Silva and Aegis Prime – A Warrior’s Choice

By : CatfishGG

Overall Rating: A

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Silva and Aegis Prime is one of the best high tier melee weapons in the game. The stance that is used for this weapon, Final Harbinger, is likewise one of the strongest in the game and in addition is extremely mobile. This weapon has insane boosts compared to its normal counterpart–higher base damage ( 120.0 vs. 35.0), higher critical chance (15.0vs. 5.0%), higher critical damage (2.0x vs. 1.5x), higher status chance (25.0% vs. 20.0%), higher block percentage (90% vs. 85%), and two [D]’s + one [V] polarity.

Pros:

  •         Very high base damage.
  •         Hybrid mod setup viable(highest scaling setups).
  •         3 inbuilt polarities including a [V] polarity.
  •         Excellent critical chance, critical multiplier and status chance.
  •         Scales into late game very easily.

·         Good riven disposition(3/5).

Cons :

  •         Low attack speed (0.75).
  •         High mastery level needed (12).

I highly recommend the Silva and Aegis Prime. It has high critical chance making it Blood Rush critical build viable and its high status chance makes Condition Overload viable as well. Since both its status and critical chances are high, it can also function as a hybrid weapon, letting it scale even further than a straight critical or straight status weapon.

Suggested build for crit:

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Primed Pressure Point for the damage, Berserker for the attack speed, Blood rush for the crit chance increase on combo counter,  Drifting Contact for the bonus status chance + combo counter, Primed reach for the extra reach, Organ shatter for the crit damage and 2x 60/60 elemental mods.

Suggested build for status:

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Primed Pressure Point for the damage, Fury for the attack speed, Weeping Wounds for the 100% status chance mark with the combo counter, Primed Reach for the extra reach, Drifting Contact for the combo counter + additional status chance, Condition Overload for massive amounts of damage increase and 2x 60/60 elemental mods.

Suggested build for hybrid:

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Primed Pressure Point for the damage, Berserker for the attack speed, Blood Rush for the Crit chance increase on combo counter, Drifting Contact for the combo counter + extra status chance, Organ Shatter for the critical damage and 2x 60/60 elemental mods.

Note:

For the critical build and the status build, Primed Pressure Point can be replaced with normal Pressure Point. For the critical build you can replace the Primed Reach for a Fury and in the status build, you can replace it for a 90% elemental mod for more damage or even a Berserker (though the chance of getting the max 75% boost on attack speed will be low).

Stats at a glance:

Statistics

Mastery Rank 12
Weapon type Melee; Sword & Shield
Utility
Attack Speed 0.75

Normal Attacks

Total Damage 120, Fire Element
Critical Chance 15%
Critical Multiplier 2.0x
Status Chance 25%

Miscellaneous

Augments Avenging Truth
Polarities 2x Vazarin (D) and 1x Madurai (V)
Stance Polarity Madurai (V)

Arca Sisco: A Hybrid Powerhouse

by boltzmannbrain

Overall Grade: A

Arca Scisco

The Arca Sisco, the pocket pistol that accompanies the large-and-in-charge Arca Plasmor and Arca Titron in the Arca bundle, is the least visually eye-grabbing of the three. But its small size belies a deadly sniper pistol with the supplemental stats for a lethal hybrid build that can proc status reliably while offering consistent critical hits.

Mechanics:

The Arca Sisco comes with a unique mechanic, Target Analysis. Every successive hit on an enemy offers an additional flat +4% bonus in status and critical chance, which stacks up to 5 times for 20% respectively. When no additional hits are present, the weapon’s stacks decay at a rate of one every 2 seconds, allowing you to easily keep Target Analysis at high stacks rather than having to restack it from 0 every time it decays. Every additional hit from multishot also counts as an additional hit, which means with the reliable 180% multishot from Lethal Torrent and Barrel Diffusion (which guarantees almost always three shots as opposed to one), you can fully stack Target Analysis in just two shots.

