Weapon 101 – Fragor / Fragor Prime

The Fragor. It’s a huge Tenno hammer that looks as heavy as it does dangerous. This was one of the original weapons available for the game, so it has been around a while. As a result, the Primed variant has been made available but entered the Vault alongside Vauban Prime in early 2018.

As a hammer, it moves slow but hits hard. In fact, the name is believed to be derived from Latin to mean “break” or “crash”.

How to Acquire

The Fragor blueprint can be purchased from the market for 15,000 credits once you hit MR2 (it is also a Junction reward from the Earth → Mars Junction, so save your credits). The resource requirements are very simple, and it’s a recommended weapon for the early game.

  • Credits
    Credits 30,000
  • Gallium
    Gallium 3
  • Salvage
    Salvage 750
  • Rubedo
    Rubedo 300
  • Alloy Plate
    Alloy Plate 80

The Fragor Prime, however, is vaulted. If you don’t want to spend the Platinum on player trading, you’ll need to wait for Vauban Prime’s unvaulting… Keep in mind that it also has an MR7 requirement, but this may not be a major issue given it’s vaulted.

Stats by Variant

fragor stats
fragor prime stats

While the base Fragor is slow and unwieldy, it has some pretty solid stats. Its base Damage is high, leaning strongly towards Impact (which makes sense). The Prime variant, on the other hand, has slightly better Damage and attack speed, and also adds a V polarity for further benefit.

Crit or Status?

The base Fragor has a 20% base Critical Chance, so it’s best built towards that. However, the Prime has a huge increase, lifting the Crit Chance to 35% and increasing the Crit Damage from 2x to 2.5x. As a result, you can build a monster crit-based weapon from the Fragor Prime, provided you have the opportunity to improve the attack speed.

The standard Fragor is a solid weapon for the early game, but without the right mods (i.e., Berserker), the attack speed can be painful. While the same can be said for the Fragor Prime, it’s more likely that players that do have the Prime will also have Berserker (and possibly even Primed Fury), which makes the Fragor Prime far more enjoyable to use. While it doesn’t have the best Disposition, it is definitely possible to find a solid Riven that will make you even happier.

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