Warframe – How to get the Nikana Prime

Warframe Update Spectres of the Rail has changed how to obtain Prime Items, find the corresponding prime item here.

Warframe Update 18.4.12 has taken out Rhino Prime’s set of arsenal and replaced it with Saryn Prime’s. 

The Nikana Prime is the newest prime melee weapon.

An ancient blade pre-dating the fall of the Orokin Empire. Forged using techniques lost over the centuries, the edge remains sharper than that of any modern Nikana.



Impact: 4.8

Puncture: 4.8

Slash: 85.5

Physical Damage: 95

Slam Attack: 95

Slide Attack: 204

Wall Attack: 204

Attack Speed: 1.08

Critical Chance: 20%

Critical Damage: 200%

Status Chance: 20%

Drop Table

Part Drop Location(s)
Nikana Prime BP Tower III Exterminate
Nikana Prime Blade Tower II Survival – Rotation C
Nikana Prime Hilt Tower III Capture


Nikana Prime vs. Dragon Nikana

  • Higher base damage (+10)
  • Higher Impact damage (+.55)
  • Lower Puncture damage (-3.7)
  • Higher Slash Damage (+12.25)
  • Higher Critical Chance (+5%)
  • Higher Attack Speed (+.08)
  • Higher Status Chance (+5%)

Nikana Prime vs. Nikana

  • Higher base Damage (+50)
  • Higher Impact damage (+2.55)
  • Higher Puncture damage (+.3)
  • Higher Slash Daamge (+47.25)
  • Higher Attack Speed (~+.163)
  • Higher Status Chance (+10%)

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