Rhino Prime, armed with the Boltor Prime and the Ankyros Prime.

A Prime Warframe, weapon, Sentinel or accessory represents technology as it was during the height of the Orokin Era. A Prime Warframe will often have additional Polarity Slots compared to the non-Prime version, and Prime weapons will boast superior performance or other advantages against their counterparts. Due to its rarity, Prime technology is coveted throughout the Solar System.

The term Prime refers to any Weapon, Warframe, Sentinel, Archwing, or accessory made with Orokin technology. The non-Prime weapons and Warframes the Tenno use are based on the Orokin's designs but are not actual pieces of Orokin technology.[1][2] Primes frequently sport improved damage, more Polarity slots, or other stat changes that grant them an advantage over their non-Prime derivatives.

The Tenno have tried to imitate the success of Orokin technology in the form of the non-Prime items, resulting in slightly weaker variations. The Tenno were once capable of creating Primes of their own, examples being the FixedPrimeBoar.png Boar, SwordPrime.png Dakra, and the DualKamasPrime.png Kamas, however, such knowledge is now lost. With the rediscovery of the Void, many Prime items are being reclaimed by the Tenno and/or reverse-engineered by the Corpus and the Grineer, the strength of their craftsmanship being realized once more.

Primes[edit | edit source]

(V) Denotes Vaulted Primes, (B) Denotes Baro Ki'Teer Relic Primes, 1Denotes Founder-exclusive Primes.

Warframes[edit | edit source]

Primary[edit | edit source]

Secondary[edit | edit source]

Melee[edit | edit source]

Companions[edit | edit source]

Sentinel Weapons[edit | edit source]

Archwings[edit | edit source]

Extractors[edit | edit source]

Cosmetics[edit | edit source]

Prime Related[edit | edit source]

While technically not Primes, these units and items implement Orokin technology.

Artifacts[edit | edit source]

Warframes [edit | edit source]

Weapons[edit | edit source]

Cosmetics[edit | edit source]

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Fish[edit | edit source]

Hybrids[edit | edit source]

Corrupted[edit | edit source]

Main article: Corrupted

Mods[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Using full-model replacement or non-prime skins on items capable of equipping them will completely change the item's appearance to the model used by the skin, ex. equipping the Abra Paris Skin on the PrimeBowM.png Paris Prime will change the weapon's model to that of the normal Paris.png Paris equipped with the skin.
    • In the case of Prime Warframes, this will only affect the base model of the Warframe, and will not affect any 'attachments' on the Prime Warframe (such as the pauldrons on Rhino PrimeIcon272.png Rhino Prime). It also doesn't affect the helmet, which is a separate piece and can be swapped out at will from the arsenal for any alternate helmets (including the non-Prime version, regardless of whether or not the player has the non-primed variant).
    • As of Update 19.11, the player can apply the default skin to a primed Warframe as well as toggle Prime details on or off when using a Tennogen skin other than the Prime or default skins. However, this option is not available for skins such as Immortal skins.
  • Baro Ki'Teer has unique dialog when addressing players equipped with Prime gear.

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