Loki is a popular Warframe and all of his abilities are useful. Some abilities are unique no other Warframe can do! This guide contains all builds and explains situations where these abilities can be applied.
Loki deploys a holographic copy of himself, drawing enemy fire.
Loki camouflages himself, becoming invisible to enemies.
Loki instantaneously swaps positions with a target, confusing the enemy.
Lets forth a wave of energy, disrupting the projectile weapons of enemies in range and forcing them to revert to melee combat.
Build is for invisibility only. Invisibility lasts 30.72 seconds and costs 12.50 energy. Energy siphon will cause a +net energy gain providing unlimited invisibility. I chose mobilize for the exilus mod, because Loki has the fastest base sprint speed and sees large gains from +movement speed mods. The exilus mod is, however, highly optional, so you can put any mod you want there.
- Kuva Farming
- Grineer/Corpus/Void Survival
- Grineer/Corpus/Void Defense
- Can be used in conjunction with a speed nova for speed farming
- Grineer/Corpus Sortie Hijack
Irradiating Disarm can be used depending on the situation and how you want to manipulate enemy behavior. Enemies will be disarmed and radiated. They will start attacking each other forming clusters. Without Irradiating Disarm, the enemies will simply charge at you.
Disarm provides great safety for you, your teammates, and the Tenno Operative. The other disarm builds can be used for sortie defense. This build equips the augment mod, Safeguard Switch, which provides additional safety when Loki switch teleports with the Tenno Operative, granting the Tenno Operative 6.3 seconds of invincibility. Players can also manipulate the Tenno Operative’s location.
- Invisibility Duration – 24.48s
- Radial Disarm Range – 36.8 meters
- Invisibility Duration – 15.96
- Radial Disarm Range – 50 meters
These builds is notably better for rescues than the pure invisibility build. Loki can safely escort the Tenno Operative whilst disarming enemies for additional safety.
POE/Syndicate Medallion Farming
Loot Detector and Thief’s Wit provide +72 loot radar on the minimap. With animal instinct equipped on companion, that’s another +30 for a total of +102 loot radar.
- POE wisps
- POE resources
- Syndicate Medallions
- Cephalon Fragments/Somachords
Loki is a possible alternative to Bless Trinity in Eidolon Captures. His switch teleport ability can shorten lure travel time to the Eidolon. Additionally, after switch teleporting with the lure, the lure will gain temporary invincibility from the augment mod, Safeguard Switch. However, he will be hard to use in pubs since most will ask for a Bless Trinity. Since lures are so important, builds with longer lure invulnerability may be better.
- 6.25 energy cost
- 187.50 meter range
- 6.30s lure invulnerability
- 6.25 energy cost
- 104.25 meter range
- 12.24s lure invulnerability
- 6.25 energy cost
- 153.75 meter range
- 7.74s lure invulnerability
- 17.50 energy cost
- 138.00 meter range
- 15.24s lure invulnerability
Loki is often chosen for the dojo obstacle course, because he has the highest base sprint speed of all warframes. Warframes like Volt are faster with his speed ability. However, abilities cannot be used in the obstacle course. This build has equipped all +movement speed mods.
Cheap Non-prime Builds
These builds avoid rare expensive mods, high endo costs, and forma. They do, however, require an orokin reactor to be installed. I recommend eventually getting Loki Prime since he boasts a higher energy pool.
Arcanes are rewarded for capturing Eidolons. A complete set is 10 of each. Each complete set also gives an additional revive.
Gives 40% chance on energy pickup to restore additional 100 energy to you and allies within 20 meters
- Synergizes well with quick thinking for more survivability
- Allows spamming of disarm
On critical hit, gives 40% chance for +120% Damage on Melee for 12 seconds
On critical hit, gives 20% chance for +60% Fire Rate to Rifles for 6 seconds
On energy pickup, gives 20% chance to knockdown nearby enemies within 20 Meters
On critical hit, gives 40% chance for +100% Reload Speed on Snipers for 8 seconds
- Synergizes with Vectis Prime equipped with Depleted Reload
On headshot, gives 80% chance for +120% Damage on Secondaries for 8 seconds
On headshot, gives 10% chance for +120% Damage on Primaries for 16 seconds
On hit, gives 10% chance for +40% Attack Speed on Melee for 12 seconds
On critical hit, gives 10% chance for +60% Fire Rate on Shotguns for 8 Seconds
On critical hit, gives 60% chance for +80% Fire Rate on Secondaries for 6 seconds
Note: Defensive arcanes aren’t really needed because Loki has enough survivability from his invisibility.
Arcane helmets are discontinued and are generally very costly. This is mostly about min/maxing and in no way a requirement. Arcane helmets limit amount of arcane sets that can be installed to 1. Arcane helmets also potentially interfere with fashion frame!!!
Loki Essence Arcane Helmet
- +15% ability efficiency
- -5% armor
- Loki Essence arcane helmet could perhaps replace streamline in the builds giving extra mod slot.
Loki Swindle Arcane Helmet
- +15% ability range
- -5% maximum health
- Loki Swindle arcane helmet improves disarm and loki switch teleport builds.
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