As deadly as any bullet without the associated noise or commotion.

The Hikou Prime is the primed version of the Hikou.png Hikou throwing stars, featuring higher damage, magazine, and faster reload speed, at some expense to fire rate.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64.png5,000.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64.png
15,000
Pouch
2
Stars
2
OrokinCell64.png
8
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 50
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png N/A Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:N/A

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily Puncture b.svg Puncture damage.

Advantages:

  • Silent - will not be present on opponent's minimap.
  • Second highest fire rate of all throwing-type secondaries, behind normal Hikou.png Hikou.
  • Fastest reload speed of all throwing-type secondaries.
  • Pinpoint accuracy.
  • Two Madurai Pol.svg polarity slots.

Disadvantages:

  • Lowest base damage of all throwing-type secondaries.
  • Projectiles have travel time.
  • Projectiles travel in an arc, making it hard to hit at longer ranges and achieve headshots.
  • Very low ammo efficiency.

Comparisons:

  • Hikou Prime, compared to Hikou:
    • Lower base damage (51.9 vs. 52.7)
      • Lower Impact b.svg Impact damage (5.2 vs. 5.3)
      • Higher Puncture b.svg Puncture damage (44.1 vs. 31.6)
      • Lower Slash b.svg Slash damage (2.6 vs. 15.8)
    • Lower fire rate (5.83 rounds/sec vs. 6.67 rounds/sec)
    • Larger magazine (26 rounds vs. 20 rounds)
    • Larger max ammo capacity (52 rounds vs. 40 rounds)
    • Faster reload speed (0.5 s vs. 0.8 s)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (4 vs. 2)

Weapon Loadouts[edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Hikou Prime can ricochet (rarely) off surfaces, as floors and walls. Ricocheted shots can damage and kill whoever gets in the way.
  • The Hikou Prime can pass through VoltIcon272.png Volt's ElectricShield130xDark.png Electric Shield.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • As with all thrown sidearms, when performing a Jump Kick your frame will hold the Hikou Prime as dual pistols. Upon hitting the ground and sliding, this will quickly switch back to as it should be.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Hikou (Hikō or 飛行 ) in Japanese means "flight."
  • The Hikou are based off the Japanese throwing stars from ninjutsu tradition. Throwing stars were primarily used as distractions, and were often called the "invisible blades" due to a thrown star being able to cut enemies unseen from any direction.

Media[edit | edit source]

Vaultings[edit | edit source]

  • On August 9th, 2016, it was announced that Hikou Prime would enter the Prime Vault and be retired from the reward tables on August 23rd, 2016. Any preexisting components, relics or fully-built weapons will remain as is.

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 22.12

  • Damage increased from 32 to 36.
  • Status chance increased from 15% to 28%.
  • Critical chance increased from 2.5% to 6%.
  • Critical damage increased from 1.5x to 1.8x.

Hotfix: The Silver Grove 3

  • Hikou Prime has entered the Prime Vault.

Update 18.1

  • Hikou series is now available for use in Conclave.

Update 18.0

  • Hikou Prime has been given a PBR Upgrade!

Update 16.8

  • Fixed thrown weapons not showing the proper energy trails.

Hotfix 14.8.1

  • Fixed an issue with the Hikou Prime having incorrect coloring when trying to customize energy color.
  • Fixed an issue with the Hikou Prime sound effect being unaffected by volume sliders. Additional tweaks to overall sound levels are included.

Update 14.8

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Hotfix 22.20.9

See Also[edit | edit source]

  • Hikou.png Hikou, the original counterpart of this weapon.
  • Kunai2.png Kunai, another thrown secondary.
  • Despair.png Despair, another thrown secondary, used by the Stalker.
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