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

The Vectis Prime is the Prime version of the DEVectis.png Vectis sniper rifle, featuring higher base damage, fire rate, and zoom, and a doubled magazine, but with a higher combo count requirement. It was released alongside Ash PrimeIcon272.png Ash Prime and Carrier Prime.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily Puncture b.svg Puncture damage.

Advantages

Disadvantages

  • Low Slash b.svg 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 Speed).
  • Extremely low magazine size of just two rounds; requires frequent reloading.
  • Tied with Komorex.png Komorex for the 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.svg Impact damage (140.0 vs. 90.0)
      • Higher Puncture b.svg Puncture damage (157.5 vs. 78.75)
      • Lower Slash b.svg 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 Pol.svgNaramon Pol.svg vs. Madurai Pol.svg)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (14 vs. 2)
    • Lower disposition (0.85 vs. 1.05)
    • Higher zoom distance (3.5x/6x vs. 3x/4.5x)
    • Higher zoom headshot damage (40%/60% vs. 30%/50%)

Acquisition

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

Blueprint BarrelBarrel ReceiverReceiver StockStock
Lith A1 Uncommon (V)
Neo A1 Uncommon (V)
Neo A4 Uncommon (V)
Lith V7 Common (V)
Neo N1 Common (V)
Axi C1 Common (V)
Axi H1 Common (V)
Axi T1 Common (V)
Meso V1 Rare (V)
Meso V6 Rare (V)
Lith V8 Uncommon (V)
Neo B1 Uncommon (V)
Axi V2 Rare (V)
Axi V3 Rare (V)
Axi V4 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

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Due to the fact that it has two rounds per magazine instead of the Vectis' single round, Mod TT 20px.pngCharged Chamber and Mod TT 20px.pngPrimed 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 20px.pngDepleted Reload mod, which reduces the magazine size of the Vectis Prime to 1, and increases reload speed (note, this alone will not affect reload delay, only the actual animation after the delay).
    • However, his will slightly drop the weapon's DPS, due to the reload delay; a cursed riven, without fire rate or reload, will, in isolation, decrease it more strongly.
  • 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

Tips[edit | edit source]

Weapon Loadouts[edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

Media[edit | edit source]

Vectis Prime Skins

Vaultings[edit | edit source]

  • 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 History[edit | edit source]

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 also[edit | edit source]

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