlueprintNeo F1 Common (V)
Axi E1 Common (V)
GenericGunPrimeBarrel BarrelMeso F2 Common (V)
Neo F1 Common (V)
GenericGunPrimeReceiver ReceiverNeo S5 Rare (V)
Axi S2 Rare (V)
Lith/Meso/Neo/Axi refer to Void Relics
(V) Denotes Vaulted Void Relics
(B) Denotes Baro Ki'Teer Exclusive Void Relic

CharacteristicsEdit

This weapon deals primarily Impact b Impact damage.

Advantages

  • High base damage.
  • Very high critical chance.
  • High status chance.
  • Very little recoil for a burst weapon.
  • High accuracy.
  • Fast fire rate.
  • One Madurai Pol polarity slot.

Disadvantages

  • Punishes missed shots due to burst-fire.
    • Third shot may miss targets without proper leading.
  • Linearly less efficient - sometimes a target may only die with four bullets, which requires an entire second burst to be fired.

Comparisons

  • Sicarus Prime, compared to Sicarus:
    • Higher base damage (50.0 vs. 30.0)
      • Lower Impact b Impact damage (20.0 vs. 21.0)
      • Higher Puncture b Puncture damage (15.0 vs. 4.5)
      • Higher Slash b Slash damage (15.0 vs. 4.5)
    • Higher critical chance (25% vs. 16%)
    • Higher status chance (20% vs. 6%)
    • Higher fire rate (9.38 rounds/sec vs. 7.39 rounds/sec)
    • Larger magazine (24 rounds vs. 15 rounds)
    • More accurate (25 vs. 20)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (14 vs. 3)

Weapon LoadoutsEdit

NotesEdit

  • Due to its high accuracy, when combined with the Steady Hands mod this weapon becomes powerful at long range.
  • The lower Impact b Impact damage of Sicarus Prime makes individual shots mildly less effective against shields, but the improved fire rate and magazine size still make it a superior choice to the classic Sicarus.

TipsEdit

  • As of Update 15.16, the Sicarus Prime now has 21 rounds per magazine by default, instead of the old 20 rounds per magazine which would result in the last burst firing only 2 shots.
  • As of Update 19.4.2.1, the Sicarus Prime now has 24 rounds per magazine by default, and has received a boost to most stats.

TriviaEdit

  • Added to the game in Update 11.
  • It could be seen in Ember Prime's right hand during the artwork show of Livestream 18.
  • The reload animation involves the front half of the barrel sliding forward, and the two side brackets opening outwards. A glowing capsule is then ejected and a new one is placed into the barrel before it is closed again.
    • The capsule's energy color is affected by energy color.
  • Compared to the normal Sicarus, the Sicarus Prime has a high pitch "whirring" sound at the end of its burst, suggesting the rounds to be energy based.

MediaEdit

  • Sicarus Prime in Codex.
  • Sicarus Prime - Blueprint - Orokin Derelict Defense, Wave 5

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 22.12
  • Mastery Rank increased from 4 to 14

Update 21.0

  • Increased damage from 40 to 50
  • Increased Crit Chance from 20% to 25%
  • Increased Status Chance from 10% to 20%
  • Increased Mastery Rank requirement from 2 to 7

Update 19.4.2

  • Buffed base damage from 30 to 40.
  • Increased Crit chance from 10% to 20% and Crit multiplier 1.5 to 2.
  • Increased Clip Size from 21 to 24.

Update: The Index Preview

  • Increased damage of Sicarus series in Conclave.

Hotfix: Specters of the Rail 2

  • Received the PBR treatment!

Update 16.5

  • Sicarus series damage increased in PvP.

Hotfix 16.3.5

  • Increased the damage of Sicarus weapons in PvP.

Update 15.16

  • Increased ammo capacity for Sicarus Prime to be a proper multiple of 3 (from 20 to 21).

Update 11.5

  • You can now search Orokin Derelict Defenses for the Sicarus Prime Blueprint.

Update 11.0

  • Introduced via Ember Prime Access.

See alsoEdit

  • Sicarus, the original version of this sidearm.
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