Hildryn, a cybernetic warframe you can find from the Fortuna and Orb Vallis and the first Warframe that doesn’t use its energy, but instead she activates her abilities using her shields. She has a very unique physique and might feel bulky, but never slow or clumsy. She is one such warrior with great combat skills. She has her unique weapon and some highly offensive area of effect abilities. She may not match everyone’s taste, but she is most welcomed by teams. As we stated before shields are used to power up her abilities and hence has three passives. The first is Shield Wall – a shield that protects her from the incoming damage and she will be invulnerable for a few seconds. The second is Shield Dash – a Parkour ability that allows to dash in the pointed direction, spawning the cosmetic shields. And finally the third is Shield Energize – the Energy Orb will restore 25 points to the shield that will energize her shield immediately.
Hildryn Special Abilities
Balefire - The Exalted Weapon of Hildryn, which uses her shields against the powerful energy bolt fires that deals with area damage. The amount of damage created is based on the strength ability of Hildryn. She is able to unleash devasting amount of damage to enemies and it can instantly kill the majority of those who are in her way.
Pillage – This ability allows Hildryn to steal the armor and shields form the enemies and restores her shields. This ability also removes any status effects that she inflicted with and restores the shields for survivability. It also grants her with overshields, basically giving her more shields for protection.
Haven – she uses her shields to link her allies and enemies creating different effects. Allies will gain an increased shield capacity along with a faster shield recharge while the enemies will get radial damage per second continuously.
Aegis Storm – Hildryn begins to rise into the air allowing her to run around while an aura is created below her that will suspend the enemies into the air, thereby deals with the damage output.
Best Hildryn Builds
Picking up the aura mods highly depends on the player's preference and play style. Hildryn has its passive over shields that deals with her energy pool, but it will not last forever. So, you need to equip with Rejuvenation which will help you to deal against the slash damage. Pistol Amp will be good if you use it with a Hildryn build that focuses on your Balefire ability. Corrosive Projection would be the safest option as Energy Siphon or Steel Charge won’t help you much. Hildryn doesn’t use any energy technically, because of this there will be no bonus to her shields.
Hildryn Build General Power Stat Table
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Special Abilities Stat Table
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Balefire Charger Hildryn Build
Using her first ability you can activate her Exalted Weapon, Balefire Charger. It comes with inbuilt electric damage that deals with high base damage. Primed Target Cracker or Primed Pistol Gambit has a very low critical chance. Instead, use Augur Pact and Hornet strike or some elemental mods to deal with the damage output. Gunslinger and Anemic Agility are good options that will reduce the charge time and give you more shorts. If you are willing to create your Hildryn build, just remember that it is not possible to increase the damage output with mods that features impact, slash or puncture damage.
Balefire Canon Hildryn Build
This is one of the strongest Hildryn build and is quite simple and straight forward. This build is suitable for High level missions, assassination targets, Shadow Stalkers and so on. The Balefire charger is used as cannon and it creates a huge area of effect damages. Use Umbral Intensify to deal with increased damage output, if you don’t have it, then you can use Intensify instead. Redirection is an auto included mod in all Hildryn build, Fleeting Expertise deals with the energy cost of shield for every shot. Primed Vigor is the ultimate beast on this Warframe.
Cunning Drift and Stretch can be used to expand the explosion radius. You can also change them if you have mods like Power Drift, Streamline or even with Fast Deflection. Remember that the shields can be restored by using Shield Pillage.
Area of Effect Hildryn Build
If you are searching some build that create massive damage to a group of enemies, you can use this Hildryn build. This build focuses on Hildryn’s other abilities to kill a huge group of enemies. Combine Haven and Aegis Storm ability, as this combo will disable your enemies and also help to deal with huge AoE damage. To increase the range, you can use Cunning Drift, Augur Reach and Stretch. We are not using Overextended or Blind Rage because of the energy drain problem. Redirection and Primed Flow help maintain the energy drain caused by Fleeting Expertise and Primed Continuity. If you wish, you can also use Intensify instead of the Umbral Intensify.
Comparing with the above two builds, playing with Area of Effect Hildryn Build will be pretty cool. It’s really fun to use Aegis Storm to fly around and kill your enemies.
Hildryn, very strong and unique Warframe. Its pretty fun to play using Hildryn, as she got quite interesting killing features. As we said before she might be boring sometimes, but its quite worth to have her. Once you found and equip with perfect Hildryn build that suits your gameplay, then this Warframe will really good to play with. If you have any suggestion or any improvements, feel free to tell us.