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Saryn Spore Nuker

Status: Meta

Build type: Warframe

Rating: 4/5

Designed for: Excavation


Effective against: Grineer, Infested

Grineer, Infested

Level: Low, Medium, High

Low, Medium, High


A build focusing on using

Spores.png Spores

Inflict a target with a pox of Corrosive spores. Spread spores to nearby enemies by destroying them or killing their host. The longer the Spore spreads, its damage will increase.
Cost: 25
Warframe: Saryn

to deal infinitely scaling damage. Max range, high power, low efficiency - perfect for cheesing most game modes, but watch out for high-level Corpus - Spores is largely ineffective against them.

Vitality is equipped to avoid being 1-shot by Nox[1], but otherwise this should be considered a glass-cannon build.



Saryn Prime
Saryn Prime is the Primed variant of Saryn, possessing higher armor, energy capacity.
Armor: 300
Health: 375
Energy: 300
Shield: 300

Modded stats
Armor 300
Energy 300
Health 925
Shield 480
Sprint Speed 1.00
Duration 127.5%
Efficency 45%
Range 250%
Strength 224%

Warframe Mods




Corrosive Projection
Polarity: Naramon
Rarity: Uncommon



Cunning Drift
Polarity: Madurai
Rarity: Rare



Augur Reach
Polarity: Naramon
Rarity: Uncommon



Polarity: Naramon
Rarity: Uncommon



Polarity: Vazarin
Rarity: Rare



Primed Continuity
Polarity: Madurai
Rarity: Legendary



Polarity: Vazarin
Rarity: Common



Polarity: Madurai
Rarity: Rare



Transient Fortitude
Polarity: Madurai
Rarity: Rare



Blind Rage
Polarity: Madurai
Rarity: Rare


Arcane Fury
40% chance to increase 120% Melee Damage for 12 sec
Criteria: On Critical Hit


Arcane Fury
40% chance to increase 120% Melee Damage for 12 sec
Criteria: On Critical Hit

Focus school: Zenurik[2]


Spores[3] is a complex ability which requires some reading to grasp fully. It should be active whenever possible, on as many enemies as possible - hence max range. Use any area-of-effect (AoE) weapon to spread spores on hit; the Ignis (Wraith) and Staticor are among the best options in their respective weapon slots.

Miasma[4] plays a secondary role. Though this build is not optimized for it, it's still the quickest way to slaughter low level enemies within its radius, and a powerful nuke with a brief stun. It procs Viral, halving enemy HP and allowing Spores to kill the enemy faster. Also deals respectable damage to the Corpus.


Play style is personal, so here are a few options:

- For an even more passive approach to genocide, swap power for duration. This will allow Spores to maintain damage even when inactive for a few seconds, though you'll still be in a hurry to find an enemy. This will greatly weaken the ability on the short term however, taking more time to build up initially.

- Players who don't have Zenurik to replenish energy will need more efficiency - replace Blind Rage with Streamline in this case.

- Newer players should pursue max range first and foremost, largely ignoring the other mods at first. This will allow them to clear the listed mission types quickly while exploring the Star Chart.

Build rating - 4 stars

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5 Ratings
4 stars
Torint man gave this build 4 stars January 2019

A bit too much of a glass cannon for me, and questionable energy economy. In the context of a team with an EV this would be fantastic, but you never imply that anywhere. Corrosive projection shouldn't be the aura for an obvious reason. The arcanes seem to be the placeholder ones, and you never mention arcanes. Other than that, this build is fine.

2 stars
Wingsday gave this build 2 stars January 2019

corrosive projection is a very low priority mod on saryn, this build is missing saryn's most important defensive mode and any mention of an alternative, finally, fury is a pretty mediocre arcane, there are many better alternatives, especially for a build that makes no mention of melee weapons

5 stars
Bigeviljak gave this build 5 stars January 2019

This is build can handle anything, i'd bet.

4 stars
Turmornargul gave this build 4 stars December 2018

Definitely a build that is designed to do a specific thing really well; not my style, i prefer the jack of all trades to the master of none, but I have to say i do appreciate the brute simplicity of this build. with proper support from team mates, this build would abuse spores in just the right way, bleeding out hundreds of enemies with ease.

5 stars
Gessie gave this build 5 stars November 2018

My main build for most missions nowadays, obvious 5-stars in my opinion.