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Wow, these new weapons are really awesome!
Cole in "The Glitch"

The prime controllers[1] are weapons used in Prime Empire.


The Glitch

The ninja use their prime controllers to deflects attacks from the Thorns of discontent and are able to destroy the bushes.

Later, Lloyd uses his prime controller to cut down what is thought to be Strangler Vines, but it turns out not to be. When the Whack Rats ambush the ninja, they use their prime controllers to defend themselves.

When they enter the glitched room, the ninja use their prime controllers to defend themselves from the Red Visors.

The Cliffs of Hysteria

While the Red Visors are chasing the ninja up the Cliffs of Hysteria, they use their prime controllers to deflect the lasers from the Red Visors and Unagami's aerial drones. Kai evens uses his weapon to take control of one of the aerial drones which helps defeat most of the Red Visors.

The Maze of the Red Dragon

Inside the maze, the ninja use their prime controllers to destroy the statues with lasers.

When they awakened the Red Dragon, the ninja use sword beam attacks, but it proves to be useless. However, Okino shows them the weakness of the dragon and the ninja take turns hitting the weak spot.

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

When the ninja are surrounded by the Red Visors, they use their prime controllers to defend themselves. While fighting, Jay is forced to upgrade his weapon after it breaks.

During the dance competition, Cole, Lloyd, and Kai use their prime controllers to ward off the Red Visors from disrupting the competition.

Stop, Drop and Side Scroll

Lloyd uses his prime controller to fight Avatar Harumi.

The Temple of Madness

Nya and Jay use their prime controllers to fight Sushimi's sushi chefs, the Hostess, and the monster sushi. Later, Jay uses his weapon to fight Unagami.




Season 12: Prime Empire


  • The weapons' handles have the form of a gaming controller.
    • The weapons' handles are also used for the steering wheel for the ninja's vehicles in Season 12, as seen with Kai's Mech Jet and Jay's flying speeder.
  • If make a sharp blow, the prime controllers will release a compressed direct energy wave, so they can be used for long-range attacks.
  • Zane's prime controller is different from the other ninja.
  • They are similar to bayards from the Netflix Original Series Voltron: Legendary Defender.
  • While the color of the ninja's controllers is white, the Whack Rats have their controllers in black.
    • Jay, Kai, and Lloyd have gold controllers in their Arcade Pod sets.
    • Neither the black nor the gold variants appeared in the show.
  • They can be upgraded by spending a certain amount of credits.
  • The Merchant Jay Polybag released in 2020 features Jay disguised as a merchant selling many different prime controller weapons.
  • The prime controller resembles the Playstation controllers.
  • Though Nya's prime controller is closer to a sickle, it is called a scythe according to an issue of the Ninjago Magazine.[2]


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Golden Weapons

Scythe of Quakes · Shurikens of Ice · Nunchucks of Lightning · Sword of Fire · Mega Weapon

Major ninja weapons

Golden Weapons · Elemental Blades · Techno Blades · Obsidian Weapons · Aeroblades · Prime controllers

Jadeblade Weapons

Double Jadeblade · Jadeblade Flail · Jadeblade Spear · Jadeblade Scythe

Jadeblade Weapons (non-canon)

Obsidian Glaive · Obsidian Nunchucks · Obsidian Sais · Obsidian Scythe · Obsidian Sword

Ninja weapons

Types of weapons: Bo staff · Boomerang · Bowie Knives · Butterfly Sword · Crossbow · Golden blade · Hammer · Katana · (Golden · Silver · Black) · Ninja Bow · Nunchucks · Sai · Scimitar · Scythe · Shield · Shurikens · Spear · Spike blade
Individual weapons: Staff of the First Spinjitzu Master · Nya's fan · Explosive shurikens · Elemental ice shurikens · Cole's hammer · Cole's golden hammer · Jay's golden kusarigama · Zane's bow · Kai's twin katanas · Lloyd's sword · Lloyd's golden sword · Nya's spear · Nya's golden spear · Zane's golden shurikens · Kai's golden katana · Cole's mace
Sets only: Blacksmith's Hammer · Double-Bladed Dagger · Dagger of the Dragon's Breath · The Thorn · Dark Talons · Double-Bladed Scythe · Dark Chained Whip · Golden Star Hammer · Golden Tri Scythe · Silver Serpent Striker · Golden Double-Bladed Sword · Staff of Dragons · Golden Spear · Gold-Bladed Saw Staff · The Icicle · Spear of Fire · Golden Point · Super Bolt · Zane's Golden Wiggly Fang · Zane's Ice Spike · Cole's NRG Golden Blade · Dragon's Fire on a Stick · Lava Spike · Golden Nick Daggers · Golden Chained Fang · Golden Double Scythe · Jay's spiked flail

Skulkin weapons

Silver Battle Mace · Bone Daggers · Dagger · Double-Bladed Bone Dagger · Dark Blade · Thunder Bolts · Silver Dark Blade · Major Spear · Chained Fang · Silver Bone · Scythe Blade · Groovy Whip · Double-Boned Skele-Scythe · Golden Dark Blade · Golden Heli-Chains · Chainsaw · Bone Scythe · Golden Hatchet Twins · Warlord's Cutlass
Axes: Bronzed Bone Axe · Silver Bone Axe · Double-Bladed Bone Axe · Dark Axe · Grim Pick Axe · Golden Double-Bladed Bone Axe · Golden Pick Axe · Golden Bone Axe

Serpentine weapons

Serpentine Staffs: Hypnobrai Staff · Fangpyre Staff · Venomari Staff · Constrictai Staff · Anacondrai Staff
Trusty Axe · Spear of Forked Tongues · Blinding Staff · Banana · Fangblades · Staff of Light · Dragon's Fire · Golden Axe · Fang of Poison · Golden Battle Mace · Knockout Nemesis 3000 · Spitta's Toxic Toothpick · Badaboom Dynamite · Constrictai Double-Headed Axe · Golden Hypno Fang · Fangdam's Golden Staff · Chained Sai · Battle Spear · Double-Bladed Axe · Double-Sided Axe
Mini-snakes: Golden Vipers · Sly Vipers · Red Vipers · Hypno Vipers · Toxic Vipers · Translucent Blue Viper · Translucent Purple Vipers · Translucent Orange Viper

Anacondrai warrior weapons

Anacondrai Blades · Anacondrai spears · Chain bola · Crossbow ballista · Fang claws · Staff of Elements · Tan Dark Blade

Ghost Warrior weapons

Ghost Blades · Soul Archer's bow

Dragon Hunter weapons

Chain Rifles · Iron Baron's staff

Oni weapons

Omega's staff

Pyro Viper weapons

Aspheera's staff · Char's snake scepter · Scimitar

Blizzard Samurai weapons

Zane's scepter

Unagami's army weapons


Keeper weapons

Lightning staff

Other weapons

Blades of Deliverance (Ivory · Shadow) · Departed Blades · Destruction daggers · Djinn Blade · Dragon Blade · Driftwood bo staff · Garmadon's Club · Harpoon guns · Illuma swords · Karlof's metal fists · Key-Tanas (Yellow · Orange · Purple) · Korgran's axe · Spiked clubs · Sword of Sanctuary · Time Blades (Forward · Slow-Mo · Pause · Reversal) · Ultimate Weapon · Ultimate Ultimate Weapon · Vermillion sword · Yin Blade