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Warframe Rhino - How to Unlock and Best Build Guide

One of the sturdiest Warframes in the game, Rhino is part of the roster since the very beginning. This powerhouse of a Warframe has the potential to be virtually indestructible while also hitting hard and buffing teammates, which makes him incredibly versatile.

His Prime version also displays better higher armour and sprint speed, as well as an additional polarity. However, right now Rhino Prime is unobtainable until the Vault brings him back, so you may need to roam around the Trade Chat in case you want him.

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How to Obtain and Craft Rhino?

Rhino Blueprint can be bought in the Market at 35,000 credits, and his component blueprints can be farmed from defeating Jackal on Fossa, Venus. Keep in mind, since this is a boss battle it can take a few attempts to gather all the blueprints, but this Warframe it’s more than worth the waiting, so be patient and good luck!

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Component Requirements/How to Obtain Time to Build
Rhino Blueprint35,000 Credits72 Hours
Rhino NeuropticsFossa, Venus - Drop Chance 38.72% 12 Hours
Rhino ChassisFossa, Venus - Drop Chance 38.72% 12 Hours
Rhino SystemsFossa, Venus - Drop Chance 22.56%12 Hours

Warframe Rhino - Skills & Abilities

As stated before, Rhino it’s a warframe with the potential to buff teammates and hit really hard that also excels on the tanky side. You can either use a support approach when playing in a team by using Roar and Stomp for crowd control and if you’re more inclined to go solo you will need to focus on a setup that relies on Iron Skin.

Passive
If Rhino falls far enough to do a Hard Landing, the ground impact will discharge a shockwave that deals damage in a 6-meter area of effect and knocking down nearby enemies.

Rhino Charge
Rhino charges towards a target, clobbering any in his path and goring his victim.

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Stats Stat Values
Strength150 / 250 / 450 / 650 Impact Damage
DurationCombo window of 1 second
Range6 / 8 / 10 / 12 meters Charge range 1.5 / 1.6 / 1.8 / 2 meters of Impact radius
Miscellaneous-

Iron Skin
Rhino hardens his skin, insulating himself from all damage.

Stats Stat Values
Strength400 / 600 / 800 / 1200 Base Armor Health 1.25 / 1.75 / 2.50x of Armor Multiplier
Duration-
Range-
Miscellaneous1.5 / 2 / 3 / 3 seconds of invulnerability duration

Roar
Grants all nearby Warframes a boost on damage for a short duration.

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Stats Stat Values
Strength10 / 15 / 25 / 50 %
Duration30 seconds
Range15 / 20 / 22 / 25 meters
Miscellaneous-

Rhino Stomp
Rhino stomps with force sufficient to disrupt time, tumbling enemies around him in stasis.

Stats Stat Values
Strength150 / 300 / 500 / 800 Damage
Duration3 / 4 / 5 / 8 seconds
Range15 / 18 / 22 / 25 meters
MiscellaneousEnemies are slowed down by 80% / 90% / 95% / 97.5%

Read More: Warframe The Arsenal Divide - Weapons Rebalance, Reworked Mods, And New Arcanes

Rhino - Best Arsenal Loadout

Since Rhino is a slow Warframe that hits really hard, we want to compensate for that using fast weapons such as Orthos and Akstilletto as Melee and Secondary Weapons. While Tigris isn’t a fast weapon per se, it certainly hits really hard, accompanying Rhino’s bulky nature. If you can afford the Prime version of any of these, the better.

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Primary Weapon - Tigris

Mod Effect
Loadout Mod #1 - Point Blank+90% Damage
Loadout Mod #2 - Hell's Chamber+120% Multishot
Loadout Mod #3 - Sweeping Serration+120% Slash
Loadout Mod #4 - Vigilante Armaments+60% Multishot 5% chance to enhance Critical Hits from Primary weapons
Loadout Mod #5 - Toxic Barrage+60% Toxin +60% Status Chance
Loadout Mod #6 - Shell Shock+60% Electricity +60% Status Chance
Loadout Mod #7 - Frigid Blast+60% Cold +60% Status Chance
Loadout Mod #8 - Scattering Inferno+60% Heat +60% Status Chance
Exilus Mod Any
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Secondary Weapon - Akstilleto

Mod Effect
Loadout Mod #1 - Hornet Strike+220% Damage
Loadout Mod #2 - Lethal Torrent+60% Fire Rate +60% Multishot
Loadout Mod #3 - Augur Pact+90% Damage. Set Bonus: 40% Energy spent on abilities is converted to shields.
Loadout Mod #4 - Barrel Diffusion+120% Multishot
Loadout Mod #5 - Pistol Pestilence+60% Toxin +60% Status Chance
Loadout Mod #6 - Scorch+60% Heat +60% Status Chance
Loadout Mod #7 - Frostbite+60% Cold +60% Status Chance
Loadout Mod #8 - Steady Hands-60% Weapon Recoil
Exilus Mod - Targeting SubsystemOn Hit: +30% Accuracy when Aiming for 9s
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Warframe Orthos
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Melee Weapon - Orthos

