Warframe Nyx - How to Unlock and Best Build Guide

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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.

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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 Blueprint35,000 Credits72 Hours
Nyx NeuropticsPhorid - Drop Chance 38.72%12 Hours
Nyx ChassisPhorid - Drop Chance 38.72%12 Hours
Nyx SystemsPhorid - 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).

Mind Control
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.

Stats Stat Values
Duration15 / 20 / 25 / 30 Seconds
Range20 / 40 / 50 / 60 Meters
Miscellaneous3 Seconds of stun duration 100 % Damage immunity 4 Seconds of damage conversion duration Target limit: 1

Psychic Bolts
Nyx launches a cluster of force bolts at enemies, using telekinesis to adjust flight paths and seek nearby targets. Hits strip some enemy defenses.

Stats Stat Values
Strength20 / 40 / 60 / 80 % defense reduction
Duration5 / 7 / 9 / 11 Seconds
Miscellaneous3 / 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.

Stats Stat Values
Duration10 / 15 / 20 / 25 Seconds
Range15 / 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

Stats Stat Values
Strength160 / 170 / 180 / 200 Passive Magnetic damage gain 800 / 900 / 1000 / 1500 Minimum Magnetic damage 0.025% Damage converted to weapon damage bonus
Duration8 Seconds of Weapon Damage bonus
Range5 / 7 / 8 / 10 Meters

Read More: Warframe The Arsenal Divide - Weapons Rebalance, Reworked Mods, And New Arcanes


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

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Mod Effect
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

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Mod Effect
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 SubsystemOn Hit: +30% Accuracy when Aiming for 9s

Melee Weapon - Paracesis

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Mod Effect
Stance Mod - Tempo RoyaleFast 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 FuryOn Melee Kill: +35% Attack Speed for 10s. Stacks up to 2x.

Nyx Best Builds

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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.

Mod Effect
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!