Known for taking down whole squads with its single massive clip, few weapons were as feared as the Prime Soma.

The Soma Prime is the primed version of the U10DesignCouncilTennoAR.png Soma assault rifle. It features a greater magazine size, greater ammo reserves and faster spool-up.

Manufacturing Requirements
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15,000
Barrel
1
Receiver
1
Stock
1
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10
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 Slash b.svg Slash damage.

Advantages:

  • High Slash b.svg Slash and Puncture b.svg Puncture damage - effective against health and shields.
  • Very high fire rate, achieved after a wind up period of five bullets.
  • High accuracy.
  • Large magazine size.
  • Large magazine reserve size.
  • Two Madurai Pol.svg polarity slots.

Disadvantages:

  • Tied with normal U10DesignCouncilTennoAR.png Soma for the second lowest damage of all rifles, after GrineerAssaultRifle.png Grakata.
  • High fire rate generates high recoil, hindering accuracy.
  • Low reload speed.
  • Sub-optimal ammo efficiency.

Comparisons:

  • Soma Prime, compared to Soma:
    • Lower base damage (18.0 vs. 20.0)
      • Lower Impact b.svg Impact damage (1.8 vs. 2.0)
      • Lower Puncture b.svg Puncture damage (7.2 vs. 8.0)
      • Lower Slash b.svg Slash damage (9.0 vs. 10.0)
    • Larger magazine (70 rounds vs. 50 rounds)
    • Larger max ammo capacity (210 rounds vs. 200 rounds)
    • Faster spool-up (5 rounds vs. 8 rounds)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (7 vs. 6)

Weapon Loadouts[edit source]

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Firing in short bursts and landing headshots will significantly increase its efficiency.
  • Reload time can be shortened by using a melee attack or dodge roll when the reload timer reaches about 3/4. This works because, like many older weapons, the magazine is updated at this time instead of at the end, making the remaining time extraneous.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Soma Prime was one of the first prime items which had colorable gold parts. This trait was shared with the PrimeVasto.png Vasto Prime, Nova PrimeIcon272.png Nova Prime and the Pyra Prime Syandana.
  • The ring-like formation through which the Warframe holds the weapon with their left hand rotates while firing, making this one of the few primary weapons that have firing animations.
    • Like its non-prime version, the Soma Prime's magazine passes up through its receiver as it fires, with the portion of the magazine consumed indicating the amount of ammo left.

Media[edit | edit source]

Soma Prime Skins

Vaultings[edit | edit source]

  • On November 15, 2016, it was announced that the Soma Prime, along with Nova PrimeIcon272.png Nova Prime and the PrimeVasto.png Vasto Prime, would enter the Prime Vault and be retired from the reward tables on November 22, 2016. Any preexisting components or fully-built weapons will remain as is.
  • On October 31, 2017, the Soma Prime became available for acquisition through Twitch Prime along with Frost PrimeIcon272.png Frost Prime. This limited time offer lasted until December 31st, 2017.

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 22.12

  • Mastery Rank increased from 6 to 7

Update: The Index Preview

  • Reduced damage of Soma Prime in Conclave.

Update: The Silver Grove

  • Soma Prime damage decreased in Conclave.

Hotfix: Specters of the Rail 7

  • Fixed Soma Prime Barrel duplicate rewards on Relics.

Update 18.8

  • Fixed the Huntsman Soma Skin not applying properly to the Soma Prime.

Hotfix 16.7.2

  • Fixed Soma Prime not sitting properly on Saryn when holstered.

Update 16.7

  • Fixed an error that would occur when viewing Soma Prime in the Codex.

Hotfix 16.3.2

  • Slightly reduced the damage of Soma Prime in PvP.

Hotfix 16.3.1

  • Soma Prime is now usable in PvP.

Update 16.3

  • Updated audio on Soma Prime.

Hotfix 16.0.2

  • Fixed additional ammo clips showing on Soma Prime.

Update 16.0

  • Slightly reduced Soma Prime audio.

Update 15.8

  • Fixed Soma Prime and Vasto Prime not being visible in the Codex.

Update 15.7

  • Introduced via Nova Prime Access.

See Also[edit | edit source]

  • U10DesignCouncilTennoAR.png Soma, the standard version of this gun.
  • AkimboSomaPistols.png Aksomati, the machine pistol counterparts of this weapon.
  • SomaDualKamas.png Dual Raza, battle-hatchets inspired by Soma's design.
  • ArchLongRifle.png Phaedra, Archwing rifle described as the Soma's big-sister.
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