The Stradavar Prime is the newest addition to our arsenal and came with the Equinox Prime introduction to the game. The weapon is a strict upgrade from it’s normal version and will be a great help fighting alongside your other weapons and your Warframes. The rifle deals mainly puncture and impact damage and also surprises with a very unique and impact-full secondary fire mode. The high magazine size and the great ammo capacity (540 rounds max) will help against enemy groups as well as high level (and high armor) mobs or even assassination targets.
Getting the weapon is as easy as getting any (currently not vaulted) primed weapons: You can simply farm relics and open them – and with some luck you’ll be using the Stradavar Prime soon. Building the rifle shouldn’t be all that hard, but if you are looking for some pointers or starters, our guide will exactly give you those. You can also always just copy-paste our builds and use them for your own good!
- High slash and puncture damage
- Good status chance
- Fast fire rate
- High accuracy (even with hip fire)
- Usable secondary fire mode
- Good crit chance
- Lower impact damage
- Secondary mode uses 2 bullets
The different builds
Every time you start a new rifle build, you do want to include at leastand . Those mods are the basic of every build and depending on your weapon you always want to use mods that will increase the best stats on your weapon. is always a nice addition for your Stradavar Prime builds and will also increase the already pretty good critical chance.
When playing with the Stradavar Prime you do have the option to switch from the automatic mode to the single-shot mode simply by using your alternate mouse key (default: Mouse 3 on PC). The single-shot mode will increase your damage output by quite a lot, but also be beware that every shot takes two bullets. So you might run out of rounds faster than you thought.
Tip: If you want to know more about the Stradavar Prime and its abilities, feel free to take a look at the wikia page.
The Standard Build
This build tries to combine some additional critical damage with elemental mods and bring a good compromise against everything you might encounter.and both benefit from the increased base damage provided by and will give you the chance to deal high critical damage. is a nice addition if you do switch to secondary fire mode from time to time (or if you plan to use it as your main fire mode), but if you rather just auto-fire switch it out for .
This build also uses two elemental mods, which is super strong against a lot of different enemies. So unless you try to find a special build you should always use elemental damage. Which modes you’re going to use should always depend on the enemies you plan to encounter, so chance your elemental mods accordingly and benefit from the different damage types. Mods you might want to add are(in case you rather have more critical damage) or if you do like your slash damage.
The Full Crit Build
This build is what you do want to pick if you don’t need (or simply don’t want to use) the elemental mods.is a great addition and you don’t really need the punch through provides in the standard build. will help with higher critical chance and therefor allow you to proc your crit more often. is another great addition and will help with some procs as well.
Mods to think about are(to increase your critical chance a lot) and , which will help with even better damage output. That said, you should only think about (and use) these mods if you are really interested in aiming a lot. Every time you stop aiming, the buff will vanish and you won’t benefit from these mods. So if you do like to kill a group of enemies, run around and kill some more (and if you do love to use a lot of hip fire), these mods are a wasted slot. So it really depends on your own play style.
The Rapid Fire Build
This build is a bit more on the casual side of things, but nonetheless still capable of killing large groups of enemies or even taking down assassination targets., and will increase your fire rate by a huge amount and you will feel like you’re shooting with a MG. and are in combination with once again a great source of damage output and will help you killing high tier enemies.
Again, you might want to think about Bladed Round or, depending on your play style you will increase not only your damage, but also your crit numbers. Always have an eye on your bottom right and reload if needed. You will go through your ammunition really fast, so bring some sort of ammo conversion. Picking Carrier as your companion will be super beneficial and help with any ammo problems you might encounter.
The Stradavar Prime is a very strong rifle and can rival even the Soma Prime or Boltor Prime. Choose whatever build you like and don’t forget to always change your elemental mods as needed. Also, don’t be afraid to try out our more casual-sided builds and just have fun playing Warframe. Our builds are pretty straight forward, but if you have another idea, feel free to leave us a comment or directly send your build to us!