New Prime weapon – Akvasto Prime added to the Relic Drop table

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Along with the Prime Vault opening today, Digital Extremes also surprised us with the unexpected release of a new Prime weapon! The parts for Akvasto Prime have now been added to the drop tables for specific relics (Axi A5, for reference) – and yes, this means you also need to farm for TWO Vastos if you want to make this bad boy (and trust me, I’m pretty sure you want to).

As a result of this happy little surprise, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to take a quick look at the Vasto family, to see how the Akvasto differentiates itself!

Vasto

Vasto Prime

  • Mastery Rank: 4
  • Fire rate: 5/s
  • Accuracy: 16
  • Magazine: 6
  • Maximum: 210
  • Reload speed: 1s
  • Total Damage: 58
    • (Slash – 29, Puncture – 14.5, Impact – 14.5)
  • Crit Chance: 20%, Crit Damage: 1.8x
  • Status Chance: 8%
  • Mastery Rank: 10
  • Fire rate: 5.42/s
  • Accuracy: 16
  • Magazine: 6
  • Maximum: 210
  • Reload speed: 1s
  • Total Damage: 66
    • (Slash – 46.2, Puncture – 9.9, Impact – 9.9)
  • Crit Chance: 22%, Crit Damage: 2.4x
  • Status Chance: 22%

Akvasto

Akvasto Prime

  • Mastery Rank: 8
  • Fire rate: 8.67/s
  • Accuracy: 11.1
  • Magazine: 12
  • Maximum: 210
  • Reload speed: 2.0s
  • Total Damage: 58
    • (Slash – 29, Puncture – 14.5, Impact – 14.5
  • Crit Chance: 16%, Crit Damage: 1.8x
  • Status Chance: 12%
  • Mastery Rank: 12
  • Fire rate: 6.33/s
  • Accuracy: 16
  • Magazine: 12
  • Maximum: 210
  • Reload speed: 1.4s
  • Total Damage: 66
    • (Slash – 46.2, Puncture – 9.9, Impact – 9.9)
  • Crit Chance: 22%, Crit Damage: 2.4x
  • Status Chance: 22%

The numbers are pretty straightforward – essentially the Akvasto Prime is a slightly faster (in terms of rate of fire) Vasto Prime, with a slower reload speed. Vasto Prime is already a pretty good secondary, so it’s bound to be even better witha faster rate-of-fire. Oh – and the Akvasto Prime comes with two V polarities cooked in – that will only help to get your mod capacity up faster.

There are a few potential build options for this – it’s viable for both a dedicated Crit or Status build, and you could even pull off a nice crispy hybrid, if you wanted to. Myself? I tend to find that hybrid builds tend to lose out against a dedicated build – either way, it’s a Slash-based weapon, so it’s going to be good.

UPDATE: The Vault is about to shut again, so it’s likely the Akvasto Prime relics will disappear as well (likely will only be available from Baro Ki’teer in future). 

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