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Accuracy combined with a massive magazine make the Soma assault rifle a formidable weapon.

The Soma is a Tenno designed assault rifle with high accuracy, magazine capacity, and critical ratio. It uses a large magazine to sustain fire but must wind up briefly to achieve its maximum fire rate. Though it may appear to have lackluster damage, the critical ratios make the Soma a deceivingly powerful rifle. Coupled with its high accuracy, the Soma is suitable for any distance engagement when fire is managed.

This weapon can be sold for Credits647,500.


Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64
15,000
Morphics64
7
Plastids64
850
Rubedo64
1,200
Salvage64
8,000
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 50
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 265 Blueprint2 Blueprints Price:Credits6450,000

CharacteristicsEdit

This weapon deals primarily Slash b Slash damage.

Advantages:

Disadvantages:

Comparisons:

  • Soma, compared to Soma Prime:
    • Lower status chance (7% vs. 10%)
    • Smaller magazine (100 rounds vs. 200 rounds)
    • Smaller max ammo capacity (540 rounds vs. 800 rounds)
    • Slower spool-up (8 rounds vs. 5 rounds)
    • Lower Mastery Rank required (6 vs. 7)

Weapon LoadoutsEdit

TipsEdit

  • Rifle Ammo Mutation can help regain lost ammunition if the user has ammo conservation problems or if the Soma is unranked, but leaves less room for damage mods, Alternatively, use Rifle Scavenger or Team Ammo Restores. Using Carrier's Ammo Case is also a viable method.
  • Firing in bursts helps with ammo consumption. When well-modded, the Soma is capable of dispatching many common enemies with 1 or 2 shots.
  • The Soma's critical chance can be boosted up to 75% with a maximum-rank Point Strike mod and up to 89.4% by adding a max-rank Critical Delay.
  • With a maximum rank Vital Sense and a Hammer Shot mod, the Soma's critical multiplier can be increased to 8.4x.
  • Once the weapon is fully-spooled, some skills (like Iron Skin) may be activated without losing the firing speed.
  • Similarly, it retains its fast firing rate if you let off the fire button for short periods. This lets the wielder change targets without wasting large amounts of ammunition in between separate enemies, as long as they do so quickly. This can also be used to keep tighter firing spreads at long ranges, essentially "bursting" rounds with quick pauses between to reduce recoil.
  • The Soma's magazine is reloaded before the reload animation actually finishes, as little as halfway through the animation itself. Thus, canceling the reload animation still counts as a reload, essentially cutting the reload time by half.
  • This weapon has a slight wind up time, much like the Gorgon (only less prominent). This can be taken advantage of by tapping the fire button, making it fire single bullets at a time, which can be effective for sniping weaker units.
  • The significantly tighter spread at long range gives the Soma an advantage over the Gorgon and Supra for picking off heavy units, but the latter two are more effective at clearing large groups of enemies.

NotesEdit

  • This weapon can be treated like an upgraded Grakata, due to its higher critical chance, lower recoil and a larger magazine size. Although the spin-up time, slower maximum fire rate and much lower status chance must also be taken into account.
  • During Livestream 14, Digital Extremes talked about increasing the weapon's Mastery Rank to suit the effectiveness of the Soma, rather than nerfing the weapon. This was implemented in Update 10.5.
  • Capable of shooting the first shot of the magazine with high accuracy, allowing decent shots to weak-points from afar.
  • The Soma is able to cut enemy corpses, Ideal for use with a Desecrating Nekros or for low to medium level enemies.

