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Warframe Prime Items Guide - The Latest Prime Access and Prime Vault

What are the Warframe Prime Items? The Primed versions of known items are pieces of lost Orokin technology, represented as it was during the height of the Oroking Empire Era. While they are technologically superior and display better stats compared to their modern counterparts, these forgotten pieces of the past are scattered all over the Origin System, waiting for the Tenno to recover them.

In-game, the term Prime refers to any Weapon, Warframe, Sentinel, Archwing, or accessory made with Orokin technology, which the non-Prime variants are based upon. These frequently show better Polarity slots and stat changes that grant them a slight advantage over their normal derivatives.

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Warframe Prime Items - List & Categories

Prime Warframes are usually released respecting the Warframe's order of release, cycling between two male frames and two female frames. Each release is accompanied by two Prime weapons, or one Prime weapon and one Prime Companion or Archwing. These releases come as drops in-game, obtainable by opening Void Relics, or alternatively in the game shop in the form of various cash packs, called Prime Access.

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Warframes

Prime Warframe Obtainable by
Ash PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Atlas PrimeTrading with other players, Opening Relics, and past Prime Access
Banshee PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Chroma PrimeTrading with other players, Opening Relics, and past Prime Access
Ember PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Equinox PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Frost PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Gara PrimeTrading with other players, Opening Relics, and past Prime Access
Hydroid PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Inaros PrimeTrading with other players, Opening Relics, and past Prime Access
Ivara PrimeTrading with other players, Opening Relics, and past Prime Access
Limbo PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Loki PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Mag PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Mesa PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Mirage PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Nekros PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Nezha PrimeTrading with other players, Opening Relics, and past Prime Access
Nova PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Nyx PrimePrime Vault Program
Oberon PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Octavia PrimeCurrent Prime Access Program
Rhino PrimePrime Vault Program
Saryn PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Titania PrimeTrading with other players, Opening Relics, and past Prime Access
Trinity PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Valkyr PrimeTrading with other players, Opening Relics, and past Prime Access
Vauban PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Volt PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Wukong PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Zephyr PrimeTrading with other players, Opening Relics, and past Prime Access

Excalibur Prime - The Exception

Excalibur Prime is the Prime variant of the Warframe Excalibur, possessing higher armor and energy, and additional polarities. He is a Founders-exclusive Warframe, released alongside Lato Prime and Skana Prime. All of them are currently and permanently unobtainable, since the founders' program closed on the 1st of November, 2013, thus making Excalibur Prime no longer available.

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Primary Weapons

Prime Warframe Obtainable by
Astilla PrimeCurrent Prime Access Program
Baza PrimeTrading with other players, Opening Relics, and past Prime Access
Boar PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Boltor PrimePrime Vault Program
Braton PrimeTrading with other players, Opening Relics, and past Prime Access
Burston PrimeTrading with other players, Opening Relics, and past Prime Access
Cernos PrimeTrading with other players, Opening Relics, and past Prime Access
Corinth PrimeTrading with other players, Opening Relics, and past Prime Access
Latron PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Panthera PrimeTrading with other players, Opening Relics, and past Prime Access
Paris PrimeTrading with other players, Opening Relics, and past Prime Access
Rubico PrimeTrading with other players, Opening Relics, and past Prime Access
Soma PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Stradavar PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Sybaris PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Tenora PrimeTrading with other players, Opening Relics, and past Prime Access
Tiberon PrimeTrading with other players, Opening Relics, and past Prime Access
Tigris PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Vectis PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Zhuge PrimeTrading with other players, Opening Relics, and past Prime Access

Secondary Weapons

Prime Warframe Obtainable by
Akbolto PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Akbronco PrimeTrading with other players, Opening Relics
Akjagara PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Aklex PrimeBaro Ki'teer only
Aksomati PrimeTrading with other players, Opening Relics
Akstiletto PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Akvasto PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Ballistica PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Bronco PrimeTrading with other players, Opening Relics
Euphona PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Hikou PrimeCurrent Prime Vault Program
Lato PrimeUnobtainable
Lex PrimeTrading with other players, Opening Relics
Pandero PrimeTrading with other players, Opening Relics
Pyrana PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Sicarus PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Spira PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Vasto PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Zakti PrimeTrading with other players, Opening Relics
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Melee Weapons

