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Panthera Prime is Vaulted.
The Void Relics for this item have been removed from the drop tables and do not drop during missions at this time. Check the current Prime Resurgence rotation to see if Varzia offers relics for this item. Vaulted Void Relics already contained in player inventories are not affected and can still be either opened or traded between players.

The max-velocity saw-launcher perfected. Features a larger magazine, faster fire rate, and a radial, slashing ricochet.

The Panthera Prime is the Prime variant of the Panthera Panthera with increased critical chance, status chance, fire rate, and magazine size, at some expense to accuracy, reload speed, and max ammo capacity. The primary fire sawblades gain explosive properties, while still being able to ricochet off surfaces. Panthera Prime was released alongside InarosPrimeIcon272 Inaros Prime and KarystPrime Karyst Prime.


  • This weapon deals primarily DmgSlashSmall64 Slash damage.
  • Primary fire shoots bouncing miniature saws in full automatic that explode in a 1.6 meter radius on impact with a surface or enemy, consuming 2 ammo per shot.
    • Initial hit and explosion apply status separately.
    • Explosion does not need direct line of sight to deal damage and will penetrate walls.
    • Explosion has linear damage falloff from 100% to 80% from central impact.
  • Alternate Fire deploys a single levitating sawblade 8 meters away that deals continuous damage and staggers enemies, only consuming ammo when dealing damage.
    • Can be deployed without consequence when no targets exist.
  • Can use the Panthera-exclusive Mod TT 20px Disarming Purity Augment mod.

Advantages over other Primary weapons (excluding modular weapons):

  • Normal Attack (wiki attack index 1)
    • High magazine (80)
    • Above average status chance (30.00%)
  • Radial Attack (wiki attack index 2)
    • Above average magazine (80)
    • Above average fire rate (3.67 attacks/sec)
    • Above average status chance (30.00%)
  • Alt-Fire (wiki attack index 3)
    • Above average magazine (80)
    • Above average ammo max (320)
    • Above average status chance (38.00%)

Disadvantages over other Primary weapons (excluding modular weapons):

  • Primary Fire:
    • Explosion inflicts self-stagger.
    • Explosion has a headshot multiplier of 1x and cannot trigger headshot conditions.
    • Explosion has linear Damage Falloff from 100% to 80% from central impact.
  • Normal Attack (wiki attack index 1)
    • Below average crit chance (18.00%)
    • Low reload speed (2.40 s)
  • Radial Attack (wiki attack index 2)
    • Very low active falloff slope (8.0m/%)
    • Below average crit chance (18.00%)
    • Very low maximum falloff distance (1.6 m)
    • Below average reload speed (2.40 s)
    • Very low total damage (20)
    • Below average crit multiplier (2.00x)
  • Alt-Fire (wiki attack index 3)
    • Low reload speed (2.40 s)
    • Below average total damage (100)
    • Low crit multiplier (2.00x)

See WARFRAME Wiki:Stat Comparison/Percentiles for more details.



Lith, Meso, Neo, and Axi refer to Void Relics  |  (V) Denotes Vaulted Void Relics  |  (B) Denotes Baro Ki'Teer Exclusive Void Relic
Panthera Prime's Relic Drops
Stock Barrel PantheraPrime Blueprint Receiver
AxiRelicIntact Axi M2 Uncommon (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi S10 Uncommon (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith G3 Uncommon (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith V10 Uncommon (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso G3 Uncommon (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso N10 Uncommon (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso T5 Uncommon (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith P3 Rare (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith P4 Rare (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso P12 Rare (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso P4 Rare (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso P7 Rare (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi C5 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi I1 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi I3 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi O5 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi S11 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi Z1 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo K4 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo P3 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso P2 Rare (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso P5 Rare (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo A10 Uncommon (V)

Manufacturing Requirements
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Time: 12 Hour(s)
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  • Tied with Panthera Panthera and Zhuge Zhuge for the highest base damage of all fully automatic rifles.
  • Tied with Attica Attica for the second slowest fire rate of all fully automatic weapons, after Panthera Panthera.


Panthera Prime Skins


Patch History[]

Update 32.0 (2022-09-07)

Headshot Damage Changes

During playtesting, the ammo changes alone weren’t enough to significantly change things for AoE weapons. So instead of tightening these values to be overly restrictive, we chose to address other factors that make these weapons so strong, such as headshot damage.

Our approach here is two-fold, to reduce the impact of headshots for AOE weapons, but to also make precision headshots pack a larger punch overall.

  • Radial damage no longer gains extra headshot damage or triggers headshot conditions.
    • This is primarily targeted at the Ignis Wraith - as a “flamethrower” weapon, it’s hard to imagine a blanket of elements being precise enough to target weak points specifically. Explosive projectiles themselves can still land headshots, so there is still a reason to aim with most weapons for maximum damage.

Hotfix 29.6.3 (2020-12-22)

  • Fixed performance issues associated with the Panthera Prime and certain Mod combinations.

Hotfix 28.2.1 (2020-08-01)

  • Fixed incorrect Riven Dispositions for Panthera Prime. They are at the correct Riven Disposition of 0.5.

Update 28.2 (2020-07-14)

  • Introduced.

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