Pros:

  • Good base critical chance
  • Great base status chance
  • 20% flat increase in critical chance and status chance offers a significant ramp-up to the damage output of this weapon
  • Excellent fire rate, which synergizes with high status chance to offer superior armor stripping capabilities.
  • Decent hip fire accuracy as opposed to other sniper weapons in-game
  • Player does not get penalized for not using zoom, as it offers no bonuses.

Cons:

  • No impact damage at base, requires alternate modding to be as effective against shields (and Corpus).
  • Accuracy improves slightly with zoom, penalizing players who prefer hip fire combat.

Arca Scisco Builds:

  • Budget (0 forma, catalyst only):

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A very decent budget build. This weapon’s fantastic stats mean that it can already perform really well with these mods and no forma. Mod for corrosive to get through armor of tougher units.

  • Corrosive Build (4 forma):

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The standard high-end corrosive build is used here. Note that we do not need both dual stat elementals for corrosive, as with only one of them and multishot (since this is a high-fire rate pistol we can utilize post-multishot status chance in our calculations) the arca sisco reaches almost 80% status. This in addition to the 20% flat status chance from Target Analysis lets us proc status on almost every shot.

Stats At A Glance:

Statistics
Mastery Level 10
Magazine Size 36 rounds per mag
Max Ammo 288 rounds
Reload Time 2.2s
Disposition Rank  3/5
Normal Attacks
Crit Chance 18.00%
Crit Multiplier 1.6x
Status Chance 26.00%
Puncture 36
Slash 24

Arca Plasmor – Incredible

by RoseDestiny

GRADE: A+

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Overview

This weapon is just plain deadly. It has spectacular mob control, amazing crit chance, high status chance and innate radiation; it is already stacked with stats beyond belief. As of right now, it stands as by far one of the greatest weapons in game. To top it off, it even has a level 3 disposition on riven mods. This is just plain overkill.

Appearance

It looks like weapon that would be on character (soldier 76) on overwatch at first glance. However, it is definitely a good looking weapon as compared to most of the shotguns in warframe.

Pros

  • High Crit Chance
  • High Status Chance
  • Innate Radiation
  • Fifth highest base damage

Cons

  • Long reload time (can be easily made up for with chilling reload)
  • It is a shotgun; not made for distance kills
  • Low fire rate

 

Arca Plasmor Build

Here are some builds you can definitely try out. It is definitely a weapon made for amazing elemental damage. You can build it to have corrosive, blast, viral, magnetic.  It’ll still be an amazing weapon. These builds are also heavily equipped with crit mods.

1 Forma:

3 Forma:

4 Forma:

4 Forma + Riven Mod

Stats at a Glance

Statistics
Mastery Level 10
Magazine Size 6 rounds per mag
Max Ammo 48 rounds
Reload Time 2.8s
Disposition Rank  3/5
Normal Attacks
Elemental Type Radiation
Elemental Dmg 600
Crit Chance 22.00%
Crit Multiplier 1.6x
Status Chance 28.00%

Orthos Prime – This Old Weapon is Still Good!

By : Prince_Husky

 

Overall Rating : A

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Orthos Prime is a polearm weapon that comes in Update 9.0. A very old weapon that is still exist and still farmable to this day. This weapon comes with a MR 2 required to be claimed and equipped, a total damage of 85, = stance polarity (perfect for shimmering blight), 10% crit chance and 15% status. A very decent stats of a melee weapon.

 

What makes this weapon special is its range. With Primed Reach equipped, you can reach out to 9m range. That’s insane!. This weapon also have 1.17 attack speed so fury/primed is not really needed, also the slide attack damage is insane either!, Making this weapon is the best almost all faction you are facing! Either Orokin, Grineer, Corpus or Infested they are wrecked in seconds.

