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Mesa

Beginner/Newbie Friendly Low Cost Zero Forma Build (effective for most content)

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With a steady hand and quick reflexes, Mesa is a true gunfighter.

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ITEM RANK

30

60 / 60

APPLY CONDITIONALS

ENERGY
150
HEALTH
375
SHIELD
225
SPRINT SPEED
1.1
DURATION
100%
EFFICIENCY
100%
RANGE
100%
STRENGTH
100%
ARMOR
100
Damage Reduction
25%
EFFECTIVE HIT POINTS
800
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Mesa builds
Builds by murasaki

Beginner/Newbie Friendly Low Cost Zero Forma Build (effective for most content)

Welcome to my Beginner/Newbie friendly low cost zero forma build. This build should get you past nearly all the content in the game. Most of these mods should be easy to obtain or cheap to purchase.

How to Use

[Mesa] is a fairly easy and straight forward character. She is one of the highest DPS frames in the game thanks to her 4, which is what we are building around. Her 2 and 3 are her survivability, and also benefit from this build.

When out of combat, cast [Mesa]'s 3 (and 2 if you can afford it). Then find a group of enemies and press 4 and fire. That's pretty much all there is to Mesa.

Mods

NOTE: If you are a beginner, do not max 10 level mods, instead level them to level 7-8. It will cost you much less endo and will be just as effective for most content.

Steel Charge - We use this to get 18 extra points, instead of the usual 14. The melee bonus is also nice, as melee weapons are some of the best in the game. If you don't have this aura mod, just plug in any V polarity mod and get rid of Augur Message. (Cost: 0-15 plat, recommend getting from Nightwave Credit rewards)

Mesa's Waltz - Very important mod. This mod makes your 4 instantly primed to fire, meaning you don't have to wait that 1/2 second to fire your Peacemakers. It also allows you to move around while using your Peacemakers. (Cost: 10 plat)

Streamline - Lowers the energy cost of our abilities. DO NOT MAX THIS MOD. Always leave at level 4. It will save you a point when you forma. (Cost: 0-5 plat)

Narrow Minded - Increases the duration of [Mesa]'s 2 and 3, her main survivability tools. Range is irrelevant for Mesa as none of her abilities benefit from it. (Cost: 15-20 plat)

Intensify - increases the damage of the Peacemakers. (Cost: 5-10 plat)

Vitality - increases health and survivability (Cost: 0 plat)

Fleeting Expertise - allows [Mesa] to [Reach] the minimum energy drain on her 4. DO NOT MAX THIS MOD. Always leave at level 4. It will save you a point when you forma. (Cost: 20 plat)

Transient Fortitude - increases damage of the Peacemakers (15-20 plat)

Continuity - increases duration, recommend purchasing Primed variant from Baro when it comes around (Cost: 5-10 plat Primed version 80-100 plat)

10th slot options - Augur Message (more duration, 5 plat), Power Drift (more damage for 4, 5-10 plat), Flow/Primed Flow (more energy, 0-40 plat), Adaptation (more survivability, 20 plat)

Total Cost: 75-110 plat, assuming you don't have any of these (excluding 10th mod options)

How To Upgrade This Build

After getting further in the game I recommend upgrading this build slowly. I would recommend obtaining Primed Continuity, forma-ing to add a 10th mod and continuing to max mods. If you are looking for an extreme endgame build to aim for, look no further.