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

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Grendel is a particularly interesting Warframe. With his eating-based abilities, he can provide great crowd control while also turning himself into an offensive weapon on the battlefield by rolling like a ball. Whether you devour your enemies or if you choose to stampede through large groups of enemies, his abilities make him a great addition to any arsenal loadout.

How to Craft Grendel?

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Grendel's main blueprint can be purchased from the Market, but the component blueprints are awarded by completing certain missions on Europa using Locators, which can be purchased from the Arbitration Honors vendor found in any Relay for 25 Vitus Essence each.

Purchasing a Locator will unlock a unique mission associated with it, which guarantees the associated Grendel component as a reward.

The Grendel Neuroptics Locator unlocks the Archaeo-freighter, a 20-minute Survival mission.
The Grendel Chassis Locator unlocks the Icefields of Riddah, a 15-wave Defense mission.
The Grendel Systems Locator unlocks the Mine of Karishh, an Excavation mission where players have to collect 800 Cryotic.

Building Requirements
Grendel Blueprint Price - 35,000 Credits
Grendel Neuroptics - Drop Chance (Archaeo-freighter)
Grendel Chassis - Drop Chance (Icefields of Riddah)
Grendel Systems - Drop Chance (Mine of Karishh)

Building Time
Warframe- 72 Hours
Components - 12 Hours

Grendel Overview and Best Weapon Options

Grendel abilities are eating-based, and while they can be extremely disgusting, they also are really cool crowd control tools and hit hard. Feast is the first and best of all of them, with Nourish bringing versatile buffs and Regurgitate being an offensive skill. Pulverize can be fun to use, even if it’s not that great.


Devouring his prey whole, Grendel slowly digests the enemies he swallows via Feast. For each enemy still alive in his belly, Grendel passively gains 50 Armor points.

Swallow an enemy whole and store it in Grendel’s gut. Not satisfied? Keep eating, but beware, each foe in Grendel’s belly slowly consumes energy. Hold to vomit out stored enemies covering them in toxic bile.
2 / 3 / 4 / 5 % Armor removal per second
250 / 300 / 450 / 500 Toxin damage on vomit
Range: 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 Meters of swallow range
1.5 Seconds of maw open duration
1 Second of maw open extra duration per enemy
100% Toxin status chance on vomit
8 Meters of vomit cone range

Inflict Toxin damage on Feasted enemies in Grendel's gut one by one, absorbing nourishment to buff allies. Tap to cycle through buffs and hold to cast.
Cycle select energy cost: 0
Activation prerequisite: 1 eaten enemy
1000 / 1500 / 2000 / 2500 Toxin damage on digestion
20 / 30 / 40 / 50 Self heal on cast
1.1 / 1.15 / 1.2 / 1.25 x Nourished Energy multiplier
100 / 150 / 200 / 250 Nourished Armor Toxin damage on hit
1.2 / 1.3 / 1.4 / 1.5 x Nourished Strike Toxin damage multiplier
Duration: 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 Seconds of buff duration
10 / 15 / 20 / 25 Meters of buff radius
5 / 6 / 7 / 8 Meters of splash radius
1 Second of splash cooldown

Violently puke out a bile soaked enemy from Grendel’s gut, turning the consumed into a toxic projectile.
Activation prerequisite: 1 eaten enemy
300 / 500 / 1,000 / 1,200 Toxin damage on impact
Range: 3 / 4 / 5 / 5 Meters of splash radius
1.0x Damage multiplier per 10 enemy levels

Powered by feasting, Grendel curls into a ball and knocks over anyone in his path. Jumping slams Grendel into the ground and generates a damaging shockwave.
Activation prerequisite: 1 eaten enemy
Energy drain on empty stomach: ? / ? / ? / 10 s-1
25 Toxin damage per second
250 - 1,000 / 250 - 2,000 / 500 - 3,000 / 500 - 4,000 Impact damage on collision
50 - 200 / 100 - 300 / 100 - 400 / 150 - 500 Impact damage on ground slam
Range: 2 - 6 / 3 - 8 / 4 - 10 / 5 - 15 Meters of ground slam radius
2.5 - 5 Meters of collision radius
10 scaling bonuses enemy cap
1.0x damage multiplier per 10 enemy levels
100% Impact status chance on slam

Recommended Weapons
Grendel doesn’t rely on any specific weapon setup, so anything will be helpful as you may want hard-hitting firearms and a fast melee weapon. Astilla, Akstiletto, and Guan Dao will fill their roles, and 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 - Guan Dao

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Grendel Best Builds

Grendel - Feast Build

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Mods List
Aura Mod - Energy Siphon
Exilus Mod - Power Drift

  • Continuity
  • Flow
  • Vitality
  • Hunter Adrenaline
  • Intensify
  • Stretch
  • Overextended
  • Adaptation

The idea of the build is to take advantage of Feast, which is by far the best ability of Grendel since you can consume them and use the various types of Nourish, shoot them up with Regurgitate, or just throw them back out after stripping them of their armor. Focus on Range, Duration, and Strength without sacrificing any Efficiency, and Energy Siphon + Hunter Adrenaline should help to recover some energy, along with the Nourished Energy. For dramatically better results, replace the mods in the setup with their Prime or Umbral versions.

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