Warframe Rhino Build Guide
Rhino is arguably the tankiest frame in Warframe. He excels at boss fights, high level missions, and nightmare missions.
Aura: Rifle amp or Steel Charge, depending on which weapon you use more. I use Energy Siphon because I find myself using a lot of powers as Rhino.
Powers: All of Rhino’s powers are good. Rhino charge is like slash dash, but with a knockdown. Iron Skin makes you invulnerable for a fixed amount of damage and can be recast as soon as it runs out. Roar boosts your team’s damage significantly. Stomp does medium damage to a large area as well as stunning enemies for around 4 seconds.
The main decision to make about Rhino’s powers are: do you like Charge and Roar? If you do not, you can use Fleeting Expertise and Transient Fortitude because Iron Skin is not affected by power duration, and duration only reduces Stomp’s stun duration.
Polarities: Two D polarities. Because of Iron Skin, you don’t really need defensive mods for Rhino. After Redirection, you can use an off polarity mod, or use a forma to change it into something useful. If you don’t want to rely on Iron Skin, you can use Vitality or Vigor as well.
The Prime version of Rhino has an additional – polarity, which can be used for Streamline or Rush.
Corrupted/Nightmare Mods: Vigor is the only one I use, but even that could be replaced by Vitality. Fortitude and Constitution are poor options because you’ll spend most of the time with Iron Skin on. Fleeting Expertise is not a bad mod to use but it hurts Roar and Charge. If you use Fleeting Expertise, throw on Transient Fortitude as well.
Ironclad Charge increases Rhino’s armor for every enemy hit by Rhino Charge. This is pretty useless since Rhino Charge isn’t very good and Iron Skin removes any use for armor.
Iron Shrapnel allows you to recast Iron Skin causing it to explode and damage nearby enemies. This mod isn’t bad. If you have only a bit of health left on Iron Skin, it might be worth using just to refresh your health pool. Overall though, I don’t think this ability is worth the mod slot.
Other Mods: Streamline and Intensify are good because they help Iron Skin. Stretch helps if you use Stomp a lot, but is otherwise not worthwhile. If you don’t have the pre-Update 12 Vanguard helmet, Rush is almost a necessity to keep up with the rest of the squad on non-defense missions. Transient Fortitude is great if you don’t care about Roar and Charge.
A note on Archwing: Recently, Archwing stats became disconnected from base Warframe stats, so it doesn’t matter which build or frame you use for Archwing.
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