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For StyanaxIcon272 Styanax's animated short, see Ascension Day.

Ascension is a Mission type. Marauding Corpus forces seek to claim a treasure guarded by the Stalker, forcing the Tenno to intervene and ascend the item safely to the surface.

Access to this mission requires completion of the Jade Shadows quest.

Mechanics[]

At the start, players are instructed to locate a Mote Collector and protect it from waves of Corpus in a 1 minute timed defense. If the collector loses all its health, the timer will pause until it regenerates.

After successfully protecting the collector, they must then proceed to an elevator and guard an Extraction Capsule as it ascends. Players must charge the Elevator Power gauge by throwing Ionic Charges, dropped by enemies, or Boosted Ionic Charges, found within roughly 50m of the elevator at fixed spawn points, at the Extraction Capsule. Boosted Charges are slightly larger and possess two marker outlines instead of one. Boosted charges will speed up the elevator by 3x, lasting for 20 seconds when applied to an unboosted elevator, or 10 seconds when adding onto an existing boost, stacking up to a maximum of 50 seconds total. Power is maxed at 50, with the first charge providing full power, and subsequent charges (Boosted or otherwise), providing 20 power. The capsule is invulnerable during this phase.

During the elevator ride, players can also optionally collect 3 Sister Beacons found throughout the floors to summon a Sister of Parvos once the elevator reaches the top.

Once the elevator stops and the summoned Sister is defeated, players must continue to defend the capsule as it travels a preset path to extraction upon which will complete the mission, similar to Hijack. If the capsule loses all its shields, it will stop moving and become invulnerable until it regains its shields.

The mission has a high spawn rate of Jade Light Eximus, who have the ability to summon continuous jade satellite lasers that move and hover above player's heads, rapidly damaging them with DmgFireSmall64 Heat. These lasers can be destroyed by killing the Eximus that summoned them or shooting the orb at the top of the laser.

Rewards[]

Completion of the mission awards 11-13 VestigialMotes Vestigial Motes (16-18 on The Steel Path), which can be traded to Ordis on Larunda Relay, Mercury for the blueprints for JadeIcon272 Jade, Harmony Harmony, Cantare Cantare, and Evensong Evensong, and the Arcane Enhancements ArcaneIceStorm Arcane Ice Storm, ArcaneBattery Arcane Battery, SecondarySurge Secondary Surge, SecondaryFortifier Secondary Fortifier, and MeleeAfflictions Melee Afflictions.

View Vestigial Mote Rewards List

Summoned Sisters of Parvos will drop 5-7 Vestigial Motes and a chance at the above Arcanes (8-10 Motes, guaranteed Arcane, and 2 SteelEssence Steel Essence on The Steel Path). Loot abilities (e.g. NekrosIcon272 Nekros's Desecrate130xWhite Desecrate), Resource Boosters, and SmeetaKavat Smeeta Kavat's Mod TT 20px Charm have no effect on the Sister.

Juno Sapper MOA are unique to this mission which can drop the mods Mod TT 20px Semi-Rifle Cannonade, Mod TT 20px Semi-Pistol Cannonade, Mod TT 20px Semi-Shotgun Cannonade, Mod TT 20px Rifle Elementalist, Mod TT 20px Melee Elementalist, Mod TT 20px Pistol Elementalist, and Mod TT 20px Shotgun Elementalist.


Rewards
Endo Endo x3000 14%
MesoRelicIntact Meso B9 8%
MesoRelicIntact Meso G6 8%
MesoRelicIntact Meso G7 8%
MesoRelicIntact Meso H5 8%
MesoRelicIntact Meso V9 8%
MesoRelicIntact Meso W4 8%
MesoRelicIntact Meso W5 8%
Blueprint2 Cantare Blueprint 5%
Blueprint2 Evensong Blueprint 5%
Blueprint2 Harmony Blueprint 5%
Chassis Jade Chassis Blueprint 5%
Helmet Jade Neuroptics Blueprint 5%
Systems Jade Systems Blueprint 5%

Locations:

Drop tables outdated? Readers can update Module:DropTables/data and cross reference with official drop tables on https://www.warframe.com/droptables.


Notes[]

  • JadeIcon272 Jade's Prex appears directly south of the starting area, underneath a ramp. It will only appear for players with a Rank 30 Jade. or if someone with a max rank jade marks it.
  • Before starting the elevator ride, Ordis will permanently buff all Tenno with Uplift, increasing Bullet Jump distance.
  • There are more than 3 Sister Beacons scattered around the elevator shaft, giving players some leeway in searching known spawn locations.
  • The summoned Sister of Parvos has a randomly generated name, personality, weapons, and abilities, only possesses a single health bar, and she and her Hound will immediately be defeated upon depleting her health without the need for Mercy. However, she will not drop any traditional Sister rewards, such as her weapon, Hound, and Ephemera if any. She also lacks the randomized resistances normal to both Sisters of Parvos and Kuva Liches.
  • Acolytes will not spawn in The Steel Path version this mission.

