Behemoths arise, PlayStation Tenno! You will soon have the opportunity to summon two new Eidolons in Warframe.
With Shrine of the Eidolon, the next update due next week, 6th March on PlayStation 4, the Hydrolyst and Gantulyst will dominate the Plains of Eidolon and ferociously loom over those who challenge them.
The Eidolons are the biggest creatures you’ll encounter in the Plains. They rise at night in search of their lost limbs scattered across the Plains from the Old War. Peaceful until provoked, they are armed with a barrage of specialised attacks. Tenno are advised to equip themselves with hard-hitting weapons that can strip down their formidable defenses.
An Eidolon’s haunting wails and booming footsteps in the distance are enough to send your heart racing. If you thought the first Eidolon we introduced (the Teralyst) had you quaking in last fall’s Plains of Eidolon update, wait until you meet “big” and “even bigger.”
To put things into perspective, on the last Warframe “PS4 @ 4” PlayStation stream (live every Tuesday at 9 pm GMT / 10 pm CET: twitch.tv/warframe) the community requested I fight a Teralyst on stream. Now, for the seasoned Eidolon hunters out there, you could say the Teralyst is pretty much an appetizer – someone in chat even referred to it as “the breadsticks of the Eidolon fights.”
That said, here’s an idea of what will be served as the main dishes in Shrine of the Eidolon:
Altering weather is a sure sign the Hydrolyst is among you. Said to be an omen of impending natural disaster by the Ostron people who reside alongside the Plains, it has the ability to taint the ground you stand on with downpours of toxic rain. Lightning also strikes the field of battle when dueling the green spectral giant, so surefooted Tenno will dominate.
Having lost its own, the Gantulyst roams around wielding an enormous boulder for an arm. Sentient energy is seen radiating from the severed limb, showing just a hint of the power that lies in wait.
Getting up close and personal with this towering beast is no option. With the ability to summon a protective dome around it, it forces opponents in by ticking away health and deflecting attacks from those outside it. High defense and team support-orientated Warframes in these tight combat quarters make for easy work.
Along with the two big guys, Shrine of the Eidolon also brings Eidolon Bounties (available at Konzu’s Bounty board in Cetus at night), so that you can squad up with a dedicated team of Tenno specifically to take down these new foes. If you’ve enjoyed fighting the Teralyst, you’re in for a treat in this update!
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