Adorned with void hardened prisma crystal, this Gorgon variant is prized for its beauty and enhanced mechanics.
The Prisma Gorgon is a variant of the Gorgon light machine gun that features a unique Prisma skin and modified stats, which dependent on current trades, can be temporarily available from the Void Trader, Baro Ki'Teer. Like its predecessor, the Prisma Gorgon sports a sizable magazine size with a high rate of fire, offset by the spooling time and long reload time. Notably, the Prisma Gorgon grants higher magazine and ammo reserve values along with its other boosted stats over its predecessor.
The Prisma Gorgon can be purchased from Baro Ki'Teer in the Concourse section of the TennoRelay for 50,000 50,000 and 600x26px600. Note that Baro Ki'Teer's stock changes with each appearance, and this weapon may not be available on a succeeding appearance.
While the Prisma Gorgon has the same vertical recoil behavior as the Gorgon and the Gorgon Wraith, it has significantly reduced horizontal recoil, which combined with its higher accuracy stats makes it overall more accurate at longer ranges.
The Prisma Gorgon gains an additional 5% critical chance and a boost in critical damage, at the cost of having 10% less status chance compared to the Wraith variant (and the same compared to the normal Gorgon). This makes it mildly suitable for a critical build.
Like the Gorgon and the Gorgon Wraith, the Prisma Gorgon has a spool-down period in which it can retain its maximum rate of fire after releasing the trigger. Firing the weapon to maximum rate of fire, releasing the trigger and then firing before the spool-down period finishes allows the weapon to be fired in short bursts.
Firing in bursts is essential for conserving ammo when used against groups of weaker enemies. Reserve using sustained full-auto fire at maximum spool for larger, tougher targets like Napalms and Techs.
Speed Trigger and/or Shred speeds up the rate of fire, which subsequently reduces the time needed to spool up to maximum fire rate. Doing so will hasten the rate at which the weapon consumes ammo, however.
The Prisma Gorgon's high rate of fire makes it ammo inefficient. Rifle Ammo Mutation and/or Rifle Scavenger mods can be used to maintain a steady supply of ammo. Alternatively, use Team Ammo Restores to instantly replenish ammo. Due to its large ammo reserve capacity, Ammo Drum will also have a higher and more beneficial impact. You can also make use of the Carrier Sentinel equipped with Ammo Case.
Adding punch through via Shred or Metal Auger can aid ammo efficiency when dealing with mobs.
The Prisma Gorgon was leaked as an entry in the player Profile under Equipment before it was formally introduced.
Parts of the Prisma Gorgon have animated textures to differentiate it from its previous variants.
The Prisma Gorgon also has modified firing sounds similar to a Prime weapon.
The Prisma Gorgon's colors can be customized, unlike the Gorgon Wraith, which requires a skin to do so.
The Prisma Gorgon was the first item to have the "Prisma" prefix in its name.