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“Market forces dictate that you need to evolve or die.”
Nikana Prime is Vaulted.
The Void Relics for this item have been removed from the drop tables at this time and are no longer farmable. Vaulted Void Relics in player inventories are not affected and can still be opened.

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 variant of the NikanaKatana.png Nikana, acting as a direct upgrade even above the Dragon NikanaDragonKatana.png Dragon Nikana. It was released alongside Saryn/PrimeSaryn PrimeIcon272.png Saryn Prime and Spira PrimePrimeLiDagger.png Spira Prime.


This weapon deals primarily Slash DamageDmgSlashSmall64.png Slash damage.





Lith, Meso, Neo, and Axi refer to Void Relics  |  (V) Denotes Vaulted Void Relics  |  (B) Denotes Baro Ki'Teer Exclusive Void Relic
Nikana Prime's Relic Drops
Blade Hilt Blueprint
Axi S5 Uncommon (V)
Meso N4 Rare (V)
Meso V2 Rare (V)
Neo N4 Rare (V)
Neo S10 Uncommon (V)
Axi N2 Rare (V)
Axi N4 Rare (V)
Axi N6 Rare (V)
Meso N8 Rare (V)
Neo N6 Rare (V)
Axi A1 Rare (V)
Axi N6 Common (V)
Lith V6 Common (V)
Neo N5 Rare (V)
Neo S13 Common (V)
Neo S8 Uncommon (V)

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



  • The Nikana Prime was originally released in July 2015 on the Chinese build of Warframe, along with Excalibur Umbra Prime and Spira PrimePrimeLiDagger.png 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 (2016-02-04).
  • 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 (2016-07-08), 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 Skins Edit

Patch History[]

Update 26.0 (2019-10-31)
Actual patch notes made a mistake on old follow through.

  • Mastery Rank increased from 0 to 12.
  • Damage increased from 95 to 198.
  • Range increased from 1 to 2.5.
  • Status Chance increased from 20% to 28%.
  • Critical Chance increased from 20% to 28%.
  • Critical Damage increased from 2x to 2.4x.
  • Slam Attack increased from 190 to 594.
  • Slide Attack increased from 204 to 396.
  • Parry Angle set to 55.

Update 22.7 (2017-12-12)

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

Update 21.6 (2017-08-29)
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 (2017-06-29)

  • 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 (2017-04-05)

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

Hotfix: The Silver Grove 3 (2016-08-23)

  • Reduced damage of Nikana series in Conclave.

Update 18.13 (2016-05-27)

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

Hotfix 18.4.13 (2016-02-22)

  • Fixed Nikana Prime not appearing in the Codex.

Hotfix 18.4.12 (2016-02-16)

  • Introduced along with Saryn Prime and Spira Prime.

Last updated: Update 26.0 (2019-10-31)

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