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Range increase per damage absorbed?

AbsorbModU15.jpeg Nyx Absorb.png
Nyx absorbs all incoming damage and channels that collected energy into an explosive radial discharge.
Energy Drain: 7 / 6 / 5 / 4 s-1
Strength:160 / 170 / 180 / 200 (passive DmgMagneticSmall64.png Magnetic damage gain)
800 / 900 / 1000 / 1500 (minimum DmgMagneticSmall64.png Magnetic damage)
0.025% (damage converted to weapon damage bonus)
Duration:8 s (Weapon Damage bonus)
Range:5 / 7 / 8 / 10 m

  • Nyx enters a meditative state that allows her to absorb incoming damage and become completely immune to all forms of crowd control. A passive damage threshold is created that increases by 160 / 170 / 180 / 200 DmgMagneticSmall64.png Magnetic damage every second (e.g., an Absorb lasting 10 seconds will inflict a minimum of 2000 DmgMagneticSmall64.png Magnetic damage at max rank). This threshold has a minimum damage potential of 800 / 900 / 1000 / 1500 DmgMagneticSmall64.png Magnetic damage. If the total amount of absorbed damage is greater than the damage threshold when Nyx leaves her meditative state, all absorbed damage is inflicted to every enemy in a 5 / 7 / 8 / 10 meter explosion of psychic energy.
    • Minimum damage and passive damage gain are affected by Ability Strength but absorbed damage is not.
    • 100% of all incoming damage can be absorbed.
      • Critical Hits from enemies, but not allies have their critical damage multiplier doubled before being absorbed.
    • Absorbed damage is not converted to DmgMagneticSmall64.png Magnetic damage, and retains the original damage composition.
    • Explosion damage bypasses obstacles in the environment and diminishes with distance. Affected enemies suffer a Knockdown.
    • Explosion radius and orb size is affected by Ability Range.
    • Explosion radius is affected by damage absorbed, up to a maximum of 75m.
    • The invulnerability is extended to Sentinels or MOA companions, but not to pets.
  • Absorb drains 7 / 6 / 5 / 4 energy per second, and will remain active so long as Nyx has energy. An additional 8 energy is drained for every 1000 damage that's absorbed. Absorb will end if Nyx runs out of energy, or if deactivated by pressing the ability key again (default 4 ).
  • Absorb converts into an additive weapon damage bonus that activates when the ability is released, lasting 8 seconds, or until the ability is used again.
    • Damage from physical and elemental damage mods is not taken into account.
    • This effect has an upper cap of 400% additive weapon damage (64,000 damage absorbed).
    • Bonus is additive to Mod TT 20px.png Serration, Mod TT 20px.png Hornet Strike, and similar bonuses to the previous.
  • Nyx is immune to all effects by enemies. This does not include the energy drain from Energy Leech Eximus, which can still constantly drain energy as they are near.
  • Nyx's evasion passive is disabled while Absorb is active.
  • Casting Absorb in the air will cause Nyx to stay suspended until the skill is deactivated.
    • Absorb will stop any movement achieved prior to casting the skill when used in the air.
    • Even after deactivation, no momentum will carry over. Instead, you will drop straight down.
    • This does reset the directional melee, however, and it may be used again to regain some momentum. Used in this manner, Nyx is able to "fly" across tiles so long as she has energy to cast Absorb.
  • After not receiving damage for a short amount of time, the damage counter resets. This will not reset Absorb's total accumulated damage, however.
  • Nyx's threat level is raised while Absorb is active.
  • Shields are allowed to recharge freely while in the absorb state, whether Nyx is being attacked or not.
  • If cast while falling off a ledge, Nyx will return from her original location and release Absorb immediately.
  • Arcanes that require the player to receive damage to trigger (such as ArcaneAegis64x.png Arcane Agility) can trigger while under effects of Absorb.

Main article: Assimilate

Assimilate is a Warframe Augment Mod for NyxIcon272.png Nyx that allows her to move, roll and attack while channeling Absorb130xDark.png Absorb and prevents friendly fire from being absorbed, at the cost of shrinking Absorb's effective radius by 50%.

Rank Movement Speed Cost
0 30% 6
1 40% 7
2 45% 8
3 50% 9

Main article: Singularity

Singularity is a PvE and Conclave Warframe Augment Mod for NyxIcon272.png Nyx's Absorb130xDark.png Absorb that creates a ring every three seconds to drag in enemies close enough to Singularity's radius.

Rank Ring Pulse Range Cost
0 3s 9m 6
1 3s 11m 7
2 3s 13m 8
3 3s 15m 9

Tips & Tricks
  • Allies can contribute to the damage absorbed, dramatically increasing damage output.
  • It is not advisable to use this skill with the sentinel Shade. Shade will cloak Nyx during the Absorb period most of the time, whether the enemy is crowded around Nyx or not. As such, no damage will be absorbed as the enemy cannot see Nyx. During solo, the skill works fine still, as there are no teammates to draw enemy attention away.
  • Using this ability while on an Ice Trap in the void will greatly reduce energy drained.
  • Some user functions are still available even after Absorb is cast (thought it's not clear if this is intended functionality):
    • Weapon detonation can still be triggered (ex: DEPenta.png Penta).
    • If knocked down or downed while casting, Nyx will be able to move and attack during the duration of the ability.
  • Allies that stand inside the absorb bubble are shielded from incoming ranged damage to some degree.
    • This can be a useful way to assist resurrecting an ally in a party of 3 or more.
  • During this ability, Nyx will be in mid-air suspension, instantly stopping her fall speed. This can be an advantage in correcting improper fall timing or while performing coordinated Maneuvers.
    • If Absorb ends in mid-air, in can often perform headshots on nearby enemies.
  • For easy energy management one can use Mod TT 20px.png Equilibrium in combination with Mod TT 20px.png Synth Deconstruct and Mod TT 20px.png Synth Fiber.

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