The Warrior of Madness, Nyx, is the ultimate crowd control warframe in the entire game. With an array of psychic abilities, you can manipulate the battlefield in ways that no other warframe can, making her a great asset in any team, or shining in solo mode.
Her Prime version also displays a higher shield, armor, and sprint speed, as well as an additional polarity. Right now, Nyx Prime's main and component blueprints are acquired from Void Relics.
How to Craft Nyx?
Nyx's main blueprint can be purchased from the Market. Nyx's component blueprints can be obtained from defeating Phorid on assassination missions that appear during an Infested Invasion.
|Component||Requirements/How to Obtain||Time to Build|
|Nyx Blueprint||35,000 Credits||72 Hours|
|Nyx Neuroptics||Phorid - Drop Chance 38.72%||12 Hours|
|Nyx Chassis||Phorid - Drop Chance 38.72%||12 Hours|
|Nyx Systems||Phorid - Drop Chance 22.56%||12 Hours|
Nyx Overview and Best Weapon Options
Nyx has by far, two of the best crowd control abilities, Chaos and Absorb, displaying a level of battlefield manipulation that makes her excel at that like no other warframe can and turning her into a great asset in any battle or solo mode mission.
Enemies are 20% less accurate when targeting Nyx (except while Absorb is active).
Nyx invades the psyche of a target, confusing enemies and making them fight for the Tenno cause. Targets then fired upon by Nyx receive a damage multiplier.
|Duration||15 / 20 / 25 / 30 Seconds|
|Range||20 / 40 / 50 / 60 Meters|
|Miscellaneous||3 Seconds of stun duration 100 % Damage immunity 4 Seconds of damage conversion duration Target limit: 1|
Nyx launches a cluster of force bolts at enemies, using telekinesis to adjust flight paths and seek nearby targets. Hits strip some enemy defenses.
|Strength||20 / 40 / 60 / 80 % defense reduction|
|Duration||5 / 7 / 9 / 11 Seconds|
|Miscellaneous||3 / 4 / 5 / 6 Number of bolts 60 Meters of targeting range 100 % Aura nullification 100 % Defense reduction cap|
With a powerful psychic blast, Nyx causes mass hysteria on the battlefield by confusing all enemies to attack random factions.
|Duration||10 / 15 / 20 / 25 Seconds|
|Range||15 / 20 / 22 / 25 Meters|
Nyx absorbs all incoming damage and channels that collected energy into an explosive radial discharge.
160 / 170 / 180 / 200 Passive Magnetic damage gain
800 / 900 / 1000 / 1500 Minimum Magnetic damage
0.025% Damage converted to weapon damage bonus
Duration: 8 Seconds of Weapon Damage bonus
Range: 5 / 7 / 8 / 10 Meters
|Strength||160 / 170 / 180 / 200 Passive Magnetic damage gain 800 / 900 / 1000 / 1500 Minimum Magnetic damage 0.025% Damage converted to weapon damage bonus|
|Duration||8 Seconds of Weapon Damage bonus|
|Range||5 / 7 / 8 / 10 Meters|
Best Weapons For Nyx
Since Nyx will usually need hard-hitting weapons to compensate for her lack of offensive abilities (other than Absorb, which is circumstantial), you want Ignis, Akstiletto, and Paracesis. 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
|Loadout Mod #1 - Serration||+165% Damage|
|Loadout Mod #2 - Split Chamber||+90% Multishot|
|Loadout Mod #3 - Heavy Caliber||+165% Damage -55% Accuracy|
|Loadout Mod #4 - Vital Sense||+120% Critical Damage|
|Loadout Mod #5 - Vigilante Armaments||+60% Multishot 5% chance to enhance Critical Hits from Primary weapons|
|Loadout Mod #6 - Stormbringer||+90% Electricity|
|Loadout Mod #7 - Malignant Force||+60% Toxin +60% Status Chance|
|Loadout Mod #8 - Point Strike||+150% Critical Chance|
|Exilus Mod - Agile Aim||+20% Movement Speed when Aiming|
Secondary Weapon - Akstiletto
|Loadout Mod #1 - Hornet Strike||+220% Damage|
|Loadout Mod #2 - Lethal Torrent||+60% Fire Rate +60% Multishot|
|Loadout Mod #3 - Augur Pact||+90% Damage. Set Bonus: 40% Energy spent on abilities is converted to shields.|
|Loadout Mod #4 - Barrel Diffusion||+120% Multishot|
|Loadout Mod #5 - Pistol Pestilence||+60% Toxin +60% Status Chance|
|Loadout Mod #6 - Scorch||+60% Heat +60% Status Chance|
|Loadout Mod #7 - Frostbite||+60% Cold +60% Status Chance|
|Loadout Mod #8 - Steady Hands||-60% Weapon Recoil|
|Exilus Mod - Targeting Subsystem||On Hit: +30% Accuracy when Aiming for 9s|
Melee Weapon - Paracesis
|Stance Mod - Tempo Royale||Fast spinning attacks and staggering strikes.|
|Loadout Mod #1 - Reach||+1.1 Range|
|Loadout Mod #2 - Pressure Point||+120% Melee Damage|
|Loadout Mod #3 - Voltaic Strike||+60% Electricity +60% Status Chance|
|Loadout Mod #4 - Organ Shatter||+90% Critical Damage|
|Loadout Mod #5 - Molten Impact||+90% Heat|
|Loadout Mod #6 - True Steel||+120% Critical Chance (x2 for Heavy Attacks)|
|Loadout Mod #7 - Shocking Touch||+90% Electricity|
|Loadout Mod #8 - Berserker Fury||On Melee Kill: +35% Attack Speed for 10s. Stacks up to 2x.|
Nyx Best Builds
Nyx - Chaos Absorb Build
This build is based upon manipulating the battlefield by the use of Chaos and Absorb. Depending on your circumstances you want to use Chaos to deviate the aggro from yourself and make your enemies turn against each other. And in more specific defensive missions such as Defense or Mobile Defense, you may want to rely on Absorb, an ability that will protect you from harm by absorbing all the incoming damage and killing everything around you by releasing that absorbed damage.
To do that, you want to focus on Duration, Range, and Efficiency, since none of these two abilities rely on Strength, and because you want to have as much reach as you can.
|Aura Mod - Energy Siphon||+0.6 Energy Rate|
|Exilus Mod - Cunning Drift||+12% Slide -30% Friction +15% Ability Range|
|Loadout Mod #1 - Flow||+150% Energy Max|
|Loadout Mod #2 - Streamline||+30% Ability Efficiency|
|Loadout Mod #3 - Continuity||+30% Ability Duration|
|Loadout Mod #4 - Constitution||+40% Faster Knockdown Recovery +28% Ability Duration|
|Loadout Mod #5 - Augur Reach||+30% Ability Range. Set Bonus: 40% Energy spent on abilities is converted to shields.|
|Loadout Mod #6 - Overextended||+90% Ability Range -60% Ability Strength|
|Loadout Mod #7 - Stretch||+30% Ability Range|
|Loadout Mod #8 - Narrow Minded||+99% Ability Duration -66% Ability Range|
And that's all you need to know about Nyx! While you're here, you can check out our useful Yareli, Nidus, and Sevagoth guides, or keep an eye on our Prime Vault and Prime Access guide so you don't miss on the returning and upcoming items!