Tips[]

  • All enemies are Corpus which are vulnerable to DmgPunctureSmall64 Puncture and DmgMagneticSmall64 Magnetic damage. Magnetic damage also helps curb the high prevalence of the Eximus's Overguard.
  • In case the players miss the elevator as it goes up or fall off, there are Sentient-themed launch pads which can hurl them upwards, scaling with the height of the elevator.
  • Ionic Charges only detonate if they land on the Extraction Capsule, and so they can be stockpiled by throwing or dropping them on the elevator.
  • If intending to do this mission solo, Warframes who have high survivability and/or burst damage capability are recommended, especially if one intends to summon a Sister of Parvos.
    • RevenantIcon272 Revenant can use MesmerSkin130xWhite Mesmer Skin to enhance his survivability while leaving them open for Enthrall130xWhite Enthrall free of cost, and DanseMacabre130xWhite Danse Macabre can help strip the shields from the Sister of Parvos.
    • KullervoIcon272 Kullervo has plenty of opportunities to build up his combo counter in this mission, as RecompenseIcon Recompense enhances his survivability while building up the damage for WrathfulAdvanceIcon Wrathful Advance in order to deal with Jade Light Eximus units, as well as to deal heavy damage to the Sister of Parvos.
  • Avoiding standing near the Mote Collector and the Extraction Capsule when targeted by the Jade Light Eximus, as their damage can accumulate and quickly shred the defense objects.
  • Silence130xWhite Silence, either on BansheeIcon272 Banshee as is or subsumed onto another Warframe, will prevent Eximus from using their abilities.
  • Boosted Ionic Charges are plentiful enough that there is no need to interact with their lesser variant at all. If one is purely concerned with speed of mission completion, there is no reason to kill anyone during the elevator portion of the mission, as the time spent killing them is better spent keeping up with the elevator spawning more Boosted charges. Three players hunting for charges, simply tossing them onto the elevator below, while another player waits until the boost has expired to apply another charge, will ensure even the most inattentive squad achieves the fastest possible elevator segment.

Patch History[]

Hotfix 36.0.4 (2024-06-26)

  • Elevator speed boost time from Boosted Ionic Charges now stack when throwing multiple at the Extraction Capsule at once (up to a max of 50 seconds).
    • The elevator UI has also been updated to indicate the speed boosts and duration. You can now more clearly see how Ionic Charges affect the elevator.
  • Fixed Ordis’ “Uplift” Bullet Jump distance buff in Ascension missions overriding players' Parkour upgrades instead of applying additively.
  • Fixed being able to pick up multiple Ionic Charges in Ascension missions, effectively deleting the one that was already in your hand.
    • Now these will act like Alchemy Ampoules. You will not be able to pick up Ionic Charges with one already in-hand - unless you are trying to pick up a different type (i.e. normal Ionic Charge vs Boosted Ionic Charge).
  • Fixed End of Mission screen not showing Arcanes earned from defeating Sisters of Parvos in the special mode available at Ordis.
    • This was a UI-only issue - the Arcanes were still being properly delivered to inventory.
  • Fixed Ascension mission not ending once the Capsule reached Extraction due to On Call Crew Specters.
  • Fixed elevator moving downwards after Host migration.
  • Fixed Clients not receiving the Jade Prex Card in their inventory after picking it up in the Ascension tile.
  • Fixed a hole in the upper level of the Ascension tile.
  • Fixed a script error caused by Sister of Parvos’ Magnetize ability.
  • Fixed a small floating box near the extraction area in the Ascension tile.
  • Fixed a rare crash caused by the Ionic Charges.

Hotfix 36.0.3 (2024-06-20)

  • Removed a certain jump pad in the Ascension mission as it was yeeting players into a pipe along the wall (BONK).
  • Made lighting updates to the Ascension mission.
  • Fixed loot abilities (ex: Nekros’ Desecrate, etc.) working on the Sisters of Parvos in Ascension missions.
  • Fixed reviving on the elevator in Ascension missions taking longer than usual.
  • More fixes towards immediately getting stuck on a railing after loading into an Ascension mission through Ordis at the Larunda Relay.
  • Fixed Jade’s Prex Card pick-up context action being visible to players who don’t have a max rank Jade.
  • Fixed the gears on the smaller elevator in Ascension missions continuing to turn even when stopped.
    • Known issue: Clients are still experiencing this issue, we will be looking into fixing this in a future Hotfix/Update.
  • Fixed Stalker’s Landing Craft appearing at Extraction in Ascension missions.
  • Fixed a script error in Ascension missions.

Hotfix 36.0.2 (2024-06-19)

  • Fixed immediately getting stuck on a railing after loading into an Ascension mission through Ordis at the Larunda Relay.
  • Fixed cases of “Account update failed” after playing an Ascension mission as Stalker.
  • Fixed a crash caused by Stalker’s Punishment ability when used at the end of an Ascension mission.

Hotfix 36.0.1 (2024-06-19)

  • Fixed the tutorial message explaining how to throw the Ionic Capsules not appearing for Clients in Ascension missions.
  • Fixed enemies continuing to spawn in Ascension missions after the objective has been completed and Extraction is available.
  • Fixed Ivara’s Prex Card appearing on screen after picking up Jade’s Prex Card in Ascension mission.
  • Fixed being able to use Gear items while playing as Stalker if bound to a hotkey.
  • Fixed Z-fighting issues occurring on certain textures in the Ascension tileset.
  • Fixed a crash caused by using Loki’s Switch Teleport ability on the elevator in Ascension missions.
  • Fixed a script error in the Ascension gamemode.

Update 36.0 (2024-06-18)

  • Introduced.
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