WARFRAME: GARUDA COMPLETE GUIDE – DROPS, ABILITIES, AND BUILDS

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  • How To Craft Garuda
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Warframe brings players into the Origin System, in a never-ending war against the many factions trying to gain power and influence. As the tenno, you will lead a war against many evil forces while also trying to figure out your identity and place within this endless conflict. While you do that, you will obtain a vast amount of weapons, tools, and warframes.

Introduced back in 2018, Garuda is a deadly warframe with blood-based abilities that can drain her own health in order to generate other types of useful resources, or mercilessly obliterate enemies on the battlefield. With a new Prime version and a recent rework, here’s everything you need to know to play as Garuda, the gore queen.

How To Craft Garuda

To craft Garuda you must obtain her Main Blueprint first, which will be awarded upon completion of the Vox Solaris Quest. Once you obtain that, the component blueprints can be acquired from Orb Vallis Bounties. The materials involved in the creation of Garuda’s components are farmable across Orb Vallis and other places in the Origin System.

Garuda Blueprint

How To ObtainVox Solaris Quest Reward
Needed Materials
  • 25,000 Credits
  • x1 Garuda Neuroptics
  • x1 Garuda Chassis
  • x1 Garuda Systems
  • x3,500 Kuva
Crafting Time72 Hours

Garuda Chassis

How To ObtainOrb Vallis Bounties
Needed Materials
  • 15,000 Credits
  • x2 Calda Toroid
  • x3 Radiant Zodian
  • x40 Travocyte Alloy
  • x2200 Alloy Plate
Crafting Time12 Hours

Garuda Neuroptics

How To ObtainOrb Vallis Bounties
Needed Materials
  • 15,000 Credits
  • x2 Vega Toroid
  • x6 Star Amarast
  • x40 Axidrol Alloy
  • x5000 Nano Spores
Crafting Time12 Hours

Garuda Systems

How To ObtainOrb Vallis Bounties
Needed Materials
  • 15,000 Credits
  • x2 Sola Toroid
  • x3 Marquise Thyst
  • x40 Venerdo Alloy
  • x2400 Polymer Bundle
Crafting Time12 Hours

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Garuda Abilities

Passive

Garuda has two Passive abilities:

Death’s Gate

Garuda gains up to 100% additional damage bonus for her abilities and weapons, for each kill or assisted kill.

  • Damage bonus increases by 5% per kill.
  • After not killing for 5 seconds, the damage bonus decays by 1% per 2 seconds.

Garuda’s Talons

When no melee weapon is selected in the Arsenal loadout, Garuda’s Talons become available as an exclusive melee weapon that can be modified and equipped for combat during missions.

Dread Mirror

Dread Mirror: Rip the life force from an enemy and use it as a shield that captures damage. Charge to channel the captured damage into an explosive projectile.

Dread Mirror StatsStats per Rank
Cost25 Energy
Radius30 Meters of Pounce Range
6 / 7 / 8 / 10 Meters of Explosion Radius
Duration13 / 15 / 18 / 20 Seconds
Damage1 / 1.5 / 1.75 / 2 x Damage Capture multiplier
StrengthDurationEfficiencyRange
Affects Damage Capture multiplierAffects Mirror durationAffects Energy CostAffects Pounce Range

This Ability is a perfectly defensive resource while also retaining offensive capabilities. After using the AoE attack that this skill triggers, the summoned shield will prevent enemies from damaging you until you consider it’s time to shoot the accumulated damage back. If you want to spice things up, the Augment Mod Dread Ward will make Garuda immortal for a short time when an enemy is instantly killed by Dread Mirror.

Blood Altar

Blood Altar: Impale an enemy on an altar of talons and siphon health for Garuda and her allies.

Note: This ability can be subsumed with the Helminth System.
Blood Altar StatsStats per Rank
Cost50 Energy
Radius30 Meters of Pounce Range
4 / 4.5 / 6 / 8 Meters of Heal Radius
Duration10 / 15 / 15 / 20 Seconds
Damage15 / 17 / 20 / 25 % Enemy Health drained per second
StrengthDurationEfficiencyRange
Affects Health drained per secondAffects Altar durationAffects Energy CostAffects Pounce Range and Heal Radius

An AoE attack that also helps to generate up to three healing pools, this ability is one of the best crowd control resources in the game, and also a massively useful healing ability. Easily one of the best skills in Garuda’s arsenal, it’s an incredible survivability resource to have either in solo mode or while playing a supporting role in a group.

Bloodletting

Bloodletting: Garuda sacrifices her health to generate energy and clear Status Effects.

Bloodletting StatsStats per Rank
Cost50% of Maximum Health
RadiusN/A
DurationN/A
DamageN/A
StrengthDurationEfficiencyRange
N/AN/AN/AN/A

Energy-generating abilities are not common in this game, which makes Bloodletting a rare tool to have, albeit a great one. With a blood-based warframe like Garuda, losing Health is something not as concerning thanks to her other skills, which makes Blodletting shine even more as a result.

Now, if you want to enter into broken territory, the Augment Blood Forge will make this ability to fully reload her equipped weapon each time you use it.

Seeking Talons

Seeking Talons: Charge to expand the targeting area, release to send Garuda’s talons careening toward each target in area. Surviving enemies are prone to bleeding.

Seeking Talons StatsStats per Rank
Cost100 Energy
RadiusN/A
Duration10 Seconds
Damage150 / 200 / 250 / 300 Slash Damage
75% Slash Status Chance
StrengthDurationEfficiencyRange
Affects Damage and Status ChanceAffects the Mark durationAffects Energy CostAffects Charge range and Impact Radius

The final ability is, of course, a properly offensive attack where Garuda uses her talons to kill everyone, or at the very least, cause a hurtful Bleed-out on whoever survives. Keep in mind that the Talons are upgradable, so keep them fully modded at all times.

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Garuda Prime

The Prime version of Garuda possesses higher Energy and Armor, as well as an additional Madurai polarity. This Prime warframe will be released later today, on March 28th of 2022, with the Nagantaka Prime and Corvas Prime as her flagship weapons.

Best Garuda Builds

Bloodthirst Build

Note: This build will display several Mods, some of which have stronger versions, such as Umbral or Primed mods. For better results, adapt this build to whichever version you have available.
Aura Mod – Steel Charge+60% Melee Damage
Exilus Mod – Power Drift+15% Ability Strength
+30% Chance to Resist Knockdown
Mod #1 – Vitality+440% Health
Mod #2 – Blood ForgeBloodletting Augment: Garuda’s equipped weapon is reloaded up to 100%.
Mod #3 – Intensify+55% Ability Strength
Mod #4 – Natural Talent+50% Casting Speed
Mod #5 – Flow+150% Energy Max
Mod #6 – AdaptationWhen Damaged: +10% Resistance to that Damage Type for 20 seconds. Stacks up to +90%.
Mod #7 – Blind Rage+99% Ability Strength
-55% Ability Efficiency
Mod #8 – Stretch+45% Ability Range

This build takes advantage of Garuda’s rework and augment mods, given the synergy between her abilities. Natural Talent, Flow, and Blood Forge will help you cast abilities like Blodletting with ease, which in turn fully reloads your weapon instantly, making you a non-stopping weapon of mass destruction on the battlefield. For an overall better use of her abilities you must prioritize Strength, and then Range and Duration for a wider area of effect and more sustainability. Either playing alone or with friends, this all-rounder build will make you a great asset in any kind of mission or difficulty across the game.