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A Warframe Concept: The Dragon [2.0] — Final Update 2/09/2015

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The sustainability on this frame would be godly almost even higher than Valkyr. He/she could be easily used in T4 survival. The abilities are almost undrwhelming damage-wise however

 

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The sustainability on this frame would be godly almost even higher than Valkyr. He/she could be easily used in T4 survival. The abilities are almost undrwhelming damage-wise however

 

But wouldn't that make it more unique?

 

Having a trade off , in which he has super high defences but has a low attack with his abilities, not every frame needs powerful damaging abilities, most of the frames counted for "late game" are frames that have CC (crowd control) which scales and is useful at whatever level while damaging abilities will always fall off at some point (unless you do percentage based damage which DE hasn't done (yet)). 

 

So having a high defence, crowd control frame would be pretty cool and to keep balance and not just bring in a one frame wrecking crew, he has very low attack stats.

 

Well I would find that quite interesting to play, I don't about anyone else though.

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But wouldn't that make it more unique?

 

Having a trade off , in which he has super high defences but has a low attack with his abilities, not every frame needs powerful damaging abilities, most of the frames counted for "late game" are frames that have CC (crowd control) which scales and is useful at whatever level while damaging abilities will always fall off at some point (unless you do percentage based damage which DE hasn't done (yet)). 

 

So having a high defence, crowd control frame would be pretty cool and to keep balance and not just bring in a one frame wrecking crew, he has very low attack stats.

 

Well I would find that quite interesting to play, I don't about anyone else though.

Don't get me wrong, I love the concept. If you look at Valkyr, she has a lot of sustainablilty but no crowd control except Warcry and argueably warcry. Valkyr+Zephyr is a lot like this frame with a self-buff

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Was anyone logged in on the stream able to see which guesses they confirmed? People were making guesses, and steve pointed out a few that were right (I forgot if he said them by name though, so I may be grasping at straws...)

Also, I came to the same conclusion that it's highly likely that it's Dragon for U16 finally (but -- no-one say "confirmed" because it hasnt been yet, unless we get an answer for my above comment). The "energy color determines element type" idea does sound like a good solution to the debate of what element Dragon's powers should be, as there are so many kinds of dragons with different elements across the different mythos, settling on one would leave out the others.

If it's true, I CAN'T WAIT. I've been playing DA:I and Destiny more recently, and less Warframe (but still some), but I know if it is Dragon, I would certainly shift my game time back over for a while

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Just saying, not only with the whole color thing but in Devstream 44 they said they were going to flesh out lotus and possibly let us see more than just her face. This could totally be referring to the lore for dragon.

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Well, if it IS dragon, which, I highly doubt it is. Don't want to get my expectations too high.

 

I'll just have another reason to spend platinum, like hell I'll be wasting time farming this beast. Gotta have it ASAP.

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Well, if it IS dragon, which, I highly doubt it is. Don't want to get my expectations too high.

 

I'll just have another reason to spend platinum, like hell I'll be wasting time farming this beast. Gotta have it ASAP.

For the first time, I may buy something without trying to farm it !

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Now, IF Dragon is the theme of the next Warframe, then there is a very important note that needs to be made:

 

Zephyr was very loosely based on Volkovyi's concept - appearance, themes, abilities, etc. The original concept was more of a gust-creating Martial Artist with air support alternate abilities, and what we got was a frame that focused on the (initially vague) bird gimmick.

 

Dragon, by contrast, comes off much more as a work-in-progress; even the name sounds like a placeholder (they didn't call Oberon 'paladin', much as that would have been a better name...). They've already stated that the next frame's abilities would allow the player to swap elements based on their energy color, which cuts the "plasma" theme right out. It may even have more glaring differences than Zephyr, since "Dragons" are something of a broad concept...

 

IF Dragon is next, don't be surprised if a lot changes. I doubt it would be recognizable to those familiar with this thread.

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True, simply naming the warframe Dragon clashes with other objects in the game.

