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


  • Can be acquired by attaining the rank of Maxim under the Arbiters of Hexis, or the rank of Flawless under New Loka, and spending ReputationBlackx64.png 25,000 to purchase.


  • Assimilate reduces speed to a slow walk and disables all Maneuvers requiring the use of the jump or crouch buttons.
  • Players can perform the revive action, fire primary/secondary weapons, melee attacks, and interact with objects (hacking terminals, power cells, etc.) during Assimilate.
  • Players can still regain lost Energy with the relevant Syndicate Weapon Augments (specifically Entropy and Blight), Arcane Energize and Energy Orbs; however, all other forms of Energy gain are disabled and Energy Leech/Parasitic Eximus units can still drain energy.
    • The exception being Mod TT 20px.png Sharpshooter which still works as long as headshot kills occur.
    • Nyx PrimeIcon272.png Nyx Prime can replenish energy even while Absorb is active by moving near an Orokin Death Orb, but only once per orb.
  • Self-stagger from explosive weapons like the Lenz.png Lenz or Ogris.png Ogris will not apply when this augment is active.


  • Mod TT 20px.png Rift Strike can be used to reach distant enemies and gain ground, though players will need to perform Charged Attacks.
  • Mod TT 20px.png Electromagnetic Shielding can be used to absorb some of the damage that nearby allies receive while also retaining a fast movement speed by using Final Harbinger's Dark Light combo.
  • Some melee weapons and combos may be used to bypass the movement penalty, such as the Nikana's Mod TT 20px.png Blind Justice Guiding Light combo.
  • Using Mod TT 20px.png Dispatch Overdrive gives you more movement speed during Assimilate.
  • Switching to the Operator can allow the player to use Void Dash and get to objectives quicker while still keeping Assimilate active on Nyx.
  • While equipping Mod TT 20px.png Assimilate, casting Absorb130xDark.png Absorb during Aim Glide will not stop or slow down the maneuver until Nyx touches the ground.
  • Negative % Friction mods such as Mod TT 20px.png Cunning Drift, Mod TT 20px.png Maglev, and Mod TT 20px.png Streamlined Form do NOT work to make Nyx move faster while walking or melee farther while using Mod TT 20px.png Assimilate.  Due to Nyx unable to slide/sprint while Absorb is active, no mobility perks from Warframe mods like Mod TT 20px.png Rush or Mod TT 20px.png Speed Drift work either.
  • Using Mod TT 20px.png Combat Discipline While in Absorb with Mod TT 20px.png Assimilate, Nyx will lose no health while killing and heal squad members.


  • After its introduction and upon request from the Community, Assimilate was updated to allow for teammates to fire at and charge up Absorb130xDark.png Absorb in Update 19.13 (2017-03-09).
    • This update was later undone with Hotfix 20.2.3 (2017-04-19) upon feedbacks that it drains too much energy.


Patch History[]

Hotfix 30.9.3 (2021-11-12)

  • Fixed inability to roll while using Nyx’s Assimilate Augment on controller or a custom roll keybind.

Update 30.9 (2021-11-11)

  • Nyx’s Assimilate Augment now allows you to roll, similar to Mesa’s Waltz!

Hotfix (2019-05-23)

  • Fixed Nyx’s Absorb being affected by teammate damage when using the Assimilate Augment Mod.

Hotfix 24.1.2 (2018-11-29)

  • Fixed an issue where using the Assimilate Ability Augment on Nyx will deactivate toggle sprint, and force the player to toggle again.

Hotfix 20.2.3 (2017-04-19)

  • Nyx's Assimilate Augment for Absorb no longer Absorbs Friendly Fire.

Update 19.13 (2017-03-09)

  • Fixed Nyx’s Assimilate Augment not allowing teammates to charge you up by fire absorption.

Hotfix: The Silver Grove 2 (2016-08-22)

  • Fixed being able to jump/crouch/slide with Nyx’s Assimilate augment active by switching to your melee weapon.
  • Fixed getting stuck on ziplines with Nyx’s Assimilate augment. You can now cast/decast the augment while ziplining!

Update: The Silver Grove (2016-08-19)

  • Introduced
Last update: Hotfix (2019-05-23)