“Market forces dictate that you need to evolve or die.”This item has been removed from the Void Relic drop tables at this time and is no longer available.
On November 15, 2016, it was announced that the Soma Prime, along with Nova Prime and the Vasto Prime, would enter the Prime Vault and be retired from the reward tables on November 22, 2016. Any preexisting components or fully-built weapons will remain as is.
As of October 31, 2017, Soma prime became available for acquisition through Twitch Prime along with Frost Prime. This limited time offer lasts until December 31st, 2017.
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This weapon deals primarily Slash damage.
- High fire rate, achieved after a wind up period of five bullets.
- High critical chance.
- Rewards critical headshots more due to its high critical chance.
- Tied with the regular Soma for the highest critical damage multiplier of all rifles.
- High accuracy.
- Increased maximum ammo capacity.
- Large magazine size.
- Two polarity slots.
- Very reliant on its high critical damage potential due to its very low base damage.
- High fire rate generates high recoil, hindering accuracy.
- Slow reload.
- Inefficient in ammo economy.
- Soma Prime, compared to Soma:
- Higher base damage (12.0 vs. 10.0)
- Higher status chance (10% vs. 7%)
- Larger magazine (200 rounds vs. 100 rounds)
- Larger max ammo capacity (800 rounds vs. 540 rounds)
- Faster spool-up (5 rounds vs. 8 rounds)
- See Category:Soma Prime Build to see how players mod this weapon.
- See Category:Soma Prime Guides for guides on how to use this weapon effectively.
- For more general help with weapons, you may wish to browse Category:Weapon Guides.
- A critical focused build using Point Strike, Argon Scope and/or Critical Delay combined with Vital Sense, Bladed Rounds, and/or Hammer Shot is the best way to mod this weapon to take advantage of its high critical chance to increase its otherwise meager base damage.
- Firing in short bursts and landing headshots will significantly increase its efficiency.
- Reload time can be shortened by using a melee attack or dodge roll when the reload timer reaches about 3/4. This works because, like many older weapons, the magazine is updated at this time instead of at the end, making the remaining time extraneous.
- Due to the weapon's high rate-of-fire combined with its low base damage, the Soma Prime can be ammo inefficient. Using Rifle Ammo Mutation and/or Rifle Scavenger can be used to recover a steady supply of ammo. Alternatively, ammo can be instantly replenished using Team Ammo Restores. Additionally, Carrier's Ammo Case mod grants more reserve ammo and turns unused ammo drops into ammo for equipped weapons.
- The Soma Prime's high ammo consumption makes Critical Delay a good option for it, as the mod enhances critical chance while slowing down rate of fire, improving its ammo efficiency.
- The Soma Prime was one of the first prime items which had colorable gold parts. This trait was shared with the Vasto Prime, Nova Prime and the Pyra Prime Syandana.
- Unlike other Prime weapons, weapon skins used on the Soma Prime will not change the weapon model to the non-Prime variant. The gold ring around the receiver will still appear with a skin applied, and the magazine will move behind the trigger.
- The ring-like formation through which the Warframe holds the weapon with their left hand rotates while firing, making this one of the few primary weapons that have firing animations.
- Like its non-prime version, the Soma Prime's magazine passes up through its receiver as it fires, with the portion of the magazine consumed indicating the amount of ammo left.
Soma Prime Skins
- Soma, the standard version of this gun.
- 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.