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

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A deadly force of corrosive nature, Saryn is easily one of the best (if not the best) DPS characters in the whole game, especially good on the later, harder parts of the game. All their abilities point the same way and work perfectly, making her extremely aggressive by using Toxin, Corrosive and Viral damage.

Her Prime version also displays higher armor, energy capacity, and sprint speed, as well as an additional polarity. However, right now Saryn Prime is unobtainable until the Vault brings her back, so you may need to roam around the Trade Chat in case you want to obtain her blueprints.

How to Craft Saryn?

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Saryn's main blueprint can be purchased from the Market. Saryn's component blueprints are obtained from defeating Kela De Thaym on Merrow, Sedna.

Building Requirements
Saryn Blueprint Price - 35,000 Credits
Saryn Neuroptics - Drop Chance 38.72% (Merrow, Sedna)
Saryn Chassis - Drop Chance 38.72% (Merrow, Sedna)
Saryn Systems - Drop Chance 22.56% (Merrow, Sedna)

Building Time
Warframe- 72 Hours
Components - 12 Hours

Saryn Overview and Best Weapon Options

As stated before, Saryn relies on Toxin, Corrosive and Viral damage. These different types of damage present themselves as a variety of abilities that benefit greatly from each other, Spores being the most used by a long shot, with Toxic Lash acting upon that, and Miasma being a fast way to kill everything instantly. The remaining ability, Molt, is extremely useful to deviate aggro from yourself, which you will need for sure.

Abilities
Passive

Status Effects inflicted by Saryn's weapons and abilities last 25% longer.

Spores
Inflict a target with a pox of Corrosive spores. Spread spores to nearby enemies by destroying them or killing their host. The longer the Spore spreads, its damage will increase.
Strength:
6 / 8 / 8 / 10 Initial damage
1 / 1.25 / 1.5 / 2 Damage growth per enemy
50% Corrosive status chance
20% Reset decay
Duration:10% Damage decay rate
Range:
30 / 40 / 50 / 60 Meters of cast range
10 / 12 / 14 / 16 Meters of spread radius
Misc:
7 Damage growth enemy cap
0.5 Seconds of damage decay interval
2 / 2 / 3 / 3 Initial spores
1 Transmitted spore
3 Max spores per enemy via spread
12 Max spores per enemy via recast
4.0x Miasma damage multiplier

Molt
Shedding her skin like a snake, Saryn leaves a decoy behind to draw fire from enemies. Strength:
150 / 300 / 400 / 500 Health points
240 / 300 / 350 / 400 Points of Toxin explosion damage
1.3 / 1.35 / 1.4 / 1.5 x Speed multiplier
Duration:
14 / 24 / 32 / 40 Seconds per decoy
3.5 / 4 / 4.5 / 5 Seconds of speed buff
Range:
5 / 6 / 7 / 10 Meters
Misc:
100 % Status cleanse on cast
1.5 / 2 / 3 / 3 Seconds of invulnerability time
400 Points of decoy shields
100 % (DmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin status chance
1 (limit of molts

Toxic Lash
While active, attacks deal additional DmgToxinSmall64.png Toxin damage; this effect is doubled for melee strikes. Instantly burst spores when attacking afflicted enemies.
Strength:
20% / 24% / 26% / 30% Added gun damage
40% / 48% / 52% / 60% Added melee damage
Duration:
20 / 25 / 35 / 45 Seconds
Misc:
100% Toxin status chance
100% Spores burst chance

Miasma
Releases a poisonous miasma that deals DmgViralSmall64.png Viral damage to enemies in range. Foes afflicted by spores are more susceptible to the mist.
Strength:
110 / 125 / 135 / 150 Viral damage
Duration: 6 Seconds
Range: 10 / 12 / 16 / 20 Meters
Misc:
100% Viral status chance
4.0x Spores damage multiplier

Recommended Weapons
If you feel like changing Saryn’s Aura mod for Growing Power, then you want weapons that can accompany that choice since this mod will give you a Strength boost every time you proc a Status Effect for a short time, ideal to spam Miasma.

Ignis, Epitaph, and Orthos will serve that purpose, and of course, if you can afford the Prime 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 - Akstiletto

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Melee Weapon - Orthos

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Saryn Best Builds

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Saryn - Spores Build

Mods List
Aura Mod - Rejuvenation
Exilus Mod - Cunning Drift
Loadout

  • Streamline
  • Stretch
  • Vitality
  • Steel Fiber
  • Overextended
  • Continuity
  • Transient Fortitude
  • Intensify
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This build is ideal for high-level modes, such as ESO or the Steel Path survival missions. The strategy of this setup is simple: spread as many Spores as you can with your first ability and keep killing enemies, so the more you spread, the more damage it inflicts. Molt will help you to keep the aggro away, and Toxic Lash and Miasma are circumstantial tools that work in tandem with the Spores, helping you to quickly take control of a room.

For this whole build to work, you want to maximize Range and Strength while keeping an eye on your efficiency since Saryn doesn’t have a really big energy pool, and throw Continuity there so your duration doesn’t go under 100%. Rejuvenation is an Aura Mod that will help you to continuously recover Health, which is really appreciated in later levels of the game, but you can also use a Forma and change it to any Aura Mod of your preference, such as Growing Power.