15 Jun 2021 12:30 PM +00:00

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

The dual Equinox is an interesting warframe to use since she can adopt different forms with different approaches in mind. However, even if she separates herself between Night and Day forms, the combination of the two usually report greater results, rather than prioritizing one over the other.

Her Prime version also displays increased armor, health, and energy capacity, as well as an additional polarity. However, right now Mag 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.

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How to Craft Equinox?

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Equinox requires a unique method to craft, where you have to forge both the Equinox Night Aspect and Equinox Day Aspect in the Foundry before the Warframe itself can be built. Equinox's main blueprint can be purchased from the Market, and her Component and Aspect blueprints can be obtained by defeating Tyl Regor on Titania, Uranus.

Building Requirements
Equinox Blueprint Price - 25,000 Credits
Equinox Night Aspect - Drop Chance 11.28% (Titania, Uranus)
Equinox Night Neuroptics - Drop Chance 12.91% (Titania, Uranus)
Equinox Night Chassis - Drop Chance 12.91% (Titania, Uranus)
Equinox Night Systems - Drop Chance 12.91% (Titania, Uranus)
Equinox Day Aspect - Drop Chance 11.28% (Titania, Uranus)
Equinox Day Neuroptics - Drop Chance 12.91% (Titania, Uranus)
Equinox Day Chassis - Drop Chance 12.91% (Titania, Uranus)
Equinox Day Systems - Drop Chance 12.91% (Titania, Uranus)

Building Time
Warframe- 72 Hours
Components - 12 Hours

Equinox Overview and Best Weapon Options

Equinox may seem complicated, but it’s honestly simple to grasp as long as you know what you want to do. Her abilities can be extremely useful for crowd control but also for wiping entire rooms at once, and with that in mind, she can shine when used as a Sleep-Nuke character.

Abilities

Passive
When Equinox collects Health Orbs or Energy Orbs, 10% of the restored amount is converted into additional Energy and Health respectively. Equinox can shift between two forms to alter her abilities: The defensive/supportive-focused Night Form or the offensive-focused Day Form.

Customizing Equinox's primary emission color determines what form she starts with:

  • Dark hues change default form to Night Form
  • Bright hues change default form to Day Form
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Forms and abilities can be cycled mid-mission using Metamorphosis.

Metamorphosis

Switch forms, temporarily gaining bonus shields and armor in Night Form, or bonus damage and speed in Day Form.

Night Form
Strength:
100 / 150 / 200 / 250 Armor bonus
50 / 75 / 100 / 150 Shield bonus
Duration: 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 Seconds

Day Form
Strength:
10% / 15% / 20% / 25% Damage bonus
5% / 10% / 12% / 15% Speed bonus
Duration: 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 Seconds

Rest & Rage

In Night Form targets are put to sleep. In Day Form targets become more vulnerable to damage.

Night Form - Rest
Duration: 10 / 14 / 18 / 22 Seconds
Range:
1 / 3 / 3 / 5 Meters of area radius
20 / 30 / 40 / 50 Meters of cast range
Misc: 80 / 70 / 60 / 50 % wakeup health threshold

Day Form - Rage
Strength:
20 / 30 / 40 / 50 % damage vulnerability
5 / 10 / 15 / 20 % enemy speed bonus
Duration: 10 / 14 / 18 / 22 Seconds
Range:
1 / 3 / 3 / 5 Meters of area radius
20 / 30 / 40 / 50 Meters of cast range

Pacify & Provoke

In Night Form reduces damage inflicted by nearby enemies. In Day Form increases Ability Strength of nearby allies.

Night Form - Pacify
Strength:20% / 33% / 43% / 50% Damage reduction
Range:10 / 12 / 14 / 16 Meters

Day Form - Provoke
Strength:5% / 10% / 15% / 20% Ability Strength bonus
Range:10 / 12 / 14 / 16 Meters

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Mend & Maim

In Night Form, allies’ Shields are replenished with each nearby enemy killed. In Day Form, enemies are inflicted with the Bleed Status Effect. Deactivate to restore Health and Shields to Equinox and allies in Night Form, or cast a wave of slashing force in Day Form.

Night Form - Mend
Strength: 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 Shields per kill
Range: 10 / 12 / 15 / 18 Meters
Misc: 50% / 55% / 60% / 75% Hitpoint conversion

Day Form - Maim
Strength: 75 / 100 / 125 / 150 Aura Slash damage
Range: 10 / 12 / 15 / 18 Meters
Misc: 50% / 55% / 60% / 75% Damage conversion

Recommended Weapons

Equinox doesn’t need to rely on her weapons, so anything should be fine, and Acceltra, Epitaph, and Orthos will fill their roles. 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 - Acceltra

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Secondary Weapon - Epitaph

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Melee Weapon - Orthos

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Equinox Best Builds

Equinox - Sleep-Maim Build

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Mods List
Aura Mod - Enemy Radar
Exilus Mod - Cunning Drift
Loadout

  • Vitality
  • Overextended
  • Flow
  • Continuity
  • Blind Rage
  • Streamline
  • Stretch
  • Augur Reach

    The idea of the build is using Night Form to put the enemies to sleep and then using Maim to wipe every single thing surrounding you. To do that, we need to focus on Range, first and foremost, and then Duration and Strength. If you don’t feel that Vitality is useful, you can always change it for Narrow Minded, if you want a bit more sleep duration at the cost of range. For dramatically better results, replace the mods in the setup with their Prime or Umbral versions.