Here are ten of Warframe’s best allies, ranging from Sentinels to Vulpaphylas.
With only a limited number of mod slots available on each item in Warframe, it can be difficult to obtain utility-based effects for some builds. Fortunately, this is where partners excel.
These sidekicks can provide benefits ranging from snatching every object in the vicinity of the player to granting status immunity. Companions are essential for getting the most out of any build, as they give great perks that would otherwise be unavailable. Some Sentinels, or robotic companions, can also bring with them specific weapons that deliver respectable damage or are designed to constantly stun enemies. Here are some of the best Warframe companions to utilize.
Don’t be fooled by the name of this Sentinel. Despite its designation, this Sentinel is more of a utility companion than a weapons platform. Dethcube Prime has above-average Sentinel survivability and comes with a machine pistol with adjustable fire rate.
Although other Sentinel weapons do this better, the weapon on Dethcube and its Prime form should only be used for status application. The Energy Generator Mod, which causes an adversary to create an Energy Orb when Dethcube assists you with ten kills, is the real application for Dethcube. On paper, the criterion appears to be hefty, yet Dethcube can tag quite a few foes in a task with ease. Dethcube is an excellent choice for spawning Energy Orbs to benefit from Arcane Energize or Energy Conversion.
Carrier is an excellent choice for a first companion. This Sentinel can replenish your ammo reserves, change ammo types to what you’re presently using, destroy storage containers with a Cephalon Simaris mod, and it comes with a fairly powerful shotgun.
Carrier’s primary function is to replenish your ammo reserves as you travel through the Star Chart. If you’re employing AoE weapons or snipers, having ammo mutation for all of your guns comes in handy for freeing up a mod slot in the early and mid-game. Carrier’s Sweeper shotgun can also contribute to low-level content. Because of how early you can create Carrier, this Sentinel will be beneficial for the most of the Star Chart, though consider obtaining a Sahasa Kubrow or Djinn if you can.
Helios is the only Sentinel with a melee weapon in Warframe. Helios will detach a piece of itself and fling it at foes instead of firing bullets or lasers.
This means that melee mods can be used with Sentinel weapons or stat sticks to create a pretty powerful Sentinel weapon or stat stick. Even better, Helios can scan targets to fill out a player’s Codex, giving them more foes to test against in the Simulacrum. If an enemy is thoroughly scanned, players can utilize the Detect Vulnerability precept to disclose weak places on adversaries, causing them to take more damage. Helios loses worth once you’ve scanned everything in Warframe, but picking up Helios will save you so much time scanning stuff. Everybody should have one in their possession.
Djinn is a dreadful friend. It has poor EHP, a preset mod that actively kills it, and a weapon that is solely helpful for applying Toxin procs to targets. Despite these drawbacks, this Sentinel has one useful feature: Djinn may be revived.
Cephalon Simaris sells the Djinn Reawaken mod, which allows your Sentinel to resurrect itself after 90 seconds. This mod has no usage restriction, which means you’ll always be able to revive your Sentinel if it dies. This is quite handy because Sentinels are primarily utilized for utility. You will have more uptime on Vacuum and other QoL effects with this Sentinel than with any other Sentinel. Djinn would be higher on this list if Vulpaphyla Kavats couldn’t achieve the same thing with a lower cooldown. Djinn is a good Sentinel right now if you don’t use Fatal Attraction and gain Reawaken as soon as feasible.
If there is one Kubrow version we recommend, it is the Sahasa variant. Dig is a special ability that Sahasa Kubrows have that allows them to dig into the earth every 15 seconds to spawn goods for you. Health Orbs, Energy Orbs, and ammo are examples of such goods.
The primary function of a Sahasa Kubrow is to replenish your Energy reserves when they run low. When your Kubrow starts digging, the objects that spawn will be biased toward what you currently require. As a result, even if you have very little Energy, your Kubrow will always create Energy. This is especially beneficial if you’re playing a Warframe with a channeled ability that can’t regenerate Energy passively; your Kubrow will simply keep giving you free Energy. It loses a lot of value once you level Zenurik and gain Arcane Energize, however new players looking for a tankier pet and a solution to their Energy problems may consider purchasing a Sahasa Kubrow.
You can’t go wrong with an Adarza Kavat as a pet. Every 20 seconds, this companion offers a passive, cumulative 60% critical chance to all adjacent allies. The bonus lasts 10 seconds, but you can increase it with the Tek Enhance mod.
Adarza Kavats shine when used with single-target DPS loadouts. Bringing an Adarza to an Eidolon hunt or Profit-Taker can provide a significant DPS boost, allowing you to farm these missions more quickly if your squad isn’t optimal. Just make sure to strengthen their defenses with Mods so they don’t die right away.
The Crescent Vulpaphyla is a Kavat version of the Helminth Charger, a pet that charges headfirst into your enemies. Its Crescent Charge setting is decent, inflicting mediocre damage while launching your Vulpaphyla into a swarm of opponents. The good news is that Crescent Devolution renders them undead.
If your Vulpaphyla dies in battle, it will transform into a Sentinel for 30 seconds before reverting to a Kavat. The Sentinel form fires projectiles that deal Puncture damage, but the main benefit is having a partner who cannot die. If it dies in either its Kavat or Sentinel form, it will respawn after 30 seconds. This means you’ll always have access to Fetch, Animal Instinct, and other utility Mods that make companions more useful. The other two Vulpaphyla variations are far superior to the Crescent variety, however any Vulpaphyla will do in Warframe.
The same benefits that we outlined for the Crescent Vulpaplyla apply here, however the Sly variation has significantly more advantageous passive boosts. This pet can grant you Evasion on a regular basis (or continually if it’s a Sentinel), allowing you to evade any damage that might otherwise effect you.
Vulpaphylas cannot die permanently because of such powerful passive effect. If they die while in their Kavat form, they will transform into a Sentinel for the next 30 seconds. They can still die in this state, however the Vulpaphyla will resurrect after 30 seconds, even during Arbitrations.
If players intend to farm resources, the Smeeta Kavat is without a doubt the best companion in Warframe. This is one of two companions who can help you earn more stuff, the other being the Chesa Kubrow. Smeeta Kavats, unlike Chesa, do not interfere with loot-generating abilities and stack with almost every loot-enhancing source in Basket Random.
Charm is a Smeeta Kavats setting that provides you one of six random bonuses every so often. These buffs can grant you a quick reload, make the next source of damage harmless, or increase the critical probability of your weapon by 200%. More crucially, the Smeeta Kavat can quadruple all Affinity and resource revenues for the next two minutes, which can be extended even more with Tek Enhance.
This buff stacks with Resource Boosters as well as the Charm buff. If you’re lucky enough to get this resource buff proc numerous times in a row, you’ll gain a lot more resources and Affinity. It’s the ideal partner for people who just wish to improve their treasure gains with minimal effort.
The Panzer Vulpaphyla is essentially an AI-controlled Saryn that you may take with you on any operation. This Kavat variation, like Saryn’s first ability, can unleash quills that spawn spores on targets. These spores are excellent for infecting targets with Viral. If the Kavat dies, it will transform into a Sentinel, spreading even more spores. It can’t die permanently, has plenty of value, and can easily spread Viral. If you’re looking for a terrific friend who won’t abandon you, go no further.