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Anthem: Storm Javelin Best Loadout

The Storm is Anthem’s space magician, capable of using elemental attacks to completely destroy groups of enemies. However, this comes at a great price, as the Storm is the frailest of the four javelins and comes with the lowest amount of health and shield protection. This makes the Storm somewhat of a glass cannon, capable of dealing high amounts of damage but easily knocked down if not played effectively.

While the Storm has a wide pool of abilities at its disposal, some are more useful than others. So we’ve created this guide to help you on your journey to crafting the most powerful Storm builds available in the game.  Make sure to check out our other Anthem guides:

Frost Wizard Build

The Storm

Seals

  • Blast Seal – Ice Storm (Primer) Creates a field of ice that rapidly builds to deliver an explosion, dealing frost damage.
  • Focus Seal – Glacial Spear (Detonator) Delivers a concentrated beam of energy that deals frost damage.
  • Support Seal – Quickening Field (Support) Creates a field that reduces cooldown time for teammates within range.

Components

  • Ice Inscription – Increases ice damage and status effect buildup.
  • Elemental Conduit – Increases elemental damage at the cost of physical damage.
  • Elemental Empowerment – Increases gear recharge rate and lowers gear damage.

Weapons

  • Primary – Sniper Rifle/Marksman Rifle
  • Secondary – Assault Rifle/Machine Pistol

This build focuses heavily on freezing enemies, which is currently one of the best status effects in the game as it completely stops a target from moving. Ice Storm is arguably the Storm’s best Primer ability as it’s able to quickly freeze groups of enemies thanks to its three charges. Since its cooldown is a bit longer than other abilities, Quickening Field helps speed things up.

While Glacial Spear isn’t exactly necessary and can be swapped out for other strong detonators like Burning Orb, it easily combos with Ice Storm and has the added benefit or being extremely useful against single targets. Equipping Ice and general elemental inscriptions ensures you get the most out of this build.

The Storm thrives at long-range combat and won’t survive long if you’re constantly in enemies’ faces. Keeping a sniper rifle like Devastator ensures you’re always dealing damage even when your abilities are on cooldown. Additionally, equipping an assault rifle or machine pistol as your secondary can help in emergency situations where you find yourself in mid to close-range.

Shock Mage Build

Warframe Best Focus

Seals

  • Blast Seal – Lightning Strike (Detonator) Delivers a targeted lightning strike that deals electric AOE damage.
  • Focus Seal – Frost Shards (Primer) Rapidly fires shards of ice that can freeze a target in place.
  • Support Seal – Wind Wall (Support) Generates a defensive wall that deflects incoming enemy projectiles.

Components

  • Lightning Inscription – Increases electric damage and status effect buildup.
  • Elemental Conduit – Increases elemental damage at the cost of physical damage.
  • Elemental Empowerment – Increases gear recharge rate and lowers gear damage.

Weapons

  • Primary – Sniper Rifle/Marksman Rifle
  • Secondary – Assault Rifle/Light Machine Gun

This is a more standard build that’s readily available once you unlock the Storm javelin. It’s a much more versatile load out that can be useful in a handful of situations. Frost shards allow you to quickly freeze a number of enemies, or focus on a larger single-target.

Lightning Strike works great for triggering combos and deals great AOE damage, especially if you equip a Lightning Inscription component. Wind Wall makes up for the Storm’s fragile nature and when placed near cover, can provide a decent buffer zone between you and incoming damage.

Since this build reinforces the Storm’s long-range capabilities, you’ll again want to carry either a sniper rifle or marksman rifle as your primary weapon. With this build’s playstyle, you’ll rarely find yourself getting too close to enemies so a high accuracy assault rifle or LMG should be perfectly fine as a backup weapon.

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