Pumped and Primed for Warframe: Prime Resurgence Round 4 (Loki & Volt)
Greetings, Tenno. The Priming continues as we rotate in Week 4 for the Prime Resurgence event for Warframe. Today, we’re looking at Loki Prime and Volt Prime, along with some corresponding weapons and prime armor, as pictured below.
Just now hearing about this event? Check out this article here for to get caught up. Wondering what’s what and if any of it’s worth farming for? I’ll be giving some brief overviews of the Warframes and weapons that’ll be in this round down below, all with prime pictures courtesy of my Tenno partner and gaming buddy, Alex!
The original Warframe Trickster, Loki was built from the start as a fragile but potent Warframe designed to screw with enemies and generally make life difficult for them while the stronger, more damaging Warframes slaughtered them amongst the confusion. His Invisibility is very useful for Spy missions, his Decoy is good for distracting large groups of enemies, and his Radial Disarm can render a good chunk of enemies useless when their guns vanish. Some might argue there are more viable frames that do what Loki does but better, but it’s in his versatility that he makes himself useful, acting like a grab-bag of some of Warframe’s handier tricks of the trade. Loki Prime features a healthy +25 to Armor and Energy over his base form.
- Health 75
- Shields 75
- Armor 125
- Energy 175
Loki deploys a holographic copy of himself, drawing enemy fire.
Loki camouflages himself, becoming invisible to enemies.
- Switch Teleport
Loki instantaneously swaps positions with a target, confusing the enemy.
- Radial Disarm
Lets forth a wave of energy, disrupting the projectile weapons of enemies in range and forcing them to revert to melee combat.
One of Warframe’s earlier Frames, Volt acts as a sort of mage with powers over electricity. While he’s one of the original few Warframes, he’s still regarded as one of the more potent ones in his ability to buff allies with shocking speed and conduct crowd control Even his passive has him gathering shock damage when he moves that can be applied to his next attack or ability. Definitely advised if you’re looking for a simpler, no gimmick CC Warframe with some helpful buffs in his kit. All that said, he really shines his best in late-game once he’s got some good mods on him and a couple of Formas in as well. His Prime version offers +25 armor and a massive +100 to Energy.
- Health 100
- Shields 150
- Armor 125
- Energy 200
Can’t go wrong with beating someone up with a big stick. That said, there are admittedly better sticks to beat the crap out of people with than the Bo Prime. The Tipedo Prime outdoes this in a lot of aspects, but it’s not too surprising, seeing that the Bo Prime is a far earlier weapon than the Tipedo. It’s far from useless, though, and this thing actually has the second biggest base damage of the staves behind the broken scepter and has the highest critical multiplier and status chance of any staff out there as of writing this. With some Forma Polarity tweaks and attention to the critical chance, it’s not impossible to make the Bo Prime useful with some elbow grease, but don’t feel bad if you miss out. The Broken Scepter and Tipedo Prime are still more than viable replacements.
- Total Damage 176
- Crit Chance 24%
- Crit Multiplier 2.6x
- Attack Speed 1.08
The only Prime Archwing available so far, featuring higher stats and an additional Naramon polarity. If you’re open to getting a Prime treatment to your Archwing’s, this is the only way to do it as of right now, so take the time to check it out. Compared to the original Odonata, it has +100 Health, and Shields, as well as a .05 increase in flight speed.
- Health 400
- Shields 400
- Flight Speed 1.05
This slick Sentinel mimics the design of a Chinese dragon and is a solid Sentinal to take to a long fight if you throw on one of its exclusive mods, Negate, that essentially negates any negative status effect once every five seconds. When I say “any negative status effect,” I mean it, including being grappled and getting stunned from Seismic Shockwaves. It’s advised to pick this little critter up just for that alone, add in the Prime Laser Rifle that has a great DPS. You’ve got a good recipe for a Sentinel with this one. Put on +25 Health, +200 Shields, and +100 armor, you probably should consider this if you’re looking for a new Sentinel companion.
- Health 225
- Shield 300
- Armor 150
That’s it for this round, but keep in mind that this lineup only lasts for a week, then it’ll rotate to the next lineup in the event’s schedule, which you can see in full below.
Until next time, Tenno. Stay tuned for the latest Warframe news and guides!