Top Hydroid Build Worth Giving A Try

Hydroid Warframe was released in 2014 in Update 13.0. Hydroid is said to have arisen from the ocean and draws his power from water to devastate the enemies.

Hydroid is a solid Warframe having good health, shield, and energy along with high armor. The developers claim that it is inspired by the character Davy Jones from The Pirates of Caribbean movie.

Hydroid is very well balanced, and it is also one of the two Warframes that have the powers to ignore the enemy’s armor. It is an integral part of the farming crew, fun to play with, deals decent damage to the enemies, has relatively high mobility, and is super fun to play with. However, it needs a lot of energy, and farming the blueprints of its parts is not easy.


  • πŸ› οΈ The recent update has allowed Hydroid to effortlessly nuke whole rooms of Steel path enemies, making him a force to be reckoned with.
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Hydroid’s Plunder ability gives a “metric buttload” of armor and additional corrosive damage, making it top tier in the game.
  • πŸŒ€ Hydroid’s Tentacle SW form is a real blast, locking down a huge area of the map with tentacles grabbing enemies and lifting them into the air, making it amazing for crowd control and defense type missions.
  • πŸ’₯ The amount of damage and armor strip with the augment viral application is absolutely insane, making Hydroid top tier now.
  • πŸŒͺ️ The prascus cernos can effectively pull more enemies into your rain Fields, stripping all their armor away and dealing pure viral damage with a 75% bonus on unarmored health.
  • πŸ’ͺ Replacing blind Rage with transient fortitude would be a good option for Hydroid’s build, providing more ability strength.
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Hydroid’s 650 Shields make him tailor-made for the new Shield Gating meta, providing invincibility for 2 and 1/2 seconds when the Shields break.
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Shield gating method feels more rewarding to play than the health tanking build for Hydroid.

How to acquire Hydroid Warframe?

You can buy the main blueprints from the market, and the components’ blueprints can be obtained by defeating Councilor Vay Hek on Earth, but you need to be on Mastery Rank 5 to enter this mission.

Abilities of Hydroid Warframe:

  1. Tempest Barrage – It is the ability to create a liquid barrage to unleash fury on your enemies.
  2. Tidal Surge – Using this ability, Hydroid builds a liquid wall and crashes the enemies through it.
  3. Undertow – This creates a water trap to drown the enemies who are unaware of it.
  4. Tentacle Swarm – Wait! Is this a wave, or is it a monster? Using this ability, Hydroid can summon a mysterious liquid creature to create havoc in the enemy’s camp.

Hydroid Builds:

There is no doubt that Hydroid rains fury and devastates his enemies. You can use his abilities to create a specialized Hydroid build which can be even more devastating. Let us discuss some of the popular Hydroid builds and some of the mods that can power him up.

Ultimate Endgame – Hydroid Build (Pilfering Hydroid Prime Build)

Pilfering Hydroid Prime Build

Pilfering Hydroid Prime Build

The very first build that we will be talking about is its Ultimate endgame build. This build is relatively famous because of the mods it allows to be used in the mission. Also, this build is excellent for solo as well as for a group.

However, the mods that are used in the build are a little more technical; it is advisable to know that experienced players will get through them quickly while the beginners will have to do a bit more struggle.

The most critical mod here is the transient fortitude that allows increasing the ability strength, but at the same time, it decreases the ability duration. So, along with this mod, the other mod that can be used is the Narrow-Minded that allows almost 99% increased ability duration. The streamline and the Augur Message mods should be combined to balance the efficiency and duration.

Hydroid Build – Farm, Survivability, Infinite Energy (Undertowing Hydroid Prime Build)

Undertowing Hydroid Prime Build

Undertowing Hydroid Prime Build

This is the second, but one of the most essential Hydroid Build. This Hydroid Build mainly focuses on infinite energy and max duration. Also, the big range works in the Hydroid build, and it focuses on the tentacles match. Arcane Energize is equally essential in this Hydroid Build for increasing the survival rate, and the Magus Elevate is required for the healing from a great deal of damage.

The Pilfering Swarm and the Stretch mod are the two significant mods in this build, as these mods will be helping you in holding the enemies through tentacles and increasing the ability strength. Other than these mods, the Vitality and Primed Flow mods are equally crucial for increasing the energy level.

Hydroid Build – Leviathan

Hydroid Build – Leviathan

Another significant build is the Leviathan build, in which an essential mod is a Corroding Barrage that has chances of inflicting the Corrosive Status Effect. The Primed Continuity and the Rolling guard mod helps in removing the status effect, and Augur Secrets helps in converting the energy spent into a shield that will be protecting you from getting killed by the enemies.

The other essential mods are the Corrosive Projection to decrease the armor reduction and Power Drift to increase the chances of resisting knockdowns and increasing the ability strength. So, these are the mods that you can use in the build to survive throughout the mission. However, you will have to pay attention to the builds that you can use together to overcome any damage that is provided to you.


So far, we have discussed everything about the abilities and builds of Hydroid Warframe. With the increasing strength and efficiency, the only thing that needs to remain on top is the energy level. For this, the Corrosive Projection is the must-use mod.

It will decrease the armor reduction and hence will be increasing the energy level of the player. So, the most important thing is to keep in mind the mods that can be used together to increase the chances of your survivability.

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