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Nekros uses his dark powers to manipulate his enemies, both living and dead.

This is Nekros, manipulator of souls.

Nekros possesses the battlefield, Tenno. Death is his playground.

Release Date: September 13th, 2013

Nekros is a Warframe with powers likened to that of necromancers and dark arts practitioners, his abilities exploiting the vulnerabilities of the living and the corpses of the dead. Nekros was disinterred in Update 10.0.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64
25,000
Helmet
1
Chassis
1
Systems
1
OrokinCell64
3
Time: 72 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 50
Market Price: Platinum64 375 Blueprint Price: Credits64 100,000
Neuroptics
Credits64
15,000
AlloyPlate64
150
NeuralSensor64
1
PolymerBundle64
150
Rubedo64
500
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 25
Chassis
Credits64
15,000
Morphics64
1
Ferrite64
1000
Rubedo64
300

Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 25
Systems
Credits64
15,000
ControlModule64
1
Morphics64
1
Salvage64
500
Plastids64
220
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 25

AcquisitionEdit

Component blueprints are rewarded at the end of Orokin Derelict Assassination missions.

Unlike all other Warframe component rewards from boss assassinations, Nekros' components actually have uniform drop chances (33.33% each), with an expected 5-6 runs to obtain each component at least once and 33±8 runs to be nearly guaranteed each component at least once.

Warframe GuidesEdit

See Category:Nekros Guides to read user-made guides on how to play this Warframe.

TriviaEdit

  • His name comes from the Greek word "νεκρός", meaning "dead". 
  • Nekros is Swedish for Necrosis which is a medical term for the death of most or all of the cells in an organ or tissue due to disease, injury, or failure of the blood supply.
  • Nekros is one of the two Warframes that does not have an innate aura polarity, the other being ExcaliburIcon272 Excalibur.
  • Nekros was released on Friday the 13th.
  • Nekros is one of the most expensive Warframes to build: not only does his blueprint cost Credits64100,000, he is one of five frames that require three Orokin Cells instead of just one, the others being Mag PrimeIcon272 Mag Prime, MirageIcon272 Mirage, LimboIcon272 Limbo and Rhino PrimeIcon272 Rhino Prime.
  • Nekros is the only Warframe with a base shield stat of 90 in cooperative missions.
    • Equipping a maxed out Mod TT 20pxRedirection mod on a rank 30 Nekros will boost his shields to 666.
  • Nekros is the first Warframe whose alternate helmets were purely cosmetic, as opposed to earlier "Arcane" alternate helmets.
  • Nekros is one of the few Warframes whose unique animations do not hold a bow with both hands – the other Warframes being HydroidIcon272 Hydroid, LimboIcon272 Limbo, MesaIcon272 Mesa and HarrowIcon272 Harrow. He holds the bow with its arrow only in his left hand. With his Agile animation, he will grab the arrow and twirl it around.
  • Nekros' Noble animation set has an almost identical idle animation for all weapons excluding throwing weapons – he simply looks left and right calmly. With throwing weapons, he will twirl and spin one on his right hand. This animation is also used by the Agile set.
  • Nekros' unarmed idle animation is identical on both sets – he will perform ShadowsOfTheDead130xDark Shadows Of The Dead. This also occurs while he is holding a one-handed secondary weapon.
  • Nekros' legs, hands, and feet are far more slender than other Warframes, a trait shared with OberonIcon272 Oberon.
    • Also, both Nekros and Oberon seem to have wider torsos than other Warframes, at least in a limbs to torso ratio.
  • Nekros appears to have six fingers, however the last one only has one bone.
  • When holstering dual daggers like the DualDaggers Fang and EtherDaggers2 Ether Daggers, Nekros stores them in a cross arrangement, unlike the normal parallel stack that other Warframes do.

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Death's new master.

"Fear is a weed, snaking in the dark. It vines within the mind, corrupting it. It germinates within tribes, dividing them. Your graces, we who are beyond death, have forgotten the simple power of fear. Let us now remember. You will find no greater power than the simple thought of your own name, inscribed upon a grave.

Our harbinger, our terror ... Nekros."

Release Date: August 23rd, 2016

Nekros Prime is the Primed variant of Nekros, possessing higher shields and energy capacity, as well as an additional Naramon Pol polarity.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64
25,000
PrimeHelmet PrimeChassis PrimeSystems OrokinCell64
3
Time: 72 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 50
Market Price: N/A Blueprint Price: N/A
Neuroptics
Credits64
15,000
AlloyPlate64
15,000
NeuralSensor64
3
PolymerBundle64
12,000
DENitainExtract2
5
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 25
Chassis
Credits64
15,000
Morphics64
3
Ferrite64
18,000
Rubedo64
6,000
ArgonCrystal64
2
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 25
Systems
Credits64
15,000
ControlModule64
3
Tellurium64
3
Salvage64
15,000
Plastids64
500
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 25
Drop Locations

Blueprint Lith N3 Rare (V)
Meso N3 Rare (V)
Axi N3 Rare (V)
Neuroptics Meso F1 Uncommon (V)
Axi N5 Uncommon (V)
Chassis Lith N1 Common (V)
Lith V4 Common (V)
Meso K1 Common (V)
Meso S3 Common (V)
Neo Z1 Common (V)
Axi G1 Common (V)
Axi N4 Common (V)
Systems Lith N2 Rare (V)
Meso N5 Rare (V)
Neo N3 Rare (V)
Neo N7 Rare (V)

