Mag is one of the primitive Warframes released in the game, but it is still a good initial option. The characteristic feature of Mag is the Magnetic field that can defeat her enemies on the battlefield.
Once among the top Warframes, Mag has undergone many changes and has lost her charm significantly, and is not even in meta.
But it can still be fun to play with Warframe if you are open to trying different builds. This article will discuss Mag and different Mag builds, which can really make your gameplay with Mag more enjoyable.
Understanding Mag’s Abilities
Mag’s primary source of power is the Magnetic field. It can attack her enemies, harm them, throw projectiles on her enemies, and defeat them.
Mag can be obtained by completing the mission named Iliad Mission on Phobos by defeating The Sergeant, or you can directly buy the blueprint from the same market as well. If you are looking for a higher amount of health and energy, then Mag Prime can be the right choice.
Before diving straight into popular Mag builds, let us first discuss the four abilities that Mag possesses: Pull, Magnetize, Crush and Polarize. We will discuss all four one by one.
Using her Magnetic power, Mag pulls her enemies towards her, dealing with significant damage to even medium-level enemies. The ability used after casting Magnetize deals double damage to the enemies.
Using the pull, Mag can eliminate the enemy directly, throwing it out from the map. Also, an enemy dying from the ability to pull has a fair chance to drop an orb.
By using this ability, Mag creates a Magnetic field around an enemy as the center of the field. It immediately immobilizes the enemy and creates a pull-through in which nearby enemies and the projectiles fired also get pulled. It increases the damage dealt and explodes once the targeted enemy dies, dealing damage to nearby enemies. Mag can create only four such Magnetic fields at once.
Being the most astonishing power of Mag, it Magnetizes the enemy’s bones and crushes them while suspending them in mid-air. The already Magnetized enemy receives more damage. Crush ability also restores the energy in the shields of the allies.
This only affects the armored enemies and those whose shields are not depleted. It creates a strong Magnetic pulse, which damages the armor and shield of the enemies. Enemies affected with this ability also drop shards, which in combination with Magnetize, deals additional damage.
Popular Mag builds
Mag builds revolve around the damage dealt with the enemy for which a lot of energy is required. Mag has a very low energy pool, which makes the Primed Flow mod essential to use. Energy Siphon from the aura mod also gives it an extra energy generation capability. This section of the article will discuss the popular Mag builds you can use to make most of your Mag.
The Polarize Build
This Mag build comes quite handy when you are playing the game against high-level enemies. This build gives you the flexibility to attack heavily armored enemies because it deals more significant damage to highly armored ones.
But you should keep in mind that it does not affect The Infested. If you are using Counter Pulse mod, Mag becomes particularly strong against heavily armored and shielded enemies.
Building the Polarize Mag can be tricky. You need to keep experimenting around different mods to get all the stats as high as possible. You will surely want a fair amount of duration to increase the damage range and explosion radius, but balancing its strength and efficiency is equally important.
The Range Build
As the name suggests, this Mag build is intended to increase the area of damage. But increasing the area of damage comes at the cost of abilities. The abilities of Mag will have an impact even on the enemies farther away. Still, at the same time, you will have to sacrifice some of the abilities that you could use to kill the enemies faster.
However, the good part is that you can react early. For, e.g., you can use the ability to pull enemies from very far and kill them by preventing them from reaching and harming you. Similarly, the Polarize ability will weaken the armor and the enemy’s shield from a significant distance. Then the Mag can easily use its ability to Magnetize and crush to destroy them.
The Greedy Pull Build
The Greedy Pull Build has been the reason behind the popularity of Mag. It has made it the most widely used Warframes of the game of the early times. Using this Mag build, you could pull objects towards every one of your group, providing an upper hand to your team.
Even after so many changes that Mag has undergone, it can be used in lower-level missions. This Mag build requires you to combine range, strength, and efficiency uniformly to make it useful. You can also experiment with other mods like energy conversion or redirection to customize your Greedy Pull Mag build.
The Crush Build
In this Mag build, the focus remains on Mag’s ability to crush. The Crush build deals significant damage to the enemies. It can also be used at missions at a mid and high level when combined with the Fracturing Crush mod or the Corrosive Projection Mod to enhance damage is given and efficiency.
As in all other cases, there is no strict rule for creating a mag build, and you can experiment with several other mods to see what suits you the best. You can try a few popular mods: The Augmented mod, the Umbral Intensify mod, and the Energy conversion mod.
Having undergone several changes and updates in the game, Now Mag may not be the popular choice, but it is still fun to play with. There are several mods out there out of which we have discussed our favorite.
You can use any of them for creating your own Mag build as well as you can experiment and create a wholly new and useful mag build as well.