Equinox is a Warframe that’s all about duality. Even crafting it requires you to forge components for both of her Night and Day aspects as if they were separate warframes. Each aspect has its own set of unique abilities making it one of the most versatile warframes in the game but also one that might scare of or confuse some players due to the sheer number of abilities and stats to keep track of. So let’s create an awesome build that will make Equinox a bit more focused and very fun to play.
Keep in mind that this build uses primed mod variants but you can use regular alternatives and what is available to you at your current mastery rank in order to improve stats that are important for playing in the way intended in the build.
This build focuses mainly on Equinox’ ability “Mend & Maim” assigned to her number 4. It’s an all-rounder build featuring mods that add a bit of every stat into the mix and it requires 2 forma.
This mod setup will focus mostly on the Maim aspect of her 4th ability. That means you need to be in her day form in order to reap the benefits. Upon activating maim, a large area of the map will be covered by the ability thanks to the 235% range. This area will proc slash damage to all enemies inside and will stun them for a short period. This gives you a bit of time to use your equipped weapons to end them.
Additionally, maim will accumulate damage dealt by both the ability itself and your weapons and indicate how much in the upper right corner of your screen. Once you recast the ability, the accumulated damage is distributed among enemies that are again inside the 235% range. Duration and efficiency mods reduce energy cost and primed flow makes it so that you won’t have to worry about running out of energy while maim is active.
You could also increase the damage of the maim aura by casting her number 3, provoke. This will also buff your teammates and increase your energy expenditure for each teammate affected – which will be almost always due to the 235% range.
This build synergizes very well with many team compositions and can take you to end-game and while you could argue that it makes Equinox a press 4 to win frame, I would argue against it cause you still need to move and be fairly engaged to maximize the benefits of this build.
Disclaimer: The build shown here might be out of date due to fairly frequent Warframe updates which rework certain aspects of Warframe abilities or mods used