The Sicarus Prime is an ornamental firearm that fires rounds in rapid bursts, providing a balance between the lethality of auto-pistols and the accuracy of semi-automatic pistols.

The Sicarus Prime is the Primed variant of the Sicarus.png Sicarus burst-fire pistol that sacrifices a small amount of its Impact b.svg Impact damage to triple Puncture b.svg Puncture and Slash b.svg Slash damage, and also sports higher accuracy, faster fire rate, higher critical and status chance, and a larger magazine compared to its predecessor. It was released alongside Ember PrimeIcon272.png Ember Prime and PrimeGlaive.png Glaive Prime.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64.png5,000.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily Impact b.svg Impact damage.

Advantages

Disadvantages

  • Punishes missed shots due to burst-fire.
    • Third shot may miss targets without proper leading.
  • Linearly less efficient - sometimes a target may only die with four bullets, which requires an entire second burst to be fired.

Comparisons:

  • Sicarus Prime, compared to Sicarus:
    • Higher base damage (50.0 vs. 30.0)
      • Lower Impact b.svg Impact damage (20.0 vs. 21.0)
      • Higher Puncture b.svg Puncture damage (15.0 vs. 4.5)
      • Higher Slash b.svg Slash damage (15.0 vs. 4.5)
    • Higher critical chance (25% vs. 16%)
    • Higher status chance (20% vs. 6%)
    • Higher fire rate (9.38 rounds/sec vs. 7.39 rounds/sec)
    • Larger magazine (24 rounds vs. 15 rounds)
    • More accurate (25 vs. 20)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (14 vs. 3)
    • Higher disposition (1.2 vs. 1.1)

Acquisition

Sicarus Prime's main and component blueprints are acquired from the following Void Relics.

Blueprint BarrelBarrel ReceiverReceiver
Axi E1 Common
Neo F1 Common (V)
Meso F2 Common
Neo F1 Common (V)
Neo S5 Rare
Axi S2 Rare (V)
Lith, Meso, Neo, and Axi refer to Void Relics  |  (V) Denotes Vaulted Void Relics  |  (B) Denotes Baro Ki'Teer Exclusive Void Relic

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64.png
15,000
Barrel
1
Receiver
1
OrokinCell64.png
10
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 50
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png N/A Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:N/A

Vaultings[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Due to its high accuracy, when combined with the Mod TT 20px.pngSteady Hands mod this weapon becomes powerful at long range.
  • The lower Impact b.svg Impact damage of Sicarus Prime makes individual shots mildly less effective against shields, but the improved fire rate and magazine size still make it a superior choice to the classic Sicarus.

Tips[edit | edit source]

Weapon Loadouts[edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Sicarus Prime was first shown to the public in Devstream 18, where it was featured in promotional artwork of the then-upcoming Ember PrimeIcon272.png Ember Prime.
    • Said artwork also had Ember Prime wielding both the Sicarus Prime and the PrimeGlaive.png Glaive Prime simultaneously, which wasn't possible in Update 11.0 or prior to it, but would be made possible (with any combination of Single Sidearm and Glaive) in Update 21.0, over 3 years after said image was first revealed.
  • Compared to the normal Sicarus, the Sicarus Prime emits a high-pitched "whirr" at the end of a burst, suggesting that its projectiles are energy-based.
    • Further supporting this is its reload animation, where the top part of the gun opens up and ejects a glowing capsule, and a new capsule is inserted in its place.
  • When it was first released the Sicarus Prime held 20 rounds in its magazine, making its last burst only fire 2 shots. Update 15.16 would increase its magazine size to 21 rounds and Update 19.4.2 would, along with additional buffs, further increase it to 24 rounds.

Media[edit | edit source]

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 29.5

  • Fixed the Oscira Pistol Skin not properly applying to the Sicarus Prime.

Update 22.12

  • Mastery Rank increased from 4 to 14.

Update 21.0

  • Increased damage from 40 to 50.
  • Increased Crit Chance from 20% to 25%.
  • Increased Status Chance from 10% to 20%.
  • Increased Mastery Rank requirement from 2 to 7.

Update 19.4.2

  • Buffed base damage from 30 to 40.
  • Increased Crit chance from 10% to 20% and Crit multiplier 1.5 to 2.
  • Increased Clip Size from 21 to 24.

Update: The Index Preview

  • Increased damage of Sicarus series in Conclave.

Hotfix: Specters of the Rail 2

  • Received the PBR treatment!

Update 16.5

  • Sicarus series damage increased in PvP.

Hotfix 16.3.5

  • Increased the damage of Sicarus weapons in PvP.

Update 15.16

  • Increased ammo capacity for Sicarus Prime to be a proper multiple of 3 (from 20 to 21).

Update 11.5

  • You can now search Orokin Derelict Defenses for the Sicarus Prime Blueprint.

Update 11.0

  • Introduced via Ember Prime Access.

See also[edit | edit source]

  • Sicarus.png Sicarus, the original version of this sidearm.
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