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Does Anyone Actually USE Their Umbra Forma?


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Something I've noticed as I've researched Warframe builds is that they'll use one or two Umbral mods, but explicitly WON'T use an Umbra Forma for it, and I'm curious as to what to DO with them if none of the best setups even NEED one.

Don't get me wrong, it's good that even newer players who haven't completed a Nightwave act yet can make these builds, but as I've just gotten a second Umbra Forma and haven't even used the first one I've got, I'm wondering if instead of wasting them by using them on a Warframe that then won't see much use, I'm wasting them by not using them at all...

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Still don't use them, waiting for best time when we actually can farm them somewhere like usual forma, aura forma.

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I don't. Mainly because I play Umbra almost exclusively, and I have no problems fitting Sacrificial mods into melee weapons without Umbral polarities.

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I used the 3 that I had on 2 Warframes

My friend used all 4 of his on Valkyr/Talons Prime.

If you have something you know you like then you can Slap Umbra Forma on it with mostly no regrets.

If not... Dont Use Them....

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Umbrals have a couple requirements for me to use them.

Does the frame use power strength and armor effectively? How far off are their prime/is there a prime.

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i put one/some on the Warframes that i use the most.

 

and remember that the game will offer you atleast 2-3 per Year, you don't need to hold the items hostage forever, after all one Umbral Polarity makes 2/3 fit pretty easily, and two Polarities makes 3/3 fit pretty easily.
a lot of Warframes will benefit from 2/3 more than 3/3 anyways.

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People don't really post umbra forma builds because of the logistics of it. There are only so many umbra formas you can get (unless you got INCREDIBLY lucky farming old Railjack anomaly, before it was changed) and you can't trade them. 

 

If you're a YouTube builder or Twitch streamer or whatever, you want to showcase lots of different stuff and builds, not 2 a year use of umbra formas would restrict you to.

 

If you HEAVILY prefer certain frame/melee and don't see yourself switching anytime soon, though...

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I've two in Volt, one in Nyx, and one in Gara (hoping to get another before Gara Prime is out). I very rarely use other frames outside of these three.

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A full Sacrificial set benefits certain frames, like Chroma, Valkyr, Rhino or Mesa.

I mostly use Banshee, so i only used one Umbral Forma for Umbral Intensify, the others would just be a waste of mod slots to me.

I used another one on my Sancti Magistar, that's the melee i use the most often currently when i'm not using Skiajati.

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1 hour ago, Galoain said:

what to DO with them

Use on exalted melee weapons, Inaros Prime, (eventually) Nidus Prime.

Otherwise use them on builds that want VERY high power strength and can use health and armor.

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Yeap I used my first ever umbra on my Inaros Prime and waiting for Nidus Prime for the next. Unless we have a way to acquire more umbra formas I am very hesitant on where to use them. 

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Yes, I do.I put one on frost p, one on chroma p and one on wisp.The last one I have is saved for nezha p.

1 hour ago, Galoain said:

none of the best setups even NEED one.

Yes, the one build that I don't know how would work with no umbra forma is the max power flower wisp build that I have that doesn't rely on aura mods or picking up energy orbs with enrgy conversion.(with adaptation, duration, range etc.)

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If we only would get more Umbra mods i probably would consider usign them or have Umbra Frames like originally planned.

Because not every frame can need health, armor or strength, making the boost to eahc mods useless without the other, strength is the only exception but the boost i can also get with the eximus slot with 15% strength.

Umbra honestly feel like Rivens as afterthought nevergoing to be flashed out, instead rather let Baro bring more fo those % damage against faction mods as Prime, which are way to specific in my eyes, not like the elements or so are enough already.

DE way to overcomplicated this once again and now never even mentions it anymore probably if not forgot it, i bet the next Quest won't even mention Umbra anymore in any way.

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6 minutes ago, Marine027 said:

If we only would get more Umbra mods i probably would consider usign them or have Umbra Frames like originally planned.

Because not every frame can need health, armor or strength, making the boost to eahc mods useless without the other, strength is the only exception but the boost i can also get with the eximus slot with 15% strength.

Umbra honestly feel like Rivens as afterthought nevergoing to be flashed out, instead rather let Baro bring more fo those % damage against faction mods as Prime, which are way to specific in my eyes, not like the elements or so are enough already.

DE way to overcomplicated this once again and now never even mentions it anymore probably if not forgot it, i bet the next Quest won't even mention Umbra anymore in any way.

That would be nice.

Like Umbral Stretch or Umbral Continuity, maybe Umbral Streamline, etc.. (the latter with the same stats as normal, but it would count to the set stacks)

The maximum stacking on set mods could still stay at 3, just with more alternatives to reach that.

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Im waiting for they to acctually mean something, now regular builds work fine no need to powercreep with them. Maybe when mroe sentient content gets released I can use that extra sentient damage

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there will be more option for umbra forma eventually, regardless it's not needed atm. i just use one on Inaros for vitality and armor, for intensify i just used an unranked one i brought from simaris. just for the set bonus. since inaros barely has any ability that need strength. still got 3 left (all 4 from nightwave/intermission) not sure if im gonna use it on any other since not all frames need set of these three

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