The Balefire Charger is HildrynIcon272 Hildryn's signature Exalted Weapon, which can only be used when her Balefire130xDark Balefire ability is activated. This pistol launches bolts of Electricity b Electricity that deal area-of-effect damage in a large area, and can be charged to deal more damage. Its massive damage is offset by its low critical chance, critical multiplier, and status chance.


This weapon deals primarily Electricity b Electricity damage.


  • Highest base damage of all Exalted Weapon secondaries.
  • Releases shots that explode in a 1/2/3 meter radius, depending on the rank of Balefire130xDark Balefire.
    • Does not inflict self-damage.
  • Pinpoint accuracy.
    • Mod TT 20pxMagnum Force's accuracy penalty is minimal on this weapon.
  • Does not use ammunition and does not need to reload.
  • Innate two Madurai Pol polarities.


Weapon LoadoutsEdit


  • The Balefire Charger uses Pistol Mods.
  • The Balefire Charger is the only weapon that can be used while using the AegisStorm130xDark Aegis Storm ability.
    • The Balefire Charger cannot zoom in when used with Aegis Storm.
    • While Hildryn holds two Balefire Chargers instead of one while Aegis Storm is active, this is a purely cosmetic feature and has no effect on the weapon's effectiveness.
  • The Balefire Charger's explosion radius is affected by Ability Range mods.
  • Shield cost to activate and cost per shot is affected by Ability Efficiency mods.
  • When Hildryn has Overshields, Balefire Charger shots will ragdoll enemies.
  • While charging, the increased damage and shield consumption scales with the amount charged, e.g. 50% charge deals 50% more damage. At full charge, the Balefire Chargers deal 100% more damage and consumes 450 shields.


  • While Balefire Charger's low base Status Chance make it less effective at removing shields and armor, it synergizes well with Hildryn's ShieldPillage130xDark Pillage, as this ability can drain shields and permanently remove armor.


  • The Balefire Charger is the first Exalted Weapon to not be channeled via Warframe's fourth ability.
  • The Balefire Charger is the third secondary Exalted Weapon, after EWRegulators Regulators and EWDexPixia Dex Pixia.

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 24.6
  • Hildryn is no longer restricted to move at walking speed when charging Balefire.

Update 24.4

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Hotfix 23.1.3

See AlsoEdit

  • Balefire130xDark Balefire, the ability that summons the weapon.
  • HildrynIcon272 Hildryn, the weapon's user.
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