 

What about end game? Since this weapon comes with 15% status chance and 10% crit chance, its really difficult to go among 200++ level enemies, 100 level is still good but I don’t really recommend to go for long survival. Though some frames are able to go beyond that with orthos, these frames are :

  1. RhinoOrthose Prime Rhino
  2. HarrowOrthos Prime Harrow
  3. BansheeOrthos Prime Banshee
  4. Ash (Seeking Shuriken)Orthos Prime Ashe

 

Pros :

  1. Good for daily missions
  2. Fast Attack speed
  3. No problem on most enemies under 100 level

Cons :

  1. Not good for end game
  2. Crit not always showed up unless combo counter is over 3x

 

Build :

The build that im currently using : (3 Forma, All V)

For endgame, I like viral better than most elements, but still you guys can choose anything you would like.

Orthos Prime Build

Q : Why no Maiming Strike?

A : You can replace Drifting Contact/Organ Shatter for that. But really are you gonna slide attack for an hour? Unless youre born to do that

 

So, is this Worth?

Absolutely, I’m still using this as my daily 20 mins of fissure and it had no problem at all.

Stats at glance :

Statistics
Mastery Level 2
Attack Speed 1.17
Channeling Cost 5
Slide Attack 144
Disposition Rank  1/5
Normal Attacks
Crit Chance 10.00%
Crit Multiplier 2.0x
Status Chance 15.00%
Impact 9.8
Puncture 9.8
Slash 45.5

Lex Prime – Sniping Pistol

By: Keyori

Overall grade: Must Have (A-)

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The Lex Prime is an incredible sidearm for any lead slingin’ pistol lover worth their salt. This beautiful work of orokin craftsmanship has vastly improved stats over the normal Lex, featuring higher base damage (puncture based), nearly double the fire rate of the un-primed Lex, 5% more crit chance, and a whopping 15% more status chance! The Lex Prime makes a good counterpart to the high fire-rate/status AkStiletto Prime and the medium firerate status/syndicate proccin’ beast known as the Vaykor Marelok.

Pros:

  • Very high damage.
  • Excellent critical chance, critical multiplier, and status chance.
  • A built in Y polarity, for mods like hornet strike, barrel diffusion, and lethal torrent.
  • Decent fire-rate for a weapon with such high per-shot damage.
  • Mastery requirement of only 5!

Cons:

  • Akstiletto Prime vastly outdoes it in terms of constant status procs (lookin at you, corrosive!).
  • Slightly slow on the draw in horde based combat, lacking high fire rate and reload speed.
  • ⅕ riven disposition (whilst AkLex Prime shockingly has ⅗ riven disposition).

 

Overall, I highly HIGHLY recommend the Lex Prime to anyone wanting a good, reliable pistol to take them all the way through the star-chart, and soaring into the stars of sortie level. However, I must state that I can not give Lex Prime the full A ranking and the reason behind this is its quick-shootin’ partners in crime, the AkLex Prime. While Lex Prime has better accuracy, and is easier to obtain with 3 less mastery requirement than AkLex Prime, it also has a worse riven disposition, less firerate, and the sad fact that you could be wielding even more than just one of this amazing hand-cannon at one time.
Here’s how I mod the Lex Prime!

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This build is very cheap, and very flexible. You may max out every mod if you see fit, with this forma setup, or you might use 1 or 2 less, and use non-primed pistol gambit and target cracker. Need more status? Swap convulsion for jolt, need even MORE damage? Swap pistol pestilence for primed heated charge. The Lex Prime is a weapon you can mod to fit your play-style!

 

Stats at a Glance

Statistics

Mastery Level 5
Weapon Type Secondary, Pistol
Trigger Type Semi-Auto

Utility

Fire Rate 2.08 rounds/sec
Magazine Size 8 rounds/mag
Reload Time 2.35 seconds

Normal Attacks

Impact 15.0
Puncture 120.0
Slash 15.0
Status Chance 25%
Critical Chance 25%
Critical Multiplier 2.0x