Red lights flashing on stark, white walls. Davis is running ahead of me, dropping his notes. We're running for our lives. The fear gives me a strange perspective - I'm out of my body. I've forgotten how I got here. I don't recognize this place.

Davis and I slam pinned against a cell door and he shouts at me. I give him a dumb look. I can't hear him, the sirens, anything, only the muffled throb of terror in my head. I turn away from Davis down the hall and I see it. The hulking mass, flickering red, glinting like steel and fresh blood. Its skin changes, flowing like mercury when I'm blinded by the sudden muzzle-flashes. They do no good. The beast surges forward and the security men become crimson mist and gore.

I'm a statue, a cornered animal. A gate opens inside me and recognition floods in. I have seen this monster before. I have cut its shell and eviscerated its brothers. I have given it pain and measured its response. I have crafted then rejected countless like it. But I've never seen this beast so close, without the shield, without restraints. I have never seen it... free.

I know I will die so I just watch with curious acceptance. The beast squats down, shovelling a heap of gore into its mouth. It is watching me with vague eyes, a sense of recognition, ancestral memory. It knows who I am and what I've done. It rears up like a bear and roars, shattering the lights and casting us into darkness. I can hear it lumbering toward me, its metal fingers rending the walls, but I know I am dead. I close my eyes and stand ready to pay.

I feel the pull on my arm and realize Davis got the cell open. He tugs me into the cell beyond and I fall on my back. I see Davis standing at the open door, waiting, as the monster tears towards us.

Suddenly I could live through this I shout, "Davis, close the goddamn door!" - But he shakes his head eyes wide as moons. He shouts, "Watch!" over the roaring and rending of metal.

Then silence. Davis is panting, laughing? The beast fills the doorway, inches from him, dripping in blood, but still without violence. It stands there, looking at its hands. Davis whispers, "No one would have believed me."

I crawl up the wall to stand, opposite the door. I've never seen this cell, a cold place with an array of shelves. A morgue? "Where are we, Davis?"

"This is where they keep them. The ones from Zariman." I'm thrown, what was the Zariman? The ship that never returned? "Davis, what's going on?"

Davis turns to me, a smile forming - "What's going on is..." he turns back to the beast now silent and calm.

"...big, fat promotions."

Takes Rhino's ground-shaking abilities to the next level with altered mod polarities that offer greater customization.

—In-game Description

Release Date: March 5th, 2014

Rhino Prime is the Primed variant of RhinoIcon272 Rhino, possessing higher armor and sprint speed, as well as an additional Naramon Pol polarity. Rhino Prime was released alongside DEPrimeBoltor Boltor Prime and PrimeAnkyros Ankyros Prime.

Manufacturing Requirements
PrimeHelmet PrimeChassis PrimeSystems OrokinCell64
Time: 72 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 50
Market Price: N/A Blueprint Price: N/A
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 25

Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 25
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 25


Rhino Prime's main and component blueprints are acquired from the following Void Relics.
Blueprint PrimeHelmetNeuroptics PrimeChassisChassis PrimeSystemsSystems
Neo R1 Rare (V)
Axi R1 Rare (V)
Lith B1 Uncommon (V)
Lith B4 Uncommon (V)
Meso M1 Uncommon (V)
Meso N6 Uncommon (V)
Neo B3 Common (V)
Axi S3 Common (V)
Lith, Meso, Neo, and Axi refer to Void Relics  |  (V) Denotes Vaulted Void Relics  |  (B) Denotes Baro Ki'Teer Exclusive Void Relic


  • Rhino Prime, compared to RhinoIcon272 Rhino:
    • Higher Armor (275 vs. 225)
    • Higher Sprint Speed (1.0 vs. 0.95)
    • Different Polarities (Vazarin PolVazarin PolNaramon Pol vs. Vazarin PolVazarin Pol)
  • As a Prime Warframe, Rhino Prime possesses a special passive ability where contact with an Orokin Void Death Orb will make them release an energy pulse that grants 250 Energy to all nearby allies. This effect can only occur once per Death Orb, and can occur even if the Death Orb has been previously destroyed.


  • It's speculated the two men in Rhino Prime's codex entry, Davis and the person accounting the event, were researchers during the Orokin era working on the creation of Rhino.
  • Rhino Prime was the first Prime Warframe to have an ability's effects modified compared to his unprimed counterpart. In this case, IronSkin130xDark Iron Skin appears to cover more of his body, and has a much smoother texture, lacking the rock-like clusters seen on the unprimed Rhino's Iron Skin.
    • Up until Hotfix 18.10.6, Rhino Prime's Iron Skin was also gold in color instead of the unprimed Rhino's grey color. It is now affected by Rhino Prime's chosen accent color.
    • In addition, Iron Skin has a visual effect of degrading as it wears off, shown in the patches of the Warframe's base colour that will seep through.
  • Rhino Prime was the first prime Warframe with a non-static model, the second being Nova PrimeIcon272 Nova Prime, with what appears to be a continuously-moving golden wind-up key on his back.
  • Rhino Prime is the first Prime that went against previous statements from Digital Extremes that Primes would not be any better stat-wise; Rhino Prime possesses an armor and sprint speed increase.


  • Rhino Prime promotional image, with Boltor Prime and Ankyros Prime
  • Rhino Prime in Codex
  • Rhino Prime's Iron Skin


  • On February 9th, 2016, it was announced that Rhino Prime would enter the Prime Vault and be retired from the reward tables on February 16th, 2016. Any preexisting components or fully-built frames will remain as is.
  • Rhino Prime along with FixedPrimeBoar Boar Prime, SwordPrime Dakra Prime, Mag PrimeIcon272 Mag Prime, PrimeAnkyros Ankyros Prime, and DEPrimeBoltor Boltor Prime, was again accessible from June 27th, 2017 to August 1st, 2017.
  • Rhino Prime resurfaced from the Prime Vault, along with Nyx PrimeIcon272 Nyx Prime, DEPrimeBoltor Boltor Prime, PrimeScindo Scindo Prime, PrimeHikou Hikou Prime, and PrimeAnkyros Ankyros Prime, and was accessible from July 24th, 2018 to September 25th, 2018. He resurfaced again together with the same line-up from July 16th, 2019 to September 3rd, 2019.

See Also

  • Prime, the Orokin enhancement to a Warframe or weapon.

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    • i main as rhino prime, and it is godly powerful, lets make some posts about this warframe! memes and in game moments are welcome
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