Once thought destroyed, the newly uncovered Vectis Prime revives Tenno martial traditions.

The Vectis Prime is the Prime version of the Vectis sniper rifle, featuring higher base damage, fire rate, and zoom, and a doubled magazine, but with higher combo count and damage falloff.

On May 24th, 2017, it was announced that Vectis Prime would enter the Prime Vault and be retired from the reward tables on May 30th, 2017. Any preexisting components or fully-built weapons will remain as is.

On October 12th 2017, It was also unvaulted as a Twitch Drop reward with The Great Eidolon Hunt event.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 50
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This weapon deals primarily Puncture b Puncture damage.


  • Second highest base damage of all sniper rifles behind the Lanka, and highest base damage of all hit-scan sniper rifles.
  • Tied with Snipetron and Rubico for the highest critical chance of all sniper rifles.
  • Tied with normal Vectis for the highest status chance of all sniper rifles.
  • Tied with Rubico for the highest fire rate of all sniper rifles.
  • Tied with normal Vectis for the fastest reload speed of all sniper rifles.
  • Good ammo economy.
  • Pinpoint accuracy while aiming; shots will hit exactly on the reticle dot, perfect for headshots.
  • Good candidate for Mod TT 20pxCharged Chamber and/or Mod TT 20pxPrimed Chamber due to its magazine size of two rounds, or one round with Mod TT 20pxDepleted Reload.
  • Has both low and high zoom ranges, and having only two zoom settings instead of three allows for faster switching between ranges.
    • Zooming in increases head shot damage by +35% at 3.5x zoom or +55% at 6x zoom.
    • Zoom is not cancelled during reload.
  • Staggers most enemies with every hit.
  • Madurai Pol and Naramon Pol polarities.


  • Low Slash b Slash damage – less effective against health.
  • Linear damage falloff from 100% to ?% from 400m to 600m target distance (distances are affected by Projectile Speed).
  • Extremely low magazine size of just two rounds; requires frequent reloading.
  • Largest shot combo requirement of all sniper rifles.
  • Draws from the rare sniper ammo pool.
  • High recoil, which may make it difficult to fire a follow-up shot, especially at higher zoom levels.



  • Vectis Prime, compared to Vectis:
    • Lower base damage (106.9 vs. 110.0)
      • Lower Impact b Impact damage (42.8 vs. 44.0)
      • Higher Puncture b Puncture damage (48.1 vs. 38.5)
      • Lower Slash b Slash damage (16.0 vs. 27.5)
    • Higher fire rate (2.67 rounds/sec vs. 1.5 rounds/sec)
    • Larger magazine (2 rounds vs. 1 round)
    • Faster reload speed (0.9 s vs. 1 s)
    • Different polarities (Madurai PolNaramon Pol vs. Madurai Pol)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (14 vs. 2)

Weapon Loadouts


  • Due to the fact that it has two rounds per magazine instead of the Vectis' single round, Mod TT 20pxCharged Chamber and Mod TT 20pxPrimed Chamber are less effective without the use of manual reloading.
    • Manual reloading also cannot be optimally performed due to the recoil animation after the first shot, which prevents the performance of an immediate reload.
    • This can be circumvented by using the Mod TT 20pxDepleted Reload mod, which reduces the magazine size of the Vectis Prime to 1, and increases reload speed by 48% at max rank.
  • The Vectis Prime has superior zoom capabilities to the Vectis, having a 10x maximum magnification compared to the Vectis' 4.5, while still maintaining a 4x minimum zoom for mid-range shooting.
  • The Vectis Prime has the largest shot combo requirement of the sniper rifles, needing 5 shots to initiate the 1.5x damage multiplier.


  • Vectis is Latin for "Bar" or "Pole", referring to a locking bar (or bolt), a leveraging bar such as a Crowbar, or possibly referring to a carrying pole.
  • The Vectis Prime has a bipod, as opposed to the monopod on the normal Vectis. This might suggest that this rifle would be more precise and have less recoil because of the extra support from the bipod. It is purely cosmetic, however.


  • Vectis Prime in Codex.
  • The Vectis Prime's unique scope.

Vectis Prime Skins

Patch History

Update 22.12
  • Mastery Rank increased from 3 to 14
  • Damage increased from 325 to 350
  • Critical chance increased from 25% to 30%

Hotfix 22.0.6

  • Conclave: Reduced the headshot damage of the Vulkar series, Snipetron series and Vectis series in Conclave.

Update 22.0

  • Fire rate increased from 1.5 to 2.67
  • First level zoom +15% Damage replaced with +35% Head Shot Damage
  • First level zoom reduced from 4x to 3.5x
  • Second level zoom 20% Damage replaced with +55% Head Shot Damage
  • Second level zoom reduced from 10x to 6x
  • Next round is chambered immediately after firing instead of waiting for fire rate to cycle

Update 16.11

  • Introduced

See also

  • Vectis, the original counterpart of this gun.
  • Prime, the Orokin enhancement to a Warframe or weapon.
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