Accuracy combined with a massive magazine make the Soma assault rifle a formidable weapon.

The Soma is a Tenno designed assault rifle with high accuracy, magazine capacity, and critical ratio. It uses an enormous magazine to sustain fire but must wind up briefly to achieve its maximum fire rate. Though it may appear to have lackluster damage, the critical ratios make the Soma a deceivingly powerful rifle. Coupled with its high accuracy, the Soma is suitable for any distance engagement when fire is managed.

This weapon can be sold for Credits647,500.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 50
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 265 Blueprint2 Blueprints Price: Credits64 50,000


This weapon deals primarily Slash b Slash damage.


  • High fire rate, achieved after a wind up time of eight bullets.
  • High critical chance.
    • Rewards critical headshots more due to its high critical chance.
  • Tied for the highest critical multiplier bonus ratio of all primary weapons alongside its Prime variant and Rubico.
  • High accuracy.
  • Large magazine size.
  • Has two Madurai Pol polarities.


  • Lowest base damage of all rifles, thus it is very reliant on its high critical damage potential.
    • Ill-suited against Object-based health as it nullifies any critical hits.
    • Low Impact b Impact damage, less effective against shields.
  • High fire rate generates high recoil, hindering accuracy.
  • Longer reload than most rifles (not as long as the Gorgon or Supra however).
  • Sub-optimal ammo efficiency.
  • Low status chance.


  • Soma, compared to Soma Prime:
    • Lower base damage (10.0 vs. 12.0)
      • Lower Impact b Impact damage (1.0 vs. 1.2)
      • Lower Puncture b Puncture damage (4.0 vs. 4.8)
      • Lower Slash b Slash damage (5.0 vs. 6.0)
    • Lower status chance (7% vs. 10%)
    • Smaller magazine (100 rounds vs. 200 rounds)
    • Smaller max ammo capacity (540 rounds vs. 800 rounds)
    • Slower spool-up (8 rounds vs. 5 rounds)

Weapon LoadoutsEdit


  • Rifle Ammo Mutation can help regain lost ammunition if the user has ammo conservation problems or if the Soma is unranked, but leaves less room for damage mods, Alternatively, use Rifle Scavenger or Team Ammo Restores.
  • Firing in bursts helps with ammo consumption. When well-modded, the Soma is capable of dispatching many common enemies with 1 or 2 shots.
  • The Soma's critical chance can be boosted up to 75% with a maximum-rank Point Strike mod and up to 89.4% by adding a maximum-rank Critical Delay.
  • With a maximum rank Vital Sense and a Hammer Shot mod, the Soma's crit damage multiplier can be increased to 840%.
  • Once the weapon is fully-spooled, some skills (like Iron Skin) may be activated without losing the firing speed.
  • Similarly, it retains its fast firing rate if you let off the fire button for short periods. This lets the wielder change targets without wasting large amounts of ammunition in between separate enemies, as long as they do so quickly. This can also be used to keep tighter firing spreads at long ranges, essentially "bursting" rounds with quick pauses between to reduce recoil.
  • The Soma's magazine is reloaded before the reload animation actually finishes, as little as halfway through the animation itself. Thus, canceling the reload animation still counts as a reload, essentially cutting the reload time by half.
  • This weapon has a slight wind up time, much like the Gorgon (only less prominent). This can be taken advantage of by tapping the fire button, making it fire single bullets at a time, which can be effective for sniping weaker units.
  • The significantly tighter spread at long range give the Soma an advantage over the Gorgon and Supra for picking off heavy units, but the latter two are more effective at clearing large groups of enemies.


  • This weapon can be treated like an upgraded Grakata, due to its higher critical chance, lower recoil and a larger magazine size. Although the spin-up time, slower maximum fire rate and much lower status chance must also be taken into account.
  • During Livestream 14, Digital Extremes talked about increasing the weapon's Mastery Rank to suit the effectiveness of the Soma, rather than nerfing the weapon. This was implemented in Update 10.5.
  • Capable of shooting the first shot of the magazine with high accuracy, allowing decent shots to weak-points from afar.
  • The Soma is able to cut and slash enemy corpses, but a Sawtooth Clip mod is necessary to achieve this feat (though a minimum rank Sawtooth Clip is enough to suffice). However, you will give up a mod slot in return, so it is only ideal for farming with Nekros or for low to medium level enemies.


