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Nekros Prime
MAX TANK 90% Shield Of Shadows, Shared with MAX DESECRATE (Read)
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Orokin :
Formas :
Nekros is one of those Warframes that needs a ton of forma for a specific build to work (Shield of Shadows). The conventional Shield of Shadows build with Blind Rage sacrifices the ability to have a perfected Desecrate build in another config slot, forcing you to slot in mods that don't compliment Desecrate, or at worst force you to build a 2nd Nekros dedicated to Desecrating.

This build, along with its companion build "MAX DESECRATE", use the same polarities so that they can be used on 1 Nekros without having to cut corners on either build.

But this build isn't just about its compatibility with the desecrate build, it's about being more survivable than Blind Rage builds.

Blind Rage at rank 10 gives a huge energy efficiency reduction, which also makes your Despoil augment sap more of your health to Desecrate. It also makes your Ultimate, Shadows of the Dead, cost much more to cast. Since your main source of energy (without an EV Trinity) is from Equilibrium's health to energy conversion, you need many more health orbs to be able to recast, meaning if you don't collect enough orbs in time you could lose a valuable minion.

In this build Blind Rage is replaced by Transient Fortitude and Energy Conversion.

Transient's duration loss is countered by Constitution (instead of Continuity because of the Desecrate build compatibility) and gives great knockdown recovery for more survivability.

Energy Conversion is a tricky mod to explain. Equilibrium doesn't trigger Energy/health conversion, so you still rely on energy pickups for this build to work. Desecrates gives plenty of energy orbs to trigger Energy Conversion with, so since you're not spamming your abilities often (Blind Rage doesn't allow other abilities much at all) it's almost always available to activate Shield of Shadows for 90% Damage Reduction.

However, as long as at least one minion is still alive, you can recast Shadows of the Dead to heal/summon your minions without losing your 90% damage reduction, even without Energy Conversion active!
(Do note that if you accidentally cast Shadows without Energy Conversion active, you have to wait for all your minions to expire before you can cast it again when Energy Conversion is actually active)
Because of this, you can recast Shadows of the Dead whenever you like thanks to the abundance of energy from Equilibrium health drops, while keeping extra tanky from the 1350 bonus armor from Health Conversion which you refill constantly. 1350+ armor with 90% damage reduction is no joke.

SPICY TIPS:

1. Need to pick up an energy orb to trigger Energy Conversion, but your Energy is full? Just cast Terrify to spend some energy!
2. Bring your minions near Ramparts (by walking or re-casting Shadows) and wait for them to use them. Some minions can man the ramparts (doing much more damage than you can in them) and will stay there until they die!
3. A sentinel with Vacuum is not required, but incredibly strong when used with this build. Not only do they bring all the loot and orbs to you (keeping your Health Conversion up 24/7), but they can trigger Equilibrium if they are healed by the orbs, resulting in you getting even more energy!
4. If you have the plat to spend, you can invest in a cosmetic with fully ranked Arcane Pulse installed. This will trigger often thanks to desecrate, giving bonus healing to yourself, your squad and companions. Sadly it doesn't heal your minions, nor does it trigger Equilibrium.

