Warframe Begins Prime Resurgence Event With Nova Prime and Mag Prime

Pumped and Primed for Warframe: Prime Resurgence Round 1 (Nova & Mag)

Greetings, Tenno. The Prime Resurgence event for Warframe is kicking off strong, featuring Nova Prime and Mag Prime starring this week’s lineup. They’ll be releasing alongside their corresponding weapons and armors, all of which you can see in the image 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!

 

Mag Prime

 

Mag has a comfortable seat as one of the three Warframes you can start the game with. She has a high shield capacity and excels in crowd control, keeping bullets off your friends and yourself. Most importantly, her second ability gives her quite an advantage over Specter, and her third ability, Polarize, works great against the Sisters of Parvos. While she might seem a bit basic, she does her job and does it well with the right mods, and a lovely +25 to Health and Armor compounded with her +50 to energy, and you have a good reason why she’s great for new and veteran players alike.

  • Health 100 (300 at R30)
  • Shields 150 (450 at R30)
  • Armor 125
  • Energy 175 (262.5 at R30)
  1. Pull
    The magnetic force pulls enemies toward you, stunning them and bringing them into melee range.
  2. Magnetize
    (TAP) Encloses a target in a magnetic field, ensnaring nearby enemies and dealing damage over time. Bullets and shards created from Polarize increase this damage.
    (HOLD) Creates a magnetic field around Mag, absorbing ranged attacks and dealing damage back in a destructive cone.
  3. Polarize
    Emit an energy pulse that depletes enemy shields and armor, creating shards that become deadly when mixed with Magnetize. Shields of allies touched by the pulse are restored.
  4. Crush
    Magnetizes the bones of nearby enemies, causing them to collapse upon themselves.

 

Nova Prime

 

There’s a special kind of pleasure in explosions. Antimatter explosions just make that explosion all the more crisp and violent, making Nova a queen of high-yield havoc. That said, like a vial of nitroglycerin, she’s best played with caution in mind, since she’s very much a glass cannon. Played with thoughtfulness and care, she’ll quickly prove why she’s still considered part of the meta. Nova Prime gets a +25 to Energy, Armor, and Shields over her base form.

  • Health 100 (300 at R30)
  • Shields 100 (300 at R30)
  • Armor 125
  • Energy 175 (262.5 at R30)
  1. Null Star
    Creates anti-matter particles that orbit Nova and seek nearby targets.
  2. Antimatter Drop
    Launches a contained particle of antimatter that will detonate upon collision.
  3. Worm Hole
    Creates a wormhole allowing instantaneous travel
  4. Molecular Prime
    Primes all enemies in a radius with anti-matter.

Soma Prime

 

The C-Shaped clip is an unforgettable hallmark of the Soma that looks all the better decked out in gold. This unique assault rifle gets a bonus to magazine size, ammo reserves, and a much faster spool-up, though sadly, this doesn’t give it much edge over its base form. If you can build it for headshots, it does have a pinpoint accuracy, and you’ll have plenty of ammo to make up for misfires, but ultimately, there’s not much reason to upgrade to the Prime build unless you’re going for an accurate LMG with an admittedly unique appearance.

  • Accuracy 28.6
  • Fire Rate 15
  • Magazine Size 200
  • Max Ammo 800
  • Reload Time 3 s
  • Total Damage 12
  • Crit Chance 30%
  • Crit Multiplier 3x
  • Multishot 1 (12 damage per projectile)

 

Vasto Prime

 

Because any revolver looks all the slicker in a fresh coat of gold. That said, with there being no Akvasto Prime, you’re better off just getting the Akvasto, since the higher fire rate and greater damage you get from going from Vasto to Vasto Prime is heavily outweighed by just dual wielding normal Vastos. It’s a real shame, since there’s no reason not to do an akimbo version of these, leaving people to either use the Akvasto or even a kitgun in its place. Still, a golden revolver sure looks slick, so if you’re digging the aesthetic, you should absolutely look around for the parts to this.

  • Accuracy 16
  • Fire Rate 5.42
  • Magazine Size 6
  • Max Ammo 210
  • Reload Time 1 s
  • Total Damage 66
  • Crit Chance 22%
  • Crit Multiplier 2.4x
  • Multishot 1 (66 damage per projectile)

 

Boar Prime

 

Featuring one heavy-duty drum magazine, time has not been kind to this rugged shotty. Its status chance got nerfed, along with a general lack of power, make this a hard sell. While it does get a nice bonus to damage, critical chance/multiplier, and status chance, it’s not enough to stack up to other shotguns like the Corinth Prime. While certainly a unique aesthetic that should be aimed for if you’re digging the look, practicality winds up a bit Boar-ing for this one.

  • Accuracy 5
  • Fire Rate 4.67
  • Magazine Size 20
  • Max Ammo 120
  • Reload Time 2.75 s
  • Total Damage 320
  • Crit Chance 15%
  • Crit Multiplier 2x
  • Multishot 8 (40 damage per projectile)

 

Dakra Prime

 

For a single sword, the Dakra Prime performs far better than you’d reasonably believe it would. All it took was an upgrade to an already good damage and critical chance/multiplier, and you get an excellent sword that still holds up well to this day. If you find the opportunity or get a good Riven for it, by all means, invest in this classy saber.

  • Total Damage 170
  • Crit Chance 36%
  • Crit Multiplier 2.4x
  • Attack Speed 1

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!

Cory Clark
With a passion for all things musical, a taste for anti-gravity racing, and a love for all things gacha, Cory is a joyful and friendly gamer soaking up any little gem to come to his little Midwestern cornfield. An avid collector of limited editions with an arsenal of imported gaming trinkets he's absorbed into his wardrobe, he's usually always near his trusty gaming rig if he's not on his PS4 or Xbox One. And when he's not gaming, he's watching anime off his big screen with his lap lion Stella purring away.

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