[Warframe] MR15 and Loki Prime
As mentioned in yesterday’s post, I was eligible to do the MR15 test, so I ran that last night. I did a practice run 1st and it was surprisingly easy, so then I ran the test for real and while it didn’t go as well as the practice run, I was also never in any danger of failing it, so… yay! I’m MR 15 now.
After that, I spent most of the evening ranking up my new Loki Prime frame. I got him to 30, and with the 4 polarity slots he comes with that’s *almost* enough for his full “perfect build.” It would actually be more than enough for the mods I had available when I was using the Loki frame — I’ve got 2 forma in that frame, which gives it the same 4 polarity slots, and it’s just fine, after all. However, since that time I’ve ranked up mods to max, plus I’ve also managed to acquire Primed Continuity and Primed Flow and they have a decently large cost, even in a polarity slot, so Loki Prime needed a forma to be able to have every mod slot filled for the “perfect build.”
So I did it — Loki Prime got the forma and I ranked him up a 2nd time. It didn’t take terribly long, as I still had the 3-day affinity booster from hitting the 50-day login. And after he was up to 30 again, I decided to compare him to Loki just to see how much “better” the prime frame is over the standard frame. Short answer: Not very.
The only real differences in the stats are that Loki Prime has a larger energy pool, and he only needed 1 forma to complete the build, while Loki Normal would need 3 formas to complete the build. Since I’ve only got 2 formas in that frame, I can just leave the 1 mod slot empty and all I lose is 15% ability range, which isn’t really terribly important for Loki anyway. They’re remarkably similar, so I can see why there is a general attitude in the game of “Primes are nice, though not necessary to play well, but if you got the Prime it *is* better, so you might as well use it.”
Tonight my Banshee Prime frame will be done cooking in the foundry so I’ll probably work on ranking that one up and see just how similar it is to the regular Banshee frame that I’ve come to enjoy as well.
Hydroid Prime finished up in the foundry last night, and I got it up to rank 11 or 12. High enough that I got to at least test out all the abilities. The 3rd ability is fun — you quite literally turn into a puddle of water on the floor. It’s really rather funny. But the big reason to use him is his 4th ability that calls out a bunch of tentacles that hold mobs in place for you to shoot. And you augment that ability and it gives a 100% chance for loot to drop from any entangled mob. So yeah, Hydroid is a “farming frame” more than anything, it seems. I now completely understand why the videos I’ve seen for “max loot” runs have group compositions of Chroma (double credits due to his Effigy ability), Nekros/Prime (his Desecrate ability makes each body part drop loot, not just the “main body” — use slash damage to create more parts! ), and Hydroid/Prime (guaranteed loot drop from tentacle-affected mobs) in them. That seems a lot of loot maximization there between those 3 frames.
Happy Gaming Out There!