TL:DR

This build makes surviving as a Tank Nekros much easier, while also letting you have a perfect Desecrate build in another config slot! Check out the MAX Desecrate build (and MAX SLOW for your third slot).
Please read the rest anyway to understand how to use it :^)
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Mods max rank
Mods min rank
PvP Mods
12
warframe
Adaptation
When Damaged: +% Resistance to that Damage type for s. Stacks up to 90%.
5
warframe
Adept Surge
+% to Bullet Jump -% health -% armor
13
warframe
Adrenaline Boost
Increases Energy by +% but reduce Health by -%
7
warframe
Aero Vantage
+% Reduced Gravity during Aim Glide
Set bonus /3: Damage enemies while Aim Gliding and put up to 5 of them to Sleep for s on landing.
9
warframe
Agility Drift
Reduced damage while airborne by -% +% evasion
5
warframe
Air Thrusters
+% Slide Boost while airborne, -% to Mobility
7
warframe
Anti-Flak Plating
+% blast resist -% Mobility
5
warframe
Anticipation
Immune to Stagger for +s after being staggered.
9
warframe
Antitoxin
+% Poison Resistance
9
warframe
Armored Acrobatics
+% Damage Resistance during Bullet Jump, -% Mobility
11
warframe
Armored Agility
+% sprint speed +% armor
9
warframe
Armored Evade
+% Damage Resistance while dodging, -% slide
9
warframe
Armored Recovery
+% Damage Resistance while Knocked Down, -% slide
7
warframe
Augur Accord
+% Shield Capacity
Set bonus /6: % Energy spent on abilities is converted to shields.
7
warframe
Augur Message
+% Ability Duration
Set bonus /6: % Energy spent on abilities is converted to shields.
7
warframe
Augur Reach
+% Ability Range
Set bonus /6: % Energy spent on abilities is converted to shields.
7
warframe
Augur Secrets
+% Ability Strength
Set bonus /6: % Energy spent on abilities is converted to shields.
7
warframe
Aviator
Reducing damage while airborne by -%
9
warframe
Battering Maneuver
+% to Bullet Jump +% Aim Glide and Wall Latch, +% impact damage on Bullet Jump
16
warframe
Blind Rage
+% POWER STRENGTH -% POWER EFFICIENCY
7
aura
Brief Respite
Casting an ability grants shields equal to +% of the energy spent, while Overshields are inactive.
5
warframe
Calculated Spring
-% to Bullet Jump +% health + armor
9
warframe
Coaction Drift
+% aura strength +% aura effectiveness
13
warframe
Constitution
+% KNOCKBACK RECOVERY +% POWER DURATION
9
warframe
Continuity
+% POWER DURATION
7
aura
Corrosive Projection
Enemy armor reduced -% armor
9
nekros
Creeping Terrify
Terrify Augment - Affected enemies have % reduced movement speed.
9
warframe
Cunning Drift
+% slide -% friction +% power range
7
aura
Dead Eye
Sniper Rifle damage increased +% damage
9
nekros
Despoil
Desecrate Augment - No longer consumes energy, but consumes health instead.
9
warframe
Diamond Skin
+% Radiation Damage Resistance
9
nekros
Discharge Strike
Soul Punch Augment - Depletes up to energy from the target.
7
aura
EMP Aura
Corpus enemies have reduced accuracy. -% Hit Chance
7
aura
Empowered Blades
Charge attacks get +% Status Chance and Status Damage, but drain shields per hit.
9
warframe
Endurance Drift
+% power max +% parkour velocity
7
aura
Enemy Radar
+ enemy radar
9
warframe
Enemy Sense
+ enemy radar
15
warframe
Energy Conversion
Energy orbs grant % more power strength to your next ability cast.
7
aura
Energy Siphon
Warframe energy regenerates + POWER RATE
5
warframe
Enguard
Immune to Knockdown for +s after being knocked down.
14
warframe
Equilibrium
Health pickups gain additional Energy. Energy pickups gain additional Health.
9
warframe
Fast Deflection
+% SHIELD RECHARGE
13
warframe
Final Act
At low health, +% Ability Efficiency and +% Ability Range for 4 seconds.
12
warframe
Firewalker
+% to Bullet Jump +% Aim Glide and Wall Latch, +% fire damage on Bullet Jump
9
warframe
Flame Repellent
+% Fire Resistance
11
warframe
Fleeting Expertise
+% power efficiency -% power duration
9
warframe
Flow
+% POWER MAX
15
warframe
Follow Through
Respawn with + Energy.
9
warframe
Fortitude
+% Chance to Resist Knockdown +% SHIELD RECHARGE
