CHANGES IN THE VOLT AND MAG FRAMES
MAG AND VOLT RE-VISITED
• Pull: Pull remains mostly the same as before. If an enemy is magnetized, bonus damage is dealt. Kills have a bonus chance of dropping energy, while causing enemies to experience almost physics-defying deaths.
• Magnetize: Magnetize (previously Bullet Attractor) will root the target in place. Damage over time is dealt to all enemies within a set radius, with the amount of damage based on how far from the center of the Magnetized they are. A percentage of the damage of absorbed bullets/projectiles/shrapnel will be used to increase the DOT. Up to 4 targets can be Magnetized at this time.
• Polarize: Polarize now spreads like Nova’s Molecular Prime that expands out over time. Targets with shields will take a fixed shield damage (no longer a %), while targets with armour take health damage and a permanent armour debuff. Targets will emit a piece or two of shrapnel which can be used to create synergies with Mag’s other abilities.
• Crush: Will now deal bonus damage to magnetized enemies.
• Speed: Speed most noticeably has had its FOV reduced on cast, which should help with motion sickness complaints. Other players in range now get to ‘opt-in’ to Volt’s Speed buff, by activating a pickup that Volt leaves behind on cast. This activation occurs on contact.
• Electric Shield: Electric Shield has received a graphic overhaul to improve the look of casting, ambient effects, and its effect on projectiles that pass through. Shield now offers strong synergies if Shock is cast through it – it charges the shield with Electric damage which will hurt enemies that come in contact. As a late-addition driven by player demand, Shield can now be picked up with a context action which limits weapon usage and drains energy.
• Overload, now called ‘Discharge‘. Discharge still spreads out from Volt in a wave, and enemies who come into contact are turned into stationary ‘Tesla Coils’ that arc and zap nearby enemies in range. Damage is dealt to the enemy-turned- Tesla Coil and its targets. Loot crates can also be turned into Coils, but they only have one charge. Casting Shock on Tesla Coil causes an AOE burst.
• The Capacitance Discharge Augment has been balanced to reflect Discharge’s new changes. The balanced Shield Bonus given is now 1.5/2/2.5/3%.
• Mesa’s personal Peacemaker weapon now scales with Secondary Weapon Mods. To accommodate the increase in power, Peacemaker’s base stats have been reduced.
• Mesa’s Shooting Gallery will now grant her a permanent buff, but Allies will still have it rotate.
• Sleight of Hand: We have increased the damage and detonation range of all objects that can be booby trapped.
• Prism’s Blind effect is now affected by the enemy’s Line-of-Sight (LoS) to the Prism. Prism’s damage has been buffed slightly to compensate for this change. We found that Prism was able to lock down maps with little recourse, and we feel that these changes will make it a more targeted ability while also increasing its tactical usage.
• Hysteria is Valkyr’s Rage Mode – we teased and released her as a Berserker frame and we’ve iterated on Hysteria a couple of times since release. We are returning to this power to reign in its issues but still thematically invoke her ultimate rage.
• The relationship between time spent in Hysteria and energy & incoming damage has changed in two ways.
• Firstly, the longer you stay in Hysteria, the more Energy it’ll cost you. (but the energy drain ramp up is capped).
• Secondly, while in Hysteria you are still invulnerable – the current Hysteria indicator on the UI tells you how much incoming damage you’ve absorbed and mitigated. The longer you stay in Hysteria, the less effective the mitigation of incoming damage is on the ‘End Hysteria’ phase. Ending your Hysteria session should be done with care – ensuring no enemies are in the range of Valkyrs Hysteria Aura (20 meters max, they have to be able to see you), or you will take the damage. How you choose to dispose of these enemies is up to you – either kill them, or get a safe distance away to deactivate Hysteria.
Excalibur’s rework made him an indisputable lethal force – a role he will continue to shine in, but now with more reasonable parameters on his Exalted Blade waves.
• Exalted Blade’s damage will now diminish according to distance travelled and enemies punctured, and Exalted Blade’s built-in Radial Blind on spin will now cost ½ the Energy of a regular Radial Blind. Although Exalted Blade is a lot of fun, we feel that it completely overshadows all of Excalibur’s other abilities at little cost. The powerful range on Exalted Blade turned Excalibur into more of a turret than a swordsman. This change means that Exalted Blade is more effective when used in close range and using Radial Blind is now a calculated choice. The ability will simply become more engaging in all encounters.
