Adorned with void hardened prisma crystal, this Gorgon variant is prized for its beauty and enhanced mechanics.

The Prisma Gorgon is the Prisma variant of the Gorgon.pngGorgon light machine gun, featuring higher critical chance, critical multiplier, status chance, fire rate, accuracy, magazine size and capacity, and faster spool-up and reload, at a slight expense of damage.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily DmgImpactSmall64.pngImpact damage.



  • Low DmgSlashSmall64.pngSlash and DmgPunctureSmall64.pngPuncture damage – less effective against health and armor.
  • Very slow reload speed.
  • Requires a spool-up of 7 shots before optimal fire rate is achieved.
    • Fire rate starts at 20% of the listed value, and increases by 13.33% per shot.
  • Inaccurate beyond medium range.
  • Inefficient ammo economy.


  • Prisma Gorgon, compared to Gorgon:
    • Lower base damage (23.0 vs. 25.0)
      • Lower DmgImpactSmall64.pngImpact damage (17.25 vs. 18.75)
      • Lower DmgPunctureSmall64.pngPuncture damage (3.45 vs. 3.75)
      • Lower DmgSlashSmall64.pngSlash damage (2.3 vs. 2.5)
    • Higher critical chance (30% vs. 17%)
    • Higher critical multiplier (2.3x vs. 1.5x)
    • Higher status chance (15% vs. 9%)
    • Higher fire rate (14.17 rounds/sec vs. 12.5 rounds/sec)
    • Larger magazine (120 rounds vs. 90 rounds)
    • Larger max ammo capacity (840 rounds vs. 540 rounds)
    • Faster reload speed (3 s vs. 4.2 s)
    • Faster spool-up (7 rounds vs. 9 rounds)
    • More accurate (20 vs. 12)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (11 vs. 3)
    • Lower disposition (1.3 vs. 1.4)
  • Prisma Gorgon, compared to Gorgon Wraith:
    • Lower base damage (23.0 vs. 27.0)
      • Lower DmgImpactSmall64.pngImpact damage (17.25 vs. 23.0)
      • Higher DmgPunctureSmall64.pngPuncture damage (3.45 vs. 2.7)
      • Higher DmgSlashSmall64.pngSlash damage (2.3 vs. 1.3)
    • Higher critical chance (30% vs. 15%)
    • Higher critical multiplier (2.3x vs. 1.9x)
    • Lower status chance (15% vs. 21%)
    • Higher fire rate (14.17 rounds/sec vs. 13.3 rounds/sec)
    • Larger magazine (120 rounds vs. 90 rounds)
    • Smaller max ammo capacity (840 rounds vs. 900 rounds)
    • Slower spool-up (7 rounds vs. 6 rounds)
    • More accurate (20 vs. 17)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (11 vs. 7)
    • Lower disposition (1.3 vs. 1.35)

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

The Prisma Gorgon is potentially sold by Baro Ki'Teer in the Concourse section of the Tenno Relay for Credits64.png50,000 and PrimeBucks.png600. Note that Baro Ki'Teer's stock changes with each appearance, and this weapon may not be available on a succeeding appearance.

The weapon can be traded, but only for unranked copies without Forma and Orokin Catalyst installed. The trading recipient must also have a Mastery Rank of at least 11.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • While the Prisma Gorgon has the same vertical recoil behavior as the Gorgon.pngGorgon and the WraithGorgon.pngGorgon Wraith, it has significantly reduced horizontal recoil, which combined with higher accuracy stats makes the weapon overall more manageable at longer ranges.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Like the Gorgon.pngGorgon and the WraithGorgon.pngGorgon Wraith, the Prisma Gorgon has a spool-down period in which it can retain its maximum rate of fire after releasing the trigger. Firing the weapon to maximum rate of fire, releasing the trigger and then firing before the spool-down period finishes allows the weapon to be fired in short bursts.
    • Firing in bursts is essential for conserving ammo when used against groups of weaker enemies. Reserve using sustained full-auto fire at maximum spool for larger, tougher targets like Napalms and Corpus Techs.
  • Mod TT 20px.pngSpeed Trigger and/or Mod TT 20px.pngShred speeds up the rate of fire, which subsequently reduces the time needed to spool up to maximum fire rate. Doing so will hasten the rate at which the weapon consumes ammo, however.
  • The Prisma Gorgon's high rate of fire makes it ammo inefficient. Mod TT 20px.pngRifle Ammo Mutation and/or Mod TT 20px.pngRifle Scavenger mods can be used to maintain a steady supply of ammo. Alternatively, use Squad Ammo Restores to instantly replenish ammo. Due to the weapon's large ammo reserve capacity, Mod TT 20px.pngAmmo Drum will also have a higher and more beneficial impact. You can also make use of the Carrier Sentinel equipped with Mod TT 20px.pngAmmo Case.
  • Adding Punch Through via Shred or Metal Auger can aid ammo efficiency when dealing with large groups of enemies, particularly the Infested.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Prisma Gorgon was leaked as an entry in the player Profile under Equipment before it was formally introduced.
  • Parts of the Prisma Gorgon have animated textures to differentiate it from its previous variants.
    • The Prisma Gorgon also has modified firing sounds similar to a Prime weapon.
  • The Prisma Gorgon's colors can be customized, a trait shared with its variants.
  • The Prisma Gorgon was the first item to have the "Prisma" prefix in its name.

Media[edit | edit source]

Prisma Gorgon Skins Edit

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 22.12

  • Mastery Rank increased from 4 to 10.
  • Status chance increased from 5% to 15%.
  • Critical chance increased from 15% to 30%.
  • Critical Damage increased from 2x to 2.3x.
  • Damage decreased from 25 to 23.

See Also[edit | edit source]

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