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

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

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash damage.




  • Pandero Prime, compared to Pandero:
    • Higher base damage (104 vs. 72)
      • Higher DmgImpactSmall64.png Impact damage (26 vs. 18)
      • Higher DmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture damage (26 vs. 18)
      • Higher DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash damage (52 vs. 36)
    • Higher secondary attack damage (104 vs. 72)
    • Higher primary status chance (24% vs. 10%)
    • Different polarities (V vs. None)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (14 vs. 8)
    • Lower disposition (0.5 vs. 1.1)


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

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • As a Signature Weapon, Pandero Prime gains a bonus effect with OctaviaIcon272.png Octavia or OctaviaPrime.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 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.
    • 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.

Tips[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

Media[edit | edit source]

Pandero Prime Skins Edit

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Hotfix 29.9.1

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

Update 29.9

  • Introduced.
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