I Can’t Work Out What Necramechs Are Supposed To Be Used For

Necramechs are really, really cool. They’re basically massive armed robot guards. Golden-plated monstrosities that mow down enemies with big dakka guns. These giant Orokin robots are the complete opposite to smooth, sleek Warframes. Despite their strange appearance, you can’t deny that a Necramech is a terrifying sight. But what are Necramechs actually useful for? Lore-wise, they’re basically no longer used. While Father will go on about how great Necramechs are, it’s clear that Warframes replaced them. After all, you can’t exactly fit a Necramech through a normal doorway. It also seems like they were awkward to make. The only reason… [Continue Reading]

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Deimos Arcana, AKA I don’t have enough Pyrol

I don’t get the rarity some items have in Warframe sometimes. It’s just all over the place. Some items, despite being kinda meh, are locked away behind massive grinds. Others are, well, right there to grab. This has come up again in the Deimos Arcana update. Some of the new items are stupidly rare, some of them aren’t. It’s a very weird mess. The new Necramech is just… there. The biggest example of this whole strange rarity thing is the new Necramech. The Bonewidow and her new gun are just blueprints that Loid sells. You just go up to him… [Continue Reading]

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Even with Deimos, the Infested are Still Boring

The Heart of Deimos is the first Infested open world area. You venture through an icky, gooey, biting landscape. A place where everything wants to eat you. The Cambion Drift is an awful place. But, deep down, it’s not a completely infested hellhole. There’s Orokin architecture buried underneath. This place isn’t all Infested, it’s an amalgam of both Infested and Orokin. And the more interesting stuff is definitely the Orokin. The fact is, the Infested aren’t that… interesting. That probably seems a little mean at first. The Infested can’t help the fact that they’re the generic alien-like enemy. I suppose… [Continue Reading]

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What If We Had An Actual Helminth Frame? – My Idea to Build an Actually Broken Warframe

Xaku is intended to be this strange, broken Warframe made out of bits and pieces. It’s a cool concept, definitely. But I never felt that, aside from appearances, Xaku was really that broken. After all, having three abilities in one isn’t new. Ivara and Vauban have had that for years. Heck, even the stripping of armour isn’t new! Chroma has been doing that since his release, and Xaku had to have an infinite duration gimmick slapped on to make its version worthwhile. But, more importantly, Xaku’s theme could have been better used as part of the Helminth system. Xaku is… [Continue Reading]

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Infested Doggos and Infested Kitties of the Cambion Drift

The Heart of Deimos has brought us new companions! The last companion we got was the third type of Kavat, the vampire-like Vasca. The Vasca appeared in the Plains of Eidolon revamp update. Since then, companions have been pretty quiet. But now we have six new ones! SIX! Three Kavats and three Kubrows. Oh, sorry, they’re called Vulpaphyla and Predasites. Anyway, let’s have a look at them! Three cats that look like foxes, three dogs that look like sphinxes. For some reason, the appearances of these pets are reversed. We have infested fox-like creatures with long snouts that are actually… [Continue Reading]

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Eating Warframes, Taking their Powers and Giving them to Other Warframes – WHAT?

TennoLive 2020 was a roller coaster of emotions and chaos, swirling around the Heart of Deimos. It’s a new open world involving ancient Orokin and a fuckton of new Infested stuff. It’s going to be massive, building on what Fortuna and Cetus created. A strange, hideous yet beautiful landscape filled with fleshy tunnels, demented death mechs, insects used as K-Drives and more. I don’t want to talk about that though. It’s interesting, but not today’s subject. I want to talk about what came BEFORE the Heart of Deimos. Let’s talk about this whole Helminth thing. But to do so, we… [Continue Reading]

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The Hallowed Flame Event – An Interesting Take on Survival

Remember when the Emissary Assassination required killing Infested to keep a lamp lit so you could kill the boss? Turns out, that sort of thing makes for a great mini event! Hallowed Flame is the current Halloween event in Warframe, with a handful of nice rewards and a new twist on the old survival game mode, of all things. Which is nice, because last year’s event was just a copy of the event from the year before, the “fight a juggernaut by making it run into exploding pumpkins” mission. Hallowed Flame is pretty simple. You kill a Zealot, pick up… [Continue Reading]

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Emissary Derelict Assassinate – The New Zealot Boss Fight

Nightwave’s the Emissary has had its story come to an end, with Arlo basically being dead and a new infested cult joining the fray. Arlo was nothing more than a trick to get more people infected and infested and it worked brilliantly. Not only do we now have more Infested running around but now we have new bosses that we need to deal with, spreading their disease in Emissary Derelicts. Because we totally needed more mutagenic hive mind infestations running around. The conclusion to the Emissary was to be expected, but right now I’m pissed off with the new boss… [Continue Reading]

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Looking at the Infested Overall as a Faction

The Infested are a weird faction. They are their own distinct faction in Warframe, but in a lot of ways, they’re really not. That sounds like a weird thing to say, but the Infested are largely just an ugly mess in the corner that don’t get much attention. Even with Nightwave right now being somewhat focused on the Infested, especially now that there are Emissary derelicts everywhere, the Infested still don’t really have their own thing. The Infested are made up of a handful of units, mostly consisting of Chargers (infested Grineer), Runners, Leapers and Crawlers (all infested Corpus humans),… [Continue Reading]

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Icky Infested Invasions and Other Nightwave Messes

So part 4 of the Emissary, Nightwave’s current episode, just came out and it’s… kinda gross. Of course, there’s been this cult running around, worshiping a kid called Arlo who supposedly has healing hands, and he’s been healing a bunch of people and ended up becoming the head of an infested cult. Of course, because of said cult, there are nasty zealots running around who seem to think that if you don’t join, you should die, and they’re not very nice, especially since they use a lot if infested stuff. And of course, the Infestation is, uh, highly infectious. So… [Continue Reading]

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