If you have a Twitch account linked to your Warframe account, then you will get Hydroid Prime, and the hand cannon Athodai, free as part of the TennoCon 2020 celebration. This event is livestreamed on both Steam and Twitch, and while the COVID-19 pandemic has put a hold on in-person conventions, there’s still a lot to enjoy from the comfort of your living room.
Hydroid is a utility frame that excels in crowd control with an emphasis on AoE, and he can do some pretty solid damage if he’s well optimized. This build will focus on increasing his CC abilities while keeping the duration low so that he can keep enemies busy and able to be retargeted.
This build will utilize both Tentacle Swarm and Undertow as the main CC abilities, with Tempest Barrage and Tidal Surge providing mobility and damage. Narrow Minded and Continuity are great to help him keep up with enemies, while the negative range on Narrow Minded is perfect for both Tentacle Swarm and Tempest Barrage. Having a low duration on these powers will also make them cheaper to use.
This build will be a little cheaper to maintain, as the duration of Undertow is low enough to be cast almost constantly without draining his energy pools. Tidal surge is a great way to move around and guarantee speed for getting to choke points or to escape when things go south, while Corroding Barrage will make the projectiles deal much more damage.