Crazy Exalted Umbra Blade Build for Excalibur – 2021 Warframe Build

Crazy Exalted Umbra Blade Build Warframe

Crazy Exalted Umbra Blade Build for Excalibur – 2021 Warframe Build

Last time, I brought to you the Best Excalibur Umbra Build but its easy to see that a good Excalibur build is only half way towards an actually successful loadout. To finally fill that gap and have you tear through hordes of high level enemies with ease, I present my Exalted Umbra Blade build!

Contents

  1. Why is the Exalted Umbra Blade good?
  2. The Exalted Blade and Combo Counter
  3. Exalted Umbra Blade Build for High Damage
    1. Build Requirements
    2. Exalted Umbra Blade Build for High Damage Mods
    3. Elemental Damage
    4. Best Chromatic Blade Emissive Color
    5. Critical Hits
    6. Attack Speed
  4. Exalted Umbra Blade Build for High Sustainability
    1. Build Requirements
    2. Exalted Umbra Blade Build for High Sustainability Mods
    3. Healing Return
    4. Vicous Frost
  5. End-Note: Crazy Exalted Umbra Blade Build for Excalibur – 2021 Warframe Build

Why is the Exalted Umbra Blade good?

Chromatic Blade Mod for Exalted Blade Warframe

The Exalted Umbra Blade has many advantages in comparison to regular melee weapons. The most obvious one being the waves of energy it releases when swinging. These increase its DPS (damage per second) simply by hitting additional targets at a distance and even behind walls while removing the need for a range mod, too!

Next up, due to it being an Exalted Weapon, its base damage is affected by Ability Strength. This means, instead of having to increase our damage purely through mods on the weapon, the 201% Ability Strength from our Excalibur Umbra Build already upgrade it to 502 base damage.

But our Warframe build doesn’t only affect base damage, the Chromatic Blade Augment we are using brings us to 105,4% Status Chance as well! As a result, we don’t even need to use 60/60 mods for our elemental damage and can instead take every bit of extra damage there is.

Condition Overload Mod Warframe

Now, we simply add the Umbra Mods, Sacrificial Steel and Pressure, and our damage and Critical Chance is further increased tremendously without much effort. Except for the Skiajati, no other weapon has the opportunity to equip these two mods without either taking a huge hit to mod capacity or investing two Umbral Forma.

All these little advantages add up to the end result: We can focus our build on a whole lot of DPS. Usually, every build only has a single attack speed mod but we can use both Berseker and Primed Fury. Furthermore, we deal a second elemental damage type on top of Viral due to Chromatic Blade and thanks to over 100% Status Chance, we inflict at least one Status Effect on each hit. As a result, the second hit will already have 120% bonus damage and the third has a chance at 240% bonus damage from Condition Overload alone.

The Exalted Blade and Combo Counter

In short, you cannot build for combo with the Exalted Blade. The main reason for this is that the energy waves you emit are your primary way of dealing damage but they don’t add to the combo counter. Only if you actually hit an enemy with your blade, the combo counter increases. But it doesn’t end there… you cannot even equip important mods like combo counter mods (except Drifting Contact), Blood Rush and Weeping Wounds. Without these, a Combo won’t even benefit you.

Related: Endgame Kronen Prime Full Combo Build

Exalted Umbra Blade Build for High Damage

This build is focused around dealing very high damage!

Build Requirements

  • 5 Forma (Compatible with the Build below)
  • 0 Orokin Catalyst, the Exalted Blade comes with a pre-installed one
  • An Excalibur Umbra build with lots of Ability Strength and the Chromatic Blade Augment

Exalted Umbra Blade Build for High Damage Mods

Exalted Umbra Blade Build for High damage Warframe
Heat*1493,4
Viral3808,3
Attack Speed2,26
Range2,8m
*with Heat Energy Color
Critical Chance56,3%
Critical Multiplier3,8x
Status Chance*105,4%
Combo Duration5s
*with my Excalibur Umbra Build

Elemental Damage

Voltaic Strike Mod Warframe

As explained above, this build is quite simple as we don’t need much else next to DPS, of course. Because of this, we use the highest elemental mod we can get, Primed Fever Strike. Then, simply add North Wind for some Cold to combine them into Viral damage. Except when facing Infested, Viral currently has the strongest status effect. If you do face Infested, it would be idea to switch North Wind for Voltaic Strike to create Corrsive. To do that, you have to either switch Primed Fury for Quickening and lose some attack speed or forma Berserker.

