An ancient blade predating the fall of the Orokin Empire. Forged using techniques lost over the centuries, the edge remains sharper than that of any modern Nikana.

The Nikana Prime is the primed version of the Katana Nikana, a katana-inspired weapon. This weapon was added in Hotfix 18.4.12.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 50
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 N/A Blueprint2 Blueprints Price:N/A
Drop Locations
BlueprintLith V6 Common
Neo S13 Common
Neo N5 Rare (V)
Neo S8 Uncommon (V)
Axi A1 Rare (V)
Axi N6 Common (V)
GenericWeaponPrimeBlade BladeAxi S5 Uncommon
Meso N4 Rare (V)
Meso V2 Rare (V)
Neo N4 Rare (V)
Neo S10 Uncommon (V)
GenericWeaponPrimeHilt HiltMeso N8 Rare
Neo N6 Rare (V)
Axi N2 Rare (V)
Axi N4 Rare (V)
Axi N6 Rare (V)
Lith/Meso/Neo/Axi refer to Void Relics
(V) Denotes Vaulted Void Relics
(B) Denotes Baro Ki'Teer Exclusive Void Relic


This weapon deals primarily Slash b Slash damage.





  • The Nikana Prime was originally released in July 2015 on the Chinese build of Warframe, along with Excalibur Umbra Prime and PrimeLiDagger Spira Prime. The Specters of the Rail update made the Nikana Prime and the Spira Prime obtainable by non-Founders.
  • The Nikana Prime was unintentionally leaked in the Codex following Hotfix 18.4.7.
  • When equipped with the Conclave Nikana Skin, the strip of cloth remains visible, but is moved to the base of the hilt.
  • As of Update: Specters of the Rail, the default cloth ornament at the end of the hilt is considered a Sugatra and detachable in favor of another. However, there is no current option to have no Sugatra equipped.
  • The Nikana Prime makes use of Nikana Riven mods and not Dragon Nikana Riven mods, and because the Dragon Nikana has a much higher riven disposition it can generate such mods with higher stats than the Prime variant.


  • Nikana Prime in the Codex.
  • The Blade of the Nikana Prime in its default colors.

Nikana Prime Skins


  • On December 6th, 2017, it was announced that Nikana Prime would enter the Prime Vault and its relics retired from the drop tables on December 12th, 2017, along with Saryn PrimeIcon272 Saryn Prime and PrimeLiDagger Spira Prime. Any preexisting components or fully-built weapons will remain as is.

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 22.7
  • Nikana Prime has entered the Prime Vault, and its Relics are no longer be obtainable in the game.

Update 21.6 In order to accommodate incoming Relics and keep the total number of Relics as low as possible, the Ducat value of the following items will be changed from 100 to 65 (Future Relic placement of these parts will also have them appear in the Uncommon [silver] tier):

  • Nikana Prime Blueprint

Update 21.0

  • Added custom leap attack animations for the Nikana.
  • Fixed the sheath orientation on the Nikana when attacking.
  • Fixed the Nikana sheath becoming unattached from your hand and flipped around when performing an air attack.

Update 20.1

  • Fixed Nikana weapons not being able to stealth-finish Infested Chargers.

Hotfix: The Silver Grove 3

  • Reduced damage of Nikana series in Conclave.

Update 18.13

  • Fixed hearing the Nikana Prime swinging sound from across the map.

Hotfix 18.4.13

  • Fixed Nikana Prime not appearing in the Codex.

Hotfix 18.4.12

  • Introduced along with Saryn Prime and Spira Prime.

Last updated: Update 24.2

See alsoEdit

  • Katana Nikana, the regular version of this weapon.
  • DragonKatana Dragon Nikana, the upgraded version of the Nikana.

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