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  • Honestly, sticking with Prisma Skana because it looks cool.

    But tell me guys, fully modded, including bright purity and all the elemental mods at hand, which is better? Which dishes out the best dmg, and which does best sustained dps. I get that it's probably gonna be dakra prime for best 1 shot and prisma skana for sustained dps.

    Currently not running with bright purity cause the price is really steep now, so i can't test it out for myself. Also, which can you run solo t4 s/d?

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    • i put it full mod and dont like to much. dakra best

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    • There are only 8 mods, remember? Both with Crimson Dervish modded, it is 2 damage, 2 speed, (primed) Reach and 3 mods for elemental damage. This build is perfect with Dakra Prime. I got question: which of those I must replace with Bright Purity, and it is hard question, because one way you'll lose Reach (which is incredible useful if primed and nearly maxed, but normal is okay), another way you'll lose some damage or speed. Both are comfortable with Fury only, but with Berserker attack speed is insane, which makes you very mobile and increasing dps. If you're looking for this, then your weapon will only have 2 elemental mods and that means your damage will not be any close to Dakra Prime, apparently it'll be only 58% of Dakra's damage/dps, which is sad.

      Here are some calculation I've made through warframe builder:

      Prisma Skana (without mod, with Bright Purity) vs. Dakra Prime (full modded: http://goo.gl/Zzc7Pz 710 | 763 damage, 1367 | 1470 dps/sustained (second number if crit. included to calculation))

      without Fury: 544 | 653 damage, 843 | 1011 dps

      without Berserker: 544 | 653 damage, 598 | 717 dps

      without 1 elemental: 411 | 493 damage, 761 | 913 dps

      Blight Purity gives nearly same amount of damage as 1 elemental mod of 90% and it only saves situation by it's AoE damage, but weapon must be equipped in hand, which makes Prisma Skana more valuable. I'm not fan of swords in this game, but if I have to chose weapon which I want to hold in hand between Prisma Skana and Dakra Prime, I would chose Skana, because of that AoE.

      Thanks for attention! =)

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    • Correction to: "without Fury": it is 761 |  914 dps //because berserker speed actually gives % to current attack speed

      Also, if you're interested in swords, check Jaw Sword with syndicate mod, it has no crits (berserker unrecommended) but higher damage, nearly same as Dakra's.

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    • If i would say my build for skana if i had everything. it would be

      Crimson Dervish

      Berzerker, Pressure Point, Spoiled Strike, Organ Shatter, True Steel, Spoiled Strike, Bright Purity and Shocking Touch

      Every hit seems to be a crit, so fury can be taken out.

      Have to take note that PS' crit is 20% for x2 and DP is 15% for x1.5, may seem insignificant, much because it's warframe, small % counts.

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    • Jaw Sword has average damage, low attack speed, low crit, low status. So nah it would be bad, not the worst, but i can't mod it well enough to even come close to solo-ing t4 until wave 60-80

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    • 31.170.132.10 wrote:
      There are only 8 mods, remember? Both with Crimson Dervish modded, it is 2 damage, 2 speed, (primed) Reach and 3 mods for elemental damage. This build is perfect with Dakra Prime. I got question: which of those I must replace with Bright Purity, and it is hard question, because one way you'll lose Reach (which is incredible useful if primed and nearly maxed, but normal is okay), another way you'll lose some damage or speed. Both are comfortable with Fury only, but with Berserker attack speed is insane, which makes you very mobile and increasing dps. If you're looking for this, then your weapon will only have 2 elemental mods and that means your damage will not be any close to Dakra Prime, apparently it'll be only 58% of Dakra's damage/dps, which is sad.

      Here are some calculation I've made through warframe builder:

      Prisma Skana (without mod, with Bright Purity) vs. Dakra Prime (full modded: http://goo.gl/Zzc7Pz 710 | 763 damage, 1367 | 1470 dps/sustained (second number if crit. included to calculation))

      without Fury: 544 | 653 damage, 843 | 1011 dps

      without Berserker: 544 | 653 damage, 598 | 717 dps

      without 1 elemental: 411 | 493 damage, 761 | 913 dps

      Blight Purity gives nearly same amount of damage as 1 elemental mod of 90% and it only saves situation by it's AoE damage, but weapon must be equipped in hand, which makes Prisma Skana more valuable. I'm not fan of swords in this game, but if I have to chose weapon which I want to hold in hand between Prisma Skana and Dakra Prime, I would chose Skana, because of that AoE.

      Thanks for attention! =)


      No there are implicits diminishing returns between mods that give same things(base dmg, elem dmg)... For the skana you'll just replace Spoiled Strike with Faction mod and win a 20% attack speed. Skana will have easier time proc'in Berserk, have the proc etc...

      Also keep in mind that heavy melee plays for extreme scalling content feature life strike and Rage/QT/Vitality on frame.

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    • 78.225.116.179 wrote:
      31.170.132.10 wrote:
      There are only 8 mods, remember? Both with Crimson Dervish modded, it is 2 damage, 2 speed, (primed) Reach and 3 mods for elemental damage. This build is perfect with Dakra Prime. I got question: which of those I must replace with Bright Purity, and it is hard question, because one way you'll lose Reach (which is incredible useful if primed and nearly maxed, but normal is okay), another way you'll lose some damage or speed. Both are comfortable with Fury only, but with Berserker attack speed is insane, which makes you very mobile and increasing dps. If you're looking for this, then your weapon will only have 2 elemental mods and that means your damage will not be any close to Dakra Prime, apparently it'll be only 58% of Dakra's damage/dps, which is sad.