Best Chromatic Blade Emissive Color

Chromatic Blade Mod Warframe Energy Color

As you might know, the Chromatic Blade Augment mod turns all of our base damage into elemental damage depending on our energy color. Because of that, I suggest you use a yellow color to infuse Heat damage as that is generally the strongest primary element. When set aflame, enemies tend to panic which means they won’t attack you, while the status effect strips their armor and deals damage, too.

Emissive Color Chromatic Blade

You can use Electricity, too, just don’t choose Cold or Toxin as that would turn into Viral which would mean that you only deal one status effect. Considering we are using Condition Overload, though, we really want a second status effect for that damage bonus.

Critical Hits

Berserker Attack Speed Mod Warframe

While this build is more of a hybrid between status and crits, they are still an important part of our damage output. Luckily, Sacrifical Steel allows us to easily get to a comfortable 56,3% critical chance. And since the energy waves can activate Berserker, too, that’s not a problem, either. And then there’s Organ Shatter which simply increases DPS by a whole lot.

Attack Speed

Primed Smite Grineer Mod Warframe

As already mentioned, the nature of Exalted weapons allows us to use two attack speed mods. If you don’t have Primed Fury, though, ideally you would switch it for a Primed Faction mod like Primed Smite Grineer. As that is equally hard to get, Quickening would be the next best option, simply for the attack speed.

Exalted Umbra Blade Build for High Sustainability

Even though this build takes a hit in terms of damage, it uses Healing Return to improve sustainability.

Build Requirements

  • 5 Forma (Compatible with the Build above)
  • 0 Orokin Catalyst, the Exalted Blade comes with a pre-installed one
  • An Excalibur Umbra build with lots of Ability Strength and the Chromatic Blade Augment

Exalted Umbra Blade Build for High Sustainability Mods

Exalted Umbra Blate Build for High Sustainability Warframe
Heat*1493,4
Viral3360,3
Attack Speed1,46
Range2,8m
*with Heat Energy Color
Critical Chance56,3%
Critical Multiplier3,8x
Status Chance*114,5%
Combo Duration5s
*with my Excalibur Umbra Build

Healing Return

Healing Return Mod Warframe

This build doesn’t need a big explanation as we basically only change Primed Fury for Healing Return. This mod allows us to heal ourselves in battle which is something we don’t have in both, the damage-focused Exalted Umbra Blade build and the Excalibur Umbra Build.

If you have a leveled Arcane Grace, you can comfortably use the damage build as the Arcane will heal you when you take damage. Squad Health Restores aka healing pizzas fill that role, too, but if you don’t want to use those, Healing Return is the way to go.

Vicous Frost

Vicous Frost Mod Warframe

Not much to say here except that we don’t have the capacity for North Wind and its polarity. We need to use the Vazarin slot for Healing Return since we can only have one of them to keep compatibility with the first build. This means, we need a Cold damage mod in a Madurai slot where Primed Fury was originally and North Wind is too expensive for that. At least we gain a little bit of extra status chance.

End-Note: Crazy Exalted Umbra Blade Build for Excalibur – 2021 Warframe Build

These two Exalted Umbra Blade builds will be all you need to make your Exalted Blade ready for all kinds of Warframe missions. Combined with the best Excalibur Umbra build, you will be able to make the most out of Excalibur Umbra’s incredible potential. For now, I wish you the best of fun swinging Excalibur Umbra’s Exalted Umbra Blade and leave me a comment if you have criticism, etc!

Thanks for reading!

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