The stealth trickster Loki is one of the most versatile warframes in the game, and one of my personal favorites. His potential for both stealth and aggressive approaches make it a great addition to any team, and he also shines when playing solo, so he’s a great option in almost any circumstance.
His Prime version also displays higher armor and energy capacity, as well as an additional polarity. However, right now Loki Prime is unobtainable until the Vault brings him back, so you may need to roam around the Trade Chat in case you want him.
How to Craft Loki?
Loki's main blueprint can be purchased from the Market. Loki's component blueprints can be obtained from defeating the Hyena Pack on Psamathe, Neptune.
Loki Blueprint Price - 35,000 Credits
Loki Neuroptics - Drop Chance 38.72% (Psamathe, Neptune)
Loki Chassis - Drop Chance 38.72% (Psamathe, Neptune)
Loki Systems - Drop Chance 22.56% (Psamathe, Neptune)
Warframe- 72 Hours
Components - 12 Hours
Loki Overview and Best Weapon Options
Loki, being a highly versatile warframe, can have various builds that focus on different objectives. The Stealth build will be more effective in solo missions or the ones that require stealth such as Spy or Sabotage missions. However, the Disarm build will be more oriented at straightforward missions such as Capture, Survival or Exterminate.
Loki's Wall Latch duration lasts 10 times longer than normal, up to a maximum of 60 seconds.
Loki deploys a holographic copy of himself, drawing enemy fire.
Duration: 7 / 15 / 20 / 25 Seconds
100 Meters of cast range
400 Decoy shields
200 Decoy health
Loki camouflages himself, becoming invisible to enemies.
Duration: 5 / 7 / 9 / 12 Seconds
Loki instantaneously swaps positions with a target, confusing the enemy.
Range: 25 / 40 / 60 / 75 Meters
Lets forth a wave of energy, disrupting the projectile weapons of enemies in range and forcing them to revert to melee combat.
Strength: 200 / 200 / 350 / 500 Points of Impact Damage
Range: 10 / 13 / 17 / 20 Meters
Loki can be either a stealthy or more offensive warframe, as you can see in the builds section, so the suggested weapons today will cover those two approaches. The Hek and Akstilleto are some of the most fun firearms in the game, and you can take the most advantage of their aggressive power after Radial Disarm. However, the Hek sounds like ten thunderclaps happening at the same time inside a closed room, so remember, people will still hear you even if they can’t see you.
For that very reason, on the melee side, we will have Karyst. Daggers are not anymore the stealth powerhouse that they were before the Covert Lethality nerf. That being said, a fast and silent weapon with high critical and raw power numbers that can also heal you by doing heavy attacks is a great, great option. Of course, if you can afford the Prime or Vaykor versions of these three weapons, 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 - Hek
Secondary Weapon - Akstiletto
Melee Weapon - Karyst
Loki Best Builds
Loki - Stealth Build
Aura Mod - Energy Siphon
Exilus Mod - Rush
Maglev or Hushing Invisibility
The first build that we will discuss today is as simple to build as it is to play. You just need to press 2 to become fully invisible, and you can stealth your way across any map if you need it. Melee standard attacks will get a 700% stealth damage bonus when attacking enemies that are unalerted, making this extremely useful in closed spaces or maps that require you to not be spotted, hence the inclusion of a silent weapon like Karyst in the recommendations.
To accomplish this, you must invest in as much Duration as you can, throwing some Efficiency there as well so you can quickly spam, and Rush and Maglev for better mobility. Also, remember that you will be invisible, not silent, and as soon as you shoot someone every enemy will hear you. If you want to go nuts and start shooting people while invisible, it is highly recommendable to use the Augment Mod Hushing Invisibility instead of Maglev.
Loki - Disarm Build
Aura Mod - Energy Siphon
Exilus Mod - Cunning Drift
Streamline or Natural Talent
For this setup, the idea is more circumstantial, but still extremely fun to play. Radial Disarm will, as the name indicates, disarm your enemies, leaving them unarmed for a certain amount of time where you can demolish almost any group of enemies. Irradiating Disarm will add Radiation damage over time, making it even better.
The stats you want to prioritize in this case are Range and Duration, with a bit of Efficiency to add some relaxation to your Abilities’ costs. Since you will be right in the middle of the action, Vitality will bring a very needed larger Health pool for Loki. If you’re willing to pay a bit of extra attention to economizing your energy pool, it is also recommended Natural Talent instead of Streamline, since Radial Disarm has a long casting animation that can put you in trouble at later levels.