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

The archer Ivara brings great mobility and stealth abilities to the table, with great ranged abilities that can provide cover to you and others, sleep enemies or even create wires to climb if you need a vantage point. Her Prime version also displays higher shields, armor, energy, and sprint speed, as well as an additional polarity.

How to Craft Ivara?

expand image

Ivara's main and component blueprints are acquired from Spy missions including Nightmare Mode depending on mission level.

Building Requirements
Ivara Main Blueprint - Medium Tier Spy Mission - Hard Tier - 7.52%
Ivara Chassis Blueprint - Medium Tier Spy Mission - Pavlov, Lua - 7.37%
Ivara Neuroptics Blueprint - Medium Tier Spy Mission - Hard Tier - 7.52%
Ivara Systems Blueprint - Medium Tier Spy Mission - Easy Tier - 9.09%

Building Time
Warframe- 72 Hours
Components - 12 Hours

Ivara Overview and Best Weapon Options

Ivara has many ways to control large crowds of enemies and hide out of plain sight with invisibility abilities. Her exalted weapon is a great resource but she shines better as a supporter character, taking cover and eliminating enemies from the shadows, as well as providing that same cover to others.


Ivara has an innate radar that detects enemies within 20 meters and displays their position on the minimap. This effect stacks with Animal Instinct, Enemy Radar, Enemy Sense, Stealth Drift, and Vigilante Pursuit.

Cycle through and shoot one of four tactical arrows. Cloak creates a stationary bubble that cloaks Ivara and her allies. Dashwire creates a traversable zipline. Noise emits a high-pitched sound that attracts enemies to it. Sleep temporarily puts nearby enemies into a deep slumber.

Duration: 12 Seconds
Range: 2.5 Meters
Misc: 1 Arrow per cast
Max bubbles: 3

1 Arrow per cast
4 Max ziplines
100 Meters of zipline range

Range: 20 Meters
Misc: 1 Arrow per cast

Duration: 10 Seconds
Range: 6 Meters
Misc: 1 Arrow per cast
50% Sleep health threshold

Assume control of any projectile launched by Ivara and guide it to the target.
Strength: 2x / 3x / 4x / 5x Maximum multiplier
Duration: 0.25x / 0.5x / 0.75x / 1x Multiplier growth

Become invisible and steal loot from unsuspecting enemies or take out prey with deadly headshots.
10% / 20% / 30% / 40% Headshot bonus
100% Loot chance
Duration: 4 / 3.5 / 3 / 2.5 Seconds of steal time
Range: 2 / 2 / 3 / 4 Meters of steal range

Artemis Bow
Summon a mighty bow and unleash a volley of devastating arrows.
Energy Drain Per Shot: 15
Strength: 50 / 80 / 120 / 160 Damage
Misc: 3 / 4 / 6 / 7 Arrows
1.5x Damage multiplier

Recommended Weapons
Since Ivara will spend a lot of time invisible, you want to use the Redeemer on the Melee side to take advantage of the massive boost on the finisher attacks. On the Primary and secondary sides, Acceltra and Akstilletto will play their roles masterfully, and of course, if you can afford the Prime or Vandal 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

expand image

Secondary Weapon - Akstiletto

expand image

Melee Weapon - Redeemer

expand image

Ivara Best Builds

Ivara - Prowler Build

expand image

Mods List
Aura Mod - Growing Power
Exilus Mod - Vigilante Pursuit

Rolling Guard
Fleeting Expertise

Exalted Weapon - Artemis Bow

expand image

Split Chamber
Malignant Force
High Voltage
Infected Clip
Vile Acceleration
Vigilante Armaments

The idea of the build is to maximize Range and Efficiency so we can take advantage of larger areas of crowd control by using the Sleep/Noise arrows on Quiver, taking cover using the Cloak arrow, or loot in a larger area using Prowl. Rolling Guard will provide invulnerability frames in tight situations, and Growing Power as the Aura mod will help to compensate for the lack of Power Strength. For dramatically better results, replace the mods in the setup with their Prime or Umbral versions.

This Article's Topics

Explore new topics and discover content that's right for you!