Best/Good weapons for Defense?

#1wrobe67132Posted 8/6/2013 6:37:02 PM
Me and my friend love Defense missions, but we figured out how you can get great stuff and want to take it seriously now. I'm ranking up my Vauban just for it, what weapons should I pick? I use Latron and Lex/Vasto when I'm fighting Corpus and have mods specifically for the like Bane of Corpus and the electricity one. Also any other warframe suggestions for Defense?
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#2spartan99rulerPosted 8/6/2013 7:52:53 PM
Nyx, Mag, Nova, Rhino, Ember (only really that great against infected), Saryn, Excal,pretty much any warframe with an AoE, high damage ability.

Weapons wise if you have the mastery/clan for it you can get the ogris (infected grenade launcher thing, works pretty well with Vauban's vortex), the rocket launcher (I forget the name), any rapid fire weapon with a large clip and one of the ammo conversion mods (if you have them you'll never run out of ammo unless you're only shooting and using 0 abilities).
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#3crunchy612Posted 8/6/2013 9:07:32 PM
Frames: Banshee, Nyx, Frost(not in infested tho), Vauban, Nova, Saryn, Rhino are the rulers of defense.

Weapons: snipetron vandal, hek, boltor for primary; kunai(grineer), despair(corpus), hikou(infested), acrid for secondaries; hate, reaper prime(infested - that jump attack is super useful) and Orthos(everything else)
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#4MegawizardPosted 8/6/2013 9:09:08 PM(edited)
spartan99ruler posted...
ogris (infected grenade launcher thing, works pretty well with Vauban's vortex), the rocket launcher (I forget the name).


The Ogris is the Chem Lab rocket launcher; the Torid is the Bio Lab grenade launcher.

Anyway, @ TC:
For Infested I take either a Hek or Sobek, Kunai, and either my Schindo or Orthos. Grineer/Corpus I do either DERA or LANKA (barring Clan weapons I'd do the Latron or Boltor if I had either of them), Kunai, and Orthos. Now this is assuming lvl 40+ Defense missions. Less than that I use whatever's amusing at the time.

As for Frames:
Infested: Rhino, Nyx, Ember, Nova, Banshee, Saryn, Vauban
Corpus/Grineer: Rhino, Nyx, Nova, Banshee, Frost, Saryn, Vauban, Loki

No particular order on those. For Corpus or Grineer though I generally default myself to Frost, because otherwise unless your team has heavy AoE, the first time the objective takes heavy fire without being surrounded by Snow Globe, that mission's done.

-Rhino's Iron Skin is basically a taunt, and also makes revives easier if needed. Rhino Stomp is a beast ever since the patch.

-Nyx's Chaos pretty much occupies most of a wave's forces for a good amount of time (espeically with power duration mods), and it makes them kill each other.

-Ember's fire abilities really toast Infested.

-Nova just obliterates waves in seconds with her ult~ Molecular Prime.

-Banshee's Sonic Boom is a good, cheap knockdown, Sonar pinpoints enemies and lights them up for 500% extra damage in the weak spot, and Sound Quake is a massive knockdown/damage ability.

-Saryn's ult, Miasma, pretty much melts everything, and Molt can make a distraction in a pinch.

-Vauban's Bastille of course locks everything in the radius down, and Vortex herds them together. Tesla grenades are great to set near the pod on Corpus defense missions since the MOAs tend to sneak up a lot.

-Frost's Snow Globe is fairly critical as I mentioned in maps with enemies that have guns.

-Loki I would say is situational, but he can use Decoy for a distraction like Saryn, Invisibility for some quick, 100% crit melees, and if you're going to high waves, his Radial Disarm ult just neutered all the enemies in range.
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#5spartan99rulerPosted 8/6/2013 9:26:20 PM
Megawizard posted...
The Ogris is the Chem Lab rocket launcher; the Torid is the Bio Lab grenade launcher.

-Saryn's ult, Miasma, pretty much melts everything, and Molt can make a distraction in a pinch


Woops, my bad, I'm still trying to remember what's what >.>

Also if you use Venom on one enemy and shoot the spores, they'll jump to more enemies. If you throw out a Venom or 2 and then get a few shots off on the spores, you can easily infect and entire wave of enemies with a fairly good DoT.

Excalibur isn't too bad either. Slash dash is fairly spammable with a good bit of damage (just make sure you don't run straight into a group of ancients and get stuck), Radial blind is good for stopping enemy attacks for awhile, and Radial Javelin is a fairly nice AoE.

I also enjoy Mag simply because with the new AoE pull you can pull all the enemies away from the pod/artifact or pull an ally to you to get revived. Her ult's also pretty strong and when I first started getting more into defense missions, I'd just spam it all day and was almost always top of my team in damage done/kills (although I wish it didn't have such a stupidly long cast animation)
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#6dark lancerPosted 8/6/2013 11:03:25 PM
I find that Trinity is only as good as her weapons in Defense and Mobile Defense. Well of Life and Energy Vampire are good for other mission types, but in both defense mission types there are just too many enemies and too much chaos for the team to heal up on one ancient or one heavy Grineer. I never know when to use Bless.

Excalibur's Slash Dash and Radial Javelin are great for both defense mission types. Once you've ranked up Slash Dash, you can just zip back and forth through big groups of enemies, especially when used in conjunction with Reach. I used it as a last ditch defense when the artifact is almost hopelessly swamped by enemies and it can really turn the tide.
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#7wrobe67132(Topic Creator)Posted 8/6/2013 11:46:49 PM
Wow thanks guys, pretty glad I was doing some of these suggestions. Makes me more confident in my own decision making. The rest of the suggestions that I hadn't been doing are great though. I've been planning on getting a Hek when I get to rank 4, but unfortunately I'm only about halfway through 3. I just played the Alert mission with my friend who went Trinity. For a couple of beginners we did pretty great. I was Rhino, and we lasted until the second to last wave. Was using Latron so I wouldn't have to worry about ammo, Vasto as I absolutely love it, and Dual Zoren, but that was by a mistake I meant to equip my Hate.
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#8KaosShadowPosted 8/19/2013 4:56:00 PM
Hi, I'm pretty new to the game and only played a few defense games.

I'm using Excalibur with Braton, Aklato and Cronus, no pet yet, and I was doing by far the most damage on my team (I was always doing 40-50% of all the damage and all of them had much better equips than me). I just needed to stand near the the entrance of enemy "spawn points" and spam (max ranked) Slash Dash since they were coming in large numbers in a straight line, this would wipe almost an entire wave instantly and then just finished the remaining ones with the Braton.

I'm still very low level (rank 2 with every equip around 20), so it might be very different in the future. As for now, I can farm those levels just fine.
#9admiral747Posted 8/21/2013 7:58:45 PM
Just so you know you, spawn killing the enemies deprives your teammates of exp. I believe there is a 50 foot exp sharing range that one you step out of your allies get nothing. Plus killing enemies with your suit powers will only rank up your frame and none of your weapons.

Tldr no one likes defense heroes
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#10Edavy89Posted 8/21/2013 8:22:07 PM
admiral747 posted...
Just so you know you, spawn killing the enemies deprives your teammates of exp. I believe there is a 50 foot exp sharing range that one you step out of your allies get nothing. Plus killing enemies with your suit powers will only rank up your frame and none of your weapons.

Tldr no one likes defense heroes


Hey, i love defense heroes, what you described are defense ZERO's XD.
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