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Nekros Prime - Shield of Shadows


Status: Meta

Build type: Warframe

Rating: 4.5/5

Designed for: Survival, Resources

Survival\sResources

Effective against: Corpus, Corrupted, Grineer, Infested

Corpus, Corrupted, Grineer, Infested

Level: High, Endless

High, Endless


Overview

Disclaimer: This build requires Nekros Prime, it can't be used with vanilla Nekros as max negative efficiency means vanilla Nekros doesn't have enough energy capacity. This build utilizes the maximum damage reduction of the


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Shadows Of The Dead
Summons shadow versions of vanquished enemies to fight alongside you for a short period of time.
Cost: 100
Warframe: Nekros

augment, 90%, to enable Nekros to be more than a passive


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Desecrate
Forces fallen enemies around you to drop additional loot.
Cost: 10
Warframe: Nekros

bot in high level content and allows more practical solo play. 214% strength to hit the 90% damage reduction threshold, 145% range is good enough for


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Desecrate
Forces fallen enemies around you to drop additional loot.
Cost: 10
Warframe: Nekros

(36 meters), and 155% duration makes it so Shadows of the Dead has to recast less often. Max negative efficiency is compensated via equilibrium and optionally Zenurik. Durability is further augmented by health conversion.



Warframe

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Nekros Prime
Nekros Prime is the Primed variant of Nekros, possessing higher shields and energy capacity.
Armor: 65
Health: 300
Energy: 188
Shield: 450


Modded stats
Armor 65
Energy 187
Health 740
Shield 450
Sprint Speed 1.10
Duration 155%
Efficency 45%
Range 145%
Strength 214%

Warframe Mods

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EnemyRadarMod5

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Enemy Radar
Polarity: Naramon
Rarity: Uncommon




PowerDriftMod5

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Power Drift
Polarity: Zenurik
Rarity: Rare




BlindRageMod10

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Blind Rage
Polarity: Madurai
Rarity: Rare




EquilibriumMod10

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Equilibrium
Polarity: Naramon
Rarity: Uncommon




PrimedContinuityMod10

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Primed Continuity
Polarity: Madurai
Rarity: Legendary




DespoilMod3

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Despoil
Polarity: Zenurik
Rarity: Rare




HealthConversionMod5

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StretchMod5

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Stretch
Polarity: Naramon
Rarity: Uncommon




VitalityMod10

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Vitality
Polarity: Vazarin
Rarity: Common




ShieldOfShadowsMod3

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Shield of Shadows
Polarity: Zenurik
Rarity: Rare



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Arcane Pulse
20% chance to replenish 100 Health in a 20m radius for you and your allies.
Criteria: On Health Orb Pickup





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Arcane Avenger
14% chance for +30% Critical Chance for 8s
Criteria: On Damaged



Focus school: Zenurik[1]

Usage

The main use case of this build is level 60+ situations that call for the use of desecrate, namely kuva survival and solo Toroid farming. Desecrate should have 100% uptime, and once 7 shadows are summoned, they have to be refreshed every 30-45 seconds. As the enemies scale up in level, eventually they should be cycled by letting them die while Nekros is in a safe location. Nekros should have some supplementary healing method as max negative efficiency despoil doesn't do his health any favors. Life strike, Magus Elevate, and arcane Pulse are all sufficient. Desecrate isn't max range, so Nekros can't go too far away from enemies.

Variation

The arcanes can be whatever. The aura isn't that important. Health Conversion can be substituted with arcane Guardian then replaced with adaptation, or any other stat boosting mod like streamline, augur reach, or flow. All the other mod slots are too central to the build to replace.

Counters

Nullifier and Nul comba bubbles will kill the shadows, but most corpus are ranged anyway. Getting nullified yourself will turn desecrate off, so you have to refresh it.

Build rating - 5 stars

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2 Ratings
5 stars
Spaceman spiff gave this build 5 stars June 2019

Fantastic build. Very well explained, especially the variations.

4 stars
Jiminez Burial gave this build 4 stars February 2019

A good all round build for Nekros that doesn't leave him a sitting duck. Only critique would be that the Enemy Radar should be swapped for Corrosive Projection, Shield Disruption or another aura.