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Release Date: December 18th, 2012
Excalibur Prime is the Primed variant of Excalibur, possessing higher armor and energy, as well as an additional polarity and a Aura polarity. He was given to Founders alongside the exclusive Lato Prime and Skana Prime.
Excalibur Prime is a Founders-exclusive Warframe.
Excalibur Prime was only obtainable by upgrading a Warframe account to Founders status of Hunter or greater, which is no longer available. He came with his own Warframe slot and was already augmented with an Orokin Reactor.
The Founders' program closed on the 1st of November, 2013, as announced on the warframe forums. This closure is inclusive of pack upgrades.
- Excalibur Prime, compared to Excalibur:
- Excalibur Prime, compared to Excalibur Umbra:
- As a Prime Warframe, Excalibur Prime possesses a special passive ability where contact with an Orokin Void Death Orb will make them release an energy pulse that grants 250 Energy to all nearby allies. This effect can only occur once per Death Orb, and can occur even if the Death Orb has been previously destroyed.
- Excalibur Prime is the first Prime Warframe in the game.
- There is a statue of Excalibur Prime inside the Orokin Derelict vaults, and one of the Lua Spy vaults.
- Compared to the later prime Warframes, Excalibur Prime has the least cosmetic difference compared to his standard counterpart, with the only significant additions being the Void Key-shaped emblem on his helmet and golden blades along his forearms.
- When he was released, it was widely believed that Excalibur Prime had a slightly higher shield recharge rate compared to the non-prime variant.
- While the existence of this feature can neither be confirmed, nor denied, Excalibur Prime currently does not possess this stat change.
- Much like how Update 14.0 gave the standard Excalibur an ethereal Skana when using his abilities, Excalibur Prime uses an ethereal Skana Prime with his abilities, which was also added in the same update.
- On the Chinese build of Warframe, Excalibur Umbra Prime serves as a stand-in for Excalibur Prime.
- Prime, the Orokin enhancement to a Warframe or weapon.