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Best mods/gear for health

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What mods/gear should I equip besides a maxed out Vitality? I still need Vitality and Redirection equipped to stand a chance most times. 

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First off: what is your current setup like? Warframe, companion, weapons - that sort of thing.

Depending on your frame of choice, armour (Steel Fiber) may help some with the survivability equation. Armour basically multiplies your health, so it's seldom a bad thing.

There's a question of "how are you dying?" too. Are you getting chipped away by enemies and just can't find health orbs? Or are they just burning through your health faster than you can replenish it? If it's the former, you might also find something like the melee mods Life Strike and Healing Return, or the aura mod Rejuvenation, or health restore items useful to keep you going. If it's the latter, it may mean you need to position better, attack from further ranges, or use a Warframe with some kind of crowd-control or damage-reduction ability to kneecap enemies before they can attack you.

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Say your frame...

Warframes rule = the best defense is offense.   You have to one hit the enemy before they one hit you.   

Having strong weapons and abilities will be alot more beneficial than face tanking damage.  (This means having awesome mods, which means you need to ask for builds and just see whats missing).

Newbs needs  multishot mods, punch through mods,  you need to do "The Sacrifice" quest asap to get some awesome umbra mods,  you need to run derelict orokin vaults with dragon keys for +/- mods.  You need to be popping relics ALOT so you can sell them for DUCATS so you can buy prime mods from Baro Ki'teer who only has random prime mods(unless you get tennocon tickets then you can have access to EVERYTHING he sells).   And sadly there is a really killer mod Blood Rush that only comes out once a year during Stalker Acolytes (but you can trade for that).   Hunting down all that stuff just takes time and effort.  

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7 hours ago, (PS4)AbBaNdOn_ said:

And sadly there is a really killer mod Blood Rush that only comes out once a year during Stalker Acolytes (but you can trade for that).

Blood Rush also is a common drop from the first Vault of Lua Spy. Pretty easy to farm.

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One thing to keep in mind when trying to make a frame that is durable is that mods are only as effective as the frame you are using.  For example, a maxed Vitality gives +440% Health.  If your Warframe has 100 health, this means Vitality gives you 440 more health; if your Warframe has 200 health, that means Vitality gives you 880 more health.  So Vitality is much more worthwhile on a frame that already has a lot of health, but it's much weaker on a frame that starts with a tiny health pool, which might make it not worth your while.  The same applies to Shields and Redirection.

Similarly, Steel Fiber can give you more armor.  Armor makes it so that when your health takes damage, it takes less damage.  Again, this scales off of the Armor value your Warframe already has, so if you have low armor this mod just isn't really worth using.

One of the best tools to get more EHP (effective health points) right now is a mod called Adaptation.  It's a rare mod that you might be able to buy off of someone else with platinum.  Basically, it makes it so that the first time you get hit, you'll take full damage, and then you'll take less and less damage with each successive hit.  It wears off after a bit, but if you can survive a few hits then it will give you strong defenses, regardless of whether attacks hit your Shields or Health.

Another tactic to use is combining the mods Quick Thinking and Flow.  Quick Thinking makes it so that when your HP runs out, it will start using your Energy as health.  Flow increases your maximum Energy.  I'm personally not a fan of this method as if you're having trouble surviving already, you're probably not swimming in Energy either.  But it's there and it's worth mentioning.

I agree with everyone who is saying that offense is better than defense in this game, so you should definitely invest in your weapons.  But I also remember what it was like starting out in this game, and that's easier said than done.  I think trying to make sure that you are durable (even if you're more durable than veterans think you need to be) early in the game is a valid tactic, and that once you feel comfortable it will be more reasonable to take off the training wheels if you decide that's how you want to play.

Beyond just mods, if you're having trouble surviving you might want to try to get the Warframe "Rhino".  Rhino is one of the best Warframes there is, is incredibly durable, and is pretty easy to get early on in the game.  You can get the 4 parts you need to build Rhino from fighting the Jackal boss on the Fossa node on Venus.  Honestly, I would say that if you can get yourself a Rhino, that's the easiest thing you could do to most effectively address your immediate survival problem, so I would highly recommend you do this.

There's certainly a lot of other things you could do to be more survivable, but most of them venture well outside of the base question that you've asked here.  Good luck!

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