If style is your game, then add Endura to your list. This Rapier is top of its class and though a Prime version does not yet exist, it is still a worthwhile pursuit.
How to Acquire
Unless you pick it up from the Market Pre-Built for 175 Platinum, you’ll have to reach MR7 and head over to your Clan’s Tenno Lab for the Blueprint. While the Research isn’t expensive, you’ll have to complete the Nami Skyla Research before unlocking it. Other than the Argon Crystals, building Endura is fairly easy. You’ll need some Plastids, so Saturn is your gating Planet.
- Credits 20,000
- Alloy Plate 12,000
- Plastids 1,200
- Gallium 2
- Argon Crystal 2
In its class, Endura is the strongest Rapier with a Puncturing 95 base Damage. It also holds the title of highest Status Chance of all Rapiers. Overall, it falls in the middle of the pack for Melee Weapons, so it’s pretty decent overall. Though most of its Damage is Puncture, Slash holds most of the remaining Damage, making it great for Grineer and Infested units. You may have some trouble against Corpus Shielding, though.
Crit or Status?
As you may have already guessed, Endura is a build for Status weapon. It has an average Riven Disposition, so depending what you roll you may be able to build for either. Otherwise, you may Mod to compliment its Anti-Armor and Health base Damage or try to boost its effectiveness against Shields.
If you like the Rapier class weapons then be sure to give Endura a try. It has a nice base to build from, so you may build to your style while you fight with style.