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Pound the beat for a dance of death with Octavia's signature prime pistol.

Pandero Prime is the Primed variant of the Pandero.png Pandero semi-automatic pistol, sporting increased damage and status chance. Pandero Prime was released alongside Octavia PrimeIcon272.png Octavia Prime and TenoraPrime.png Tenora Prime.


  • This weapon deals primarily DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash damage.
  • Alternate Fire shoots all remaining ammunition in the magazine in a quick burst.
    • Benefits from magazine increasing mods to further increase the burst's damage.
    • Prevents Zoom.
    • Has high Recoil and wide spread, making it inaccurate beyond short range.
  • Innate Madurai Pol.svg polarity.


  • High ammo efficiency.
  • Normal Attack
    • High crit chance
    • Above average damage
    • High reload speed
    • Above average status chance
    • High crit multiplier
  • Alt-Fire
    • Second highest crit chance behind TenetDiplos.png Tenet Diplos
    • Second highest crit multiplier behind Catabolyst.png Catabolyst
    • High effective fire rate
    • Above average max ammo
    • Above average damage
    • High reload speed


  • Primary fire has noticeable recoil.
  • Normal Attack
    • Low magazine
    • Low effective fire rate
    • Low disposition
  • Alt-Fire
    • Low magazine
    • Low disposition


  • Pandero Prime (Normal Attack), compared to Pandero (Normal Attack):


Lith, Meso, Neo, and Axi refer to Void Relics  |  (V) Denotes Vaulted Void Relics  |  (B) Denotes Baro Ki'Teer Exclusive Void Relic
Pandero Prime's Relic Drops
GenericGunPrimeBarrel.png Barrel GenericGunPrimeReceiver.png Receiver PanderoPrime.png Blueprint
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo N16 Uncommon
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo N20 Uncommon
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi C6 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith C9 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo P4 Rare
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo P2 Rare (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith N11 Common
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi P4 Common (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith I1 Common (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith N8 Common (V)

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 35
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png N/A Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:N/A


  • As a Signature Weapon, Pandero Prime gains a bonus effect with OctaviaIcon272.png Octavia or Octavia PrimeIcon272.png Octavia Prime, where headshot kills with the Alternate Fire increases reload speed by 20%.
    • No weak spots other than actual heads will trigger this effect.
      • Headshots on invulnerable enemies will still grant this effect, but not with invulnerable bosses.
  • The Alternate Fire of the Pandero Prime will eject all of the remaining ammunition in the magazine in a single burst.
    • The base firerate of the alt-fire is 10 rounds per second.
    • Increasing the magazine size of the weapon such as with Mod TT 20px.png Slip Magazine and using recoil reduction mods like Mod TT 20px.png Steady Hands can help to make its damage output more consistent and reliable.
    • If buffed with unlimited ammo such as from the Reactant Buff, the weapon will only fire its magazine amount at a time, with small delays between each trigger pull.
    • Can be canceled with quick melee.
    • Aiming will be disabled for the duration of the burst; hence the alternate fire cannot benefit from Acolyte Mods.


  • Pandero is the Spanish word for Tambourine, a hand-held percussion instrument.
  • The Pandero's last four shots sound slightly different to indicate low ammunition.
  • The Pandero is actually an 8 shot, double action revolver, as indicated in the reload animation and the rapid manual cocking animation of the the hammer during alternate fire.
    • The cylinder is very far forward, resulting in an extremely short barrel.


Pandero Prime Skins Edit

Patch History[]

Hotfix 29.9.1 (2021-02-24)

  • Fixed Pandero Prime's model reverting to the regular version while Dual Wielding.

Update 29.9 (2021-02-23)

  • Introduced.

See Also[]