Garuda, known as "gore frame", has the anticipation of blood and gore. Her appearance is quite a charm, as she managed to couple with a sense of grace and mystery until you were aware of the metal talons in her arms when she is ready to attack. She is one of the best Warframe for solo or standalone missions, because of her ability to revolve around health and self-buff or debuff.
Garuda's main inaction is Death Gate, that increased the damage at the cost of her health. When the health is about 2 points, it deals 100% additional damage. The second passive is quite fascinating, it’s her talons. Garuda can use her talons as a melee weapon, only when you don’t equip any other alternative melee weapon. It can be modified; in fact, it is very useful, but the range is limited. Her cool and calculating personality brings a new skill to the game, and she will always be limited to Fortuna. This Warframe will require unique resources that can be found only on the Orb Vallis, so try to collect such rare resources when you go on a bounty run or while exploring other caves and fields.
Garuda Special Abilities
Dread mirror - This is quite like a shield of absorption. When you cast this spell, she leaps towards her foe, damaging them with her talons and strip them off. When she approaches her enemies, she will unleash a staggering effect around the target. This can be also used as a shield to protect yourself from the incoming damage. It not only protects you from incoming damage, but it also absorbs it and stores the damage in a blood orb. When the orb is charged you can use it to fire at your enemies.
Blood Altar - Garuda attacks a mob on a stake, siphon off the health and create a staggering effect. This energy restoration can be utilized by you and your allies. She is capable of creating 3 altars at a time, which is quite enough to provide health for the whole group to protect an area. But remember that the ability is duration based.
Bloodletting - This is a synergistic ability. When you activate it, Garuda will slash herself to increase the damage output result, but the cost of half of her health. If you recast this ability again, the reduction in her health will continue until it reaches the base health – 2 points. If you cast it at maximum rank, you will be able to store the health by about 25%. What you have to do is cast Bloodletting to increase the damage output, and use Blood Altar to regain the health.
Seeking Talons - On casting this ability, she will be able to channel the blood beneath which raises her in the air and create a ring aura that expands outwards. Enemies who come in contact with the area of effect will be struck by a flying sphere which causes 150 slash damage and stuns them for 10s. The enemy or mob who comes in contact with this area of effect will be sought out by Garuda’s talons.
Best Garuda Builds
Garuda is a Tanky Warframe and hence modding her with good Armor and health, synergize ability is important to maintain a balance between Health regeneration and High Damage output. Hence, considering all the things, we have given you some Garuda builds. Try every Garuda build we have suggested, as each build will have its own specific features and abilities.
Garuda Build General Power Stat Table
Special Abilities Stat Table
ENEMY HEALTH ABSORPTION
ENEMY LIFE DRAIN
Seeking Talons Garuda Build
Seeking Talons is the ultimate ability of Garuda that uses its claws to inflict the bleeding wounds and also leave a mark to enemies in range to increase the damage output. If you want to increase the damage output you need to pick up more strength, at the same time you should be able to cast your blood altar and bloodletting ability to heal yourself as this will give you more energy. This Garuda build will provide you the necessary resources. The primed flow will help you to increase the amount of energy when you cast it with Bloodletting. To increase the area of effect, Natural Talent will help you. The Redirection will help you in survival. To cast your full potential with this Garuda Build, find a good position before you cast your ultimate ability. Keep a check on your energy pool, as this Garuda Build has a very low energy efficiency.
Blood Altar Garuda Build
Blood Altar Garuda Build is a supportive build which uses a high amount of range in order to increase efficiency. This Garuda build will be really useful in high-level missions. The Constitution and Primed Continuity will help you to deal with a good amount of duration, Redirection is the most suitable preferred survival mod. It is possible to impale more than one enemy, and if you want to heal faster you need to impale three or more enemies. Have a regular check on the energy pool.
Dread Mirror Garuda Build
The Dread Mirror Garuda Build is more on the casual side and is suitable for the high-level missions. Apart from that, this build will be fun to play version of Garuda and is quite interesting. The first ability Dread Mirror, on casting will rip off the enemies and restore their energy to form a shield that will protect you from the incoming damage. By pressing 1 again, you will be able to channel it up and use it to fire against your enemies. Natural Talent is a very good quality of life mod and Redirection for survivability. Intensify increases the initial shield, however, it is the weakest mod of this Garuda Build if you wish, you can replace it with the Primed Flow, or Steel Fiber or Vitality.
Talons Garuda Build
Garuda’s Talons can be used as a melee weapon. To do so, you need to remove any alternative melee weapon you are using currently. You may have to invest one or two Forma to make to activate the claws. Finding the perfect Garuda build is based on your preferences. But on a general note, you have two options. The first option is the Garuda build we have shown here, this helps you to build on the strength of the Talons, the results in high base damage and high-status chance and high slash damage.The second option is to create a Garuda build that can tackle to use the four status chance mods. The four mods are Weeping Wounds, Blood Rush, Drifting Contact and Steel charge. If you have 100 % status chance, then try using these four mods together with the usual mods, but remember the damage output will be less when compared with the first Garuda Build.
The Garuda Warframe is a versatile one and the Warframe can be used in different roles. Because of her area of effect skills, she deals with huge damage output. Her resource farming craft may be lengthy, but grinding is a big process so you have to. She comes with unique and strong Warframe, so playing along with a melee Garuda Build is pretty fun and worthy.