As per his name, Hydroid, he as the commands over the water element. With his abilities, Hydroid is able to control water and release huge monstrous tentacles against the enemies. Hydroid's passive strength is Deep Tendril, which creates a chance to summon a tentacle from the deep for every melee slam attack. What I love is, these tentacles will give a massive entry, then grabs the enemy and trash them causing damage around. He is one of the valuable collections in the list and is quite fun to use him. People who love to destroy things in a massive approach will love this Warframe. If you find the parts, better weapons, then he will be a deadly Warframe in the Warfield.
Hydroid Special Abilities
Tempest Barrage - The Warframe hit the targeted area with a barrage of water projectiles thereby knocks down the enemies and deals with the damage output. To activate this ability, press the ability button and hold on until the tempest barrage gets charged. This will increase the damage a duration at the cost of energy. Casting the ability will be easy as the targeted area will be highlighted.
Tidal surge - In this, the Warframe itself transforms into water and surges forward as a massive wave with increased speed. Enemies or mobs who are under this attack will be inactive and get damaged. When transformed into a wave, he is immune to damage.
Undertow - Here, Hydroid transforms into a pool and will be invulnerable. Mobs who come in contact with the pool will be drowned. As long as the enemies are submerged into the pool the damage over time will keep on increasing. The submerged enemies will be released from the pool, if they die inside it or when the ability is deactivated. One more interesting feature about this ability is, when it is activated, you can also use the primary attack, thereby grab and drag the enemies using water tendrils but at some cost of energy.
Tentacle Swarm - Here comes the favorite one. Casting this ability will summon a deadly creature from the deep, which will emerge will a number of tentacles on the targeted surface area. You can also increase the target area and the number of tentacles by charging this ability. The Tentacles will cause damage when they emerge from the ground and it also replicates the same effect when they disappear into the ground. The emerged tentacles will grab the enemies around and trash them onto the ground causing damage output. You can also use this ability along with Undertow, which will make the tentacles to emerge at the center of the pool and this combo will inflict more damage
Best Hydroid Builds
Hydroid is mostly used in a premade farming group, so that you may not need to use Rejuvenation or Energy siphon. To find a perfect Hydroid build you need to consider a lot of factors. If you are planning to go on a solo mission picking another aura will be okay as well. The strength ability mods will have some effect on the damage of tidal Surge, Tempest Barrage, Tentacle swarm, base damage.
Similarly, the ability range mods affect the Tidal Surge contact radius, Tempest Barrage projectile explosion radius, Undertow pool radius, and the grab range of tentacle and the Tentacle Swarm spawn radius. And the ability duration mods affect the speed of the Tidal Surge wave, the energy cost of Undertow, and the duration of Tentacle Swarm and Tempest Barrage. Taking all this into consideration, we have provided you with some best Hydroid builds. All you need to do is, try each Hydroid build and find which suits your gameplay.
Hydroid Build General Power Stat Table
Special Abilities Stat Table
UNDERTO WING BUILD
Pilfering Hydroid build
As we mentioned before, Hydroid is mostly used for farming groups. For farming resources, you will be using this Hydroid build. Pilfering Swarm ability plays the primary part in the Hydroid build and when the enemies are attached by tentacles, it provides an additional energy drop. All you need to press 4 and hold it for a few seconds to unleash the Tentacle Swarm ability. This is quite a clean and dedicates Hydroid build used for farming, you need not worry about efficiency. Because using this Hydroid build will increase youRange abilities and duration abilities, which are pretty enough to kill the high-level enemies. And the strength ability is good enough to deal with the low-level mobs.
A good mix of these three abilities is necessary to have better survivability. This Hydroid build will be a useful endless mission as you can find a lot of resources in a short duration. To add more strength, you can use more forma and mods like Umbral Intensify or sacrifice. You can also use this Hydroid build for other missions too. Just remove the Pilfering Swarm and use some efficiency mods instead.
Undertowing Hydroid Build
Undertowing Hydroid Build is quite a standard and balanced build. But you will need a solid tank build to deal with the amount of damage. You can trap your enemies in your path, by pressing 3, as it will transform you into a puddle of water. For other enemies who are away from your path, use the tentacles to hook them up. I would suggest you use the ultimate ability while in puddle form, as it will deal with a lot of damage to everyone who is trapped inside the pool. This build is quite similar to the Pilfering Hydroid builds because you will need a good amount of rage and strength to kill the enemies. In this build, instead of duration, we have equipped with some efficiency mods.
Hydroid, a deadly Warframe with very cool animation and effects. Mostly used as a resource farming group, as it plays a vital role in group missions. This doesn’t mean that he is not suitable for solo missions. Equipping with the suitable Hydroid build will make him a perfect War-machine. If you can get over the prime parts or if you are able to farm the assassination node you will get a lot of benefits in using this Warframe. It’s a fact that choosing to play with a dedicated group will have the best results and more fun rather than playing solo.