Loki / Loki Prime

Loki / Loki Prime is my favorite Warframe for Spy and Hijack (see example build below) missions. Loki is able to remain cloaked longer than any of the other stealth warframes (Ivara, Ash, Octavia) and he is also able to sprint faster, making missions more efficient/faster.

With a sprint speed of 1.25 Loki is the second fastest Warframe, which makes him a good choice for those Mastery Rank tests where you have to complete the map before a timer expires. Only Gauss is faster with a sprint speed of 1.4 but Loki is easier to aquire for new players.

Loki is very useful for Kuva Fortress missions as he is able to sprint by enemies and cameras/lasers/turrets while cloaked. He is also very efficient for certain Sortie’s where you can sprint to the mission target undetected, finish the mission and exit quickly without wasting time fighting the guards.

However, Loki has low armor and health so stealth is the best way to keep him alive – make sure to bring some Energy Restore’s so you can spam your Invisibility when ever there are nearby guards

How to get Loki

Loki’s compont blueprints drops from The Hyena @ Psamathe on Neptune (LV 30-32). The drop chance is fairly high so it shouldn’t take long to acquire all three blueprints. The main blueprint is bought at the market for 35.000 credits.

The relics that drops blueprints for Loki Prime are currently removed from the drop tables and have been moved to the “Prime Vault”. They will likely be unvaulted again at a later date – pay attention to news on the official Warframe site for information of which warframes gets unvaulted next time. You can however still acquire those blueprints by trading with other players (for Platinum) or you may be lucky to have some of the parts drop from other players relics when doing Void Fissures missions.


1: Decoy places a copy of Loki at the targeted location. It will make some noise and attract the guards attention so they hopefully don’t shoot at you. The Decoy works fine as you are leveling but it has very low health and will quickly be destroyed by high-level enemies. Only one Decoy can be active – if you cast this ability again while a Decoy is still active, the first Decoy will disappear.

The Decoy’s duration can be modded with Ability Duration (however, it is likely to be destroyed by enemy fire before its duration expires). The Decoy’s shield nd health do NOT scale with Ability Strength!

Augment: Saviour Decoy augments the Decoy ability and protects Loki against fatal damage as long as the Decoy is active.

Notice: A Decoy + Switch Teleport is an effective combo for quickly getting out of harms way or get into a difficult to reach location.

2: Invisibility will make Loki invisible and untargetable. Sounds will be muffled slightly but enemies will still try to attack you if they hear gunfire.

The duration of Invisibility can be modded with Ability Duration.

Augment: Hushed Invisibility reduce weapons noise by 100% – this is highly recommended for stealth builds and will allow you to take out guards with e.g. a powerful sniper riffle without making any noice!

3: Switch Teleport will make Loki swap location with the target – this works with both friend or foes, even with Loki’s Decoy. Switching location with an enemy will make the target confused briefly.

The cast range can be modded with Ability Range.

Augment: Safeguard Switch is an augment for Switch Teleport that will make an ally invulnerable for 6 seconds after being switch teleported by Loki.

Personally I have rarely used this ability – instead I used the Helminth to replace it with Perspicacity, which is great for Spy missions as it ensures your next Hack attempt is successfull (auto-hack) 😉

4: Radial Disarm will force all enemies within range to drop their weapons permanently – they can however still use melee attacks.

This ability will also do Impact damage to certain enemies: Infested, Oxium Osprey, Corrupted Ancients, Orokin Drone, Zanuka Hunter, Grustrag Three and most bosses.

The damage can be modded with Ability Strength (notice: only certain enemy types can be damaged!). The range can be modded with Ability Range.

Augment: Irradiating Disarm is an augment for Radial Disarm that will afflict the enemies within range with confusion.

A group with a Loki + Limbo can be very powerful in a Defence type mission: Limbo casts his Cataclysm + Stasis to protect the mission target, Loki cast Radial Disarm to force enemies to drop their weapons and run into melee range, where they will freeze due to Limbo’s Stasis and can now easily be killed.

Loki Builds

Stealth Build

This build focus on stealth gameplay – it focus on max duration of the Invisibility ability + some Range for making the Decoy + Switch Teleport combo as well as the Radial Disarm more useful. The Dead Eye mod is usefull when fighting Kuva Liches or Steel Path Acolates as it increase the damage of your sniper rifle. You can however replace it with Energy Siphon to regenerate energy for recasting your Invisibility.

I use this build with my Vectis Prime sniper rifle and the Hushed Invisibility augment allow me to kill enemies without alarming nearby guards. You can however equip a silent weapon like a bow or throwing knifes instead or only use your melee weapon and then use this mod slot for whatever you like.

Hijack Build

This build is great for doing fast and efficient Hijack missions and is also great for solo Steel Path Hijack missions: Simply rush to the mission target – don’t engage in combat but simply use #2 Invisibility to cloak when you get near enemies – the Preparation mod will give you plenty of energy to cloak when needed. When you reach the mission target jump up on the Hijack target. As soon as the enemies run toward you use the #4 Radial Disarm to disarm all enemies within range – this build focus on max range so you should be able to get them all easily.

DO NOT shoot the enemies, just let them run around without being able to do any damage to the Hijack target – if you or your pet kill the enemies new enemies will respawn and you have to recast #4 Radial Disarm. 

The Brief Respite mod will refill your shield when you cast an ability – or you can just equip some Shield Restore “pizzas” and use them to restore your shield when needed if you do not have this mod yet. 

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