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

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The murderous Garuda eliminates enemies with vampiric elegance and blood-related skills of great synergy, that can either attack and destroy large numbers of enemies or drain their life force, replenishing Garuda’s HP, Energy, or even shielding her from harm.

How to Craft Garuda?


Garuda's main blueprint will be awarded upon completion of the Vox Solaris quest. Garuda's component blueprints are acquired from Orb Vallis Bounties. Additional main blueprints can be bought from Cephalon Simaris for 50,000 Reputation.

Building Requirements
Garuda Blueprint
Vox Solaris Quest

Garuda Neuroptics Blueprint
Stage 2 Bounty, lvl 20-40 - Drop Chance 12.5%
Stage 3 Bounty, lvl 20-40 - Drop Chance 12.5%
Stage 4 Bounty, lvl 20-40 - Drop Chance 25%

Garuda Chassis Blueprint
Stage 2 Bounty, lvl 5-15 - Drop Chance 7.52%
Stage 3 Bounty, lvl 5-15 - Drop Chance 30.56%

Garuda Systems Blueprint
Stage 2 Bounty, lvl 10-30 - Drop Chance 7.41%
Stage 3 Bounty, lvl 10-30 - Drop Chance 22.22%

Building Time
Warframe- 72 Hours
Components - 12 Hours

Garuda Overview and Best Weapon Options

Garuda’s abilities are 4 blood-related, synergic skills that offer great offensive power. She can drain damage while also protecting herself using Dread Mirror and then shooting that damage back to her enemies. Blood Altar and Bloodletting replenish either HP or Energy, and Seeking Talons can be used to wipe entire groups of enemies. Whoever survives, will be prone to bleeding, so regardless of what do you use, you will be an unstoppable force.

The less Health that Garuda has, the more damage she inflicts; Garuda gains up to 100% additional damage bonus for her abilities and weapons the closer she is to death. When no melee weapon is selected in the Arsenal loadout, Garuda's Talons become available on the Arsenal screen as an exclusive melee weapon that can be modified separately and equipped for combat during missions.

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.
Strength:1 / 1.5 / 1.75 / 2 x Damage capture multiplier
Duration:13 / 15 / 18 / 20 Seconds of mirror duration
30 Meters of pounce range
6 / 7 / 8 / 10 Meters of explosion radius
8 Meters of stagger radius
40% Instant kill threshold
10% Health to heart damage
20% Health to heart damage on instant kill
100 Mirror contact damage
50% Charge damage per sec

Blood Altar
Impale an enemy on an altar of talons and siphon health for Garuda and her allies. Strength:15 / 17 / 20 / 25 % Health per second
Duration:10 / 15 / 15 / 20 Seconds
30 Meters of pounce range
4 / 4.5 / 6 / 8 Meters of heal radius
8 Meters of stagger radius
1% Damage per sec
3 limit of active altars

Garuda sacrifices her health to generate energy.
Efficiency: 18 / 22 / 30 / 35 % Energy gain
-50% Health deducted
2 HP Minimum health threshold

Seeking Talons
Charge to expand the targeting area, release to send Garuda’s talons careening toward each target in the area. Surviving enemies are prone to bleeding.
75 / 100 / 125 / 150 Slash damage
75% Slash status chance
Duration:10 Seconds
2 Meters of talon knockback radius
60 Meters of range
25° Min charge size
95° Max charge size
8 Projectiles

Recommended Weapons
Garuda relies more on her abilities and less on her arsenal and doesn’t use a Melee weapon, but Ignis and Epitaph are always useful. Of course, if you can afford the Prime or Wraith 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 - Ignis


Secondary Weapon - Epitaph

Garuda Best Builds

Garuda - All-Rounder Build


Mods List
Aura Mod - Steel Charge
Exilus Mod - Power Drift
Steel Fiber
Natural Talent

Garuda’s Talons


Pressure Point
Voltaic Strike
Shocking Touch
Virulent Scourge
Blood Rush
Body Count
Weeping Wounds

As stated before, Garuda’s abilities offer great synergy with each other, so you want to be as balanced as possible. Steel Fiber, Vitality, and Adaptation bring sustain and Natural Talent is there to help with the casting times, which can be a bit longer than ideal. For dramatically better results, replace the mods in the setup with their Prime or Umbral versions.