Pumped and Primed for Warframe: Prime Resurgence Round 6 (Oberon & Nekros)
Greetings, Tenno. The cycle of Priming continues as the next rotation for the Prime Resurgence arrives. This time around, we’re looking at Nekros Prime and Oberon 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!
Necromancers have always had a reputation for instilling fear and terror into people. If they aren’t raising someone’s blood pressure, they’re raising the dead. Nekros brings all the joys of scaring the hell out of people, stealing their souls, and making corpses into slave labor straight to Warframe. With the right mods on a Nekros, you can make all your dead friends take the brunt of the damage you would, plus you get meat shields that can fight back. Not only that, but he comes with the added bonus of having a much-beloved ability to reroll loot tables. Add in a +60 to Shields and a +25 to Armor and Energy for his Prime version, and you have little reason not to shoot for Warframe’s local necromancer.
- Health 100 (300 at R30)
- Shields 150 (450 at R30)
- Armor 125
- Energy 125 (187.5 at R30)
- Soul Punch
A blow so powerful, it turns the enemy’s very soul into a deadly projectile, damaging all in its path. Enemies that survive the blow are Marked for Harvest and become one of Nekros’ Shadows of the Dead if killed while marked.
Casts fear into the hearts of nearby enemies, causing them to run away in terror.
Forces fallen enemies around you to drop additional loot.
- Shadows Of The Dead
Summons shadow versions of vanquished enemies to fight alongside you for a short period of time.
Oberon, known by some as king of the faeries, brings to Warframe the role of Paladin, eager to dish damage and heal enemies alike. One of his abilities gives an AOE field that heals allies and damages enemies, his fourth ability picks up and slams down an enemy to literally shake health orbs out of it, and all of this comes with a + 50 to armor and +25 Energy with his Prime variant. If you’re wanting a healer that’s just a bit more battlefield-ready, Oberon’s a good fit.
- Health 125 (375 at R30)
- Shields 100 (300 at R30)
- Armor 225
- Energy 175 (262.5 at R30)
Focuses deadly energy within a target and then projects it outwards, damaging both the target and surrounding enemies.
- Hallowed Ground
Sanctifies the ground before Oberon with righteous fire, inflicting damage to any enemy that stands in the flames.
Healing waves of energy flow outward from Oberon to his allies, regenerating health over time.
Quickly lifts enemies into the air and then hurls them down with conviction. Enemies who succumb to this power have a chance to spawn a Health Sphere.
The double-barrel shotgun is a classic gun for every arsenal, and the gilded Tigris Prime is no exception, boasting the second-highest base damage next to the Exergis, highest slash damage of literally any weapon in the game, and an extremely high status chance. With that comes eight pellets per shot, fast reloads, and the ability to fire one barrel at a time. Really, this is a double-barrel shotgun, what more could you want? An absolute treat for shotgunners of Warframe and a gorgeous aesthetic that even the Doomslayer would enjoy.
- Accuracy 9.1
- Fire Rate 2
- Magazine Size 2
- Max Ammo 120
- Reload Time 1.8 s
- Total Damage 1,560
- Crit Chance 10%
- Crit Multiplier 2x
- Multishot 8 (195 damage per projectile)
The slimmer, sleeker brother to the Gram Prime, the Galatine Prime is named after the very sword given to Sir Gawain from Arthurian legends. This lovely broadsword is focused on speed and reach, versus the Gram Prime’s raw power. You’ll get more hits off, and coupled with Blood Rush and Berserker’s Fury, makes this a very lethal and shockingly fast sword. It naturally has very high slash damage, meaning unshielded enemies are gonna take a beating from this sword and a Nekros on the field is gonna have a great time relooting the corpse chunks.
- Total Damage 280
- Crit Chance 26%
- Crit Multiplier 2x
- Attack Speed 1
Few people would’ve thought a game as futuristic as Warframe would travel so far back as to have a lever-action rifle, but here we are with the Sybaris Prime in all its glory. This gun has the highest base damage of all burst-fire rifles, and it keeps that burst-fire tight. No worry of the spread going awry, and the recoil’s very low for a rifle of this caliber. If you’re looking for something with high, consistent damage, this is a damn fine choice. There’s really not much else to say other than, in terms of damage and reliability, it holds up well.
- Accuracy 25
- Fire Rate 4.72
- Magazine Size 20
- Max Ammo 540
- Reload Time 2 s
- Projectile Type Hit-Scan
- Total Damage 88
- Crit Chance 30%
- Crit Multiplier 2x
- Multishot 1 (88 damage per projectile)
Silva & Aegis Prime
Sword and Shield are a rare thing to see together in Warframe, but few do it with grandeur quite like the Silva & Aegis Prime. Featuring the highest base damage of all sword and shield sets and the second-highest status chance behind the Cobra & Crane, you’ve got a very viable offensive tool. There’s even a special quirk where blocking stacks a charge that increases critical and status chance by 15% towards your next attack. There can only be four stacks of this, but that makes an extra 60% towards status and critical chance, making this a worthwhile venture for status ailment builds, and crit builds.
- Total Damage 318
- Crit Chance 25%
- Crit Multiplier 2x
- Attack Speed 0.75
- Status Chance 30%
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!