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

The eldritch Revenant is a very complete warframe with great offensive capabilities, as well as inherent tankiness and decent crowd control tools. Related to the Eidolons in Cetus, Revenant can be a great addition to your arsenal and works perfectly fine in any team.

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How to Craft Revenant?

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Revenant's main blueprint is awarded upon completion of the Mask of the Revenant quest, which is unlocked after reaching the rank of "Observer" with The Quills. Revenant's component blueprints are acquired from Bounties in the Plains of Eidolon. Building at least two different components is required to advance through the quest. Additional main blueprints can be bought from Cephalon Simaris for 50,000 Reputation.

Building Requirements
Revenant Blueprint Price - Mask of the Revenant quest reward
Revenant Neuroptics - Bounties in the Plains of Eidolon
Revenant Chassis - Bounties in the Plains of Eidolon
Revenant Systems - Bounties in the Plains of Eidolon

Building Time
Warframe- 72 Hours
Components - 12 Hours

Revenant Overview and Best Weapon Options

Revenant’s skills include crowd control tools and protection in the form of Enthrall and Mesmer Skin, with some HP and Shield regeneration when you use Reave and a great offensive resource called Danse Macabre. All the four abilities work greatly either independently or as a whole, so you should try to make a build as balanced as possible.

Abilities
Passive

Harnessing the essence of Eidolons, Revenant is immune to the Magnetic night waters of the Plains of Eidolon. Additionally, when his Shield depletes, Revenant emits a radial blast that knocks down nearby enemies.

Enthrall
Convert a target into a zealous thrall. Thralls turn on their allies and enthrall through damage. On death, they disintegrate into a damaging pillar of energy. The thrall horde remains under Revenant’s spell until this ability runs out.
Strength:
250 / 500 / 750 / 1,000 Puncture damage per second
250 / 500 / 750 / 1,000 Projectile Impact damage
Duration:
15 / 20 / 25 / 30 Seconds of thrall duration
10 Seconds of pillar duration
Range:
10 / 15 / 20 / 25 Meters of cast range
0.5 / 1 / 1.5 / 2 Meters of pillar radius
10 Meters of projectile seek range
Misc:
Max thralls active: 7
100 % Projectile stagger on hit
100 % Beta enthrall chance on hit
50 Overshields per pickup

Mesmer Skin
Become enveloped in Sentient energy, which redirects damage and stuns all those who dare attack. Stunned enemies can be Enthralled at no energy cost.
Strength: 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 Number of charges
Duration: 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Seconds of stun duration
Misc:
100% Reflected damage and status
100% Enthrall energy discount
1 Ally buff charge

Reave
Dash through enemies as a wall of Sentient energy, leeching shields and health from any encountered, enhanced for thralls.
Strength:
2 / 4 / 6 / 8 % Hitpoints drain per restore
10 / 20 / 30 / 40 % Thrall hitpoints drain per restore
Duration: 0.25 / 0.5 / 0.75 / 1 Second
Range: 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 Meters of current width
Misc:
27 Meters of travel speed per second
100 % Status effects transfer
1 Mesmer Skin ally buff charge

Danse Macabre
Erupt with a multitude of Eidolon energy beams and sweep a circle of death around Revenant. The beams will modify their Damage Type to target select defenses, while incoming damage is redirected back into the beams. Hold fire to boost Status Effects and Damage, at the cost of increased energy consumption. Thralls killed by this leave overshield pickups.
Strength:
500 / 750 / 1,000 / 1,250 Damage per second
1,000 / 1,500 / 2,000 / 2,500 Boosted damage per second
Range:
0.03 / 0.05 / 0.08 / 0.1 Meters of beam radius
0.05 / 0.1 / 0.15 / 0.2 Meters of boosted beam radius
Misc:
Number of beams: 9
100 Meters of sweep area
20% Status chance
40%Boosted status chance
50 Overshield points per pickup
23.33% Stored damage decay per second

Recommended Weapons
Revenant doesn’t need any specific weapon setup, so you can go with whatever is more comfortable to you and you should be fine. In my case, Ignis, Epitaph, and orthos will serve that purpose, 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 - Ignis

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Secondary Weapon - Epitaph

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Melee Weapon - Orthos

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Revenant Best Builds

Revenant - Dancer Build

Mods List
Aura Mod - Growing Power
Exilus Mod - Power Drift
Loadout

  • Flow
  • Continuity
  • Intensify
  • Augur Secrets
  • Transient Fortitude
  • Blind Rage
  • Streamline
  • Rolling Guard
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The idea of the build is to make it as balanced as you can, prioritizing Strength and then going for Range and Duration. Efficiency won’t survive as good as the other stats, but you can compensate using Flow. The idea is to use Enthrall at all times, spreading it as much as possible, Mesmer Skin and Reave whenever you need them, and then Danse Macabre to wipe entire rooms of enemies. Rolling Guard will be necessary for later stages in the game since casting a new Mesmer Skin will briefly leave you open to attacks. For dramatically better results, replace the mods in the setup with their Prime or Umbral versions.