Overview

profile-full-mesaThis is a build centered around actual gunplay, rather than Mesa’s boring Peacemaker ability. This build mostly focuses on Shatter Shield and Shooting Gallery. It’s reliable for solo play, and can do well in team play as well with the right weapons. This could also be used with melee after a few tweaks.This build requires a full 60 points, and has an open slot left over.

Health 925 Power Strength +30%
Shields 225 Power Efficiency
Armor 137 Power Duration +157%
Power 300 Power Range -66%
Sprint Speed Knockdown Recovery +40%

Recommended Mods

These are the core mods required for an optimal build.

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  • Rifle Amp – Provides Maximum possible Mod points and synergizes with build. Can be swapped for Steel Charge for a more melee-oriented build.
  • Flow – Expands you energy pool. This is necessary without any Efficiency to allow Shatter Shield to be up more often.
  • Continuity/Constitution/Narrow Minded – Maximizes duration.
  • Intensify – Brings Shattershield to damage reduction cap while boosting her other abilities.
  • Vitality/Steel Fiber – maximize Mesa’s ability to survive, with or without Shatter Shield available.

Optional Mods

If the Warframe is forma’ed, optional mods allow for a wider mod selection and different preferences.

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  • Energy Siphon – Allows you to restore energy passively.
  • Primed Mods – Increased benefits over the non-primed mods.
  • Staggering Shield – This augment gives Mesa additional crowd control on the primary ability of this build.
  • Blind Rage – Give a boost to Ballistic Battery and Shooting Gallery bonuses. Recommended you use Primed Flow as well with this, or have a reliable source of energy in your groups.

Ability Breakdown

ability_icons_mesa_ballistic_battery Ballastic Battery: Costs 25 energy, converts 91% of damage dealt by your Primary weapon into stored energy, up to a maximum of 2,080 damage on next shot after reactivation.
ability_icons_mesa_shooting_gallery Shooting Gallery: Costs 50 Energy. Jams weapons of up to 3 enemies within 5.4m. Grants 32.5% weapon damage for up to 77.1 seconds. Divide max time by number of players in mission for actual max time you or an ally receives the buff.
ability_icons_mesa_shatter_shield Shatter Shield: Costs 75 energy. lasts 64.3 seconds and reduces all incoming damage by 95%
ability_icons_mesa_peacemaker Peacemaker: Costs 25 energy to active and 5.84 per second to stay active. Damage starts at 1,080 and scales up as the targeting AoE Shrinks.

Pros

  • Allows Mesa to stay mobile while dealing damage.
  • Highly Defensive.
  • Can make use of a diverse amount of weapons in true gunslinger fashion.
  • Decent CC if using Staggering Shield Augment

Cons

  • Moderate power costs, which can take a toll for a longer missions.
  • No passive energy gain.