The beauty of this luxuriously gilded crossbow cannot obscure its lethal purpose.

The Ballistica Prime is the Prime variant of the Ballistica, sporting higher damage, critical chance, critical damage, and status chance, larger magazine, and faster charge-up and reload speed. This weapon has the unique ability to create ghosts that will fight alongside its user with charged shot kills. It should also be noted that the Ballistica Prime doesn't have burst-fire like the standard Ballistica and Rakta versions, instead shooting 4 arrows in a tight spread.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 50
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 N/A Blueprint2 Blueprints Price:N/A
Drop Locations
BlueprintLith B5 Rare
Lith B2 Rare (V)
Lith B3 Rare (V)
GenericWeaponPrimeBlade Lower LimbLith O1 Common
Neo B5 Common
Axi V6 Common (V)
GenericGunPrimeReceiver ReceiverNeo H2 Uncommon
Neo L1 Uncommon
Neo S7 Uncommon
GenericGunPrimeStock StringMeso R1 Uncommon
Axi A4 Uncommon
Meso G1 Uncommon (V)
GenericWeaponPrimeBlade Upper LimbMeso S8 Uncommon
Lith T1 Uncommon (V)
Lith V5 Uncommon (V)
Lith/Meso/Neo/Axi refer to Void Relics
(V) Denotes Vaulted Void Relics
(B) Denotes Baro Ki'Teer Exclusive Void Relic

It was released in Update 21.6 alongside Hydroid Prime and Nami Skyla Prime.


This weapon deals primarily Puncture b Puncture damage.


  • High Puncture b Puncture and good Slash b Slash damage – effective against armor and health.
  • High critical chance and status chance.
  • Silent.
  • Charged shots have 1 meter Punch Through.
  • Charged shot kills within 50 meters of the user will create a ghost of the enemy that lasts for 7 seconds and will fight alongside the player similar to Specters.
  • High reload speed.
  • Low charge time.
  • No projectile arcing.
  • Has 2 Madurai Pol and a Naramon Pol polarity slot.


  • Low Impact b Impact damage – less effective against shields.
  • Projectiles have travel time.
  • Damage and status chance is split between each of its four bolts, requiring simultaneous hits to maximize damage and status procs.
  • Consumes 4 ammo per shot regardless of charge-up unlike other members of the Ballistica family, resulting in an 8-shot magazine.
  • Slightly lower than average zoom.
  • Spawned ghosts will alert enemies, despite the weapon being silent.


  • Ballistica Prime, compared to Ballistica:
    • Higher charge attack damage (304.0 vs. 100.0)
    • Faster charge time (0.8 s vs. 1.0 s)
    • Larger magazine (32 rounds vs. 16 rounds)
    • Faster reload speed (1.2 s vs. 2 s)
    • Different polarities (Naramon PolMadurai PolMadurai Pol vs. Vazarin Pol)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (14 vs. 2)
  • Ballistica Prime, compared to Rakta Ballistica:
    • Higher charge attack damage (304.0 vs. 300.0)
    • Faster charge time (0.8 s vs. 1.0 s)
    • Larger magazine (32 rounds vs. 20 rounds)
    • Faster reload speed (1.2 s vs. 2 s)
    • Lack of an innate Blight effect
    • Different polarities (Naramon PolMadurai PolMadurai Pol vs. Vazarin PolMadurai Pol)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (14 vs. 6)

Weapon LoadoutsEdit


  • Unlike other members of the Ballistica family, the Ballstica Prime functions as a weapon with innate multishot rather than a burst-fire weapon. As a result, the number in the arsenal reflects the total damage and status per barrage rather than per shot, with the actual damage/status being divided between the amount of bolts fired.
  • Enemies killed by this weapon's charged shot will leave behind a ghost that will fight alongside the player similar to Specters.
    • If multiple enemies are killed with the same charged shot with Punch Through, they will all become ghosts.
  • Ghosts do not block bullets/projectiles, similar to Mirage's Hall of Mirrors.
  • Bursas, Juggernaut, and Stalker (except Shadow Stalker) will not leave a ghost.
  • Eximus enemies killed by a charged shot will become ghosts of their non-Eximus versions.
  • A ghost of an enemy that spawns minions, such as Drahk Masters, Hyekka Masters, or Sniper Crewman, can spawn friendly minions but will expire along with the ghost that spawned them.
  • Ghosts are not created if the enemy is killed by a DoT proc such as slash or gas, even if the shot was a charged shot.
    • Ghosts can also not be created from said slash procs to nearby enemies, even if it was a charged shot and even if it kills the nearby enemies. They also cannot be created from the explosions caused by Molecular Prime, even if the weapon's kill shot explosion turns the original enemy into a ghost.


  • Ballistica Prime in Codex.
  • Example of a Ghost

Ballistica Prime Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 22.12
  • Mastery Rank increased from 7 to 14.

Hotfix 22.8.1

  • Fixed Ballistica Prime not creating proper ‘Ghost’ on Charged Attack kill.

Hotfix 21.6.1

  • Fixed instances of Ballistica Prime not properly spawning ghosts.
  • Fixed the color of the Prime Ballistica ghosts flickering for Clients.
  • Fixed Ballistica Prime not unfolding correctly if no primary is equipped.

Update 22.6

  • Fixed the Ballistica Prime turning Executioners in Rathuum and Brokers in The Index into ghosts.

Update 21.6

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Hotfix 23.10.8

See AlsoEdit

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