7
warframe
Gale Kick
+% of Melee Damage converted to Impact Damage on Jump Kick, knocking down nearby enemies on kill.
9
warframe
Gladiator Aegis
+% Armor
Set bonus /6: % Critical Chance stacks with Combo Multiplier
9
warframe
Gladiator Finesse
Drains Energy to stop lethal damage with +% efficiency.
Set bonus /6: % Critical Chance stacks with Combo Multiplier
9
warframe
Gladiator Resolve
+% Health
Set bonus /6: % Critical Chance stacks with Combo Multiplier
7
aura
Growing Power
Status procs increase Power Strength by % for s.
9
warframe
Handspring
Quicker recovery after being knocked down
13
warframe
Hastened Steps
Increases Sprint Speed by % but reduces Shield Capacity by -%
15
warframe
Health Conversion
Health orbs grant armor, stacking up to 3 times. Taking damage will consume a stack after 3s.
9
warframe
Heavy Impact
Create seismic shockwaves from heavy landings to knock foes off their feet.
13
warframe
Heightened Reflexes
Quicken casting speed by +% but reduces power efficiency by -%
11
warframe
Hunter Adrenaline
Convert +% of Damage on Health to Energy
Set bonus /6: Companions deal % Extra Damage against enemies affected by Slash status.
12
warframe
Ice Spring
+% to Bullet Jump +% Aim Glide and Wall Latch, +% cold damage on Bullet Jump
7
aura
Infested Impedance
Reduces speed of Infested enemies -% SPEED
9
warframe
Insulation
+% Ice Resistance
11
warframe
Intensify
+% POWER STRENGTH
7
warframe
Intruder
+ Seconds to Hacking
7
warframe
Kavat's Grace
Resist Hard Landings from falling at speeds of up to m/s.
12
warframe
Lightning Dash
+% to Bullet Jump +% Aim Glide and Wall Latch, +% eletric damage on Bullet Jump
9
warframe
Lightning Rod
+% Electric Resistance
7
aura
Loot Detector
Mini-map shows loot crates + loot radar
5
warframe
Low Current Leap
+% to Mobility -% power max
11
warframe
Maglev
+% slide -% friction
13
warframe
Master Thief
+% chance to unlock locked lockers
7
aura
Mecha Empowered
+% Extra Damage against a Marked Enemy
Set bonus /4: Mark an enemy every s for s. Kill them to apply their Status Effects to all enemies within m.
9
warframe
Mecha Pulse
Killing a Marked Enemy grants +% Armor for s for each enemy within m.
Set bonus /4: Mark an enemy every s for s. Kill them to apply their Status Effects to all enemies within m.
5
warframe
Mobilize
+% to Bullet Jump +% Aim Glide and Wall Latch
7
warframe
Motus Signal
Increase Double Jump strength by +%
Set bonus /3: +% chance to become immune to Knockdown effect while airborne.
16
warframe
Narrow Minded
+% power duration -% power range
9
warframe
Natural Talent
Improves casting speed on Warframes abilities if applicable. +% casting speed
7
warframe
Overcharge Detectors
Exposes enemies within + meters, who are at their maximum energy capacity.
15
warframe
Overcharged
Up to 25 respawn energy converted at % to overshields.
11
warframe
Overextended
+% power range -% power strength
9
warframe
Pain Threshold
+% Faster Stagger Recovery
7
warframe
Patagium
+% Aim Glide and Wall Latch
7
aura
Physique
Maximum health increased +% health
9
warframe
Piercing Step
+% to Bullet Jump +% Aim Glide and Wall Latch, +% puncture damage on Bullet Jump
7
aura
Pistol Amp
Pistol damage increased. +% Damage
7
aura
Pistol Scavenger
Increased Pistol Ammo recovery +% ammo pickup
9
aura
Power Donation
-% Ability Strength +% Ability Strength of Squadmates
9
warframe
Power Drift
+% power strength +% chance to resist knockdown
14
warframe
Primed Continuity
+% power duration
14
warframe
Primed Flow
+% power max
16
warframe
Primed Sure Footed
+% Chance to Resist Knockdown
16
warframe
Primed Vigor
+% shield capacity +% health
7
warframe
Proton Pulse
Wall Dashing grants +% Bullet Jump Speed.
Set bonus /3: During a Wall Latch gain +% Damage Reduction
14
warframe
Provoked
+% damage during bleedout
9
warframe
Quick Charge
-% shield recharge delay
15
warframe
Quick Thinking
Drains Energy to stop lethal damage with +% efficiency.
9
warframe
Rage
Convert +% of Damage on Health to Energy
11
warframe
Rapid Resilience
