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Valkyr Lifesteal Tank Build


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Ever since melee 2.0 was implemented Valkyr's Hysteria skill feels underwhelming. I've been messing around with a Valkyr build and found some great enjoyment and results.

 

** This build is by no means optimal but I found very fun and effective using melee only. **

 

This build also requires the melee mod "Life Strike" which returns a % of the damage dealt from channeling attacks to health (lifesteal).

 

Life Strike:  http://warframe.wikia.com/wiki/Life_Strike

 

This build works best against grineer but also works fine against corpus and corrupted.

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-Flame Repellent mitigates 60% fire damage from napalms, fusion MOAs, and corrupted MOAs.

-Sure footed for 60% knockdown resistance. Grineer heavy units, shield lancers, corpus doors, scorpion hooks become less annoying.

-Rage converts 40% of health damage to energy. Sustains energy pool for using Warcry and channeling attacks when

low on health.

 

 

When fighting Infested, replace Flame Repellent with Antitoxin (45% poison resistance) to mitigate toxin damage from Toxic Ancients.

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Ever since melee 2.0 was implemented Valkyr's Hysteria skill feels underwhelming.

I'm sorry, what?

 

She is super strong right now. Melee 2.0 really helps her out a lot. Warcry and Hysteria couple with her melee damage just shreds mobs. No idea what you're going on about.

 

But overall, the build is nice.

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-Flame Repellent mitigates 60% fire damage from napalms, fusion MOAs, and corrupted MOAs.

You sure? Napalms and Scortches, yeah, but I thought fusion MOAs dealt laser damage, thus needing Diamond Skin? Against Corpus, Diamond Skin would be a solid choice anyhow if you want to run this kind of build.

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Why all the hysteria hate since 2.0? Even without intensify  I've noticed I'm doing significantly more damage and it seems like I'm attacking A LOT faster. Haven't forma'd her yet but after a few times I'll fit in warcry and a few other mods.

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I've been doing this same thing a lot, never liked hysteria in the first place and this is an awesome alternative that actually lets you use your melee weapon.

 

You sure? Napalms and Scortches, yeah, but I thought fusion MOAs dealt laser damage, thus needing Diamond Skin? Against Corpus, Diamond Skin would be a solid choice anyhow if you want to run this kind of build.

Fusion moas deal fire damage, I get fire procs from those bastards all the time. And laser damage doesn't exist anymore, diamond skin is actually radiation resistance now.

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I've been doing this same thing a lot, never liked hysteria in the first place and this is an awesome alternative that actually lets you use your melee weapon.

 

Fusion moas deal fire damage, I get fire procs from those bastards all the time. And laser damage doesn't exist anymore, diamond skin is actually radiation resistance now.

Whoops, that's what I meant, Radiation.
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Does Life Strike even apply during Hysteria?

 

 


  • Hysteria's attack damage, critical damage, and critical chance can also be modified by equipping certain mods.
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    • Pressure PointSpoiled Strike, and Steel Charge provide additive bonuses to your melee weapon's base damage.
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    • Elemental damage, status chance, speed, proc (BerserkerMelee Channel, etc.), charge damage/speed, range, faction damage, and physical damage (IPS) mods have no effect on Hysteria.
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    • Hysteria acquires the critical damage of your melee weapon, affected by Organ Shatter.
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    • The critical chance appears to be determined by adding the critical chance of your weapon, affected by True Steel, to a base 30%.

The second point under Tips and Tricks seem to imply it wouldn't.

 

 

Edit: Nevermind, missed the part about this being a Hysteria alternative ...

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Looks good, though personally I wouldn't use any of the reduction mods like Flame Repellant, knockdown I tend to utilize blocking to stop the knockdowns. Personally I have to agree that Hysteria is a bit subpar in comparison to Warcry + Rage/Lifestrike.

 

This is what I use:

 

25 seconds of double attack speed + armour:

 

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I do something similar, but with Intensify instead of Continuity and then drop 3 ranks in Blind Rage, giving 50% efficiency without losing any damage and only a couple of seconds off WarCry. Although leaving full BR works too.

 

I'm debating ditching Stretch for Constitution or Paralysis tho, Warcry is almost never available for use as a snare, and buffing teammates is under appreciated. The extra duration or damage might be more valuable.

 

 

I can't see using Sure Footed, Flame Resist, or Quick Rest tho, just loose way too much attack speed/armor by not using BR or efficiency by not using +duration/FE mods.

 

Pretty sure a setup with ~1650 more armor is going to survive a lot better than one with knockdown and fire resist.

 

Edit: Knockdowns can be countered by blocking, or using shade/ghost can help a lot. My status setup on Sweeper generally is pretty good at protecting me while I'm knocked on my &#!.

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I ran Ceres survival with and without fire repellent and the difference is minimal. I always thought armor had no effect on elemental damage.

 

I just forma'd my Valky and I'm gonna mess around with the build some more.

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I'm working on running this for my Valkyr given that with life steal and constant stream of Energy orbs in long runs I can keep max energy and health and just use my Hyseria when in deep trouble plus with a sword like a Dragon Nikana or Dual Heat swords or Dual ichors the attack speed becomes insane if couples with a Berserker mod.  But that's my way of working her and others have theirs.  might change Equil for Natural talent to quicken the casting tme of both the skills.

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