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The Best Grendel Tanky/Aura Build for Warframe

The Best Grendel Tanky/Aura Build for Warframe

A very enjoyable Grendel Tank/Aura build well-suited for both Solo and Team Play

Tank/Aura build

Build notes
November 5, 2019
-Build created


1. General information

Grendel is one of the most unique Frames in the game. It offers a very interesting kit which is primarily based on consuming enemies to use them for your other Abilities or passively provide bonuses to your character. In general, Grendel is a very tanky Frame, which is often seen carrying enemies in his Belly to increase his Armor, and quickly recharge Health with Nourish ability. This build is oriented on providing powerful Auras for yourself and nearby allies, which can be cycled between depending on the type of enemies you have consumed. You should also try to have three enemies in your belly at all times for the extra Armor. You should focus mainly on Heavy enemies for that purpose since they 1) are significantly harder to deal with 2) will stay alive longer while you are consuming them. Sadly, his 4 is completely unreliable, in many battles it will be plain useless, and when used for mobility, it will get you stuck a lot. The damage it deals is also on the lower end when it comes to Ultimate Abilities.

You can also check our other Warframe Builds at Best Warframe builds by Odealo

This build excels in:
  • Defense Missions
  • Mobile Defense Missions
  • Excavation Missions
If possible, avoid:
  • Assassination Missions
  • Rescue Missions
  • Spy Missions


2. Build's PROS & CONS

  • high Health
  • very high Armor
  • great self-sustain
  • enjoyable kit
  • low DPS
  • very high Energy consumption
  • 4 is basically useless (except for having fun while rolling)


3. Mods

Below you will find the recommended Mods for our Grendel's Tank/Auradin build. It offers very balanced stats, without any specific focus on a single one. It should allow you to enjoy this build the most, but we do expect the entire build to be changed as soon as Grendel becomes reworked (and he definitely needs a bunch of tweaks). 

Detailed stats
  • 2590.000 Health
  • 75.00 Shield Capacity
  • 30.00/sec Shield Recharge
  • 188.00 Energy
  • 350.00 Armor
  • 0.95 Sprint Speed
  • -30.00% Enemy Armor
  • 199.00% Power Strength
  • 226.50% Power Duration
  • 130.00% Power Efficiency
  • 49.00% Power Range
List of used Mods and add-ons

Helmet: None

Formas: 4 Formas required

Arcane Enhancements: Arcane Guardian, Arcane Grace

Mod Capacity: 2/74

Corrosive Projection

Corrosive Projection: matches - polarity

Primed Flow

Primed Flow: matches - polarity

Narrow Minded

Narrow Minded: matches polarity


Adaptation: matches D polarity


Vitality: requires adding D polarity

Cunning Drift

Cunning Drift: requires adding V polarity

Primed Continuity

Primed Continuity: requires adding V polarity

Transient Fortitude

Transient Fortitude: requires adding V polarity


Streamline: neutral polarity

Umbral Intensify

Umbral Intensify: neutral polarity

Grendel Tanky Auradin Build for Warframe


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