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Modifies melee animation speed. The number of attacks per second varies by weapon type and Stance.

—In-game Description

Attack Speed is the rate of a melee weapon's strikes. It is derived from three attributes:

  1. The attack animation for the given weapon class
  2. The weapon's listed attack speed modifier
  3. Increases to attack speed from mods

Mechanics[]

Each general melee class follows a standard attack animation which controls baseline striking speed. Polearms have a slower standard attack animation than the swords, for example. Specific weapons (such as the CronusCronus.png Cronus of the sword type) each have their own base attack speed modifier which alters the rate of the attack animation. An attack speed of 1.0 runs its attacks at default speed. An attack speed of 1.2 executes 20% faster, while a speed of 0.8 runs 20% slower. Attack speed is then further increased (or decreased) by attack speed mods and ability buffs, giving us the following basic equation:

Where Base Attack Animation Length is based on the time it takes to complete an attack at Attack Speed of 1.0

Note that certain effects can further change attack speed in special ways. The Berserker Fury12?cb=20190608095452 Berserker Fury mod, for example, multiplies the total attack speed value rather than stacking additively with attack speed bonuses from mods.

Recall that attack animations vary between weapon types. Despite the FragorDEFragor.png Fragor (Hammer) and KarystKarystDagger.png Karyst (Dagger) both having listed speeds of 0.8, the Karyst's actual speed is faster than the Fragor's due to daggers having a faster attack animation.

Faster attack speeds enhance a melee weapon's overall damage potential and utility by:

Changes in attack speed apply to finishers, as well as the animation of heavy attacks but not the actual wind up time. However, weapons with ranged charge mechanics such as the GlaiveDEGlaive.png Glaive and RedeemerTnoGunblade.png Redeemer are affected, with faster speeds allowing for faster charge times.

All base weapon attack speeds are in fractions of X / 60. This means despite attack speed values listed in the UI, the true values have longer repeating decimals.

Attack Speed Mods[]

The following Mods affect Attack Speed positively, increasing a Melee Weapon's rate of attack:

The following Mods affect Attack Speed negatively, reducing rate of attack:

Attack Speed Abilities[]

The following abilities affect Attack Speed positively, increasing a Melee Weapon's rate of attack:

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ENERGY:
100
KEY
4
Redline
Push Gauss' battery beyond the redline, supercharging his Abilities and setting Fire Rate, Attack Speed, Reload Speed, and Holster Speed into overdrive. When past the redline, bolts of arcing electricity dance periodically from Gauss, exploding en masse when the ability is deactivated.


Battery drain per second: 2% s-1

Strength:100 / 200 / 300 / 400 (Impact DamageDmgImpactSmall64.png Impact Puncture DamageDmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture area damage)
Duration:15 / 20 / 25 / 30 s (duration)
6 - 30% / 9 - 45% / 12 - 60% / 15 - 75% (fire rate buff)
5 - 25% / 6 - 30% / 7 - 35% / 8 - 40% (attack speed buff)
4 - 20% / 6 - 30% / 8 - 40% / 10 - 50% (reload speed buff)
8 - 40% / 12 - 60% / 16 - 80% / 20 - 100% (holster speed buff)
Range:N/A
Misc:? m (activation knockback radius)
+20% (battery limit release)
50% (projectile accuracy)
50% (energy discount for Mach Rush)
100% (melee damage bonus and stagger chance for Kinetic Plating)
100% (Cold DamageDmgColdSmall64.png Cold freeze chance and Heat DamageDmgHeatSmall64.png Heat ignite chance for Thermal Sunder)
≤100% (Blast DamageDmgBlastSmall64.png Blast enemy armor reduction for Thermal Sunder)
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ENERGY:
50
KEY
2
Penance
Sacrifice shields to boost reload, and fire rate while converting damage inflicted on enemies into health for Harrow and nearby allies.


Shield Cost: 100% of shields & overshields on cast

Strength:5% (lifesteal on hit)
20% / 25% / 30% / 35% (fire rate bonus)
40% / 50% / 60% / 70% (reload speed bonus)
Duration:4 s (base time)
1.25 / 1.33 / 1.43 / 1.54 s (bonus per 100 shields)
Range:N/A
Misc:50 m (affinity range)
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ENERGY:
75
KEY
2
Warcry
Valkyr lets out a rallying cry that bolsters her allies melee speed while slowing down nearby enemies.
Strength:15 / 20 / 25 / 50 % (speed buff)
25 / 35 / 45 / 50 % (armor buff)
15 / 20 / 25 / 30 % (slow)
Duration:7 / 10 / 12 / 15 s
Range:15 / 20 / 22 / 25 m
Misc:75 % (slow cap)
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ENERGY:
25
KEY
2
Speed
Gain a brief boost of movement speed which affects all allies in range.
Strength:10% / 15% / 25% / 50% (speed buff)
7.5% / 12.5% / 15% / 17.5% (reload speed buff)
Duration:5 / 6 / 8 / 10 s
Range:15 / 20 / 22 / 25 m
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ENERGY:
25
KEY
1
Reservoirs
Choose and summon a Reservoir filled with Motes that attach to and aid Wisp and her allies. Haste Mote grants increased movement and attack speed. Vitality Mote increases maximum health and heals over time. Shock Mote stuns nearby enemies.

Strength:300 (max health)
30 s-1 (heal over time)
Duration:19 / 22 / 26 / 30 s (Mote lifespan)
Range:5 m (Reservoir range)
Misc:∞ (Reservoir lifespan)
6 (max reservoirs active)
25 % (Sol Gate damage buff)

Strength:20 % (movement speed)
20 % (attack speed)
30 % (fire rate)
Duration:19 / 22 / 26 / 30 s (Mote lifespan)
Range:5 m (Reservoir range)
Misc:∞ (Reservoir lifespan)
6 (max reservoirs active)
100 % (Sol Gate Corrosive DamageDmgCorrosiveSmall64.png Corrosive
status chance)

Strength:10 (Electricity DamageDmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity damage)
Duration:19 / 22 / 26 / 30 s (Mote lifespan)
Range:5 m (Reservoir range)
15 m (Shock range)
Misc:∞ (Reservoir lifespan)
6 (max reservoirs active)
100 % (Electricity DamageDmgElectricitySmall64.png Electricity status chance)
5 (number of targets)
3 s (Shock cooldown)
25 % (Sol Gate damage buff)

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Maximum Possible Attack Speed[]

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Not true as of Helminth invogorations providing ability strength bonuses

Note that all attack speed bonus is additive unless otherwise stated. This list does not take into account Riven Mods.

This amounts to a maximum possible bonus of:

  • 16.0274x (+1,502.74%) for the average Warframe
  • 16.0774x (+1,507.74%) for the Fragor (with any Warframe except ExcaliburExcaliburIcon272.png Excalibur equipped)
  • 16.1274x (+1,512.74%) for ExcaliburExcaliburIcon272.png Excalibur
  • 16.1774x (+1,517.74%) for the Lesion (with any Warframe except ExcaliburExcaliburIcon272.png Excalibur equipped)

Other Attack Speed Modifiers[]

External links[]

See also[]

  • Fire Rate, the equivalent game mechanic for ranged weapons.