Prime Warframe Obtainable by
Ankyros PrimeCurrent Prime Vault Program
Bo PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Dakra PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Destreza PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Dual Kamas PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Fang PrimeTrading with other players, Opening Relics
Fragor PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Galatine PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Glaive PrimeTrading with other players, Opening Relics, and past Prime Access
Gram PrimeTrading with other players, Opening Relics
Guan Dao PrimeTrading with other players, Opening Relics
Karyst PrimeTrading with other players, Opening Relics
Kogake PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Kronen PrimeTrading with other players, Opening Relics
Nami Skyla PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Nikana PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Ninkondi PrimeTrading with other players, Opening Relics
Orthos PrimeTrading with other players, Opening Relics
Pangolin PrimeTrading with other players, Opening Relics
Reaper PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Reedemer PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Scindo PrimeCurrent Prime Vault Program
Silva & Aegis PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Skana PrimeUnobtainable
Tekko PrimeTrading with other players, Opening Relics
Tipedo PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Venka PrimeTrading with other players, Opening Relics
Volnus PrimeCurrent Prime Access Program

Sentinels

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Prime Warframe Obtainable by
Carrier PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Dethcube PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted
Helios PrimeTrading with other players, Opening Relics
Wyrm PrimeTrading with other players only, Currently Vaulted

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Void Relics & How To Obtain Prime Items

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Void Relics are objects that can be opened by finishing Void Fissure missions. They are the principal means of acquiring Prime Items and Forma Blueprints, as well as Ducats from exchanging Prime parts in Relays. These are received as rewards in missions (usually Endless missions), and at least one relic is guaranteed from completing any mission in the Void.

Void Relics have four different tiers with different possible reward tables, named as follows:

Relic Category Relic List
LithB8, C7, C8, D4, G3, I1, P5, T4, T5, T6
MesoC6, D6, I1, K3, N11, P2, P4, R4, T4
NeoB7, K3, N13, N14, N15, P2, T2, V9, Z7, Z8
AxiA11, A13, C6, G5, O5, S8, T6, V10, W2, Z1

Void Fissures

Void Fissures, also known as Void Storms in Empyrean missions, are a type of mission in which players can open Void Relics and obtain the items within them.
These present as normal missions, but in addition to the mission's assigned objectives, Void Fissures will appear across the map, spawning Corrupted units from the Void as well as converting nearby native enemies into Corrupted units.

When this happens, one of the spawned or converted enemies will drop a Reactant, which the players must collect 10 of for the Relic to crack open. Is at this point that the player can complete the mission and receive their reward, and they will be awarded 6-30 Void Traces at extraction, a resource used to refine Void Relics to make them increase the drop chance of the rarer rewards.

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Warframe - Prime Access Program

Warframe Prime Access is a rotating program that includes the latest Prime Warframe announced and their related Prime Gear in various bundles of discounted Platinum and other exclusive items, made available for purchase. Prime Access offers instant access to the latest Prime Warframes and Prime Gear without requiring the build time, and players interested in Prime Access can choose to buy one of three packages.

Prime Access - Nidus Prime

The current Prime Access Program showcases the latest Prime Warframe, Nidus Prime. This Prime Access will release today, September 8, right after the Gara Prime Access ends. Nidus Prime and his related weapons and accessories are currently showcased as shown below:

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Prime Warframe Prime Weapon #1 Prime Weapon #2 Prime Accessories
Nidus PrimeStrun PrimeMagnus PrimeNidus Prime Glyphs, Nidus Prime Syandana, Necramech Universal Skin, Infested Landing Craft Decos

