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“Market forces dictate that you need to evolve or die.”
Soma Prime is Vaulted.
The Void Relics for this item have been removed from the drop tables and do not drop during gameplay at this time. Vaulted Void Relics already contained in player inventories are not affected and can still be either opened or traded between players.

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

The Soma Prime is the Prime variant of the Soma.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 VastoPrime.png Vasto Prime.

Characteristics[]

  • This weapon deals primarily DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash damage.
  • Requires a spool-up of 4 shots before optimal fire rate is achieved.
    • Fire rate stats at 25% of the listed value, and increases by 30% per shot.
  • Can use the Soma Prime-exclusive Mod TT 20px.png Hata-Satya mod.

Advantages:

  • Fully Spooled
    • Highest crit multiplier
    • High crit chance
    • Very high magazine
    • Very high effective fire rate
    • High max ammo

Disadvantages:

  • Spool-up creates a warm-up period of weakness for fire rate, making short engagements undesirable.
  • Fully Spooled
    • Very low damage
    • Low reload speed
    • Very low status chance
    • Low disposition

Comparisons:

  • Soma Prime (Fully Spooled), compared to Soma (Fully Spooled):
    • Equal base damage, but different composition:
    • Higher base status chance (10.00% vs. 7.00%)
    • Higher sustained DPS (235.10 vs. 198.62)
    • Larger magazine (200 vs. 100)
    • Larger max ammo capacity (800 vs. 540)
    • Faster spool-up (4 vs. 8)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (7 vs. 6)
    • Lower disposition (●●●○○ (1.10x) vs. ●●●●○ (1.15x))

Acquisition[]

Lith, Meso, Neo, and Axi refer to Void Relics  |  (V) Denotes Vaulted Void Relics  |  (B) Denotes Baro Ki'Teer Exclusive Void Relic
Soma Prime's Relic Drops
SomaPrime.png Blueprint Barrel Receiver Stock
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith M1 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso B3 Common (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo N12 Common (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo S1 Common (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith M2 Common (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso D5 Common (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo S3 Common (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith K4 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith S3 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo N1 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicSilverIcon64.png Neo N9 Uncommon (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi S4 Rare (V)
VoidRelicGoldIcon64.png Axi S7 Rare (V)
VoidRelicIronIcon64.png Lith S2 Rare (V)
VoidRelicBronzeIcon64.png Meso S1 Rare (V)


Manufacturing Requirements
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15,000
GenericGunPrimeBarrel.png
1
GenericGunPrimeReceiver.png
1
GenericGunPrimeStock.png
1
OrokinCell.png
10
Time: 12 Hour(s)
Rush: PlatinumLarge.png 50
MarketIcon.png Market Price: PlatinumLarge.png N/A Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:N/A

Vaultings[]

Tips[]

  • A critical focused build using Mod TT 20px.png Point Strike, Mod TT 20px.png Argon Scope (Mod TT 20px.png Galvanized) and Mod TT 20px.png Hata-Satya, combined with Mod TT 20px.png Vital Sense and Mod TT 20px.png Bladed Rounds, and/or Mod TT 20px.png Hammer Shot is a valuable way to mod this weapon to take advantage of its high critical chance to increase its otherwise meager base damage.
    • The critical focused build will also synergize extremely well with GyreIcon272.png Gyre's Rotorswell130xWhite.png Rotorswell, as she can keep hammering enemies with near-constant critical hits and very high rate of fire to keep her ability's chain lightning strikes triggering.
    • If you are low on slots, Mod TT 20px.png Point Strike, Mod TT 20px.png Vital Sense, and Mod TT 20px.png Bladed Rounds provide the most overall increase in DPS.
  • 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.png Vigilante Supplies/Mod TT 20px.png Rifle Ammo Mutation and/or Mod TT 20px.png Rifle 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.png Ammo Case mod grants more reserve ammo and turns unused ammo drops into ammo for equipped weapons.

Trivia[]

  • The Soma Prime was one of the first prime items which had colorable gold parts. This trait was shared with the VastoPrime.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[]

Soma Prime Skins Edit

Patch History[]

Update 29.5 (2020-11-19)

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

Update 22.12 (2018-02-09)

  • Mastery Rank increased from 6 to 7.

Update: The Index Preview (2016-10-20)

  • Reduced damage of Soma Prime in Conclave.

Update: The Silver Grove (2016-08-19)

  • Soma Prime damage decreased in Conclave.

Hotfix: Specters of the Rail 0.7 (2016-07-14)

  • Fixed Soma Prime Barrel duplicate rewards on Relics.

Update 18.8 (2016-04-06)

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

Hotfix 16.7.2 (2015-06-05)

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

Update 16.7 (2015-06-04)

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

Hotfix 16.3.2 (2015-04-14)

  • Slightly reduced the damage of Soma Prime in PvP.

Hotfix 16.3.1 (2015-04-10)

  • Soma Prime is now usable in PvP.

Update 16.3 (2015-04-09)

  • Updated audio on Soma Prime.

Hotfix 16.0.2 (2015-03-21)

  • Fixed additional ammo clips showing on Soma Prime.

Update 16.0 (2015-03-19)

  • Slightly reduced Soma Prime audio.

Update 15.8 (2014-12-19)

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

Update 15.7 (2014-12-17)

  • Introduced via Nova Prime Access.

See Also[]

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