+275% Energy Max
+55% Ability Duration
Dread Mirror Augment: Become unkillable for 10s when Dread Mirror kills a target by ripping its life force.
Drains Energy to stop Lethal Damage with 240% Efficiency.
+45% Ability Range
Improves Casting Speed on Warframe abilities if applicable.
+50% Casting Speed
+90% Ability Duration
-60% Ability Range
+99% Ability Strength
-55% Ability Efficiency
Enemy armor reduced.
+15% Ability Strength
+30% Chance to Resist Knockdown
■ Dread Ward allows to make a better use of Garuda's passive, gaining a 10 seconds "berserker fury-moments" / immortality.
It's viable vs high level enemies and Arbitrations.
1) fetch a <=40% health target;
2) execute it and then...
3) ...Berserker Fury Moment: jump into the fray without the risk of getting oneshotted.
Possibly use Seeking Talons and long range melee weapons to clear up large groups of enemies.
■ Quick Thinking is a safe net to try surviving oneshots when Dread Ward isn't up.
■ Dread Ward protects and takes precedence over Quick Thinking when procced. So your Energy won't go to waste when getting hit by lethal damage or you won't get permastunned.
■ Keep up and abuse Dread Mirror shield to survive whenever possible.
■ Since the high Duration, you won't need spamming #1 and #2 (48 secs duration both), so the energy goes mostly for your Quick Thinking and Seeking Talon Usage.
■ Make use of Zenurik's Energizing Dash, Void Singularity, Operator Void Mode, Magus Repair to set up your combos, the battle field or escaping / recovering from kinky situations.
■ Low Efficency doesn't impair its effectiveness or gameplay.
■ Low Range impairs partially the Dread Heart Aoe Nuke.
Reason why I suggest a long range melee weapon or sweeper weapons like Lenz, Arca Plasmor or Staticor to deliver Aoe bursts after Seeking Talon.
■ Aura Polarity can be swapped for Madura and Steel Charge + Arcane Fury if you prefer embracing amore oriented melee playstyle.
■ Narrow Minded can be dropped for other Mods, maybe Range mods, but be aware that the duration of Dread Ward will go down by a fair amount of seconds, reducing its uptime and the Quality of Life during its usage.
This build has been put together to support a gimmicky and elaborated gameplay, instead than a flatlined, cheap, spam-and-forget, Tanky Umbral build.
This is what I'd like Warframe to be, instead than the unchallenging mess it is now.