Dragon keys, Dragon Nikana, can't go with Draco because we already have a node called Draco.

possible names: (feel free to add)

 

Drake

Endrian

Ryujin / Ryuu

Wyvern

Zodiac

Dracul

Samael, (we have Valkyr and Loki from mythology/religion, so why not samael)

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True, simply naming the warframe Dragon clashes with other objects in the game.

Dragon keys, Dragon Nikana, can't go with Draco because we already have a node called Draco.

possible names: (feel free to add)

 

Drake

Endrian

Ryujin / Ryuu

Wyvern

Zodiac

Dracul

Samael, (we have Valkyr and Loki from mythology/religion, so why not samael)

 

You're limiting it too much, and forgetting that Warframe borrows several names from mythology and folklore (Excalibur, Oberon, Banshee, Loki, etc).

 

For example, Fafnir transformed himself into a dragon. Siegfried/Sigurd bathed himself in the blood of Fafnir to gain near-invulnerable flesh. Either of these names could befit a potential release of a dragon-based Warframe.

 

Besides, Oberon and Nix are also nodes.

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can't go with Draco because we already have a node called Draco.

You do know there's also a node called Oberon?

 

 

Now, IF Dragon is the theme of the next Warframe, then there is a very important note that needs to be made:

 

Zephyr was very loosely based on Volkovyi's concept - appearance, themes, abilities, etc. The original concept was more of a gust-creating Martial Artist with air support alternate abilities, and what we got was a frame that focused on the (initially vague) bird gimmick.

 

Dragon, by contrast, comes off much more as a work-in-progress; even the name sounds like a placeholder (they didn't call Oberon 'paladin', much as that would have been a better name...). They've already stated that the next frame's abilities would allow the player to swap elements based on their energy color, which cuts the "plasma" theme right out. It may even have more glaring differences than Zephyr, since "Dragons" are something of a broad concept...

 

IF Dragon is next, don't be surprised if a lot changes. I doubt it would be recognizable to those familiar with this thread.

Hey, it's the same with Mesa, several gunslinger concepts were suggested before her release but neither of them seemed like a DE's favorite, all of them had little in common except the theme.

I expect to see no similarities between their frame and this concept except for maybe the vague dragon thing going on.

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I'd love to see this frame made reality. I just created my own frame concept post about a week ago that's going well, and I hope it makes it some day soon as well, but I also really like this one. Typhus is great too, but I'm afraid that they'll avoid that one because of possible lore conflicts and animation issues.

 

I hope the frame they alluded to in the devstream was this one. Fingers crossed.

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You're limiting it too much, and forgetting that Warframe borrows several names from mythology and folklore (Excalibur, Oberon, Banshee, Loki, etc).

 

For example, Fafnir transformed himself into a dragon. Siegfried/Sigurd bathed himself in the blood of Fafnir to gain near-invulnerable flesh. Either of these names could befit a potential release of a dragon-based Warframe.

 

Besides, Oberon and Nix are also nodes.

 

they were just a few examples cuz I just woke up.

mentioning mythology and religion when i said Samael was because most Christians I know would go apes*** over it, while they themselves are totally ok with other religions/myths being used in games

 

You do know there's also a node called Oberon?

 

didn't know about those nodes because I almost never visit Pluto or Uranus, my bad

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Hmm how about something like

 

 

                 NAGA (Meaning serpentine dragon in Hinduism according to Wikipedia lol)

 

                                 or

 

                Drakon (Dragon in greek or something)

 

 

 

   Or we can just wait for DE to make a cool name for the NEXT FRAME!

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Hmm how about something like

 

 

                 NAGA (Meaning serpentine dragon in Hinduism according to Wikipedia lol)

 

                                 or

 

                Drakon (Dragon in greek or something)

 

 

 

   Or we can just wait for DE to make a cool name for the NEXT FRAME!

Here in some parts of Asia, we call dragons "naga" too. Damn, I wish (if the next one is a Dragon frame) they'd name it Naga.

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i'd like to (with permission) TRY to make a 3d model of this concept and make an introduction animation

Just do it, but don't forget to give the credit to the OP ^^

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