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A basic blade known as a Skana. It is widely used by the Tenno. Prime model offers slightly increased damage.

The Skana Prime is the Prime version of the Skana Skana, acting as a direct upgrade. The Skana Prime is a Founders-exclusive weapon released alongside Excalibur PrimeIcon272 Excalibur Prime and LatoPrime Lato Prime.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64 5,000.

Characteristics[]

Advantages over other Melee weapons (excluding modular weapons):

  • Highest critical multiplier of all swords.
  • Normal Attack (wiki attack index 1)
    • Above average crit chance (26.00%)
    • High crit multiplier (2.60x)

Disadvantages over other Melee weapons (excluding modular weapons):

  • Normal Attack (wiki attack index 1)
    • Below average disposition (●●●●○ (1.20x))

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


Comparisons:

  • SkanaPrime Skana Prime (Normal Attack), compared to Skana Skana (Normal Attack):

Acquisition[]

Skana Prime was only available to owners of the Master or Grand Master Founders package that was offered between December 19th, 2012 and November 1st, 2013.

Notes[]

Incarnon Genesis[]

Evolution[]

  • Installing the Skana Incarnon Genesis requires 20 PathosClamp Pathos Clamps, 70 Dracroot Dracroot, and 80 ConnlaSprout Connla Sprouts.
  • When installed, the first Evolution tier is unlocked. The following Evolution tiers, their requirements for unlocking them, and their related perks, are shown below;

Evolution I[]

  • Reach 6x Combo and then Heavy Attack to activate Incarnon Form.
  • Incarnon Form stuns nearby enemies when it enters Incarnon Form and after Finisher attacks.
    • +100% Melee Damage
    • +20% Sprint Speed
    • +20% Bullet Jump
  • Incarnon Form lasts for 180 seconds and persists until death.

Evolution II[]

Unlock Challenge: Complete a solo mission with this weapon equipped.

  • Perk 1: Guardian's Promise:
    • Increase Damage by +100 (Skana) / +100 (Prisma) / +10 (Prime).
    • With Overshields: +80% Heavy Attack Efficiency.
  • Perk 2: Wartime Nerve:
    • Increase Damage by +90 (Skana) / +90 (Prisma) / +10 (Prime)
    • +9 Combo Count on undamaged enemies.
      • Enemies are undamaged as long as their health and shield have not been damaged. It doesn't affect Whipclaw.
        • Damaging Overguard is not taken into account.

Evolution III[]

Unlock Challenge: Activate this weapon's Incarnon Form 6 times in a mission.

  • Perk 1: Orokin Reach:
    • Increase Range by +0.4.
  • Perk 2: Resolute Force:
    • +6s Combo Duration.
  • Perk 3: Swift Break:
    • +50% Heavy Attack Wind Up Speed.

Evolution IV[]

Unlock Challenge: Reach 10x Combo Multiplier 10 times.

  • Perk 1: Survivor's Edge:
    • Increase Critical Chance by +12% (Skana) / +12% (Prisma) / +2% (Prime).
    • Increase Status Chance by +10% (Skana) / +10% (Prisma) / +4% (Prime).
  • Perk 2: Elemental Excess:
    • Increase Status Chance by +20% (Skana) / +20% (Prisma) / +10% (Prime).
  • Perk 3: Absolute Valor:
    • Increase Critical Chance by +25% (Skana) / +25% (Prisma) / +4% (Prime).

Trivia[]

  • The Skana Prime was initially referred to as the "Fin Sword" in the Codex.
  • Up until Update 12.0 (2014-02-05), only a small portion of the energy lights can be colored. It is now fully customizable.
  • In Hotfix 15.5.1 (2014-11-27) this weapon was given access to the Mod TT 20px Bright Purity augment, after player feedback regarding the exclusivity of the mod was raised.
  • Prime Warframes including Excalibur PrimeIcon272 Excalibur Prime using RadialBlind130xWhite Radial Blind will be holding an ExaltedPrimeBlade Exalted Prime Blade, which uses the Skana Prime model.

Media[]

Skana Prime Skins

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Patch History[]

Update 26.0 (2019-10-31)

  • Mastery Rank increased from 0 to 12.
  • Damage increased from 42 to 210.
  • Range increased from 1 to 2.5.
  • Status Chance increased from 10% to 26%.
  • Critical Chance increased from 10% to 26%.
  • Critical Damage increased from 1.5x to 2.6x.
  • Slam Attack increased from 84 to 630.
  • Slide Attack increased from 90 to 210.
  • Parry Angle set to 55.

Update 20.5 (2017-05-17)

  • TennoGen Arit skin added for Skana series.

Update 19.10 (2017-02-09)

  • Kintsugi and Nocturne skins added for Skana series.

Update 18.5 (2016-03-04)

  • Skana Conclave skin added.

Update 17.9 (2015-10-28)

  • Day of the Dead skin added.

Update 17.2 (2015-08-19)

  • Skana Prime damage has been increased in Conclave.

Update 16.5 (2015-05-12)

  • Skana series damage increased in Conclave.

Hotfix 15.5.1 (2014-11-27)

  • The Bright Purity Augment Mod can now be used on Skana Prime.

Update 13.5 (2014-05-28)

  • Tweaked the sound effects for the Skana Prime.

Hotfix 12.1.2 (2014-02-14)

  • Skana Prime is now tintable.

Vanilla (2012-10-25)

  • Introduced via Founders Packages.

Last updated: Update 26.0 (2019-10-31)

See also[]

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