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

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The tactician Vauban is a defensive warframe, and very fun to use as well. He presents an amalgam of abilities that control crowds while damaging them at the same time, making him a great asset for defensive missions.

His Prime version also displays better higher armor and energy capacity, as well as an additional polarity. However, right now Vauban 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 Vauban?

Vauban's main blueprint can be purchased from the Market. Vauban's component blueprints can be bought from the Nightwave Offerings for 25 Cred each, for a total of 75.

Building Requirements
Vauban Blueprint Price - 35,000 Credits
Vauban Neuroptics - 25 Nightwave Cred
Vauban Chassis - 25 Nightwave Cred
Vauban Systems - 25 Nightwave Cred

Building Time
Warframe- 72 Hours
Components - 12 Hours

Vauban Overview and Best Weapon Options

Vauban has great crowd control abilities that also serve as offensive resources, like Bastille, Vortex, and Minelayer, but perhaps focusing on Bastille and Vortex is where he shines the most. Since it’s a CC tool and an offensive ability at the same time you can achieve great things, both solo or in a team.


An inventor by nature, the process of creation necessitates demolition and deconstruction. Vauban inflicts 25% extra damage with his weapons and abilities, against enemies that are incapacitated and unable to move. Eligible targets include those stunned by an attached Tesla Nervos, entangled by Minelayer's Tether Coil, lifted by Bastille's prison, or pulled by its vortex's gravity.

Tesla Nervos
Deploy a roller drone that attaches itself to enemies and delivers bursts of arcing electricity to anything in the immediate area.
Hold cast energy cost: 25
15 Blast damage on capsule hit
80 / 100 / 120 / 150 Electricity damage per discharge
10 / 15 / 20 / 25 Electricity damage per second
Duration:5 / 6 / 7 / 10 Number of charges
Range:4 / 4 / 5 / 6 Meters of shock radius
1 Second of discharge interval
50 % Electricity status chance
Limit of active drones: 4

Cycle through four deployable mines. Tether Coil immobilizes and groups enemies together. Flechette Orb fires out deadly nails in all directions. Vector Pad accelerates enemies and allies in the pad's direction. Overdriver latches onto the nearest ally and boosts their weapon damage.

Tether Coil
Strength: 15 Blast damage on mine hit
100 / 150 / 200 / 250 Slash damage on latch
Duration: 25 Seconds
15 / 16 / 18 / 20 Meters of grab range
1 / 1 / 2 / 2 Max targets
4 Max coils active

Flechette Orb
Strength:15 Blast damage on mine hit
200 / 250 / 300 Puncture damage per nail
Duration: 25 Seconds
50% Critical chance
2.0x Critical multiplier
10 Meters of target radius
4 Max orbs active
1.0x Damage multiplier per 10 enemy levels

Vector Pad
Strength:15 Blast damage on mine hit
25 m/s speed boost
Duration: 25 Seconds
Max pads active: 4

Strength:15 Blast damage on mine hit
25% Weapon damage bonus
Duration: 25 Seconds
Range:10 Meters of attaching radius
Misc:4 Max drivers active

Photon Strike
Drop a targeting beacon that calls in a devastating laser artillery strike.
15 Blast damage on beacon hit
1,000 / 1,500 / 2,000 / 2,500 Blast damage on explosion
Range:4 / 4 / 5 / 5 Meters of blast radius
1.5 Seconds of strike delay
1.0x Damage multiplier per 10 enemy levels

Erect a containment field to capture enemies and suspend them in stasis, stripping their armor. Hold to collapse all Bastilles into a single damaging vortex.
Collapse energy cost: 0
15 Blast damage on device hit
6 / 8 / 10 / 12 Max targets lifted
2.5 / 5 / 7.5 / 10 % Armor removal per second
50 Magnetic damage per second in the vortex
8 / 10 / 12 / 15 Seconds of bastille duration
10 / 12 / 13 / 15 Seconds of vortex duration
10 Seconds of armor buff duration
3 Seconds of auto collapse vortex duration
Range:5 / 7 / 8 / 10 Meters of capture radius
Infinite armor buff duration in the field
1,000 Armor bonus cap

Recommended Weapons
Vauban needs any weapon that can quickly wipe enemies with high damage numbers while they’re stationary, like Ignis, Epitaph, and Orthos. 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


Secondary Weapon - Epitaph


Melee Weapon - Orthos


Vauban Best Builds


Vauban - Bastille Vortex Build

Mods List
Aura Mod - Energy Siphon
Exilus Mod - Cunning Drift

  • Stretch
  • Augur Reach
  • Overextended
  • Flow
  • Continuity
  • Repelling Bastille
  • Vigor
  • Constitution

The build focuses on Range, Duration, and Efficiency to be able to spam Bastille/Vortex to do some crowd control and wipe large groups of enemies. Repelling Bastille for bonuses and even better crowd control, and the rest is pretty much whatever you want. For dramatically better results, replace the mods in the setup with their Prime or Umbral versions.