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  • So I hadn't played warframe in a while and now that I've been playing for 2 weeks again I'm still not any wiser on how I should look upon Limbo. 

    Mesa is pretty straight forward, but Limbo remains a head scratcher. Could anyone explain how he works, I've read his page and his abilities and stuff, but non the wiser. 

    So if you could tell me some more about how to use him that would be freaking nice. I don't really need your mod list or his background story. I just want to know how he could be played and how to use his abilities (and basically what they do).

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    • In my opinion limbo excels at solo play (being a master of the 1vs 1), and while on a team is best used as a single target assassin (taking out high priority targets that would erase your squishies) or defending objectives with cataclysm.

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    • 66.188.64.151 wrote:
      In my opinion limbo excels at solo play (being a master of the 1vs 1), and while on a team is best used as a single target assassin (taking out high priority targets that would erase your squishies) or defending objectives with cataclysm.

      Sorry i didnt finish

      His ablilities surround the use of the rift, Banish sending 1 target to the rift, Rift Walk sending yourself in the rift, and Cataclysm sending EVERYTHING INSIDE THE CIRCLE in the rift; Rift Surge just increases the damage you do to things inside the rift.

      Enemies take damage from entering and exiting the rift (yes you can kite things to death with Cataclysm), while yourself and allies will have their energy restore 2energy/sec. Only things that are in the same plane (the rift being a different plane from the material world) can damage each other. With that said while Rift Walking nothing can hurt you and you cant hurt anything unless they are Banished or inside a Cataclysm (if you are Rift Walking outside of a Cataclysm everything inside can still hurt you). 

      i hope this helps some.

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    • Limbo's mechanic is the use of what's called the "Rift".

      Basically, anything in the Rift cannot hurt anything outside the Rift, and vice versa.  Also, warframes in the Rift gain an energy regen.  The only stipulation, as well, is that warframe powers can still pass around the Rift.  So, a Mesa is still able to damage enemies while in the Rift using their 4th.  A Rhino is still able to Stomp, and Ember is still able to World on Fire and run around damaging enemies without being damaged.

      Players can't pick up items in the Rift, either, so Survivals and Mobile Defenses are a little more challenging in that way.

      The best way to do a Defense is to Cataclysm the pods and jump in and out of the bubble to take down enemies.  That, or the really slow but sure way, which is to banish each enemy and take them out one at a time.  If you're on a team, Mesa is one of the best frames that synergizes with Limbo.  Mobile Defense is similar, but remember that players drop the datamass upon entering the Rift.

      The best way to do a Survival...use the Rift as a shield when necessary, pop in to activate Life Support, otherwise, stay out of the Rift and/or Banish difficult enemies and use that 3rd to deal more damage to enemies in the Rift.

      In Captures, just Rift Walk and Banish targets.  Targets get knocked down, no issues with surrounding enemies cuz you're in the Rift and they're not.  You can also capture targets while Rift Walking.

      Spy missions, I have yet to see if Rift Walking allows a player to just walk through lasers without tripping alarms, but in Corpus missions, a Rift Walking player can just stroll through Corpus laser doors no problem.


      In summary, if you get good with Limbo, you can be hailed by your team as the savior and...well, carry the team (since you can also revive fallen teammates while Rift Walking).  You can also be scorned if you're a bad Limbo player.

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    • Hrm. If you took a look at both Limbo/Abilities and Rift Plane and still don't understand how he plays, could you give me a little feedback on what you think needs to be better explained? Limbo is definitely one of the most complicated Warframes to use effectively, so I don't expect players to just read over him a few times and know instantly how to perform, but I thought the answers to the questions you're asking were covered by the two pages I just mentioned.

      To answer your question in full here, though, Nighttide77 covers it pretty well by mission type. As a more general note, Limbo has two main abilities he uses: Riftwalk (2 ), which is usually used to keep himself from being hurt by enemies, and Cataclysm (4 ), which creates a rift bubble on the ground at your crosshairs for the purposes of blocking enemy fire. Most Limbo players play most missions with Riftwalk always on, because it allows them to completely ignore fighting everything (except Nullifier Crewman) while regenerating their energy. Cataclysm is often a tough decision about using, because it puts everyone (including allies and enemies) in a certain area within the rift. When you do that, enemies within the Cataclysm can shoot at you if you're also in the Cataclysm or if you're Riftwalking, so it's dangerous if you put the Cataclysm bubble on top of strong enemies--but, it's valuable if there's a lot of strong enemies outside the Cataclysm because they can't shoot into the bubble.

      Your Banish (1 ) puts only a single target into the rift, so if the mission calls for it, you could do something crafty like using Banish to make just one enemy fight you at a time while you're riftwalking, or you can Banish an ally Tenno who is reviving a third Tenno in your party (it doesn't interrupt the revive and allies can roll out of Banishment at any time). Your Rift Surge (3 ) amps up your damage done within the rift, so you can either use it to be a damage god inside a Cataclysm bubble or be the assassin of heavy units by precision-Banishment.

      Edit: Nighttide77's comment about being able to Banish the Capture mission targets is no longer true as of a few patches ago. You'll need to leave the Rift or put the Capture target into a Cataclysm in order to deal damage to them.

      PS: Because you can't loot or pick up any objects while in the Rift, people hate it when Limbo leaves up Cataclysms in missions like Survival, and you can't invincibly Riftwalk with a Datamass in Mobile Defense, Spy 1.0, or Deception missions.

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    • Grunni wrote:

      Edit: Nighttide77's comment about being able to Banish the Capture mission targets is no longer true as of a few patches ago. You'll need to leave the Rift or put the Capture target into a Cataclysm in order to deal damage to them.

      Heh, shows how long I have played a capture mission with Limbo.

      That sucks, though.  Any info on why the devs decided that was a good idea?

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    • Thank you guys very much for explaining Limbo. He is still a bit abra cadabra for as far as I'm concerend. But you guys gave me a good starting point and I'll learn to play him, when i'll play him.

      Thnxs

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    • Nighttide77 wrote:
      Grunni wrote:
      Edit: Nighttide77's comment about being able to Banish the Capture mission targets is no longer true as of a few patches ago. You'll need to leave the Rift or put the Capture target into a Cataclysm in order to deal damage to them.
      Heh, shows how long I have played a capture mission with Limbo.

      That sucks, though.  Any info on why the devs decided that was a good idea?

      probably because that makes the capture missions too easy. If none of the surrounding enemies can do anything, and the capture target only occasionally turns to fight, then theres almost no danger in doing capture missions, regardless of level.

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