  • The magazine curls up into the weapon while firing, and ejects when ammo is depleted.
    • If reloaded with an amount other than a full magazine in reserve, the magazine will snap to the ammunition remaining within the magazine as soon as the reload animation is finished.
  • The Soma's design seems to be based on the French Chauchat.
    • Its unusual magazine shape resembles the Japanese Type 100 SMG, or the Type 99 LMG when the magazine has gone through.
  • The weapon's name is shared with the Hinduistic god, Soma, who is a being attributed with the Moon. The shape of its magazine could also be thought to share a resemblance to a moon's crescent.
    • It also shares it's name with the Ancient Greek word for body (σῶμα), which might be related to the rifle's large size.
  • The Soma's icon and its blueprint shows the magazine halfway depleted.
  • Reloading the Soma will eject the magazine. Repeatedly reload-cancelling can leave a pile of Soma magazines on the floor.
  • The Soma was described in the market as a "deadly and elegant high caliber Tenno assault rifle." Despite allegedly high caliber rounds, its damage is second to worst, and its magazine capacity is high compared with other weapons. Judging from the physical size of other weapons' magazines, it may be a relatively high caliber.
  • The Soma initially had a Mastery Rank requirement of 3. This was increased to 6 in Update 10.5.
  • In The Profit, Volt is seen using the Soma but instead of the magazine curling up as it usually would, it curls downwards.
  • Prior to Update 11, the Soma had a critical chance of 35%, allowing for a 100% critical chance with maxed Point Strike and Critical Delay mods. After Update 11 launched, the Soma's critical chance was decreased to 25%, then subsequently increased to 30%. Also, while the figures have officially not changed, anecdotal evidence from players holds that the Soma's spread was loosened and recoil increased in Update 11, though it is still one of the most accurate assault rifles in the game.


  • The colored magazine removed from the Soma will return to its original color.
  • There are several appearance bugs associated with the Soma's magazine. The magazine may get "stuck" if reload-cancelled right before the reload completes, leaving the Soma free for use without a magazine loaded.
  • Occasionally, the user can find the Soma ejecting multiple magazines on a single reload.


  • Prime Style (Fire Color Pack for gold colors, Smoke Color Pack for white)
  • Soma (Black / Red), Black Ops. By: SoggyCow
  • Wooden Soma (using fire color pack)
  • Steel Soma With Wood Stock+Base (Using Fire Color Pack)
  • Steel Soma (Using basic free white)
  • Mag Prime with Soma (Prime style using Fire Color Pack for gold colors, Smoke Color Pack for white)
  • The colour customization options for the Soma
  • The colour customization options for the Day Of The Dead Soma skin.
  • Day Of The Dead Skin - White



Soma Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 19.5
  • Conclave: Reduced Magazine Size: 100 to 50

Update 19.4.2

  • Riven disposition reduced

Update: The Index Preview

  • Conclave: Reduced weapon damage

Update: The Silver Grove

  • Conclave Weapon Skin
  • Conclave: Increased weapon damage

Update 18.13

Hotfix 18.8.2

  • Fixed hearing firing sound throughout the level even when fired by another player

Hotfix 18.6.2

  • Conclave: Reduced series damage

Hotfix 18.4.6

  • Conclave: Reduced series damage

Hotfix 16.3.2

  • Conclave: Slightly reduced damage in PvP

Update 16.3

  • Added to the Supreme Soma Set
  • Updated audio
  • Fixed an issue where clip would sit in the wrong position

Hotfix 16.0.2

  • Fixed additional ammo clips showing

Hotfix 16.0.1

  • Fixed skins not properly applying

Hotfix 15.14.1

  • Fixed an issue caused by purchasing in the Market

Update 15.0

  • New customisation - Soma Skin

Update 14.0

  • Limited max instances of fire sound effects

Hotfix 11.0.3

  • Crit rate buffed and increased Proc/Status chance

Update 10.5

  • Mastery Rank increased from 3 to 6
  • Turned non-player Soma down

Update 10.3

  • Fixed issue where clip mesh was rendered black during reloading

Hotfix 10.0.1

  • Added proper icons

Update 10.0

  • Initial Release and added to the market

See AlsoEdit

  • Soma Prime, the Prime counterpart of this gun.
  • Gorgon, the Grineer equivalent of this weapon.
  • Supra, the Corpus equivalent of this weapon.
  • Aksomati, the machine pistol counterparts of this weapon.
  • Dual Raza, battle-hatchets inspired by Soma's design.
  • Phaedra, Archwing rifle described as the Soma's big-sister.
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