Tenno artistry. Ancient craft. A weapon of surgical precision and devastating effect. Each bolt fired by Zhuge Prime explodes shortly after embedding.

The Zhuge Prime is a primed variant of the RepeatingCrossbow Zhuge Tenno automatic crossbow, with higher critical chance, fire rate, magazine size, and altered damage that favors Slash b Slash. To compensate for its decrease in total damage, status chance, and reload speed, the bolts fired by the Zhuge Prime explode shortly after impact, and reloads faster from an empty magazine. Zhuge Prime was released alongside Wukong PrimeIcon272 Wukong Prime and NinkondiPrime Ninkondi Prime.

Manufacturing Requirements
N/A GenericComponentPrimeLatch
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 N/A Blueprint2 Blueprints Price:N/A
Drop Locations
BlueprintAxi A6 Uncommon
Lith L1 Uncommon (V)
GenericGunPrimeBarrel BarrelNeo Z3 Rare
GenericComponentPrimeLatch GripNeo A3 Common
Meso A2 Common (V)
GenericGunPrimeReceiver ReceiverAxi D1 Uncommon
GenericGunPrimeStock StringMeso W1 Common
Axi M1 Common (V)
Lith/Meso/Neo/Axi refer to Void Relics
(V) Denotes Vaulted Void Relics
(B) Denotes Baro Ki'Teer Exclusive Void Relic


This weapon deals primarily Puncture b Puncture damage.


  • Second highest base damage of all fully automatic weapons, behind RepeatingCrossbow Zhuge/TennoMiter Panthera.
  • Very high critical chance and status chance.
  • High base accuracy.
  • Very ammo efficient.
    • High ammo reserve for its magazine size.
    • Uses rifle ammo pickups instead of the scarcer sniper ammo pickups.
  • Silent.
  • On kill, bodies will follow the bolt that killed them, damaging anyone in their path and pinning the corpse to walls.
  • Bolts explode in a 2.2 meter radius after 0.6 seconds on impacting a surface or enemy.
    • Explosion delay reduces likelihood of inflicting self-damage.
  • Reloads 1 second faster from a fully depleted magazine.
  • Innate three Madurai Pol polarities.
  • Counts as a bow in regards to fire rate mods, doubling the fire rate bonus.


  • Low Impact b Impact damage – less effective against shields.
  • Damage is split between the bolt and the explosion, requiring direct hits to maximize damage output.
  • Very low base reload speed.
  • Projectiles have travel time.
  • Explosion inflicts self-damage.
  • Explosion delay allows enemies to move out of explosion range if not directly hit by one of the bolts.


  • Zhuge Prime, compared to Zhuge:
    • Lower base damage (50.0 vs. 100.0)
      • Higher Impact b Impact damage (10.0 vs. 5.0)
      • Lower Puncture b Puncture damage (22.5 vs. 75.0)
      • Lower Slash b Slash damage (17.5 vs. 20.0)
    • Higher critical chance (26% vs. 20%)
    • Lower status chance (30% vs. 35%)
    • Higher fire rate (5.5 rounds/sec vs. 4.17 rounds/sec)
    • Larger magazine (30 rounds vs. 20 rounds)
    • Slower reload speed (3 s vs. 2.5 s)
    • Different polarities (Madurai PolMadurai PolMadurai Pol vs. Madurai Pol)
    • Higher Mastery Rank required (14 vs. 10)

Weapon LoadoutsEdit


  • Can be used in bow-only Sortie missions.
  • Reload time is reduced to 2 seconds when the magazine is empty.
  • Despite being capable of using the Mod TT 20pxThunderbolt mod, it has no effect due to the weapon's innate explosion.
  • Enemies killed with the initial bolt are ragdolled and launched forward, dealing the same damage to other enemies in their path. In such cases, the explosion will not arm until the slain enemy's corpse strikes a wall, the floor, or any other piece of level geometry. The bolt will then create its detonation field at the point where the corpse 'lands'.
  • Punch Through affects the location of the bolt explosions. The weapon's explosions are applied at the final point of contact where the bolt ends rather than whenever the bolt punches through an enemy or object.


  • The arsenal screen erroneously lists the weapon's Noise Level as "Alarming."
  • Zhuge Prime has 270 reserve ammo, half of normal Zhuge's 540.

Zhuge Prime Skins


Patch HistoryEdit

Update 25.8
October 2019 Riven Disposition Change
  • Zhuge: 1.25->1.15

Update 25.3

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Update 25.3

See AlsoEdit

  • RepeatingCrossbow Zhuge, the normal counterpart.
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