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Characteristics[edit | edit source]
This weapon deals primarily Slash damage.
- High Slash damage – effective against health.
- High critical chance.
- Tied with Cerata and Pathocyst for the second highest status chance of all glaives, behind Falcor.
- Fastest attack speed of all glaives.
- Possesses momentum during regular swings, which resists interruption such as stagger or knockdown.
- Can be wielded in-tandem with a single-handed secondary weapon.
- Holding the melee button throws the glaive, which can bounce up to three times or travels up to 30 meters before returning to the user, damaging anyone in its path. Meleeing while the glaive is in mid-flight commands it to return.
- Primary and secondary weapons can be fired and reloaded normally with a thrown glaive, and retrieving the glaive does not interrupt these actions. Additional throws can also be "buffered" while the glaive is in mid-flight.
- Thrown glaive has a guaranteed Impact and Slash proc.
- Thrown glaive has above average critical multiplier.
- Innate 1 meter punch through.
- Thrown glaive is silent.
- Heavy Attacks, or melee attacks while wielded in-tandem with a secondary weapon, while the glaive is in mid-flight produces a 4.8 meter explosion and forces the glaive to return.
- Can use the Glaive-exclusive mods Combo Fury, Power Throw, Quick Return ( Volatile), Rebound ( Volatile), and Whirlwind.
- Innate and polarities.
- Low Impact and Puncture damage – less effective against shields and armor.
- Thrown glaive has innate Blast damage – less effective against Ferrite Armor and Infested Sinew.
- Cannot use melee attacks or block while the glaive is in mid-flight.
- Explosion inflicts self-stagger.
- Glaive Prime, compared to Glaive:
- Higher base damage (164.0 vs. 105.0)
- Higher critical chance (22% vs. 12%)
- Higher status chance (30% vs. 12%)
- Higher attack speed (1.25 vs. 1)
- Higher Mastery Rank required (10 vs. 1)
- Lower disposition (1.22 vs. 1.3)
Glaive Prime's main and component blueprints are acquired from the following Void Relics.
|Lith G1 Rare
Lith G2 Rare (V)
|Axi E1 Uncommon
Axi L1 Uncommon (V)
|Neo S5 Uncommon|
Meso F3 Uncommon (V)
Lith, Meso, Neo, and Axi refer to Void Relics | (V) Denotes Vaulted Void Relics | (B) Denotes Baro Ki'Teer Exclusive Void Relic
|Time: 12 hrs|
|Market Price: N/A||Blueprints Price:N/A|
Vaultings[edit | edit source]
- On September 29, 2015, it was announced that Glaive Prime, alongside Ember Prime and Sicarus Prime, would enter the Prime Vault and be retired from the reward tables on October 6, 2015. Any preexisting components or fully-built frames will remain as is.
- Glaive Prime was available from December 6, 2016 to January 3, 2017 as part of the Fire and Ice Prime Vault.
- Glaive Prime, along with Ember Prime, Sicarus Prime, Frost Prime, Latron Prime, Reaper Prime, Loki Prime, Bo Prime, and Wyrm Prime were unvaulted from February 6, 2018 to April 10, 2018.
- Glaive Prime, along with Ember Prime, Sicarus Prime, Frost Prime, Latron Prime, and Reaper Prime, were unvaulted from January 29, 2019 to March 26, 2019.
- The same lineup was unvaulted on September 29, 2020.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Thrown attack bounces off of enemy targets and can hit a theoretical infinite amount of targets on the way back to the user.
- Flies faster and thus farther than its original counterpart.
- Summoned weapons are not affected by whether thrown weapons are held or not. For example, Warframe abilities such as Slash Dash or Exalted Blade can still be used even if the Glaive has not returned to the user.
- The Glaive can be thrown under a mining machine so that it ricochets back and forth between ground and the machine for a maximum amount of bounces, sometimes destroying it in a single throw.
- Against tougher enemies, the Glaive can hit more than once on the outward throw by aiming at the inside of their legs so that the first bounce will bounce into their other leg. Particularly useful on Ancients.
- Range is around 30 in-game meters. Reach will not improve the flight range or the width of the projectile.
- In addition, range mods will not increase the blast radius of the Glaive's detonate.
- Airborne Glaives will ricochet off Frost's Snow Globe.
- Cannot travel through Volt's Electric Shield and become electrically buffed.
- Throw cannot punch through Shield Lancer's shield without Power Throw. However, if aimed at their exposed body parts, the Glaive is still able to damage them.
- Saryn's Toxic Lash is applied on throw attacks as well, as of Hotfix 10.3.4.
- If you are under the effect of an enemy's Magnetize or similar abilities, the Glaive cannot be thrown; it instantly returns to your hand without harming you.
- When U13 was first released, the throwing attack was changed to match the throwing attack in the stance. This was a bug, and has since been reverted to Hold+E.
- Throws have an innate punch through against enemies. It will only bounce off terrain (and Frost's globe etc).
Tips[edit | edit source]
- Catching the Glaive is considered a one-handed action. As such, it will not interrupt reloads.
- This is useful if you throw the Glaive before reloading allowing you to perform a long range attack even as you reload.
- Glaive will always return in a straight path toward the player. It will ignore all obstacles and punch through anything in its path on return.
- A player without Power Throw can use this to emulate Power Throw by bouncing the Glaive off the floor between the legs of enemies and have the Glaive hit them all on return.
- As for the regular Glaive, when using the slide attack, it is possible to chain a second slide attack, for even more slide range and speed.
- Can be thrown whether stance mods are equipped or not.
- When equipping the Glaive Prime, the player can throw it and then press the melee button to detonate the Glaive Prime on punch through or impact with a solid surface, dealing high AoE damage. The Glaive Prime then returns to the player immediately. This is true for all thrown melee weapons.
- This is very useful for regenerating health with Life Strike.
- It can explode in this manner when not equipped and thrown, but the explosion timing cannot be controlled and will often stagger the user in close quarters.
- It should be however noted that finisher attacks can still be executed while the weapon is in the air.
Weapon Loadouts[edit source]
- See Category:Glaive Prime Build to see how players mod this weapon.
- See Category:Glaive Prime Guides for guides on how to use this weapon effectively.
- For more general help with weapons, you may wish to browse Category:Weapon Guides.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- It could be seen in Ember Prime's left hand during the artwork show of Livestream 18. It was also seen in the splash screen in Update 11.0.
- The Glaive Prime shares the same sheath style with the other thrown melee weapons, where they retract and attach under the right arm.
- The word "Glaive" historically has referred to many different weapons, none of which refer to a returning throwing disk but more to a polearm or a sword. An exception to this can be found in the movie, Krull, in which a five-bladed throwing weapon which returns to the thrower is called a "Glaive" which is quested for and used by the protagonist.
- The Glaive Prime actually more closely resembles a Chakram, an Indian throwing disc.
- Update 11 teasers showed an Ember Prime wielding Glaive Prime, along with a Sicarus Prime.
- Oddly enough, though the Glaive Prime has 3 blades, only two are requested in the crafting process. It's possible that the disc has an in-built blade to begin with.
- Up until Update 12.0, the Glaive Prime only required 1 blade to construct, in spite of the blueprint needing 2.
- Like the Glaive, the Glaive Prime has a much smaller model when retracted under the arm.
Media[edit | edit source]
Glaive Prime Skins
Patch History[edit | edit source]
Last updated: Update 26.0
See Also[edit | edit source]
- Glaive, the original counterpart of this weapon.
References[edit | edit source]
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