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Volt Prime - General Use Capacitance Build


Status: Review

Build type: Loadout

Rating: 3/5

Designed for: Exterminate, Hijack, Mobile Defense, Sabotage, Excavation

Exterminate\sHijack\sMobile Defense\sSabotage\sExcavation

Effective against: Corpus, Grineer, Infested

Corpus, Grineer, Infested

Level: Low, Medium, High

Low, Medium, High


Overview

A general use build for Volt that utilises Discharge and it's augment Capacitance. A decent amount of range and strength allows Volt to clear out groups of trash mobs at low to medium levels while the shields provided by Capacitance and Adaptation give Volt enough survivability to be played comfortably at higher levels.



Warframe

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Volt Prime
Volt Prime is the Primed variant of Volt, possessing higher armor and energy capacity.
Armor: 100
Health: 300
Energy: 300
Shield: 450



Modded stats
Armor 100
Energy 300
Health 300
Shield 1110
Sprint Speed 1.00
Duration 127.5%
Efficency 130%
Range 160%
Strength 185%


Warframe Mods

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CorrosiveProjectionMod5

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Corrosive Projection
Polarity: Naramon
Rarity: Uncommon




CunningDriftMod5

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Cunning Drift
Polarity: Madurai
Rarity: Rare




StreamlineMod5

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Streamline
Polarity: Naramon
Rarity: Rare




RedirectionMod10

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Redirection
Polarity: Vazarin
Rarity: Common




CapacitanceMod3

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Capacitance
Polarity: Zenurik
Rarity: Rare




AdaptationMod10

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TransientFortitudeMod10

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Transient Fortitude
Polarity: Madurai
Rarity: Rare




PrimedContinuityMod10

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Primed Continuity
Polarity: Madurai
Rarity: Legendary




StretchMod5

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Stretch
Polarity: Naramon
Rarity: Uncommon




IntensifyMod5

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Intensify
Polarity: Madurai
Rarity: Rare












Weapons

While there are no mandatory weapons needed for this build, it would be wise to pick a weapon suited for taking down nullifiers and some sort of AoE which can help with groups of enemies at higher levels who will not die to Discharge. Here are some of my personal choices

Primary Weapon (AoE)

Amprex
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Amprex
The Amprex rifle fires a continuous beam of high voltage electricity that arcs among nearby enemies. This weapon excels at crowd control.
Category: Primary
Type: Rifle
Damage: 22
DPS: 356
Accuracy: 13

Primary Weapon Mods

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SerrationMod10

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Serration
Polarity: Madurai
Rarity: Uncommon




SplitChamberMod5

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Split Chamber
Polarity: Madurai
Rarity: Rare




PointStrikeMod5

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Point Strike
Polarity: Madurai
Rarity: Common




HunterMunitionsMod5

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Hunter Munitions
Polarity: Madurai
Rarity: Uncommon

            




VigilanteArmamentsMod5

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Vigilante Armaments
Polarity: Naramon
Rarity: Common




MalignantForceMod3

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Malignant Force
Polarity: Madurai
Rarity: Rare




HighVoltageMod3

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High Voltage
Polarity: Madurai
Rarity: Rare




VitalSenseMod5

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Vital Sense
Polarity: Madurai
Rarity: Rare


Secondary Weapon (Nullifiers)

ViperWraith
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Viper Wraith
The uniquely styled Viper Wraith is a powerful variation on the standard machine-pistol.
Category: Secondary
Type: Pistol
Damage: 18
DPS: 196
Accuracy: 100

Secondary Weapon Mods

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HornetStrikeMod10

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Hornet Strike
Polarity: Madurai
Rarity: Uncommon




LethalTorrentMod5

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Lethal Torrent
Polarity: Madurai
Rarity: Rare




BarrelDiffusionMod5

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Barrel Diffusion
Polarity: Madurai
Rarity: Rare




StingingTruthMod3

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Stinging Truth
Polarity: Vazarin
Rarity: Rare

            




JoltMod3

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Jolt
Polarity: Madurai
Rarity: Rare




PistolPestilenceMod3

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Pistol Pestilence
Polarity: Madurai
Rarity: Rare




PrimedTargetCrackerMod10

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Primed Target Cracker
Polarity: Madurai
Rarity: Legendary




PrimedPistolGambitMod10

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Primed Pistol Gambit
Polarity: Madurai
Rarity: Legendary


Usage

Use Discharge often to keep the overshields maintained and take advantage of grouped up enemies to deals large amounts of damage. At higher levels, use an AoE weapon like the Amprex to clear out enemies that survive Discharge and destroy nullifier bubbles with a fast firing weapon to ensure that enemies can't hide inside the bubble.

Variation

You can specialise certain aspects of the build to make it more suited to different mission types, for example; replacing a strength mod with a range mod makes Discharge more useful in situations where you need to Crowd Control (CC) enemies such as Excavation or Mobile Defense.

Counters

This build focuses around the overshields gained from Capacitance, as such, damage that bypasses shields (toxin) is extremely dangerous and can kill Volt easily. Enemy Armour is also a big counter to Discharge due to the damage reduction the enemies have, meaning that Grineer will take more effort to kill and Discharge damage capabilities will start to fall off relatively early.

Build rating - 3 stars

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2 Ratings
3 stars
Spaceman spiff gave this build 3 stars June 2019

Discharge scales dramatically with range, so most volt players will recommend running at least 190 range for any build that focuses on discharge. Also, since overshields are capped at 1200, and you're vulnerable to slash and toxin, it's better to use Vitality over Redirection. You'll still get the same bonus ehp from capacitance, but will also be a bit resilient to shield bypasses.

3 stars
Bigeviljak gave this build 3 stars January 2019

Needs alot more range.