• Blessing: Blessing now heals Allies within the shared Tenno Affinity aura range. This Tenno Affinity aura range is a new UI feature available to all players beside the Shield Stat. This range is 50 meters from Trinity.
• Blessing still instantly heals all Allies (Tenno,Companions, etc) in range.
• Blessing’s Damage Resistance is now calculated by the following formula:
Damage Resistance % = 100 – Square (Average (Tenno Health %)).
Please see our Dev Workshops for more info on these Warframe changes:
Warframe Passives changes
Numerous Warframe’s have received passives! You can view each passive under the ‘Abilities’ tab on each Warframe.
• Ash: Bleed Procs dealt by Ash from any source are 25% deadlier and last 50% longer.
• Banshee: All weapons are treated as silent.
• Ember: Receiving a Heat Status effect will regenerate energy for the duration of the Status effect (10 energy per second) and increase Power Strength by 35%.
• Hydroid: Every Melee Ground-Slam has a 50% chance to lure a Tentacle that will last 15 seconds.
• Limbo: Holster Speed and Reload Speed is 50% faster while in the Rift, and movement speed increases by 10% while in the Rift.
• Loki: 10x Wall-Cling duration!
• Mag: Vacuum effect on every Bullet Jump.
• Nekros: Enemy death within 10 meters of Nekros regenerates a 5 Health.
• Nova: When Nova is knocked down, she will knock down enemies in a 6 meter Radius + deal damage.
• Nyx: Enemies affected by any of Nyx’s powers have a chance to lay down their weapon ( become disarmed ).
• Oberon: All wildlife (neutral or enemy faction) within a 10 meter range of Oberon will become allies and fight for Oberon for 20 seconds.
• Trinity: Revive fallen allies faster from further away.
• Vauban: Other Warframes within 20 meters give you 25% bonus armour.
• Volt: Physical ground-travel distance between attacks causes bonus Electrical damage on next attack.
Conclave Changes & Fixes
• Fixed Ivara’s Null-Shield Arrow not applying when casted consecutively in Conclave.
• Changed the ‘Rapid Consequence’ Sniper Mod title to ‘Emergent Aftermath’ in Conclave.
• Fixed Nova’s Antimatter Mine augment not being affected by range Mods for Clients in Conclave.
• Fixed Nova’s Antimatter Mine augment absorbing other player’s bullets in Conclave.
• With the new shared Tenno Affinity aura HUD indicator, Interception missions will no longer apply a Affinity radius multiplier. The HUD now clearly indicates if you are within range of your fellow Tenno to gain the shared Tenno Affinity. This change will still encourage players to spread out amongst the map, but to also be aware of the shared Affinity Limits.
• As previously stated, Warframe Mod descriptions are receiving a visual overhaul, and our team is happy to say that they have given consistency to all Mods! Please let us know if you spot any Mods that we may have missed.
• Changed the Fatal Acceleration Mod to display a Drakgoon instead of a Tigris.
• Removed a Kavat Mod from the Codex. You know what they say about curious cats..
• Updated textures on the Volt AMP TennoGen skin.
• Enemies that are being Devoured by Inaros can no longer be hurt/killed by another player, only the user Devouring the enemy can cause damage to it at that time.
• You can now view Ability Energy cost on unlocked abilities under the ‘Abilities’ tab for each Warframe.
• Tweaked the Shaku’s placement to reduce clipping.
• Visually tweaked Hydroid’s Tempest Barrage targeting effect.
• Added a HUD Power Strength buff indicator for Equinox’s Provoke ability.
• Tweaked Nova TennoGen skins to equip nicer on Nova Prime as per: https://forums.warframe.com/topic/629240-nova-tennogen-cygni-skin-and-nova-prime-model-issues/
• Improved handling of network problems that can be temporarily ignored (eg: router problems when hosting a session without any clients)
• Grineer enemies that become disarmed will now use a Sheev to seek revenge on you, and Corpus will use the Prova.
• Relaxed constraints used to find sessions so that you have a better chance of playing with others even though the squad might not be a good fit.
• Improved lighting on the Jackal’s head.
• Improved the fluidity of ‘Controller Aim Assist’.
