The Lex Prime is a powerful, accurate pistol that has a low Fire Rate and Magazine Capacity. Very efficient at long range.

The Lex Prime is the Primed version of the Lex.pngLex pistol, featuring improved damage, critical chance, status chance, fire rate, and magazine size.

It is a requisite ingredient for Aklex Prime.pngAklex Prime (x2).

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily DmgPunctureSmall64.pngPuncture damage.




  • Lex Prime, compared to Lex:
    • Higher base damage (150.0 vs. 130.0)
      • Higher DmgImpactSmall64.pngImpact damage (15.0 vs. 13.0)
      • Higher DmgPunctureSmall64.pngPuncture damage (120.0 vs. 104.0)
      • Higher DmgSlashSmall64.pngSlash damage (15.0 vs. 13.0)
    • Higher critical chance (25% vs. 20%)
    • Higher status chance (25% vs. 10%)
    • Higher fire rate (2.08 rounds/sec vs. 1.08 rounds/sec)
    • Larger magazine (8 rounds vs. 6 rounds)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (8 vs. 3)
    • Lower disposition (1.2 vs. 1.25)
  • Lex Prime, compared to Aklex Prime:
    • Lower fire rate (2.08 rounds/sec vs. 2.67 rounds/sec)
    • Smaller magazine (8 rounds vs. 16 rounds)
    • Faster reload speed (2.35 s vs. 3 s)
    • More accurate (16 vs. 10)
    • Different polarities (V vs. None)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (8 vs. 15)
    • Higher disposition (1.2 vs. 0.85)


Lex Prime's main and component blueprints are acquired from the following Void Relics.

Blueprint BarrelBarrel ReceiverReceiver
Lith P5 Common
Neo V9 Uncommon
Axi A2 Uncommon (B)
Lith A3 Common (V)
Lith C3 Common (V)
Lith S4 Common (V)
Lith S7 Common (V)
Lith V5 Common (V)
Meso C3 Common (V)
Meso D1 Common (V)
Meso D4 Uncommon (V)
Meso P3 Common (V)
Neo N2 Common (V)
Neo S10 Common (V)
Neo Z2 Common (V)
Axi A9 Common (V)
Axi G3 Common (V)
Axi O4 Common (V)
Meso C6 Common
Meso N11 Common
Axi A2 Common (B)
Lith A2 Common (V)
Lith B6 Common (V)
Lith H2 Common (V)
Lith T2 Common (V)
Lith V2 Common (V)
Meso S5 Common (V)
Meso S9 Common (V)
Meso T2 Common (V)
Meso T3 Common (V)
Meso V4 Common (V)
Neo A3 Common (V)
Neo N3 Common (V)
Neo S1 Common (V)
Neo Z5 Common (V)
Axi K1 Common (V)
Axi M1 Common (V)
Axi N5 Common (V)
Axi V7 Common (V)
Axi A2 Common (B)
Axi O5 Common
Axi V8 Common (B)
Axi V10 Common
Lith B5 Common (V)
Lith B7 Common (V)
Lith D1 Common (V)
Lith M1 Common (V)
Meso D2 Common (V)
Meso N5 Common (V)
Axi C1 Common (V)
Axi E2 Common (V)
Axi H2 Common (V)
Axi N2 Common (V)
Axi N6 Common (V)
Axi R2 Common (V)
Lith, Meso, Neo, and Axi refer to Void Relics  |  (V) Denotes Vaulted Void Relics  |  (B) Denotes Baro Ki'Teer Exclusive Void Relic

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 50
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png N/A Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:N/A

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Take advantage of your slower firing rate to plan your shots. Both the Lex and Lex Prime are optimal long-range pistols.
  • Alternatively, with maxed out Fire Rate mods and Reload mods, the Lex Prime can work as a close quarters pistol. However, beware of the high recoil when shooting it fast.
  • As with the standard Lex, Mod TT 20px.pngSteady Hands can be used to counteract this weapon's high recoil. Alternatively, one can manage the Lex Prime's recoil by simply pacing one's shots.
    • Steady Hands however is still very useful to quickly place follow up shots onto the target which will be necessary in high levels where even fully modded, the enemy is capable of surviving at least a single hit from Lex/Lex Prime to the head, this is especially crucial if the weapon is not modded for close combat.
  • The Lex Prime pairs well with close quarter or otherwise less accurate primary weapons, to cover ranged enemies.
  • If the player prefers, Mod TT 20px.pngSeeker can be utilized to quickly finish off enemies that are lined up, particularly in bottlenecked areas such as doors or narrow hallways.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • A large portion of the weapon is animated, complete with an exchanged magazine and blow-back slide. This makes the Lex Prime one of the few pistols with firing animations for a conventional weapon.
  • Lex Prime is the icon for the Secondary weapons category in the Foundry.
  • The Lex Prime can be seen in Loki PrimeIcon272.pngLoki Prime's Decoy130xDark.pngDecoy.
  • The Lex Prime and its akimbo and regular variants share similar weapon sounds to the Hammer 1895, a revolver featured in Dark Sector.

Media[edit | edit source]

Lex Prime Skins Edit

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 29.5

  • Fixed duplicate clip eject on Lex Prime when the Oscira Pistol Skin is equipped.

Update 25.8

October 2019 Riven Disposition Change
  • Lex: 0.9->1.05

Update 25.7

  • Fixed Lex Prime not using its proper reload animation.

Update 22.12

  • Mastery Rank increased from 5 to 8.

Hotfix 22.10.3

  • Fixed the Lex Onyx Skin not removing the clip attachment when equipped on the Lex Prime.

Update 21.0

  • Increased Mastery Rank requirement from 0 to 5.
  • Lex Prime damage increased in Conclave.

Hotfix: Specters of the Rail 2.1

  • Fixed incorrect materials on Lex Prime attachments.

Update: Specters of the Rail 2

  • Lex Prime has received the PBR treatment!

Hotfix 18.4.10

  • Increased the damage of the Lex series in Conclave.
  • Increased the headshot multiplier of the Lex series in Conclave.

Update 18.0

  • Lex Conclave Skin added.

Hotfix 17.0.3

  • Reduced the damage of Lex Prime in PvP.

Update 17.0

Unlisted Changes (Listed in 17.0.2)
  • Damage increased from 85 to 150.
  • Status chance increased from 20% to 25%.
  • Critical chance increased from 20% to 25%.

Update 15.7

  • Added Orokin Ducat cost to Lex Prime Blueprint.

Update 13.2

  • Increased the volume on the Lex Prime sound effects.

Hotfix 13.0.1

  • Fixed Placeholder Lex Prime description & wrong stats.

Update 13.0

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Hotfix 23.6.2

See also[edit | edit source]

  • Lex.pngLex, the original counterpart.
  • DEAklex.pngAklex, the akimbo version of the normal counterpart.
  • Aklex Prime.pngAklex Prime, the primed akimbo counterpart
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