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Nidus Melee Tank Warframe build - Odealo

Nidus Melee Tank Warframe build - Odealo

One of the most Tanky and versatile Frame in the game. Nidus is also in the Top-Tier for playing Solo

Melee Tank build

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Build notes
August 28, 2018
-Build created


1. General information

Nidus is one of the most durable Frames in Warframe, with various powerful AoE abilities that deal insane damage and slow down enemies. Nidus is considered one of the top Frames for playing Solo and is suitable for every Mission type. With proper setup he is unkillable.

This build excels in:
  • Survival Missions
  • Defense Missions
  • Excavation Missions
  • Mobile Defense Missions
  • High-level Missions
  • AoE DPS and CC
If possible, avoid:
  • Spy Missions

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2. Build's PROS & CONS

  • Amazing AoE DPS
  • very high Melee damage
  • AoE slow and armor reduction
  • viable for all types of Missions
  • mediocre Gun damage
  • Nidus is hard to farm

3. Mods

Our build revolves around maximizing Nidus's defenses, by increasing its' Health and armor. At the same time, you should prioritize Ability Power to deal high AoE damage, however at the cost of Ability Range and Duration, which however may suit Melee-playstyle better. With our recommended Mods your stats will be at:

Detailed stats
  • 1110.00 Health
  • 0.00 Shield
  • 15.00/sec Shield Recharge
  • 425.00 Power
  • 915.00 Armor
  • 1.15 Sprint Speed
  • 314.00% Power Strength
  • 72.50% Power Duration
  • 100.00% Power Range
  • 45.00% Power Efficiency
  • +160.00% Melee Damage
  • +130.00% Chance to Resist Knockback 
  • 113.00 Health Regeneration
List of used Mods and add-ons

Helmet: No Helmet equipped

Formas: 3 Formas required

Arcane Enhancements: Arcane Guardian, Arcane Victory

Mod Capacity: 2/78

Steel Charge

Steel Charge: matches polarity

Primed Flow

Primed Flow: requires adding polarity

Blind Rage

Blind Rage: matches V polarity


Rage: neutral polarity


Vitality: requires adding D polarity

Power Drift

Power Drift: neutral polarity

Transient Fortitude

Transient Fortitude: requires adding V polarity

Steel Fiber

Steel Fiber: matches D polarity


Intensify: neutral polarity

Armored Agility

Armored Agility: neutral polarity

Nidus Melee Tank

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