-% status duration on self
14
warframe
Redirection
+% shield capacity
7
warframe
Reflection
Reflect +% damage back at attacker while blocking
14
warframe
Reflex Guard
+% auto parry chance
7
aura
Rejuvenation
Team health regenerates + heal rate
9
warframe
Rending Turn
+% to Bullet Jump +% Aim Glide and Wall Latch, +% slash damage on Bullet Jump
9
warframe
Retribution
+% Chance to do electrical damage when shield struck by melee enemies
7
aura
Rifle Amp
Rifle damage increased +% DAMAGE
7
aura
Rifle Scavenger
Increased Rifle Ammo recovery +% ammo pickup
15
warframe
Rime Vault
Ice FX on Bullet Jump
5
warframe
Rising Skill
+% to Bullet Jump -% shield capacity -% armor
12
warframe
Rolling Guard
On Dodge: Become invulnerable for s and remove all Status Effects. s cooldown.
11
warframe
Rush
+% SPRINT SPEED
15
warframe
Searing Leap
Fire FX on Bullet Jump
7
aura
Shield Disruption
Enemy shields reduced -% shield capacity
9
nekros
Shield of Shadows
Shadows of the Dead Augment - Shadows within 50 meters each take % of the damage done to Nekros in his stead.
7
warframe
Shock Absorbers
+% Damage Resistance on Knockdown
7
aura
Shotgun Amp
Shotgun damage increased. + Damage
7
aura
Shotgun Scavenger
Increased Shotgun Ammo recovery +% ammo pickup
7
aura
Sniper Scavenger
Increased Sniper Ammo recovery +% AMMO PICKUP
9
nekros
Soul Survivor
Soul Punch Augment - Use on a downed ally to revive him with % of health. Nekros's energy will be consumed.
9
warframe
Speed Drift
+% sprint speed +% casting speed
7
aura
Speed Holster
Increases weapon holstering and unholstering speed +% holster rate
7
aura
Sprint Boost
Sprint speed increased +% sprint speed
7
aura
Stand United
+% armor
9
warframe
Stealth Drift
+ enemy radar +% aim glide/latch time
9
aura
Steel Charge
Melee weapon damage increased +% MELEE DAMAGE
14
warframe
Steel Fiber
+% ARMOR
5
warframe
Strain Consume
Dead maggots within 5m are consumed, restoring % Missing Health.
Set bonus /4: Grows up to Cysts over that erupt every 25s to spawn a maggot.
9
warframe
Streamline
+% POWER EFFICIENCY
7
warframe
Streamlined Form
+% Holster Rate +% Slide -% Friction
9
warframe
Stretch
+% POWER RANGE
9
warframe
Sure Footed
+% Chance to Resist Knockdown
15
warframe
Surplus Diverters
Gain + energy upon replenishing shields after they have been deactivated.
7
warframe
Synth Reflex
+% Holster Speed
Set bonus /4: Holstering Primary and Secondary weapons reload % of Magazine/s.
13
warframe
Tactical Retreat
At low health, +% Mobility for 4 seconds
5
warframe
Tek Collateral
+% Critical Damage when inside the Marked Zone.
Set bonus /4: Mark a m zone every s that inflicts Damage/s to enemies.
5
warframe
Tempered Bound
-% to Bullet Jump +% shield capacity + armor
7
warframe
Thief's Wit
Highlits mods through the environment as well as the minimap + LOOT RADAR
12
warframe
Toxic Flight
+% to Bullet Jump +% Aim Glide and Wall Latch, +% toxin damage on Bullet Jump
16
warframe
Transient Fortitude
+% power strength -% power duration
16
warframe
Umbral Fiber
+% Armor +% Tau Resist
Set bonus: Enhance mods in this set (Level )
16
warframe
Umbral Intensify
+% Ability Strength +% Tau Resist
Set bonus: Enhance mods in this set (Level )
16
warframe
Umbral Vitality
+% Health +% Tau Resist
Set bonus: Enhance mods in this set (Level )
7
warframe
Undying Will
+% bleedout reduction
15
warframe
Venomous Rise
Poison FX on Bullet Jump
9
warframe
Vigilante Pursuit
+ Enemy Radar
Set bonus /6: % chance to enhance Critical Hits from Primary weapons
9
warframe
Vigilante Vigor
+% Shield Recharge
Set bonus /6: % chance to enhance Critical Hits from Primary weapon
11
warframe
Vigor
+% shield capacity +% health
12
warframe
Vigorous Swap
On Equip: +% Damage for 3s +% Holster Speed
13
warframe
Vital Systems Bypass
+/s Health Regen, but increase Shield Recharge Delay by +%
12
warframe
Vitality
+% HEALTH
15
warframe
Voltaic Lance
Electrical FX on Bullet Jump
9
warframe
Warm Coat
Increase Shield Resistant to Ice Levels by +%
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