Gleaming blades of white draw blood of the deepest red.

The Venka Prime are the Prime variant of the Venka 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 PrimeIcon272 Valkyr Prime and CernosPrime Cernos Prime.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64 5,000.


Advantages over other Melee weapons (excluding modular weapons):

  • Fourth highest base damage of all claws, behind Keratinos Keratinos, GarudaTalons Garuda Talons and GarudaPrimeTalons Garuda Prime Talons.
  • Normal Attack (wiki attack index 1)
    • High crit chance (32.00%)
    • Above average attack speed (1.05x animation speed)
    • High crit multiplier (2.60x)

Disadvantages over other Melee weapons (excluding modular weapons):

  • Normal Attack (wiki attack index 1)
    • Below average total damage (188)
    • Low attack range (1.80 m)
    • Low disposition (●●○○○ (0.80x))

See WARFRAME Wiki:Stat Comparison/Percentiles for more details.


  • VenkaPrime Venka Prime (Normal Attack), compared to Venka Venka (Normal Attack):
    • Higher base damage (188.00 vs. 140.00)
      • Higher DmgImpactSmall64 Impact damage (DmgImpactSmall64 9.4 vs. DmgImpactSmall64 7)
      • Higher DmgPunctureSmall64 Puncture damage (DmgPunctureSmall64 37.6 vs. DmgPunctureSmall64 35)
      • Higher DmgSlashSmall64 Slash damage (DmgSlashSmall64 141 vs. DmgSlashSmall64 98)
    • Higher total damage (188 vs. 140)
    • Higher base critical chance (32.00% vs. 15.00%)
    • Higher base critical multiplier (2.60x vs. 2.00x)
    • Higher base status chance (24.00% vs. 15.00%)
    • Longer Range (1.80 m vs. 1.75 m)
    • Higher attack speed (1.05x animation speed vs. 1.00x animation speed)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (14 vs. 4)
    • Lower disposition (●●○○○ (0.80x) vs. ●●●○○ (1.10x))


Unlike most Prime gear, Venka Prime is permanently unvaulted, with relics being obtainable through Abandoned Derelict Caches in Corpus Railjack missions.

Lith, Meso, Neo, and Axi refer to Void Relics  |  (V) Denotes Vaulted Void Relics  |  (B) Denotes Baro Ki'Teer Exclusive Void Relic
Venka Prime's Relic Drops
Gauntlet Blades VenkaPrime Blueprint
AxiRelicIntact Axi V10 Rare
AxiRelicIntact Axi V7 Rare (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi V9 Rare (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso V5 Rare (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo V4 Rare (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo V9 Common
AxiRelicIntact Axi S5 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi V5 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith C2 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith V4 Common (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith V6 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso G1 Common (V)
MesoRelicIntact Meso S7 Common (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo N7 Common (V)
AxiRelicIntact Axi S8 Uncommon
AxiRelicIntact Axi O3 Uncommon (V)
LithRelicIntact Lith C5 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo B2 Uncommon (V)
NeoRelicIntact Neo N4 Uncommon (V)

Manufacturing Requirements
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OrokinCell Orokin Cell
Time: 12 Hour(s)
Rush: PlatinumLarge 50
MarketIcon Market Price: PlatinumLarge N/A Blueprint2 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.


  • 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.


  • Warframe abilities that are affected by the combo counter, such as Landslide130xWhite Landslide or Whipclaw130xWhite Whipclaw, will benefit from Venka Prime's enhanced combo multiplier.


  • 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 PrimeIcon272 Valkyr Prime and CernosPrime 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.


  • Although the Venka Prime can reach 13.0x combo multiplier, mods that scale with combo multiplier, such as Mod TT 20px Blood Rush, Gladiator mods or Mod TT 20px Weeping Wounds, will stop scaling at the usual 12.0x combo multiplier.


Venka Prime Skins


Patch History[]

Update 35.1 (2024-02-20)

  • Fixed weapons with a higher max Melee Combo Multiplier (such as Venka Prime) being unable to increase their Combo Counter beyond 12x (and resetting to 0) when using the Rauta and Tandem Bond Mod.

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)

See Also[]

  • Venka Venka, the standard version.