Gleaming blades of white draw blood of the deepest red.

The Venka Prime are the Prime variant of the VenkaTennoClaws.png Venka, sporting higher damage, critical chance critical multiplier, status chance, and attack speed. It also uniquely has a higher Melee Combo Multiplier than all other melee weapons. It was released alongside Valkyr PrimeValkyr PrimeIcon272.png Valkyr Prime and Cernos PrimeCernosPrime.png Cernos Prime.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64.png 5,000.


This weapon deals primarily Slash DamageDmgSlashSmall64.png Slash damage.





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

Blueprint BladesBlades GauntletGauntlet
Axi S8 Uncommon
Axi O3 Uncommon (V)
Lith C5 Uncommon (V)
Neo B2 Uncommon (V)
Neo N4 Uncommon (V)
Neo V9 Common
Axi S5 Common (V)
Axi V5 Common (V)
Lith C2 Common (V)
Lith V4 Common (V)
Lith V6 Common (V)
Meso G1 Common (V)
Meso S7 Common (V)
Neo N7 Common (V)
Axi V10 Rare
Axi V7 Rare (V)
Axi V9 Rare (V)
Meso V5 Rare (V)
Neo 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
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 50
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png N/A Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:N/A


  • On September 11th, 2018, it was announced that Venka Prime would enter the Prime Vault and be retired from the reward tables on September 25th, 2018. Any preexisting components or fully-built weapons will remain as is.
  • Venka Prime's relics were permanently unvaulted as of Update 29.10 (2021-03-19), being only obtainable through Abandoned Derelict Caches in Corpus Railjack missions.


  • The Venka Prime has a modified melee combo multiplier that can reach 13.0x combo at 240 consecutive hits instead of the usual 12.0x combo at 220 hits.



  • The Venka Prime is the first weapon to have a modified melee combo counter.
  • Before the Update 26 melee changes, the Venka Prime combo multiplier scaled at 0.75x instead of 0.5x like other melee weapons. A similar version of this feature was brought back in Update 26.1 when the Venka Prime was given a cap of 13x combo multiplier instead of 12x.
  • Venka Prime was announced alongside Valkyr PrimeValkyr PrimeIcon272.png Valkyr Prime and Cernos PrimeCernosPrime.png Cernos Prime in a teaser, but when the full trailer was finally shown, Valkyr Prime was using the standard Venka instead of the Venka Prime.



Venka Prime Skins Edit

Patch History[]

Update 26.1 (2019-11-22)

  • Increased the Combo Counter cap of the Venka Prime from 220 to 240.

Update 26.0 (2019-10-31)

  • Mastery Rank increased from 8 to 14.
  • Damage increased from 55 to 188.
  • Range increased from 0.5 to 1.8.
  • Status Chance increased from 15% to 24%.
  • Critical Chance increased from 25% to 32%.
  • Critical Damage increased from 2.5x to 2.6x.
  • Slam Attack increased from 110 to 564.
  • Slide Attack increased from 165 to 564.
  • Parry Angle set to 55.
  • Follow Through increased from 0.5 to 0.8.
  • (Undocumented) Removed modified combo multiplier passive.

Hotfix 25.7.3 (2019-09-03)

  • Introduced again in the Valkyr and Saryn Prime Vault.

Update 23.9 (2018-09-25)

  • Venka Prime has entered the Prime Vault.

Update 19.2 (2016-12-01)

  • Fixed Venka Prime not being drawn when spawning with only melee equipped.

Update 19.1 (2016-11-25)

  • Valkyr Prime, Cernos Prime, and Venka Prime have been added to the Codex and are now linkable in chat.

Hotfix 19.0.7 (2016-11-22)

  • Introduced along with Valkyr Prime and Cernos Prime.

Last updated: Update 26.0 (2019-10-31)

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