Past Prime Access List

Prime Warframe Prime Primary Weapon Prime Secondary Weapon Prime Melee Prime Companion Other Prime Items
Ash PrimeVectis Prime--Carrier PrimeYamako Prime Syandana, Unda Prime Sentinel Accessories
Atlas Prime--Tekko PrimeDethcube PrimeOrcus Prime Sentinel Accessories, Massif Prime Syandana
Banshee Prime-Euphona Prime-Helios PrimeIctus Prime Sentinel Accessories, Capella Prime Syandana
Chroma PrimeRubico Prime-Gram Prime-Imugi Prime Armor, Impetus Prime Syandana
Ember Prime-Sicarus PrimeGlaive Prime-Titan Extractor Prime, Misa Prime Syandana
Equinox PrimeStradavar Prime-Tipedo Prime-Narvarr Prime Armor, Isabeau Prime Syandana
Gara PrimeAstilla Prime-Volnus Prime-Castellan Prime Kavat Armor, Catena Prime Ephemera
Hydroid Prime-Ballistica PrimeNami Skyla Prime-Spritsail Prime Armor, Sardin Prime Sugatra
Inaros PrimePanthera Prime-Karyst Prime-Mittahk Prime Armor, Kahtuss Prime Syandana
Ivara PrimeBaza PrimeAksomati Prime--Anasa Ayatan Prime Armor, Apavada Prime Syandana
Limbo Prime-Pyrana PrimeDestreza Prime-Oblivia Prime Syandana, Rift Walker Prime Sigil
Loki Prime--Bo PrimeWyrm PrimeDaman Prime Sugatra, Summus Prime Sentinel Accessories
Mesa Prime-Akjagara PrimeRedeemer Prime-Mesa Prime Montesa Helmet, Cholla Prime Sugatra, Erlang Prime Oculus, Respa Prime Mask, Anten Prime Earpiece
Mirage Prime-Akbolto PrimeKogake Prime-Atavist Prime Armor, Abbera Prime Syandana
Nekros PrimeTigris Prime-Galatine Prime-Acanthus Prime Armor, Uru Prime Syandana
Nezha Prime-Zakti PrimeGuan Dao Prime-Ransha Prime Armor, Baurahn Prime Ephemera
Nova PrimeSoma PrimeVasto Prime--Verlorum Prime Sigil, Pyra Prime Syandana
Nyx Prime-Hikou PrimeScindo Prime-Targis Prime Armor, Vala Sugatra Prime
Oberon PrimeSybaris Prime-Silva & Aegis Prime-Aroka Prime Sugatra, Sukira Prime Syandana
Octavia PrimeTenora PrimePandero Prime--Glissanda Prime Armor, Serenidine Prime Syandana
Rhino PrimeBoltor Prime-Ankyros Prime-Noru Prime Syandana, Distilling Extractor Prime
Saryn Prime-Spira PrimeNikana Prime-Cycuta Prime Sigil, Cycuta Prime Syandana
Titania PrimeCorinth Prime-Pangolin Prime-Cicada Prime Archwing Skin, Gigelorum Prime Syandana
Trinity Prime--Dual Kamas PrimeKavasa Prime CollarNaviga Prime Sugatra, Kavasa Kubrow Prime Armor
Valkyr PrimeCernos Prime-Venka Prime-Liset Prime, Saita Prime Suit
Vauban Prime-Akstiletto PrimeFragor Prime-Cateno Prime Sugatra, Citadella Prime Syandana
Volt Prime----Odonata Prime, Edo Prime Armor, Kazeru Prime Sugatra
Wukong PrimeZhuge Prime-Ninkondi Prime-Jindou Prime Syandana, Tang Prime Kubrow Fur Pattern, Sanzang Prime Kubrow Armor
Zephyr PrimeTiberon Prime-Kronen Prime-Tibor Prime Armor & Tibor Prime Gene-Masking Kit, Commodore Prime Suit
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Nyx Prime and Rhino Prime
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Warframe - Prime Vault Program

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What is the Prime Vault Program?

The Prime Vault is the conceptual “archive” that houses items that have been retired from the game's reward tables. When an item is “vaulted” it means that players are no longer able to acquire Void Relics that can potentially reward those items. However, any item that the player already owns will not be removed from their inventory if they are to be vaulted.

Several times a year, the Prime Vault will “open”, bringing back Items that can be reacquired in the limited-time Prime Vault Program, offering retired Prime items and Prime Access-exclusive accessories, at the cost of real-world money. The prime Warframe and weapons parts included in these packages will be also re-added to the game’s drop tables through new relics until it closes again.

The next warframe to enter the vault is Atlas Prime, accompanied by the Tekko Prime weapon and Dethcube prime. Hurry up if you don't want to miss them!

Prime Vault - Rhino & Nyx Prime

This time, the Prime Vault Program brings back both Rhino Prime and Nyx Prime Packs, which includes these fan-favorite Prime Warframes with their signature Prime Weapons and Customizations, available now for purchase. If you want to check possible loadouts and builds for these two excellent warframes, you can check our Rhino and Nyx guides.

This Prime Vault Program is now open on all platforms. Individual Prime Accessories Packs will also be available and additionally, Rhino Prime and Nyx Prime can be earned in-game by opening the following Void Relics:

Warframe Main Blueprint Relics Neuroptic Relics Chassis Relics System Relics
Nyx PrimeNeo V9 Lith B4 Lith S2 Neo V1Meso N11 Meso N1 Meso N6Axi S8 Neo N1 Neo R1Lith C7 Axi S3 Neo S2
Rhino PrimeAxi R1 Neo R1Lith B1 Lith B4Meso M1 Meso M6Axi S3 Neo B3

And that's all you need to know about the Prime Items! Keep an eye on the Prime Vault Program so you don't miss on the returning items, and while you're here, you can check out our useful Gara, Yareli, and Sevagoth guides!