The Archon Hunts in Warframe are finally here thanks to Veilbreaker. Bringing with them very challenging boss encounters with the Archons from the New War. Here is a very simple guide on how to kill Nira easily if you are having trouble with her.
Quick and Easy Kill for Nira
Nira compared to both Amar and Boreal is quick and deadly. Never stay in the same spot for longer than a few seconds. She will occasionally let out a roar that will slow you down, making you vulnerable for a quick kill. Dodge out of that roar as quickly as you possibly can. Nira also benefits from slow health regeneration. However, the health regained can be quickly depleted back to the base health she was once at. Making it a tricky mechanic, do not lose heart!
Just like Amar and Boreal, she has a damage immunity phase and will regain health if this phase goes on for too long. Instead of sentients, she will summon Amalgam enemies. During this phase, she will not attack, so take this moment to breathe and get back some ammo, health, or energy.
After she reaches half health, you will have to hunt down two Deacons. One will be easily found in an open area. While the second will be locked up behind two Narmer security terminals. Make sure to take down the enemies surrounding them and if your teammates go down, be sure to use your operator mode to revive them. Once you open the door with the two Deacon Veils, you are in the final stretch with Nira.
Here is my setup if you need to do this quickly:
- Harrow, built for a balance of duration and efficiency.
- Laetum with the up to 1200% damage evolution in the final tree. Built for corrosive and radiation from the incarnon form.
- Phenmor with the 2000% damage evolution. Built for radiation and heat.
- Use Xata’s whisper from the helminth system.
As always, be forewarned that you cannot revive or use items as much as you can in normal missions. So play it safe during the hunt!