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Once thought destroyed, the newly uncovered Vectis Prime revives Tenno martial traditions.

The Vectis Prime is the Prime version of the DEVectis Vectis sniper rifle, featuring higher base damage, fire rate, and zoom, and a doubled magazine, but with a higher combo count requirement.


Manufacturing Requirements
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15,000
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1
GenericGunPrimeReceiver
1
GenericGunPrimeStock
1
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10
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Drop Locations
BlueprintLith A1 Uncommon (V)
Neo A1 Uncommon (V)
GenericGunPrimeBarrel BarrelNeo N1 Common (V)
Axi C1 Common (V)
Axi H1 Common (V)
Axi T1 Common (V)
GenericGunPrimeReceiver ReceiverMeso V1 Rare (V)
GenericGunPrimeStock StockNeo B1 Uncommon (V)
Axi V2 Rare (V)
Axi V3 Rare (V)
Axi V4 Rare (V)
Lith/Meso/Neo/Axi refer to Void Relics
(V) Denotes Vaulted Void Relics
(B) Denotes Baro Ki'Teer Exclusive Void Relic

CharacteristicsEdit

This weapon deals primarily Puncture b Puncture damage.

Advantages

Disadvantages

  • Low Slash b Slash damage – less effective against health.
  • Has linear damage falloff from 100% to 50% from 400m to 600m target distance (distances are affected by projectile flight speed).
  • Extremely low magazine size of just two rounds; requires frequent reloading.
  • Largest shot combo requirement of all sniper rifles.
  • High recoil, which may make it difficult to fire a follow-up shot, especially at higher zoom levels.
  • Draws from the rare sniper ammo pool.

Comparisons:

  • Vectis Prime, compared to Vectis:
    • Higher base damage (350.0 vs. 225.0)
      • Higher Impact b Impact damage (140.0 vs. 90.0)
      • Higher Puncture b Puncture damage (157.5 vs. 78.75)
      • Lower Slash b Slash damage (52.5 vs. 56.25)
    • Higher critical chance (30% vs. 25%)
    • Higher fire rate (2.67 rounds/sec vs. 1.5 rounds/sec)
    • Larger magazine (2 rounds vs. 1 round)
    • Faster reload speed (0.85 s vs. 1 s)
    • Different polarities (Madurai PolNaramon Pol vs. Madurai Pol)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (14 vs. 2)
    • Higher zoom distance (3.5x/6x vs. 3x/4.5x)
    • Higher zoom headshot damage (40%/60% vs. 30%/50%)

Weapon LoadoutsEdit

NotesEdit

  • Due to the fact that it has two rounds per magazine instead of the Vectis' single round, Mod TT 20pxCharged Chamber and Mod TT 20pxPrimed Chamber are less effective without the use of manual reloading.
    • Manual reloading also cannot be optimally performed due to the recoil animation after the first shot, which prevents the performance of an immediate reload.
    • This can be circumvented by using the Mod TT 20pxDepleted Reload mod, which reduces the magazine size of the Vectis Prime to 1, and increases reload speed by 48% at max rank.
  • The Vectis Prime has superior zoom capabilities to the Vectis, having a 6x maximum magnification compared to the Vectis' 4.5, while still maintaining a 3.5x minimum zoom for mid-range shooting.
  • The Vectis Prime has the largest shot combo requirement of the sniper rifles, needing 5 shots to initiate the 1.5x damage multiplier.
Combo Counter Bonus Tier Total Base Damage Multiplier Minimum Consecutive

Hits Required

1 1.5x 5
2 2.0x 15
3 2.5x 45
4 3.0x 135
5 3.5x 405
6 4.0x 1215
7 4.5x 3675
8 5.0x 11025

TriviaEdit

  • Vectis is Latin for "Bar" or "Pole", referring to a locking bar (or bolt), a leveraging bar such as a Crowbar, or possibly referring to a carrying pole. Or that it's supposed to be a bolt action rifle
  • The Vectis Prime has a bipod, as opposed to the monopod on the normal Vectis. This might suggest that this rifle would be more precise and have less recoil because of the extra support from the bipod. It is purely cosmetic, however.

MediaEdit

  • Vectis Prime in Codex.
  • The Vectis Prime's unique scope.

Vectis Prime Skins

VaultingsEdit

  • On May 24th, 2017, it was announced that Vectis Prime would enter the Prime Vault and be retired from the reward tables on May 30th, 2017. Any preexisting components or fully-built weapons will remain as is.
  • On October 12th 2017, it was obtainable as a Twitch Drop reward with The Great Eidolon Hunt event.

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 22.12
  • Mastery Rank increased from 3 to 14.
  • Damage increased from 325 to 350.
  • Critical chance increased from 25% to 30%.

Hotfix 22.0.6

  • Reduced the headshot damage of the Vectis series in Conclave.

Update 22.0

General Sniper Changes
  • Reticle sway removed from all zoom levels!
  • 1 meter punch through added to all snipers without any to start with (snipers with innate punch through unchanged).
  • 1 combo count removed at a time when duration runs out instead of all of them (decay vs. cooldown).
  • 1 combo count removed on miss instead of all of them
  • Additional bullets from multishot will each count as their own hits and misses in the combo counter
  • Combo duration reduced to 2 seconds for all snipers apart from Lanka which is reduced to 6
  • Damage fall off begins at 400 meters and ends at 600 meters with damage reduced to 50% past 600 meters.
Specific Sniper Weapon Changes - Vectis Prime
  • Fire rate increased from 1.5 to 2.67.
  • First level zoom +15% Damage replaced with +35% Head Shot Damage.
  • First level zoom reduced from 4x to 3.5x.
  • Second level zoom 20% Damage replaced with +55% Head Shot Damage.
  • Second level zoom reduced from 10x to 6x.
  • Next round is chambered immediately after firing instead of waiting for fire rate to cycle.

Update 16.11

  • Introduced.

See alsoEdit

  • DEVectis Vectis, the original counterpart of this gun.
  • Prime, the Orokin enhancement to a Warframe or weapon.

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