• To alleviate discrepancies the following Mods/Sigil titles have been changed:
• Arbiters of Hexis ‘Growth Sigil’ has been renamed to ‘Grasp Sigil’
• Steel Meridian ‘Vigilance Sigil’ has been renamed to ‘Diligence Sigil’
• The ‘Fast Deflection’ Sentinel Mod has been renamed to ‘Accelerated Deflection’
• The ‘Fast Deflection’ Kubrow Mod has been renamed to ‘Hastened Deflection’
• The ‘Vitality’ Sentinel Mod has been renamed to ‘Enhanced Vitality’
• The ‘Redirection’ Sentinel Mod has been renamed to ‘Calculated Redirection’
• The ‘Steel Fiber’ Sentinel Mod had been renamed to ‘Metal Fiber’
• Fixed Clients losing their End of Mission rewards due to a failed server connection while the Host successfully returned to the Liset.
• Fixed projectiles occasionally not dying off on some weapons, leading to poor performance in long duration missions as per: https://forums.warframe.com/topic/649810-t3-survival-4hrs-longrun/?do=findComment&comment=7290560
• Fixed Chroma’s Effigy wings not showing up for Clients.
• Fixed certain parts of the Ki’Teer Sentinel Wings not applying your selected energy color correctly.
• Fixed the Asa Syandana flickering when looking at it from certain angles.
• Fixed Phorid having duplicate entries in the Codex.
• Fixed the Asita Rakta Syandana placing incorrectly on Saryn’s Orphid Skin.
• Fixed the Porta Armor Chest Plate angled upwards on Saryn Prime.
• Fixed Affinity being gained when practicing Mastery Rank Tests in the Relays.
• Fixed Sugatras not attaching properly on the numerous melee weapons/skins.
• Fixed incorrect text in The Inaros Bundle description.
• Fixed weapon holsters clipping through Nezha’s back.
• Fixed the ‘Projectile Incoming” warning message not appearing for Clients in the Jordas Golem Assassinate mission.
• Fixed dots on the back of Nyx’s Nemesis skin not reflecting energy color.
• Fixed collisions on Orokin doors that cause players to get caught in between the gap and eaten by the door as per: https://youtu.be/E61ss4LgOtI
• Fixed Carrier sometimes trying to Vacuum Energy orbs when you were at max Energy capacity; because it couldn’t actually pick them up it would drag them around after you making endless squishing sounds as per: https://youtu.be/9ilwT_iP_aU
• Fixed abilities that disarm enemies causing temporary override abilities (Mind Control, etc.) to become permanent.
• Fixed Nova’s Arsenal stats stating that Molecular Prime’s power range is affected by range (meters) when in fact it is affected by power duration.
• Fixed Ash skipping his throwing animation when consecutively casting Shuriken.
• Fixed Energy color not applying for Clients on Oberon’s Smite projectiles.
• Fixed being able to use your weapon ultimate (Excalibur, Valkyr, etc.) endlessly without Energy consumption.
• Fixed missing hit sounds on Ember’s Fireball ability.
• Fixed idle animations not playing their sound effect when equipped on certain Warframes.
• Fixed Inaros’ Scarab Swarm healing objectives. (Defense Pods, etc.)
• Fixed Ash’s Fatal Teleport augment Mod not performing finishers on enemies immune to being stunned. (Arctic Eximus, etc.)
• Fixed weapon clips (Soma, Akstiletto, etc.) lingering during Mirage’s Hall of Mirrors.
• Fixed the Tethra’s Doom emblem clipping through Warframe shoulders.
• Fixed Lephantis missing from the Codex.
• Fixed incorrect icon sizing of the Akstiletto and Ballistica in the Market.
• Fixed Kela De Thaym’s Assassination Sortie mission requiring 100 Rathuum points.
• Fixed hearing Vauban’s Bastille sound effect across the map when the Repelling Bastille Mod is equipped.
• Fixed firing the Stradavar not rumbling your controller.
• Fixed Energy cracks in the Orokin Moon tileset only granting an increased movement speed buff.
• Fixed the Seeker pistol Mod displaying the wrong value as per: https://forums.warframe.com/topic/650694-seeker-states-35-punch-through/
• Fixed various localization issues.
• Fixed hearing the Nikana Prime swinging sound from across the map.
• Fixed ‘Level Up’ notification not showing up for Companions/Companion Weapons when they level up.
• Fixed not seeing squadmates using certain Warframe abilities (Sound Quake, Spectral Scream, Elemental Ward, Undertow, Absorb, Mend & Maim, and Sandstorm) when joining a mission in progress.
• Fixed Executioner Nok’s Carabus dealing more damage than intended.
• Fixed the Jat Kittag’s chosen Energy color not applying properly when in missions
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