Known for taking down whole squads with its single massive clip, few weapons were as feared as the Prime Soma.

The Soma Prime is the Primed variant of the U10DesignCouncilTennoAR.png Soma assault rifle, featuring a greater magazine size, greater ammo reserves, faster spool-up, and a slight increase to status chance. It was released alongside Nova PrimeIcon272.png Nova Prime and PrimeVasto.png Vasto Prime.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily Slash b.svg Slash damage.

Advantages:

Disadvantages:

  • Tied with normal U10DesignCouncilTennoAR.png Soma for the second lowest damage of all rifles, after GrineerAssaultRifle.png Grakata; very reliant on its high critical damage potential.
    • Ill-suited against Object-based health as it nullifies any critical hits.
  • Low Impact b.svg Impact damage – less effective against shields.
  • High fire rate generates high recoil, hindering accuracy.
  • Low reload speed.
  • Sub-optimal ammo efficiency.

Comparisons:

  • Soma Prime, compared to Soma:
    • Higher status chance (10% vs. 7%)
    • Larger magazine (200 rounds vs. 100 rounds)
    • Larger max ammo capacity (800 rounds vs. 540 rounds)
    • Faster spool-up (4 rounds vs. 8 rounds)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (7 vs. 6)
    • Lower disposition (1 vs. 1.1)

Acquisition

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

Blueprint BarrelBarrel ReceiverReceiver StockStock
Lith M1 Uncommon (V)
Meso B3 Common (V)
Neo N12 Common (V)
Neo S1 Common (V)
Lith M2 Common (V)
Meso D5 Common (V)
Neo S3 Common (V)
Lith K4 Uncommon (V)
Lith S3 Uncommon (V)
Neo N1 Uncommon (V)
Neo N9 Uncommon (V)
Lith S2 Rare (V)
Meso S1 Rare (V)
Axi S4 Rare (V)
Axi S7 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
Stock
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]

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • A critical focused build using Mod TT 20px.pngPoint Strike and Mod TT 20px.pngArgon Scope combined with Mod TT 20px.pngVital Sense and Mod TT 20px.pngBladed Rounds, and/or Mod TT 20px.pngHammer Shot is the best way to mod this weapon to take advantage of its high critical chance to increase its otherwise meager base damage.
    • If you are low on slots, Mod TT 20px.pngPoint Strike, Mod TT 20px.pngVital Sense, and Mod TT 20px.pngBladed Rounds provide the most overall increase in DPS.
    • Mod TT 20px.pngCritical Delay, enables maximising critical chance, but when used together with the superior options mentioned above, it has a fairly weak effect due to diminishing returns. It's negative attribute, on the other hand, has a strong detrimental effect: The weapon is best fired in short bursts (reducing spread in order to land more headshots, and increasing uptime), but this causes frequent respooling, producing a reduction in potential DPS. For this reason, the weapon suffers disproportionately from fire rate decreasing mods, while benefiting from fire rate increasing mods which increase the power and "responsiveness" of said bursts.
  • Reload time can be shortened by using a melee attack or dodge roll when the reload timer reaches about 3/4. This works because, like many older weapons, the magazine is updated at this time instead of at the end, making the remaining time extraneous.
  • Due to the weapon's high rate-of-fire combined with its low base damage, the Soma Prime can be ammo inefficient. Using Mod TT 20px.pngRifle Ammo Mutation and/or Mod TT 20px.pngRifle Scavenger can be used to recover a steady supply of ammo. Alternatively, ammo can be instantly replenished using Squad Ammo Restores. Additionally, Carrier's Mod TT 20px.pngAmmo Case mod grants more reserve ammo and turns unused ammo drops into ammo for equipped weapons.

Weapon Loadouts[edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Soma Prime was one of the first prime items which had colorable gold parts. This trait was shared with the PrimeVasto.png Vasto Prime, Nova PrimeIcon272.png Nova Prime and the Pyra Prime Syandana.
  • The ring-like formation through which the Warframe holds the weapon with their left hand rotates while firing, making this one of the few primary weapons that have firing animations.
    • Like its non-prime version, the Soma Prime's magazine passes up through its receiver as it fires, with the portion of the magazine consumed indicating the amount of ammo left.
  • The Soma Prime is also the only Primed weapon in the game that keeps its original counterpart's base damage.

Media[edit | edit source]

Soma Prime Skins

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 29.5

  • Fixed Prime details (specifically the golden ring) persisting on skins equipped on the Soma Prime.

Update 22.12

  • Mastery Rank increased from 6 to 7.

Update: The Index Preview

  • Reduced damage of Soma Prime in Conclave.

Update: The Silver Grove

  • Soma Prime damage decreased in Conclave.

Hotfix: Specters of the Rail 7

  • Fixed Soma Prime Barrel duplicate rewards on Relics.

Update 18.8

  • Fixed the Huntsman Soma Skin not applying properly to the Soma Prime.

Hotfix 16.7.2

  • Fixed Soma Prime not sitting properly on Saryn when holstered.

Update 16.7

  • Fixed an error that would occur when viewing Soma Prime in the Codex.

Hotfix 16.3.2

  • Slightly reduced the damage of Soma Prime in PvP.

Hotfix 16.3.1

  • Soma Prime is now usable in PvP.

Update 16.3

  • Updated audio on Soma Prime.

Hotfix 16.0.2

  • Fixed additional ammo clips showing on Soma Prime.

Update 16.0

  • Slightly reduced Soma Prime audio.

Update 15.8

  • Fixed Soma Prime and Vasto Prime not being visible in the Codex.

Update 15.7

  • Introduced via Nova Prime Access.

See Also[edit | edit source]

  • U10DesignCouncilTennoAR.png Soma, the standard version of this gun.
  • AkimboSomaPistols.png Aksomati, the machine pistol counterparts of the standard weapon.
  • AksomatiPrime.png Aksomati Prime, the machine pistol counterpart of this weapon
  • SomaDualKamas.png Dual Raza, battle-hatchets inspired by Soma's design.
  • ArchLongRifle.png Phaedra, Archwing rifle described as the Soma's big-sister.
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