Ash is an interesting blend of lethal power, and stealth, that allows the player to either move unnoticed by his enemies or swiftly and efficiently wipe them out. While his invisibility is far from having the most extended duration in the game, it does allow you to either sneak past sentries or drop enemy attention for long enough to escape or reposition in a fight. For his ultimate ability, he can mark enemies, then create clones of himself that attack marked enemies with vicious melee attacks. In this guide, we will show you how to get Ash.
How To Get Ash
Like all Warframes, Ash is built in the Foundry using blueprints that are picked up in game. In Ash’s case, the blueprints will drop from killing Grineer Maniacs. These rare, and savage, enemies will only spawn under certain circumstances. Knowing the most efficient ways to get a Maniac spawn means you can lessen the potential time spent grinding for Ash blueprints.
How To Find Grineer Maniacs
One of the easiest ways to get Maniacs to spawn is by running Defection missions. Depending on the location of the mission, Maniacs will spawn at certain times.
- Memphis on Phobos – 10-12 minutes
- Caracol on Saturn – 6-8 minutes
- Yursa on Neptune – 5-6 minutes
It is possible that multiple Maniacs can spawn in a mission, and the Lotus will alert you that a Maniac has arrived to try and kill the survivors you are attempting to rescue. It should be noted, Maniacs can and will fight the other enemies in the level, and may die to them. As such, it is much easier to farm Maniacs as a squad, with each player covering different areas and hopefully finding and killing the Maniacs. They can then mark the location so that others can go and pick up what the Maniac drops.
It should be noted; while many Drekar Maniacs spawn during the Tyl Regor boss fight, these Maniacs will not drop Ash blueprints. Maniacs can also spawn after about 15 minutes in any Grineer Survival mission, or after five Excavators in any Grineer Excavation mission, this is not a guaranteed spawn, however. As you can see, the easiest way to ensure interactions with Maniacs is just to run Defection missions.
If you want to get your hands on Ash, I would strongly suggest you just run Defection missions on Yursa, because it has the quickest spawn timer for them. Just have the first group of survivors sit at the life support until the Maniac shows up, then kill him and extract the squad. Quickly extract the second squad, then leave and repeat the mission as needed. Remember to farm them until you have the Blueprints for the Neuroptics, Chassis, and Systems. Once you have all of them, you can grab the main Blueprint from the Market for credits, then build the Warframe in your Foundry.