      Here are some calculation I've made through warframe builder:

      Prisma Skana (without mod, with Bright Purity) vs. Dakra Prime (full modded: http://goo.gl/Zzc7Pz 710 | 763 damage, 1367 | 1470 dps/sustained (second number if crit. included to calculation))

      without Fury: 544 | 653 damage, 843 | 1011 dps

      without Berserker: 544 | 653 damage, 598 | 717 dps

      without 1 elemental: 411 | 493 damage, 761 | 913 dps

      Blight Purity gives nearly same amount of damage as 1 elemental mod of 90% and it only saves situation by it's AoE damage, but weapon must be equipped in hand, which makes Prisma Skana more valuable. I'm not fan of swords in this game, but if I have to chose weapon which I want to hold in hand between Prisma Skana and Dakra Prime, I would chose Skana, because of that AoE.

      Thanks for attention! =)


      No there are implicits diminishing returns between mods that give same things(base dmg, elem dmg)... For the skana you'll just replace Spoiled Strike with Faction mod and win a 20% attack speed. Skana will have easier time proc'in Berserk, have the proc etc...

      Also keep in mind that heavy melee plays for extreme scalling content feature life strike and Rage/QT/Vitality on frame.

      You do realize that replacing Spoiled Strike would cause greatly lowering in damage and dps? And it is not good idea if you are looking for weapon that is intended to get closer to Dakra's damage to replace it, as the topic says.

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    • Runewel wrote:
      Jaw Sword has average damage, low attack speed, low crit, low status. So nah it would be bad, not the worst, but i can't mod it well enough to even come close to solo-ing t4 until wave 60-80

      That's the thing, Jaw Sword has nearly same damage as Dakra Prime, but lower attack speed makes it stable, and it has syndicate AoE, it is not as bad as you thought. Also, who the hell would use melee only for t4 60-80 waves? Damage you causing after 40 getting more ridiculous every minute/wave.

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    • ff

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    • 31.170.132.10 wrote:
      Runewel wrote:
      Jaw Sword has average damage, low attack speed, low crit, low status. So nah it would be bad, not the worst, but i can't mod it well enough to even come close to solo-ing t4 until wave 60-80
      Also, who the hell would use melee only for t4 60-80 waves? Damage you causing after 40 getting more ridiculous every minute/wave.


      I still use mostly melee with Loki at those later stages. The 300% Damage Bonus from the "Crimson Dervish" stance + 400% "stealth damage bonus" from being invisible add up to quiet a lot.

      With the Dakra Prime I average out +10k damage per hit (without crical multiplier!) while being invisible with Loki. With criticals damage can go over 30k per hit.

      @topic

      I tryed different mods yet in the end the P- Skana always seem to average out less damage than the Dakra Prime even with the +100% Syndicate mod.

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    • Seriously? You even have to ask?

      You know the differences between Prisma Skana and Skana? A little more crit chance/damage, and a little more attack speed. That's it.

      At which point, you might as well compare Dakra Prime to Skana.

      Skana is a MR 0 weapon. Dakra Prime is a MR 6 weapon.

      I really don't even know why people even think there's a debate on which one is "better" in terms of stats. Aesthetics is a different beast altogether, so...

      Also playing the game for fun is a tad more important than numbers.

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    • I dont really care

      dakra prime looks better (to me)

      plus there's not much of a difference

      they all kill everything in 1 hit

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    • dakra faggots

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    • Was wondering when the bigot would show up. Can't figure out for the life of me why the above poster felt the need to close with what amounts to them saying, " I'm an intolerant asshat who would prefer to randomly insult people on a wikia about videogames then have my opinion legitimately considered in an open forum I chose to contribute to."


      Can't teach intelligence. 


      On topic: never played skana prime, but Dakra has been my go to for end game content for awhile, and manages to function as a viable choice for that whole rage/lifestrike/quickthinking trifecta which I find to be a fun melee approach.

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    • Camelslayer wrote:
      Seriously? You even have to ask?

      You know the differences between Prisma Skana and Skana? A little more crit chance/damage, and a little more attack speed. That's it.

      At which point, you might as well compare Dakra Prime to Skana.

      Skana is a MR 0 weapon. Dakra Prime is a MR 6 weapon.

      I really don't even know why people even think there's a debate on which one is "better" in terms of stats. Aesthetics is a different beast altogether, so...

      Also playing the game for fun is a tad more important than numbers.



      hmm, I did not realise the soma was better than the soma prime. (soma has higher MR lock thas soma prime) Boltor prime is locket to MR 2 while the telos boltor is locked to MR 12, does that make the telos boltor better? In reality they are somewhere around equal. larger crit chance and faster attack speed can make a massive difference, especialy when berserker comes into play. 

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    • Dual prisma cleavers > prisma skana > dakra prime, in my opinion atleast

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    • Broken War

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    • I've tested new builds today on both (no formas)

      dakra: fury , berserker (yeah both love speed...) pressure point , primed reach r7 , body cound , blood rush r6 , shocking touch , fever strike =Stats looks pitiful . slash 105 . corrosive 237 result was amazing! Did duo run with friend at Ceres/Nuovo 20min 780 kills melee only (no frame skills-kills or shooting at all )

      first time ive included these acolyte mods so impressed from the outcome made similar (not same) build to prisma skana with bright purity..love the aoe and hp regen thing but have to admit aoe doesnt do much dmg at high levels while on low level is just lovely and even tho result was good not close to dakra's ..but i would say ppl play with whatevar you like dont be a slave to number and stats cuz if only stats matters all warframers will go with redeemer (and oneshot stuff..:P ) or nikana prime (which is absolutely overpowered weapon comparing to all other not to mention the stances that all 3 looks soo stylish) 

      Btw Thural is right Broken war is sure better than both p skana and dakra :) too bad i dont have it anymore :(

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    • so much nekro

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    • lel

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    • its still good, if its "killable"......jenkin leroYYYY!!!!

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    • A Lone Tenno
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