Since the latest rework (Update 26), Vauban has changed his status from being underplayed and never-touched by most players to a decent and fun-to-play version of himself. He is still decent at crowd control, but since the changes to his abilities he is also able to deal a good amount of area-of-effect damage. Fun fact: He was named after a famous french military engineer, called ‘Sebastien Le Prestre de Vauban’, and his skill set features a few great ‘inventions’ the military would be proud of.
Back when Vauban was released during Update 7.11 you had to wait for the right alerts to pop up in order to get your hands on, but nowadays he is one of the easiest Warframes to farm for. He does not have high resource requirements and farming the blueprints is also easy and fast. If you are looking for some inspiration on how to mod your already crafted Warframe, we recommend reading through our Vauban Builds Guide.
Farming Vauban’s Blueprints
You should probably start by purchasing the main blueprint, which can be bought for 35.000 Credits from the ingame market. Once you’re done with that switch into the Cred Offering part of your current Nightwave and simply buy all the Vauban parts blueprints for 25 Nightwave Cred each (so a total of 75 ← quick math). That’s it. You don’t need to fight any special bosses, farm massive amounts of standing or make your way through a story quest line. Instead you simply use your Nightwave Creds. If you don’t have enough of those right now, switch back to your current Nightwave act and look through the reward tiers. There will be a lot of Nightwave Creds throughout all ranks, so just make your way through the weekly Nightwave missions until you’ve hit the rank you need.
Sometimes there is a pause of a week or two between the last Nightwave season and the next one. If you currently can’t access Nightwave you simply have to wait until it is up again. Check the official forum for more information on that.
Farming the Right Resources
As one of the earlier Warframes introduced to the game, Vauban features fairly common resources. They can all be gathered by simply making your way through the Star Chart and unless you are still in the first hundred hours of your play through, you probably have no problem at all to craft the Warframe. Here is what you need:
|Vauban Neuroptics||Vauban Chassis||Vauban Systems||Vauban Main BP|
|15.000x Credit||15.000x Credit||15.000x Credit||25.000x Credit|
|500x Rubedo||1.000 Ferrite||500x Salvage||1x Vauban Neuroptics|
|150x Polymer Bundle||300 Rubedo||220x Plastids||1x Vauban Chassis|
|150x Alloy Plate||1x Morphics||1x Morphics||1x Vauban Systems|
|1x Neural Sensor||
||1x Control Module||1x Orokin Cell|
Even the amount of resources needed is fairly low, starting with all the common drops: Alloy Plate (found on Venus, Sedna, Jupiter, Ceres, Pluto and Phobos) should be as easy to find as Ferrite (dropped on Earth, Mercury, Neptune or in the Orokin Void) and Salvage (Mars, Jupiter or Sedna). The same is true for the uncommon resources, since Rubedo (Earth, Europa, Phobos, Sedna, Pluto and Orokin Void), Polymer Bundle (Venus, Mercury and Uranus) as well as Plastids (Saturn, Phobos, Uranus, Eris and Pluto) are fairly easy to find throughout the whole Star Chart. However, you might have to farm for the rare resources, especially if you’re still in the earlier stages of the game:
- Neural Sensors: Dropped on Jupiter and the Kuva Fortress
- Morphics: Mercury, Mars, Europa and Pluto are the places to go
- Control Module: Europa, Neptune and Void missions will drop it
- Orokin Cell: Saturn, Ceres and Orokin Derelict missions have a good chance for the rare drop
Once you’ve gathered all the resources needed, go ahead and start crafting all three parts. After twelve hours you can finally craft Vauban himself and after 72 hours you can finally start using him.
Playing with Vauban makes a lot of fun, especially since he features a few different viable builds. Actually farming him and crafting all his parts is super easy and doesn’t take a lot of time – especially since you’re more than likely already playing Nightwave for all the other great rewards. So make sure to save a few Nightwave Creds for the Warframe and you should be good to go.
If we missed some important information or if you simply want to add your own ideas and thoughts, feel free to leave us a comment at the bottom!