Harrow, the Punisher of Warframe. It is because, Harrow is a dark cleric, bounded by chains and hidden in the shadows who unleash the power to restrain his enemies to a situation where death is mere mercy. You can find Harrow in the Red Veil Quest, a deadly nightmare to those who cross his path. The fact is, he is not everyone’s favorite. It is because some might feel he is the best Warframe and some might say he is the worst; it depends on the mission and the environment he is used for. If you are using Harrow in a group mission, his abilities will play a vital role. His passive is Conviction and is suitable in high-level missions like Elite Sanctuary onslaught or Arbitration missions Harrow will be very successful.
Harrow Special Abilities
Condemn - This ability is known for chains of Harrow. Using Condemn, Harrow will unleash a wave of energy, which will trap all the enemies in its path with chains. This will make them inactive for a certain period. Whenever an enemy gets bound by the chain, the shield points of gets increased. This restored shield point can be converted into over shields.
Penance - The most important ability of Harrow, as you have to keep it active always. It is because a major part of your EHP (Effective Health Point) can be obtained from your self-healing. The damage caused to the enemies by Harrow is converted to health. The duration of Penance depends on the amount of shield lost during the activation of this ability. With Penance, Harrow is able to make transition twice on an exchange for all his shields and over shields to get the bonus in reload speed by 70%, attack speed by 35%, and melee weapon by 5% to steal the life of enemies.
Thurible - This is quite an interesting build as it can be used for casting the powers with your allies. This plays a vital role in its arsenal, and it has some more features hidden. When you activate it, Harrow Warframe will be able to channel his energy with the help of a spell and with his primary mystic tool. This energy is transferred to allies who are with him on the battlefield. The energy that Harrow loss will be retained and restored by killing the enemies. This means the more the energy you give, the greater the reward will be. One more notable thing in Harrow is, if you used to kill the mobs with a head-shot, the energy gain will be increased by 4 times. That’s you he is highly preferred for support missions.
Covenant - This is the last ability, and it has two phases. When you activate covenant, Harrow and the allies who are in contact with the ability range will be invulnerable. The invulnerability period will sustain for a certain period of time and in this phase, any damage taken by Harrow will be absorbed and converted to the critical chance bonus. This will be continued until it hit the max range and it happens within the power duration. Now the second phase, when the invulnerability period ends, Harrow and his allies who are affected will receive the retaliation buff, and it will be active for a certain period of time. This energy buff will increase the accuracy and ability of weapons and the critical hit of head-shots will be greater and it depends on the multiplier.
Best Harrow Builds
It’s a known fact that whenever you install a mod, there will some advantages as well as drawbacks. For instance, when you equip with some Strength ability mods, it may affect the amount of shields per target, energy restored, reload speed, attack speed, energy gain, base critical chance and the ratio of the covenant. Similarly, the Range Ability mods may affect the aura radius and the wave distance of Thurible. Also, the ability duration may affect the vulnerability and retaliation phases of the Covenant.
Harrow Build General Power Stat Table
Special Abilities Stat Table
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The Standard Harrow Build
Once you are familiar with this Harrow Build, you will use it for almost all the missions and every time as it brings you with the best overall combination of all abilities, survivability, and support ability. The purpose of Redirection is to provide you with a very high over shields, and Vitality makes sure about your survival after you activate your Penance. You will need some good amount of duration, strength ability, and efficiency, while the Natural Talent offers you with Quality-of-life mod. You can also use Speed Drift or switch to Hunter Adrenaline instead of Natural Talent. Try out with new things and get your perfect Harrow to build that suits you the most. Since all the skills, work well with the affinity range there is no need to bother more about the ability range. This standard Harrow build will not help you with energy regeneration. And if you want to increase your strength ability further you try to fit in with Umbral Intensify or its normal version too.
The Energy Harrow Build
This Harrow build will be quite familiar to that of the standard version above, but brings you a lot more range which will give you and allies an energy boost. All you need to do is press 3 and wait until you run of energy or until you reach the amount of energy per kill you find satisfied. Remember that you need to get the number of kills to restore the energy for you and your allies and particularly head-shot kills will bring you some extra energy. The build is so straight forward and easy to understand. This might not help you to get a bonus for all the abilities yet is it great and compromise will all your needs. You can also try it out with other aura polarities. In order to improve the protection, you can consider using Warding Thurible. It is quite a neat way, and you can switch it out with either Streamline or Stretch based on your mission type or game-play or your team.
Harrow is pretty situational, as he might seem to be a bad Trinity sometimes, feels like a very strong War frame sometimes and can be a fun and supportive War frame. It all depends on the mission type or your game-play. He might be a hit or a mess can be a super important or just a simple one, as I said it completely depends on your preference and play-style. But he is quite fun and enjoyable when you have your perfect Harrow build. When you can get him, make sure you add some forma in. He is pretty worth and great support Warframe.