Warframe Banshee Guide - How to Obtain, Craft, and Best Builds

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Banshee is a sound-themed Warframe that uses acoustic to reveal enemy positions and their weak spots or attack with vibrations that topple her foes. Her abilities are a great source of crowd control that, combined with great fire weapons, turn Banshee into a great offensive force.

Her Prime version also displays higher armor, energy capacity, and sprint speed, as well as an additional polarity. However, right now Banshee Prime is unobtainable until the Vault brings her back, so you may need to roam around the Trade Chat in case you want to obtain her blueprints.

How to Craft Banshee?

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Banshee's blueprints can be researched from the Tenno Lab in the Dojo.

Building Requirements
Banshee Blueprint Price - Tenno Lab Research
Banshee Neuroptics - Tenno Lab Research
Banshee Chassis - Tenno Lab Research
Banshee Systems - Tenno Lab Research

Building Time
Warframe- 72 Hours
Components - 12 Hours

Banshee Overview and Best Weapon Options

Banshee’s abilities bring great crowd control tools for you to play, while also debilitating enemies, leaving them open while you open fire on them. Silence and Sonar are the best by far, and Sonic Boom can get you out of tight situations.

Abilities
Passive

All of Banshee's equipped weapons, including Gunblades, such as Redeemer, and weapons equipped on Sentinels, should they be present, are treated as silent.

Sonic Boom
Banshee emits a sonic shockwave that pushes targets in range with enough force to incapacitate or kill attackers.
Strength: 25 / 35 / 40 / 50 Impact damage
Range: 10 / 12 / 13 / 15 Meters

Sonar
Using acoustic location, Banshee's Sonar power finds and tracks enemies, and exposes critical weak spots to everyone in your squad.
Strength: 2x / 3x / 4x / 5x
Duration: 10 / 15 / 20 / 30 Seconds
Range: 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 Meters

Silence
Using Silence surrounds Banshee in an aura that stuns enemies and will limit their perceptions and tactical response to gunfire and Warframe attacks.
Duration: 10 / 15 / 20 / 30 Seconds
Range: 10 / 13 / 15 / 20 Meters
Misc: 2 Seconds of stun duration

Sound Quake
Channeling all of her acoustic energy into the environment, Banshee uses ultrasonic reverberations to violently shake the ground.
Strength: 125 / 150 / 175 / 200 Blast damage
Range: 12 / 15 / 18 / 20 Meters

Recommended Weapons
Since you need to focus on weak parts I’d recommend fire weapons that you feel comfortable with since you will have to aim at the weaker parts. Astilla, Akstiletto, and Redeemer resonate really well with Banshee due to their stats and Redeemer’s synergy with Banshee’s Passive. Of course, if you can afford the Prime versions, the better. Use as many Forma on them as you see fit to achieve the desired build, and you'll be good to go!

Primary Weapon - Astilla

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Secondary Weapon - Akstiletto

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Melee Weapon - Redeemer

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Banshee Best Builds

Banshee - Sonar Silence Build

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Mods List
Aura Mod - Brief Respite
Exilus Mod - Vigilante Pursuit
Loadout

Continuity
Narrow Minded
Flow
Natural Talent
Resonance
Stretch
Rolling Guard
Transient Fortitude

The idea of the build is to improve our Sonar and Silence abilities focusing on Duration and Strength. This will sacrifice a bit of range but the remaining Range at max level will be good enough for high-level missions. Rolling Guard + Brief Respite will give you invulnerability frames where you can replenish shields if things get spicy, and Natural Talent will help with the casting times so you don’t stay too open to attacks. For dramatically better results, replace the mods in the setup with their Prime or Umbral versions.