Once thought lost to the ages, attempts to reengineer the Burston Prime never fully replicated this weapon's power and agility.

The Burston Prime is the Prime variant and direct upgrade of the BurstonBurston.png Burston, sporting higher stats across the board including fire rate, damage, status, and critical potential.


This weapon deals primarily Slash DamageDmgSlashSmall64.png Slash damage.





Lith, Meso, Neo, and Axi refer to Void Relics  |  (V) Denotes Vaulted Void Relics  |  (B) Denotes Baro Ki'Teer Exclusive Void Relic
Burston Prime's Relic Drops
Stock Barrel Blueprint Receiver
Neo N16 Common
Axi G5 Common (V)
Axi O3 Common (V)
Lith B8 Common (V)
Lith D3 Common (V)
Lith K1 Common (V)
Lith M5 Common (V)
Lith S9 Common (V)
Lith V1 Common (V)
Meso C3 Common (V)
Meso N3 Common (V)
Meso S5 Common (V)
Neo B4 Common (V)
Neo H2 Common (V)
Neo M2 Common (V)
Neo S2 Common (V)
Neo V6 Common (V)
Neo Z4 Common (V)
Neo Z5 Common (V)
Lith I1 Uncommon
Axi G3 Uncommon (V)
Axi G4 Uncommon (V)
Axi H3 Uncommon (V)
Axi P3 Uncommon (V)
Axi T1 Uncommon (V)
Axi T2 Uncommon (V)
Lith F2 Uncommon (V)
Lith P3 Uncommon (V)
Lith T6 Uncommon (V)
Meso G2 Uncommon (V)
Meso S8 Uncommon (V)
Neo B1 Uncommon (V)
Neo V5 Uncommon (V)
Axi M2 Common
Meso C6 Common
Meso P4 Common
Axi L5 Common (V)
Axi S6 Common (V)
Axi T3 Common (V)
Lith B3 Common (V)
Lith O1 Common (V)
Lith P2 Common (V)
Lith S10 Common (V)
Lith T1 Common (V)
Meso C5 Common (V)
Meso V1 Common (V)
Neo K3 Common (V)
Neo R3 Common (V)
Neo S6 Common (V)
Neo T1 Common (V)
Axi A13 Common
Lith A4 Common
Neo N17 Common
Axi A11 Common (V)
Axi G2 Common (V)
Lith C4 Common (V)
Lith C8 Common (V)
Lith D1 Common (V)
Lith N3 Common (V)
Lith S5 Common (V)
Meso L1 Common (V)
Meso T1 Common (V)
Meso Z1 Common (V)
Neo E2 Common (V)
Neo G3 Common (V)
Neo H1 Common (V)
Neo I2 Common (V)
Neo S3 Common (V)

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 50
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png N/A Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:N/A

The Burston Prime can be sold for Credits64.png 7,500.


  • The Burston Prime has a fast burst, making it decent in long-range combat.
  • The Burston has arguably better ammo efficiency than the SomaU10DesignCouncilTennoAR.png Soma or SynapseU10InfPrimary.png Synapse due to its burst-fire nature.
  • Fire rate mods (Speed TriggerMod TT 20px.png Speed Trigger, ShredMod TT 20px.png Shred, Gilded TruthMod TT 20px.png Gilded Truth, etc.) reduce the delay between bursts, but did not increase the fire rate of the actual bullets themselves. As of Hotfix 17.4.3 (2015-09-16), fire rate mods now increase the fire rate of the burst itself.
  • It isn't advised to put a Heavy CaliberMod TT 20px.png Heavy Caliber on the Burston Prime as this weapon benefits more in close to mid range situations with its high accuracy and damage over long range situations where hitting enemies with all bullets becomes more difficult.
  • Modifying the magazine can sometimes be problematic, as you might be reduced to only 1 or 2 rounds in your last shot. A Max Rank WildfireMod TT 20px.png Wildfire or a Rank 3 Magazine WarpMod TT 20px.png Magazine Warp will give you a magazine of 54, allowing you 18 bursts before reloading. This ensures you will always fire 3 rounds in every burst.


  • The Burston Prime has noticeably less golden ornamentation than previous Prime weapons.
  • At the time of its release, the Burston Prime was the first Prime weapon whose component drops were exclusive to the Orokin Derelict instead of the Orokin Void. Update 12 has since moved some component drops into the Void.
  • The Burston Prime is the first Prime primary weapon to receive a Weapon Augments mod.
  • The Burston Prime's gold parts can be recolored as of Update 15.13 (2015-02-05).
  • During a flashback to The Old War in Erra (Quest), an Excalibur/PrimeExcalibur PrimeIcon272.png Excalibur Prime is seen wielding the Burston Prime, albeit firing in full-auto mode. This implies that the weapon was more powerful in the past, matching the weapon's Codex entry.


Burston Prime Skins Edit

Patch History[]

Update 29.10 (2021-03-19)

  • Fixed Burston Prime’s magazine getting stuck to your left hand if the Solstice Skin is equipped.

Update 22.12 (2018-02-09)

  • Mastery Rank increased from 0 to 12.
  • Status chance increased from 15% to 30%.
  • Critical chance increased from 5% to 18%.
  • Critical damage increased from 1.5x to 1.8x.
  • Damage decreased from 39 to 36.

Update 12.3 (2014-02-27)

  • Fixed Burston Prime Blueprint not being tradeable.

Update 11.5 (2013-12-19)

  • Introduced.

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