Warframe Melee Build Guide by Zakalwe
Very simple concept I’m having a lot of fun with.
Loudout: Snipetron or Shotgun, your choice of Melee and Secondary
Mods: whatever your preference is. Your weapon is being used as an execution button, so it won’t need too much power. Perhaps load it with freeze to take down shields quickly? I load my sword with +dmg.
Artifact: I’ve not noticed any major buff with Steel Charge, so take whatever you fancy.
Mouse 1 – Melee
Mouse 2 – Aim
E – Fire gun
Fluid combo controls by Malkav –
An awesome way to do very quick, fluid combos:
Mouse 3 – Crouch
Scroll up – Jump
Scroll Down – Melee
Try it out on the secondary key slots, the most fluid way I’ve seen to perform samasaults and slide attacks.
Assigning melee to the mouse button makes melee combat feel more fluid. The little trick that gives this build its feel is to take a one shot weapon with you and use it as a cqc execution button. Any shotgun will do, I favour the Snipetron as even though hipfire is inaccurate, at melee range it does all it needs to (plus I get a long ranged attack if things get too heated).
Simple concept: All you need to do is keep the retical on your target while you melee, and tap E when you need a quick kill or to take down shields.
I favour Excalibur simply because of its 1 and 2 skills, they works in perfect synergy with Melee. They get you close to targets to begin your attack, they get you away from targets when things heat up, they help with general traversal, and 1 helps deal with heavy foes and swarms of mobs.
Anyway, this is just meant for fun. I use it while I level melee weapons and it’s become my primary build for lower level runs. When using burst weapons I tend to go with the standard control scheme, but I don’t see any loss in accuracy switching to the E button with single shot weapons.
Anyway, feel free to feedback.
Cheers!Other Warframe Articles
Warframe Rolling 75% Damage Reduction Guide
Warframe Pre-Awakening History Guide
Warframe Uranus Sabotage Cache Locations Guide
Warframe Triton Core Farming Guide
Warframe Operation False Profit Easy Solo Guide
Warframe Velocitus Guide
Warframe Elytron Farming Survival Guide
Warframe Limbo Quest Guide
Warframe Ember Endgame Build Guide
Warframe Operation Gate Crash Guide
Warframe Orokin Derelicts Guide
Warframe Best Gear Per Level Guide
Warframe Material and Resource Guide
Warframe Soloing Every Boss Guide
Warframe Defeating The Stalker Guide
Warframe Braton Guide
Warframe Crafting Guide
Warframe Resources and Locations List
Warframe Nyx Guide
Warframe Gorgon Guide
Warframe Essential Beginner’s Tips
Warframe Farming and Progression Guide
Warframe Advanced Movement and Attacks Guide
Warframe New Player’s Tips
Warframe Mod System Beginner’s Guide
Warframe Free 50 Platinum Spending Guide
Warframe Hek Shotgun Damage Analysis
Warframe New Player’s Guide
Warframe System Alerts Guide
Warframe Beginner’s Guide
Warframe Hyena Boss Guide
Warframe Notifications for Non Smartphones Guide
Warframe Solo Outer Terminus Tactics Guide
Warframe Hard Combo Moves Guide
Warframe Speedrun Guide
Warframe Wall Running Guide
Warframe Backstory Lore Compilation
Warframe Melee Build Guide
Warframe Melee Weapon Types and Bonuses Guide
Warframe Primary Weapons Comparison
Warframe Mods and Artifacts List
Warframe Boss Locations and Drops List
Warframe Combo Moves Guide
Warframe Damage Mechanics Guide