The Sicarus Prime, a secondary weapon, is burst-fire pistol and the Prime variant of the Sicarus which fires bursts of 3 rounds per shot.
The Sicarus Prime is the Prime variant of the Sicarus, retaining some of its stats while the rest have been changed.
The Sicarus Prime has the following base stats:
- Accuracy: Has an accuracy of 25 (20 for Sicarus)
- Critical Chance: Has a 25% chance to deal critical hits per shot. (16% for Sicarus)
- Critical Multiplier: Shots deal 2x more damage on critical hits.
- Fire Rate: Fires around 9.38 projectiles per second. (7.39 for Sicarus)
- Magazine: Capacity of 24 shots per magazine. (15for Sicarus)
- Noise: Shots are alarming and will alert enemies when fired.
- Reload: Takes 2 seconds to reload a new magazine.
- Status: Has a 20% chance to proc status effects per shot. (6% for Sicarus)
- Trigger: Burst – Fires multiple rounds per shot.
- Damage Types: Deals 20 Impact, 15 Puncture and 15 Slash Damage. (21 Impact, 4.5 Puncture and 4.5 Slash Damage for Sicarus)
The Sicarus Prime requires a Mastery Rank of 14 before it may be used by players and built using its blueprints and Prime parts.
The Sicraus Prime may be crafted with its blueprint and parts which may be obtained by opening relics or by trading with other players.
These contain the blueprint and parts required to craft the Sicarus Prime:
- Blueprint: Neo F1, Axi E1
- Barrel: Meso F2, Neo F1
- Receiver: Neo S5, Axi S2
All of the relics are currently vaulted but ones that players currently possess may still be opened.
The Sicarus Prime is a very accurate weapon capable of dealing large amounts of damaged when modded well.
It may not have the largest stock of ammo or magazine capacity but it makes up with its damage output.
With a great base damage followed by a good critical and status chance, this weapon can be modded to deal tremendous damage.
Below are a few sample builds:
Physical Critical Build
This build uses Hornet Strike and Magnum Force to increase the overall damage output.
We also add Primed Pistol Gambit/Pistol Gambit for critical chance along with Prime Target Cracker/Target Cracker for a higher critical multiplier.
This build contains 3 multishot mods which are Barrel Diffusion, Lethal Torrent and Augur Pact which mainly adds 2 extra shots and a chance for another one.
The choice of which physical damage stat is up to the user by choosing between Pummel for Impact, Maim for Slash and Bore for Puncture.
With this build we aim to use physical damage as our base damage and utilize the high amount of critical chance that has been built up offering a great damage per second ratio.
Elemental Critical Build
This build uses the same mods as the previous one except for Augur Pact and Pummel which have been removed to make room for 2 elemental damage mods.
With this build the damage output is changed to deal more elemental damage and tends to deal extra damage against enemies with a weakness to the combined element.
Even though this is a critical build, there is a good chance to proc status effects as well.
Hydraulic Crosshairs Build
Similar to the previous build this uses all the mods except for Lethal Torrent, which has been swapped out for Hydraulic Crosshairs.
This gives a buff after dealing a headshot that greatly increases the critical chance.
Being a weapon that benefits greatly from the accuracy of its user, being able to deal headshots will make this build very effective.
For a different type of approach this build retains the Hornet Strike, Lethal Torrent, Barrel Diffusion and Magnum Force mods and replaces the rest with the four elemental damage and status mods.
These combine into 2 different elemental combinations along with giving the weapon a high status chance.
This build is effective for causing status effects which may deal damage over time, area damage or weaken enemies.
The elemental damage may also prove useful by dealing bonus damage to enemies weak against them.
Rearranging the elemental damage and status mods should be done correctly depending on which enemy the user will be facing.
This is a mixture of critical and status capabilities and holds majority of the mods from the previous builds.
With this build the user has a chance of causing status effects as well as triggering critical hits.
Combining for the main element is up to the user if they prefer a single combined element or a single element.
Choosing the right element will do a great deal when knowing what the user will go up against.
These are not the only builds available for the Sicarus Prime, but they are pretty useful in many situations.
There are tons of ways to mod this weapon and it all can vary depending on the user and their choice of mods.
Although small in size, the Sicarus Prime deals a very great deal of damage with its high critical and status chance along with its well-balanced physical stats.
Modding this weapon may be tricky at the start but it definitely pays off.
A single burst is enough to kill most enemies especially when modded with the right damage type.
This elegant little pistol is not meant to be taken lightly as it packs a heavy punch.