Blueprint Lith N3 Rare (V)
Meso N3 Rare (V)
Axi N3 Rare (V)
Neuroptics Meso F1 Uncommon (V)
Axi N5 Uncommon (V)
Chassis Lith N1 Common (V)
Lith V4 Common (V)
Meso K1 Common (V)
Meso S3 Common (V)
Neo Z1 Common (V)
Axi G1 Common (V)
Axi N4 Common (V)
Systems Lith N2 Rare (V)
Meso N5 Rare (V)
Neo N3 Rare (V)
Neo N7 Rare (V)

Blueprint Lith N3 Rare (V)
Meso N3 Rare (V)
Axi N3 Rare (V)
Neuroptics Meso F1 Uncommon (V)
Axi N5 Uncommon (V)
Chassis Lith N1 Common (V)
Lith V4 Common (V)
Meso K1 Common (V)
Meso S3 Common (V)
Neo Z1 Common (V)
Axi G1 Common (V)
Axi N4 Common (V)
Systems Lith N2 Rare (V)
Meso N5 Rare (V)
Neo N3 Rare (V)
Neo N7 Rare (V)

Lith/Meso/Neo/Axi refer to Void Relics
(V) Denotes Vaulted Void Relics
(B) Denotes Baro Ki'Teer Exclusive Void Relic


TriviaEdit

  • Nekros Prime is the third prime Warframe introduced via a cinematic lore video, continuing a trend that started with Saryn Prime.
  • Nekros Prime was revealed at TennoCon 2016.


MediaEdit

  • Nekros Prime art showed at Tennocon 2016 and during Tennolive
  • Nekros Prime Access Banner
  • Nekros Prime in Codex
  • Nekros Prime Frontlook
  • Nekros Prime Backlook
  • Steam promotional image (1 of 2)
  • Steam promotional image (2 of 2)

VaultingsEdit

  • On June 5th, 2018, it was announced that Nekros Prime would enter the Prime Vault and be retired from the reward tables on June 19th, 2018. Any preexisting components or fully-built frames will remain as is.

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Soul SiphonEdit

  • A master of death, Nekros regenerates 5 health per second for 6 seconds after Nekros kills an enemy.
    • Health regeneration will stop when Nekros receives health damage.

Abilities Edit

SoulPunchModU15 Nekros1
ENERGY
25
KEY
1
Soul Punch
A powerful blow that knocks down opponents.
Strength:40 (damage)
Duration:N/A
Range:14 m (cast range)
Misc:40 (projectile damage)
40 (area damage)

Info
  • Nekros lunges with telekinetic force, dealing 40 Impact b Impact damage to a single target within 14 meters.
    • Nekros can miss with ability, causing him to lose energy.
    • Initial target is knocked down.
  • The target's soul is violently ejected from its body, becoming a high-velocity projectile. Enemies that make contact with the projectile are dealt 40 Impact b Impact damage. When the projectile makes contact with a hard surface, 40 Impact b Impact damage is inflicted in an area of effect.
  • Despite having a noticeable visual and audio effect, the skill is perfectly silent.
  • Can be used while performing many actions without interrupting them, including reloading, charging, and shooting.

Augment
DischargeStrike
Main article: Discharge Strike

Discharge Strike is a Warframe Augment Mod for NekrosIcon272 Nekros's SoulPunch130xDark Soul Punch in Conclave that depletes energy from an opponent.


Rank Energy depleted Cost
0 6 6
1 13 7
2 19 8
3 25 9


TerrifyModU15 Nekros2
ENERGY
75
KEY
2
Terrify
Casts fear into the hearts of nearby enemies, causing them to deal less damage.
Strength:5% (damage reduction)
Duration:20 s
Range:16 m

Info
  • Nekros releases a psychic blast that causes enemies within 16 meters to reduce their damage output for 20 seconds.
  • Can be recast while active and can refresh the duration on already affected units in the cast range.


DesecrateModU15 Nekros3
ENERGY
10
KEY
3
Desecrate
Forces fallen enemies around you to drop a Health Orb and are also visible to Nekros on respawn.


Energy per Corpse: 20

Strength:N/A
Duration:12 s (desecrated body timer)
Range:20 m

Info
  • Nekros emits an aura of dark power that affects every corpse within a radius of 20 meters, consuming the corpses and granting a Health Orb. After a 2-second delay on the first corpse within range, corpses are consumed one at a time in random order, with subsequent corpses taking 1 second of delay between consumptions.
    • Desecrated players are highlighted and revealed through walls (upon respawn) for the duration of the ability.
  • Desecrate will consume 20 Energy for every corpse consumed. This ability will remain active for as long as Nekros has energy, or the ability is manually deactivated by pressing the ability key again.
    • Nekros can still regenerate energy & pick up energy orbs when Desecrate is active.
    • While the ability is active, Nekros can still move around freely.
    • If toggled on, the ability icon will be grayed out and Nekros will shimmer faintly in his energy color.
  • Successfully desecrated corpses will glow with the chosen energy color and turn into smoke before fading away.
  • Initial activation of the ability has a cast time of 1.8 seconds.


ShadowsOfTheDeadModU15 Nekros4
ENERGY
100
KEY
4
Shadows of the Dead
Reduces respawn timer of Nekros and his teammates to 0.
Strength:100% (respawn time reduction)
Duration:120 (power duration)
Range:N/A

Info
  • Nekros does not raise shadows, instead is a self-buff that makes him & his allies respawn instantly for the duration of the ability.

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