Mod Effect
Stance Mod - Shimmering BlightFast spinning attacks and staggering strikes.
Loadout Mod #1 - Reach+1.1 Range
Loadout Mod #2 - Vicious Frost+60% Cold +60% Status Chance
Loadout Mod #3 - Virulent Scourge+60% Toxin +60% Status Chance
Loadout Mod #4 - Volcanic Edge+60% Heat +60% Status Chance
Loadout Mod #5 - Weeping Wounds+40% Status Chance per Combo Multiplier
Loadout Mod #6 - Condition Overload+120% Critical Chance (x2 for Heavy Attacks)
Loadout Mod #7 - Blood Rush+40% Critical Chance stacks with Combo Multiplier
Loadout Mod #8 - Berserker FuryOn Melee Kill: +35% Attack Speed for 10s. Stacks up to 2x.
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Rhino Best Builds

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Rhino - Iron Skin Build

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The idea of this build is simple to understand, and once you get accustomed to it, you will have tons of fun shooting people like the immortal machine you are. Let’s break it down part by part:

First, let’s begin with the basics, you want to focus on two values: Armor, and Strength. Intensify, Power Drift, Steel Fiber, Stand United, Blind Rage, Armor Agility, and Transient Fortitude, all those modes will dramatically buff those values, with some sacrifices in Duration, which you don’t really need, and Efficiency, which you will compensate using either Flow or Streamline. You may need to use a Forma in the Aura slot to change the polarity and make Stand United work, but generally, the loadout will be easy to fill.

Now, let’s get to the juicy part, which involves Ironclad Charge and Iron Shrapnel. The first will give you a bonus in armor for each enemy you hit with the Charge Ability, which will also contribute to the Armor Multiplier of Iron Skin. This is the foundation of this build since the idea is to hit as many enemies as possible so the Iron Skin benefits as much as possible from that temporal bonus.

Iron Shrapnel serves the purpose of turning off your Iron Skin (which you can’t do without it) in case it’s near to deplete, and it applies nice radial damage. Once you successfully applied the Iron Skin with that Armor bonus still active, you will see crazy, crazy numbers in your armor values, which is what you want. Now you can freely wreak havoc and bullets will barely touch you!

Mod Effect
Aura Mod - Stand United+25.5% Armor
Exilus Mod - Power Drift+15% Ability Strength +30% Chance to Resist Knockdown
Loadout Mod #1 - Armored Agility+15% Sprint Speed +45% Armor
Loadout Mod #2 - Intensify+55% Ability Strength
Loadout Mod #3 - Ironclad ChargeRhino Charge Augment: Each enemy hit increases Rhino's Armor Rating by 50% for 10s.
Loadout Mod #4 - Transient Fortitude+55% Ability Strength -27.5% Ability Duration
Loadout Mod #5 - AdaptationWhen Damaged: +10% Resistance to that Damage Type for 20s. Stacks up to 90%.
Loadout Mod #6 - Steel Fiber+110% Armor
Loadout Mod #7 - Flow+150% Energy Max
Loadout Mod #8 - Iron ShrapnelIron Skin Augment: Recasting Iron Skin will cause it to detonate, dealing 100% of its remaining Health as Puncture Damage, and knocking down enemies.

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Rhino - Buff Roar Build

This build centers around a more offensive approach, where you will need to buff as much Strength and Duration as you can, to be able to use Roar with high buffing numbers, while still retaining enough sustain to survive in high levels. Easy to assemble and even easier to comprehend, you just need to consume an energy orb (which will grant a Power Strength bonus thanks to Energy Conversion), right after that cast Roar, and let your teammates make their magic with massive damage bonuses.

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Mod Effect
Aura Mod - Growing PowerApplying Status Effects with weapons increase Ability Strength by 25% for 6s.
Exilus Mod - Power Drift+15% Ability Strength +30% Chance to Resist Knockdown
Loadout Mod #1 - Blind Rage+99% Ability Strength -55% Ability Efficiency
Loadout Mod #2 - Intensify+55% Ability Strength
Loadout Mod #3 - Continuity+30% Ability Duration
Loadout Mod #4 - Iron ShrapnelIron Skin Augment: Recasting Iron Skin will cause it to detonate, dealing 100% of its remaining Health as Puncture Damage, and knocking down enemies.
Loadout Mod #5 - Augur Message+24% Ability Duration. Set Bonus: 40% Energy spent on abilities is converted to shields.
Loadout Mod #6 - Transient Fortitude+55% Ability Strength -27.5% Ability Duration
Loadout Mod #7 - Energy ConversionEnergy orbs grant 50% more Ability Strength to your next cast.
Loadout Mod #8 - Augur Secrets+24% Ability Strength. Set Bonus: 40% Energy spent on abilities is converted to shields.


And that's all you need to know about Rhino! While you're here, you can check out our useful Yareli, Nidus, and Sevagoth guides, or keep an eye on our Prime Vault and Prime Access guide so you don't miss on the returning and upcoming items!