Soma Prime Build 2022 Guide

The Soma Prime, a primary weapon, is a prime variant of the Soma, an assault rifle of Tenno design.

WEAPON CHARACTERISTICS

The Soma Prime is the Prime variant of the Soma, retaining most of its stats with a few changed as well.

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The Soma Prime has the following base stats:

  • Accuracy: Has a 28.6 able to accurately hit enemies at low to medium ranges.
  • Critical Chance: Has a 30% chance to deal critical hits per shot.
  • Critical Multiplier: Shots deal 3x more damage on critical hits.
  • Fire Rate: Fires around 15 shots per second.
  • Capacity of 200 shots per magazine. (100 for Soma Prime)
  • Noise: Shots are alarming and will alert enemies when fired.
  • Reload: Takes 3 seconds to reload a new magazine.
  • Status: Has a 10% chance to proc status effects per shot.
  • Trigger: Automatic – weapon fires and continues to fire when trigger is held down.
  • Damage Types: Deals 1.2 Impact, 4.8 Puncture and 6.0 Slash damage.

The Soma Prime requires a Mastery Rank of 7 before it may be used by players and built using its blueprints and Prime parts.

PROS
  • Contains all 3 physical damage types
  • High critical chance
  • Moderate status chance
  • High fire rate
  • No projectile travel time
  • Great range
  • 2 Polarities
  • Very large magazine size
  • Large max ammo capacity
  • Requires mastery rank of 7
CONS
  • Low base damage
  • Slightly slow reload time
  • No elemental damage

ACQUISITION

The Soma Prime may be crafted with its blueprint and parts which may be obtained by opening relics or by trading with other players.

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These contain the blueprint and parts required to craft the Soma Prime:

  • Blueprint: Lith M1, Meso B3, Neo S1
  • Barrel: Lith M2, Neo S3
  • Receiver: Lith S3, Neo N1, Neo N9
  • Stock: Lith S2, Meso S1, Axi S4

All of the relics are currently vaulted but ones that players currently possess may still be opened.

Suggested Builds

The Soma Prime has a high rate of fire and ammo capacity allowing it to unload several rounds along with its high critical chance making it easier to deal critical hits.

It also has a moderate status chance which may also apply status procs. Depending on the mods the user selects they may put these to their advantage.

Below are a few sample builds:

Critical Build

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For our Soma Prime critical build we add the usual Serration for an increase in overall damage along with Split Chamber giving multishot to the build.

Vital Sense and Point Strike are added to bolster its critical chance and critical multiplier for a huge increase in damage.

We add 2 elemental damage mods to give elemental damage to the build along with Shred for an increased rate of file and punch through.

This build makes use of the Soma Prime’s high rate of fire along with its decent critical chance in order to deal successive critical hits within a small amount of time.

Since the weapons has a large magazine capacity, firing multiple rounds should not be any trouble and the quicker the rate of fire is, the faster you gain chances to deal critical hits.

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Headshot Build

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This build is a modified version of the previous one where we exchange Heavy Caliber, removing the accuracy penalty and add Argon Scope.

Argon Scope will give a buff that increases critical chance when zoomed in upon dealing a headshot to enemies.

As long as a headshot occurs, the buff will have a certain amount of time to a higher critical chance from there on successive shot will all be affected by the buff.

This build is great for marksmen, especially those you like to aim for the enemy’s heads, using this build will guarantee critical hits.

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Status Build

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Retaining only a few of the previous mods, we replace half of the mods in the build with elemental damage and status mods.

The elements in the build may be changed when rearranging the mods.

This build focuses on causing status effects by firing multiple rounds, status effects may occur causing their respected effect along with the normal weapon fire.

This build is great for dealing different sources of damage when necessary.

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Hybrid Build

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The hybrid build is a mixture of both the critical and status chance within the build and a few mods from each to form up the combination.

The hybrid build is focused on dealing both critical hits as well as status effects to top off the damage.

This build is great for dealing all sorts of damage from normal shots to critical hits and from area of effect status effects to damage over time.

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These are not the only builds available for the Soma 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.

Overview

The Soma Prime has one of the largest ammo reserves and magazine capacity in the game.

Along with its high rate of fire and decent critical chance, it is easy to get successive critical hits against enemies.

Due to its high fire rate, chances for both critical and status effects are good regardless of the base stats.

The Soma Prime is great for taking on crowds of enemies from low to medium range and has a decent accuracy to go with it.

An assault rifle with the magazine capacity of a heavy machine gun, now that’s a weapon you would want to bring to a battle.

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