My Favourite Warframe Companions

Really, when you think about it, there aren’t that many options when it comes to companions in Warframe. You have robotic things that float behind you, you have cats and dogs, you have weird-looking infected dogs and you have mechanical chickens with guns. Of course, all these creatures do different things and provide different gameplay options, but they’re not the most… lovable things in the world. At least, the Sentinels aren’t. But considering the reactions I have gotten from showing people my freshly incubated companions, I don’t think everyone agrees that Kubrows and Kavats are as cute as I think… [Continue Reading]

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An Adorable Mess of Mutated Infectious Tissue

Helminth Chargers are weird. They’re Kubrows but they’re not Kubrows. They are weirdly cute, infested monstrosities made by squeezing a pink and grey zit on your Warframe onto a Kubrow egg and then incubating said egg. They shouldn’t exist, but they do. But what do these weird mutant dog-like beings actually do? To be honest, I’m not sure. The two breeds of Kavats we have both have a use – one gives huge crit buffs and the other gives random buffs at entirely the wrong times. The other breeds of Kubrow all do various things, even if those various things… [Continue Reading]

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How To Make Kubrows Genuinely Useful

Kubrows in Warframe aren’t particularly useful. They have a very derpy AI that means they rarely manage to attack things, they don’t have the agility Kavats have, being able to jump off walls, the buffs that Kubrows give are far worse than Kavat or Sentinel buffs and frankly, I’m surprised that we can’t give Kubrows guns the same way we can give MOAs guns. The only Kubrow that sees any real use is the Chesa Kubrow, and that’s only because it can do a far weaker version of Nekros’s Desecrate, getting extra loot. So how do we make Kubrows better?… [Continue Reading]

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Companions and Sentinels – Revenge of the Kavat

I’ve always held the belief that Sentinels, no matter what, were better than Kavats and Kubrows, and honestly I still think they’re better than MOAs, even though MOAs combine most of the things that Sentinels and Kavats and Kubrows do. But lately, I’ve been running around with a Smeeta Kavat and I think my opinions are changing slightly. Why am I running a Smeeta Kavat rather than my normal Carrier Prime? Well, it all started with the Week 2 Nightwave challenges. Two of the elite challenges involved hour long survivals, so we went off to do an hour long Kuva… [Continue Reading]

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My Little Kubrow

The thing about hatching a Helminth Charger before completing the tutorial pet quest Howl of the Kubrow is that half the stuff involved in getting your Helminth Charger into battle doesn’t… actually work. So after some messing around, I got myself another Kubrow egg and went and bred myself a Kubrow. What the fuck is a Kubrow you ask? It’s a space dog. With a horn on its nose. Kubrows are first introduced to you on Earth, and compared to the weak Grineer you meet in your first missions, Kubrows can actually be very dangerous to a newbie. But then… [Continue Reading]

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My Little Helminth Charger

So my beloved Volt Prime is infected with a horrible cyst on his neck, picked up from playing with an infected Mesa while killing robotic hyenas for parts of a new character, but it turns out that horrible infectious disease comes in handy for one thing – making a new type of pet. Kinda. What you do is get yourself infected. Then you get yourself a Kubrow egg and an Incubator Power Core. You then drain the cyst into the Kubrow egg which sounds as gross as it… sounds. I only say that because when you select the option to… [Continue Reading]

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