A basic blade known as a Skana. It is widely used by the Tenno. Prime model offers slightly increased damage.

The Skana Prime is the Prime version of the DESkana.png Skana, sporting higher attack speed but lower damage. The Skana Prime is a Founders-exclusive weapon.

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

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

Skana Prime was only available to owners of the Master or Grand Master Founders package that was offered between December 19th, 2012 and November 1st, 2013.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily Slash b.svg Slash damage.


  • High Slash b.svg Slash damage – effective against health and shields (although Puncture b.svg Puncture and Impact b.svg Impact is much better against the respective damage classes).
  • Innate Madurai Pol.svg and Naramon Pol.svg polarities.



  • Skana Prime, compared to Skana:
    • Lower base damage (63.1 vs. 68.0)
      • Lower Impact b.svg Impact damage (9.5 vs. 10.2)
      • Lower Puncture b.svg Puncture damage (9.5 vs. 10.2)
      • Lower Slash b.svg Slash damage (44.1 vs. 47.6)
    • Higher attack speed (1 vs. 0.83)
    • Different polarities (Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg vs. None)
  • Skana Prime, compared to Prisma Skana:
    • Different polarities (Madurai Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg vs. None)

Weapon Loadouts[edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Skana Prime was initially referred to as the "Fin Sword" in the Codex.
  • Up until Update 12.0, only a small portion of the energy lights can be colored. It is now fully customizable.
  • In Hotfix 15.5.1 this weapon was given access to the Mod TT 20px.pngBright Purity augment, after player feedback regarding the exclusivity of the mod was raised.

Media[edit | edit source]

Skana Prime Skins

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 20.5

  • TennoGen Arit skin added for Skana series.

Update 19.10

  • Kintsugi and Nocturne skins added for Skana series.

Update 18.5

  • Skana Conclave skin added.

Update 17.9

  • Day of the Dead skin added.

Update 17.2

  • Skana Prime damage has been increased in Conclave.

Update 16.5

  • Skana series damage increased in Conclave.

Hotfix 15.5.1

  • The Bright Purity Augment Mod can now be used on Skana Prime.

Update 13.5

  • Tweaked the sound effects for the Skana Prime.

Hotfix 12.1.2

  • Skana Prime is now tintable.


  • Introduced via Founders Packages.

See also[edit | edit source]

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