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

Pandero Prime is the Primed variant of the PanderoTnBardPistol.png Pandero semi-automatic pistol, sporting increased damage and status chance. Pandero Prime was released alongside Octavia PrimeOctaviaPrime.png Octavia Prime and Tenora PrimeTenoraPrime-Arsenal.webp Tenora Prime.


This weapon deals primarily Slash DamageDmgSlashSmall64.png Slash damage.




  • Pandero Prime, compared to Pandero:
    • Higher base damage (104 vs. 72)
      • Higher DmgImpactSmall64.png  damage (26 vs. 18)
      • Higher DmgPunctureSmall64.png  damage (26 vs. 18)
      • Higher DmgSlashSmall64.png  damage (52 vs. 36)
    • Higher total damage (104 vs. 72)
    • Higher primary status chance (24% vs. 10%)
    • Different polarities (Madurai Pol.svg vs. None)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (14 vs. 8)
    • Lower disposition (0.75 vs. 1.1)
    • Higher average damage per shot (160.16 vs. 110.88)
    • Higher burst DPS (480.48 vs. 332.64)
    • Higher sustained DPS (349.44 vs. 241.92)


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

Blueprint BarrelBarrel ReceiverReceiver
Lith I1 Common Axi C6 Uncommon Neo P2 Rare
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 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 OctaviaOctaviaIcon272.png Octavia or Octavia PrimeOctaviaPrime.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.
    • Because of this fact, increasing the magazine size of the weapon such as with Slip Magazine12?cb=20190608095452 Slip Magazine and using recoil reduction mods like Steady Hands12?cb=20190608095452 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.
    • The base firerate of the alt-fire is 10 rounds per second, and is unaffected by negative fire rate affects.
    • 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.