TriviaEdit

  • The magazine curls up into the weapon while firing, and ejects when ammo is depleted.
    • If reloaded with an amount other than a full magazine in reserve, the magazine will snap to the ammunition remaining within the magazine as soon as the reload animation is finished.
  • The Soma's design seems to be based on the French Chauchat.
    • Its unusual magazine shape resembles the Japanese Type 100 SMG, or the Type 99 LMG when the magazine has gone through.
    • The rigid moving magazine/clip is almost unique to fictional firearms. The Type 92's rigid feed strips and belt feeding closely resemble the Soma. Stripper clips, namely "en bloc clips" like in the M1 Garand, are perhaps the closest in terms of magazine/clip design.
  • The weapon's name is shared with the Hinduistic god, Soma, who is a being attributed with the Moon. The shape of its magazine could also be thought to share a resemblance to a moon's crescent.
    • It also shares it's name with the Ancient Greek word for body (σῶμα), which might be related to the rifle's large size.
  • The Soma's icon and its blueprint shows the magazine halfway depleted.
  • Reloading the Soma will eject the magazine. Repeatedly reload-cancelling can leave a pile of Soma magazines on the floor.
  • The Soma was described in the market as a "deadly and elegant high caliber Tenno assault rifle." Despite allegedly high caliber rounds, its damage is second to worst, and its magazine capacity is high compared with other weapons. Judging from the physical size of other weapons' magazines, it may be a relatively high caliber.
  • The Soma initially had a Mastery Rank requirement of 3. This was increased to 6 in Update 10.5.
  • In The Profit, Volt is seen using the Soma but instead of the magazine curling up as it usually would, it curls downwards.
  • Prior to Update 11, the Soma had a critical chance of 35%, allowing for a 100% critical chance with maxed Point Strike and Critical Delay mods. After Update 11 launched, the Soma's critical chance was decreased to 25%, then subsequently increased to 30%. Also, while the figures have officially not changed, anecdotal evidence from players holds that the Soma's spread was loosened and recoil increased in Update 11, though it is still one of the most accurate assault rifles in the game.

BugsEdit

  • The colored magazine removed from the Soma will return to its original color.
  • There are several appearance bugs associated with the Soma's magazine. The magazine may get "stuck" if reload-cancelled right before the reload completes, leaving the Soma free for use without a magazine loaded.
  • Occasionally, the user can find the Soma ejecting multiple magazines on a single reload.

MediaEdit

  • Soma in Codex.
  • Prime Style (Fire Color Pack for gold colors, Smoke Color Pack for white)
  • Soma (Black / Red), Black Ops. By: SoggyCow
  • Wooden Soma (using fire color pack)
  • Steel Soma With Wood Stock+Base (Using Fire Color Pack)
  • Steel Soma (Using basic free white)
  • Mag Prime with Soma (Prime style using Fire Color Pack for gold colors, Smoke Color Pack for white)
  • The colour customization options for the Soma
  • The colour customization options for the Day Of The Dead Soma skin.
  • Day Of The Dead Skin - White

 

  

Soma Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 22.12
  • Damage increased from 10 to 12.

Update 19.5

  • Conclave: Reduced Magazine Size: 100 to 50.

Update 19.4.2

  • Riven disposition reduced.

Update: The Index Preview

  • Conclave: Reduced weapon damage.

Update: The Silver Grove

  • Conclave Weapon Skin
  • Conclave: Increased weapon damage.

Update 18.13

  • Fixed clips lingering during Mirage's Hall of Mirrors.

Hotfix 18.8.2

  • Fixed hearing firing sound throughout the level even when fired by another player.

Hotfix 18.6.2

  • Conclave: Reduced series damage.

Hotfix 18.4.6

  • Conclave: Reduced series damage.

Hotfix 16.3.2

  • Conclave: Slightly reduced damage in PvP.

Update 16.3

  • Added to the Supreme Soma Set.
  • Updated audio.
  • Fixed an issue where clip would sit in the wrong position.

Hotfix 16.0.2

  • Fixed additional ammo clips showing.

Hotfix 16.0.1

  • Fixed skins not properly applying.

Hotfix 15.14.1

  • Fixed an issue caused by purchasing in the Market.

Update 15.0

  • Soma Huntsman Skin added.

Update 14.0

  • Limited max instances of fire sound effects.

Hotfix 11.0.3

  • Crit rate buffed and increased Proc/Status chance.

Update 10.5

  • Mastery Rank increased from 3 to 6.
  • Turned non-player Soma down.

Update 10.3

  • Fixed issue where clip mesh was rendered black during reloading.

Hotfix 10.0.1

  • Added proper icons.

Update 10.0

  • Introduced.

See AlsoEdit

  • Soma Prime, the Prime counterpart of this gun.
  • Gorgon, the Grineer equivalent of this weapon.
  • Supra, the Corpus equivalent of this weapon.
  • Aksomati, the machine pistol counterparts of this weapon.
  • Dual Raza, battle-hatchets inspired by Soma's design.
  • Phaedra, Archwing rifle described as the Soma's big-sister.
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