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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 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.


This weapon deals primarily Slash b.svg Slash damage.




  • Pandero Prime, compared to Pandero:
    • Higher base damage (104.0 vs. 72.0)
      • Higher Impact b.svg Impact damage (26.0 vs. 18.0)
      • Higher Puncture b.svg Puncture damage (26.0 vs. 18.0)
      • Higher Slash b.svg Slash damage (52.0 vs. 36.0)
    • Higher secondary attack damage (104.0 vs. 72.0)
    • Higher primary status chance (24% vs. 10%)
    • Different polarities (Madurai Pol.svg 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


  • When used by OctaviaIcon272.png Octavia, 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 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.pngSlip Magazine and using recoil reduction mods like Mod TT 20px.pngSteady 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 seems to scale logarithmically with magazine capacity mods, at approximately 4.65 + 1.46 x ln (Magazine Capacity) (testing in patch 25.x shows the difference between mag size 20 vs 8 at closer to +5% firerate than +16% [~10 vs ~9.5]). This base altfire firerate of ~9.5 is increased normally by firerate mods if the sum of all sources remains positive but ignores firerate mods if they would sum to be a negative modifier.
    • 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

Update 29.9

  • Introduced.
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